Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Job Summary

Department: Ministry of Health

Salary: $325000- $325000

Grade: R0 - R0

Allowances: N/A

Deadline Date: Friday August 30, 2019

Days Left: 4

About the Job


The Government of Montserrat is seeking applications from suitably qualified persons for the post of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, within the Ministry of Health and Social Services.

 

“Obstetrics and Gynaecology Consultant” means a registered medical practitioner with a Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery, who is appointed by the Governor to advise and lead on the care of pregnant woman, her unborn child and the management of diseases specific to women.

 

The selected applicant as Obstetrician and Gynaecologist will support the Ministry of Health’s efforts at delivering high quality and effective client-centred services, which will complement existing medical programs and enable people to live meaningful and satisfying lives. This officer will be tasked with strengthening clinical pathways in Maternal and Child Care and developing the necessary protocols and guidelines.

 

The details are outlined as follows:

Duties and Accountabilities:

 

The Obstetrician and Gynaecologist will be responsible for:

  • Assessing and leading on the clinical management of all patients admitted to the Obstetrics Ward, by performing daily rounds and on-call services.
  • Consulting with the Physician Specialist and Surgeon regarding all admissions to the Female Ward involving women’s health issues;
  • Conducting outpatient clinics to include High Risk Clinic; Maternal Clinic; Adolescent Clinic and Well Women Clinic at both Primary and Secondary Health Care.
  • Participating and initiating continuing education sessions for colleagues and nurses.
  • Developing protocols for the management of Gynaecological and Obstetric conditions
  • Identifying resources required to deliver Gynaecological and Obstetric programmes, taking into account evidence-based practice and the availability of the necessary resources (financial etc.).
  • Improving screening programmes for conditions affecting women (breast cancer, cervical cancer etc.) taking into account evidence-based practice and the availability of resources (financial etc.).
  • Participating in health education programmes that promote Women’s Health.
  • Working closely with other staff to develop and maintain systems that improve patient safety and minimize the risk of adverse outcomes;
  • Contributing to the finalization of the essential drug list. Submit requests for the procurement of special drugs; medical supplies not routinely stocked; and equipment needs for approval by the CMO prior to submission to the Senior Pharmacist, Storekeeper and the Secondary Care Manager respectively. 
  • Providing general medical services when assigned to Casualty and Health Centres. The officer should expect 20% of the overall time allocated in this category to be dedicated to providing general medical services as is necessary in a small island context such as Montserrat.
  • Providing feedback to Chief Medical Officer, Hospital Nursing Manager and Ward Sisters in relation to the performance of midwives.
  • Collaborating with relevant stakeholders to arrange the management and transfer of patients overseas for treatment as required.

 

Selection Criteria:

 

Academic education level required

·        MBCHB / MBBS or equivalent from a recognized university.

·        Specialised training in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

 

Technical and professional qualifications required

·        Advanced Cardiac Life Support

·        Paediatric Advanced Life Support

 

Experience

  • Have at least ten (10) years’ experience as an OB/GYN.
  • Have experience with setting up an OB/GYN service or at least five (5) years’ experience in managing an OB/GYN service.
  • The consultant should be an OB/GYN with experience in reviewing and organizing new systems within Maternal and Child care. 
  • They should also have experience in training individuals in Maternal and child care issues in low-middle income countries.

 

Knowledge

  • Experience in performing and interpreting pregnancy-related ultrasounds and electronic foetal monitoring.
  • Knowledge of procedures and policies in medical practices.

Be registered with a recognized national or state medical board.

Accreditation

 

·        Officer must be a current member of a recognized professional accreditation or licensing body and membership should be maintained for the duration of the period of engagement.


Skills

 

·        Excellent technical, analytical, presentation, verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills

·        Excellent time management and organizational skills

·        Computer literacy

·        Teaching and training others

·        Must be friendly and professional and enjoy working with people

·        Must be comfortable in a wide variety of Environments and be able to relate to people at various social and intellectual levels.

·        Self-motivated and be able to motivate others.

·        Teambuilding and motivational skills.

·        Strong leadership qualities

 

Terms of Reference

Detailed Terms of Reference for the post of Obstetrician and Gynecologist can be obtained from the following link at http://www.gov.ms/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Terms-of-Reference_OB_GYN-V0.4.pdf

 

Terms of Appointment

  • Appointment will be made on a contractual basis for a period of two (2) years. 

 

Remuneration Package

The remuneration package for the post of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist is EC$325,000.00 per annum (taxable).

 

HOW TO APPLY

Application forms can be obtained from the Government of Montserrat’s website at www.jobs.gov.ms. (Click on ‘Forms’). Application forms can also be obtained from the Human Resources Management Unit, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail to hrmu@gov.ms or by telephone at 1 (664) 491-2365/2444 or by fax at 1 (664) 491-6234.

Applicants must provide all of the following information:

 

ü  A completed Application Form with a covering letter

ü  A comprehensive curriculum vitae with full particulars of experience, and copies of relevant academic qualifications. 

ü  Original certificates of qualifications or official notarized copies will be requested from those invited to interview

ü  A clear statement detailing why in the applicant’s view he/she considers him/herself well qualified for the position

ü  Two letters of reference with full contact details of the referees

           

Completed application forms must be returned to the Human Resources Management Unit either by email, or by fax or by ordinary mail. These should be addressed to the Chief Human Resources Officer, Human Resources Management Unit, Government Headquarters, Brades, Montserrat.

 

SELECTION PROCESS

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to participate in a selection process that involves attending one or more interviews and/or assessment centres.  These interviews are designed to assess the skills, competencies and attitudes of the applicant and may be conducted via SKYPE or in person.  The Interviews and/or Assessment Centres allow the Selection Panel to draw on more evidence about the applicants than can be derived from the written application.

 

The deadline for the receipt of applications is 4:00 p.m. Friday, August 30, 2019

 

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