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  • Posted: Feb 11, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease. A good health care system must not focus only on the physical well-being but ensure that the mental and social needs of all users are met. This is an arduous task for developed and developing countries alike. Ghana has made significant st...
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    Physician Assistant

    To provide comprehensive primary health services under supervision in support of the total effort of the health care delivery system with a view to achieve equity in coverage and quality care.

    Job Summary

    • Work as a member of Medical Team to provide health care and to monitor and evaluate patient care.
    • Collaborate with other disciplines and health care staff to ensure optimum care for clients/patients.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    Clinical

    • Assess and prioritize patients presenting at Health Centre/polyclinic or hospital, according to their medical needs
    • Undertake confidential patient consultations consisting of:
    • History taking,
    • Assessment and
    • Diagnosis
    • Initiate and implement care plan for patients
    • Accurately and legibly record patients’ care and management packages
    • Assist in providing interventions

    Emergency surgical invasive procedures

    • Administration of emergency therapies etc
    • Assist in the performance of minor surgical procedures:
    • Incision of boils,
    • Suturing of wounds.
    • Dressing of wounds, when necessary.
    • Participate in:
    • Ward rounds
    • Clinical meetings
    • Morbidity/mortality meetings
    • General staff meetings etc
    • Offer primary care to patients with mental health problems and refer as appropriate.
    • Perform relieving duties at Health Centers and relevant health facilities when necessary.

    Community Work

    • Participate in the outreach community health activities within the catchment’s area
    • Facilitate community involvement in health programmes
    • Contribute to maternal and child welfare, family planning programmes and health education talks within the community.
    • Assist in the collection and reporting on data – socio/epidemiological morbidity and mortality.

    Communication and Working Relationships

    • Maintain effective communication with colleagues and other professional groups and clients.
    • Participate in dissemination of information on health programmes to staff and clients in the facility
    • Participate in multi-professional meetings and conferences as required.
    • Promote and safeguard the interest and well being of the patients and visitors at all times.

    Personal and People Development

    • Develop and maintain continuing personal and professional development to meet the changing demands in the area of primary health services
    • Monitor own performance against agreed objectives and standards.
    • Keep log of own performance and in-service training log for purposes of appraisal.

    Research Responsibilities

    • Undertake surveys.

    Health and Safety Responsibilities

    • Take care of own safety and that of other colleagues and clients as appropriate.
    • Work in compliance with all Medicas Hospital health and safety requirements and attend relevant training to update knowledge in line with Medicas Hospital Health and Safety policy.

    Quality Assurance

    • Comply with all Medicas Hospital Quality Assurance Policy guidelines and work within the prescribed quality standards for the clinical services.
    • Act as a role model in quality improvement, offering advice and support to others.
    • Keep up-to-date with quality developments relevant to area of work and related services

    Method of Application

    Send CVs and Cover Letters to [email protected] and copy [email protected]. State the position applied for in the subject line of the email. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis.

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