Head Of Department (Obstetrics And Gynaecology)

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November 28, 2019
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Health+Solve Limited is recruiting for fulltime Head Of Department (Obstetrics And Gynaecology).

Job Details

Health+Solve Limited - Our client, a 137 bed specialist Hospital and Medic-care Centre located in Otukpo, Benue State is currently recruiting for qualified, motivated and experienced professionals to fill the position below:

Job Title: Head of Department (Obstetrics and Gynaecology)

Unit / Dept.: Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Reporting To: Chief Medical Director
Responsible For: All members of the Obstetrics & Gynaecology Dept.

Job Description

  • To provide, in consultation with other colleagues, appropriate services & interventions in Obstetrics & Gynaecology to patients of the Hospital & Medi-care Centre.
  • Focusing on the daily oversight of the Department, the Department Head will play an integral role in the Management Team of the Hospital, serving as a mentor and subject matter expert, training medical officers, midwives and other colleagues.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • To manage, lead & coordinate the personnel and efficient operations of the Hospital’s OB/GYN Department.
  • Perform and/or direct the Hospital’s OB/GYN Staff to perform a variety of patient examinations, medical interventions and/or procedures including interviewing new patients to assess their symptoms, needs, or problems and the conduct of wellness exams e.g. pap smears, pelvic and breast exams.
  • Record and utilize patients’ medical history for diagnosis; order and analyze necessary tests, screenings, biopsies, scans, etc. to effectively diagnose health problems.
  • Communicate examination/requested test results to patients’ families’ or primary physician(s) through written reports, emails or verbally, either by phone or in person.
  • Monitor and treat patients during pregnancy and childbirth, including prenatal advising up to delivery and postnatal care; occasionally in collaboration with a midwife.
  • Counsel patients on safe sex, Family Planning and preventative medicine practices.
  • Work in close co-operation with and support other clinical & medical professionals and colleagues across the Organization to provide patients with high quality surgical care and services of the highest standard.
  • Take assigned GYN & OB calls per Hospital/Department guidelines.
  • Undertake all work in accordance with contractual requirements and the Hospital’s standard operating procedures and policies.


  • Maintain detailed and accurate patient records via the Hospital’s Patients’ Records system(s).
  • Participate in departmental consultant and senior staff meetings; attend other departmental and management meetings as required.
  • Collaborate with Management in the efficient running of the Hospital’s OB/GYN Department services and the Hospital in general.

Quality and Standards:

  • Develop and introduce approved standards and guidelines for the Hospital’s OB/GYN services and programs.
  • Develop and maintain good work practices for the Department and the Hospital in general.
  • Establish, maintain & actively promote the establishment of quality-related goals and Departmental compliance to Organizational and professional standards of conduct and practice.
  • Promptly address, resolve and/or escalate where necessary all complaints and concerns about the Department.
  • Provide medical information from the OB/GYN Department’s experiences for the development of systems to support the Organization’s service delivery quality and standards.


  • Work actively to reduce unintended harm to patients.
  • Consistently exercise a general duty of care for the health, safety and wellbeing of work colleagues, visitors and patients and oneself.

People Management & Personal Development:

  • In conjunction with the HR Department, recruit and engage qualified personnel to fill available job openings in the Department as they arise.
  • Actively contribute to the training & development of departmental staff and colleagues when required.
  • Be responsible, with management support, for own personal development by attending accredited conferences and meetings to update one’s clinical knowledge, coaching and management skills in line with CME requirements.


Job Requirements

Min Required Experience:

8 year(s)

Min Qualification:

Bachelor's Degree/HND

Desired Courses:

Not Specified

Other Requirements:

Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • MBBS/MBBCH from a recognized institution; plus, a minimum of 8 years’ robust post-certification practice in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Valid Medical Practice Licence.
  • Post Graduate Studies Must be a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons, NPMCN or it’s foreign equivalent in the relevant specialization(s).

Previous Experience:

  • Clinical experience and knowledge of running a sub-specialty service would be an added advantage.
  • Knowledgeable and familiar with risk management & quality control procedures.

Personal Attributes & Physical Demands:

  • Ethical & Professional, with a strong sense of integrity
  • Detail and Result Oriented
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills
  • Organized
  • Reliable, Responsive and Emotionally Intelligent; Empathetic
  • Must be able to multi-task; capable of handling several issues at the same time to deliver results and meet desired deadlines

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: healthworldjobs@gmail.com using the "Job title" as subject of the email.

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