CONSULTANT (GYNAECOLOGIST), Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations (Gros-Islet Polyclinic) EXTENDED DEADLINE

Published: 6/8/2015 9:13:04 AM
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Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for appointment to the post of CONSULTANT (GYNAECOLOGIST) at the Ministry of Health, Wellness, Human Services and Gender Relations (Gros-Islet Polyclinic).


A.  RESPONSIBILITIES AND RELATIONSHIP 

1.    To provide consultant services in Obstetrics and Gynaecology which will facilitate the provision of appropriate, high quality services at Gros-Islet Polyclinic and within the wider community setting. This includes appropriate procedure determination, equipment evaluation, quality control, advice and support to clinical staff and emergency support.

2.    To lead the management of patient care and advise junior physicians.

3.    Required to respond whenever necessary to the Medical Officer, Permanent Secretary and other duly authorized officers on matters relating to work in progress.


B. DUTIES AND TASKS

To ensure highest standard of patient focussed care:

1.    Treats and counsels female patients throughout their pregnancy, including prenatal diagnoses, delivery and postpartum care in the community health services.

2.    Diagnoses, investigates and appropriately treats patients within the clinical setting.

3.    Provides health assessments including examinations, diagnoses and treatment and assists in preventing a variety of diseases, illnesses, disorders and other health issues that are unique to women.

4.    Attends to cases referred by medical and health personnel for specialist advice.

5.    Collaborates closely with the Nursing Midwives, Medical Officers and the community health care team.  

6.    Assists in the delivery of maternal and child health, family planning services and health promotional activities in the community.

7.    Consults with, and provides expert advice to other physicians and health care professionals involved in patient care. 

8.    Monitors patients' condition and progress and re-evaluates treatments as necessary.

9.    Explains procedures and discusses test results or prescribed treatments with patients.

10.    Conducts clinics at various community health facilities weekly as per schedule for new and returning patients.

11.    Utilises allocated clinic time effectively and efficiently.

12.    Adheres to the protocols, guidelines and practice standards pertaining to obstetrics and gynaecology.

13.    Receives and responds to referrals from colleagues in a timely manner.

14.    Refers patients to other specialists as required, following clinical practice guidelines.

15.    Responds promptly to queries from colleagues and junior staff.

16.    Ensures patients receive optimum care and are satisfied with the service they receive.

17.    Ensures working relationships are harmonious and productive. 

18.    Communicates with patients’ families and caregivers.

19.    Prepares police and/or coroner’s reports as required.

20.    Required to give expert evidence in court.

21.    Required to give regular training to the community health care team in relation to Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

22.    Required to participate actively in policy formation at the Ministry of Health level.

23.    Required to support and participate in the research agenda as defined by the Ministry of Health.

24.    Mandatory use of the Health Management Information System.

25.    Carries out any other assigned duties within the appropriate scope of knowledge, skills and abilities of the position. 


C.  CONDITIONS

1.    Required to maintain registration and licensing with the St. Lucia Medical & Dental Council. 

2.    Must maintain confidentiality in all matters of the job.

3.    Required to function in a scheduled travelling post and will receive basic travelling, mileage and subsistence allowance in accordance with approved rates.

4.    Required to maintain a motor vehicle for the proper performance of duties and responsibilities as defined in the job description.

5.    Maintain regulatory requirements.

6.    General office accommodation is provided for at the Ministry of Health.

7.    Institutional support is provided through appropriate Civil Service Regulations, Policy and Procedures Manual, Staff Orders of the Civil Service and Departmental Guidelines.

8.    Appointment is contractual.

9.    Opportunities exist for personal development and career advancement.

10.    Salary in accordance with the terms and conditions stipulated by the     Government in the Estimates/Collective Agreement.

11.    This post is non-pensionable.


For professional development required to:

12.    Fulfill maintenance of professional standards requirements.

13.    Attend and contribute to postgraduate medical education.

14.    Demonstrate a commitment to continuing medical education.

15.    Maintain a high level of professional competency.

16.    Undertake continued medical education in order to maintain competency and keep up to date with current practice in obstetrics and gynaecology.


D.  SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

1.    Strong knowledge of medical terminology.

2.    Advanced knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment, alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

3.    Moderate knowledge of human behaviour and performance.

4.    Advanced knowledge of the properties of substances and the changes that occur when they interact.

5.    A comprehensive knowledge of, and ability to interpret Civil Service Rules and Regulations, Operating Procedures, Staff Orders, Collective Agreement.

6.    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

7.    Effective decision making skills.

8.    Possession of team building abilities.

9.    Good communication (oral and written skills.


E.  QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

1.    Postgraduate qualification in Obstetrics and Gynecology from a recognized institution.
2.    Minimum of two (2) years’ work experience following postgraduate qualification. 
3.    Wide range of experience in general medicine. 


F.  EVALUATION METHODS

Work performance will be evaluated on the basis of the following:-

1.    Application of knowledge and medical techniques.

2.    Compliance with standards of clinical care.

3.    Demonstrated professional behaviour and high level courtesy at all times.

4.    Ability to communicate in a positive manner to clinical staff.

5.    Ability to be efficient, organised and accurate.

6.    Completion of required paperwork in a timely manner.

7.    Compliance with Civil Service Rules and Regulations. 


G.    SALARY

Salary is at the rate of $109,194.00 (Grade 19).

Applications on the prescribed Government of Saint Lucia Application Form along with certified copies of pertinent documents in addition to two (2) recent testimonials and one (1) passport sized photograph should be submitted to:


The Secretary
Public Service Commission
Sir Stanislaus James Building
The Waterfront
Castries
Saint Lucia

To reach her no later than July 03, 2015.
 
Unsuitable candidates will not be acknowledged.

Please be advised that candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and experience may not be considered for an interview; only the candidates with the best qualifications and experience will be shortlisted.

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