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Job for Head of Department (Obstetrics and Gynaecology) in a 137 bed specialist Hospital and Medic-care Centre

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)

Location: Benue
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.

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: using the “Job title” as subject of the email.

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