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Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Company: Ministry of Health and Social Services.
Salary: EC$325,000 P/A
Contract Period: Contract
Hours: Full Time
Location: Montserrat
Category: Health

 

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 officer will also be responsible for providing opportunities which allow for medical personnel to include doctors, nurses and midwives to build capacity through various participatory approaches.

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.

To view detailed Terms of Reference for the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Consultant please click on the following link https://www.gov.ms/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Terms-of-Reference_OB_GYN-V0.5.pdf or by telephoning (+664)-491- 2365/2444 or by fax at                       (+664) 491 6234.

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. 

  • He/She 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.

  • Possess a current certificate of Good Standing which must be submitted with the application.

Accreditation

  • Officer must be a current member of a recognized professional accreditation or licensing body without restrictions 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

  • Fluent English speaker

  • 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 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 OBGYN is EC$325,000 per annum (taxable)

Application forms can be obtained from our website at www.gov.ms or by contacting the Human Resource Management Unit, Office of the Deputy Governor, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail at jobs.hrmu@gov.ms, by telephone at (+664) 491 2365/2444 or by fax at (+664) 491 6234.

To apply send your completed application form or curriculum vitae with a covering letter and the names of at least two referees to the Human Resource Management Unit at jobs.hrmu@gov.ms by September 21st 2020.

APPLY FOR THIS JOB: Application forms can be obtained from our website at www.gov.ms or by contacting the Human Resource Management Unit, Office of the Deputy Governor, Brades, Montserrat by e-mail at jobs.hrmu@gov.ms, by telephone at (+664) 491 2365/2444 or by fax at (+664) 491 6234.