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Pediatrician

Company:
Black Lion Group
Location:
Lagos, Nigeria
Salary:
180,000
Posted:
November 29, 2016
Description:

Job brief

We are looking for a licensed Pediatrician to examine and treat little patients and help in preventing diseases and illness complications. The work of a physician can be both difficult and demanding, and even more so when it comes to children. A pediatrician will have to conduct examinations by earning the trust and cooperation of the child.

The ideal candidate will possess thorough knowledge of children’s diseases and epidemiology as well as the established examination procedures for infants. A pediatrician must be patient and caring and able to foster long term trust relationships with the children and their parents.

Responsibilities

Conduct regular thorough examinations on newborns and young children to check and record their health and normal physical development

Examine sick children to determine their condition and ask intuitive questions to gather information about symptoms

Reach an informed diagnosis based on scientific knowledge and individual medical history

Prescribe medications and give detailed instructions for administration

Prescribe and interpret appropriate lab tests to gain more information for possible infections or abnormalities

Prepare and administer vaccines according to the governmental vaccination plan

Examine and treat injuries and refer the little patients to physicians of other disciplines when necessary (e.g. surgeons, ophthalmologists, orthopedists etc.)

Advise parents on children’s diet, exercise and disease preventive measures

Keep updated records of patients’ illnesses, surgeries or other medical episodes (allergic shocks, injuries etc.)

Keep abreast of advancements in pediatrics and best practices by attending seminars and conferences

Requirements

Proven experience as a pediatrician

In depth knowledge of children epidemiology and infectious diseases

Exquisite knowledge of diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation principles and techniques

Up to speed knowledge of drugs/medication appropriate for children and their side-effects

Familiarity with traditional and web-based prescription systems

Active listener, patient and calm

Outstanding diagnostic and problem solving abilities

Excellent communications skills

Medical Degree with specialization in pediatrics

Valid license to practice medicine