EHA Clinics, a subsidiary of eHealth Systems Africa Foundation, is deploying innovative technology-driven modular clinics with the ability to combine several critical accelerators to dramatically scale up comprehensive primary health care access in Nigeria. We seek to forge new standards in the delivery of quality health systems and to continue expansion to meet the demand for more personalized services, comfort, and convenience while broadening and deepening the services offered.
The Ophthalmologists are medically trained doctors with specialist skills in the diagnosis, treatment, management, and prevention of diseases of the eye and visual system. They manage patients of all ages, from premature babies to the elderly, with acute and long-term eye conditions.
As an ophthalmologist, you'll deal with a range of conditions, including cataracts, glaucoma, eye injuries, infectious eye diseases and degenerative conditions resulting from ageing. You'll work as a consultant in EHA Clinics.
The Ophthalmologist will support eHA’s clinic predominantly by
Assess and examine patients in order to make a diagnosis
Manage ophthalmic conditions, taking into account both the medical and psychological aspects of patient care
Manage busy general outpatient clinics, emergency eye clinics, and specialist clinics.
Work as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes optometrists, orthoptists, and nurses, as well as with specialists such as neurologists, ENT (ear, nose, and throat) surgeons and pediatricians
Operate equipment such as ophthalmoscopes, slit lamps and lenses
Provide advice and reassurance to patients and family members
Educate patients to help them understand their medical condition
Handle legal documentation for the certification of patients as blind or partially sighted
Medical ophthalmologists will also have expertise in immunosuppression, neurology and cardiovascular medicine, and will manage areas such as diabetes retinal screening programmes. They may also use therapeutic procedures, such as laser therapy and intraocular injections.
teach and train junior doctors and other healthcare professionals and lead members of the ophthalmology team
Participate and get involved in research
manage resources and practice development or lead on specific aspects of care.
Support health promotion and disease prevention activities.
Other duties as assigned from time to time
Possessing a Degree in Medicine (MBBS) registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) from a recognized institution and must have completed one year National Service (NYSC) or duly exempted.
Certified and licensed to work in the state by the Federation of State Boards as an Ophthalmologist.
Five(5) years experience working in a healthcare setting
Encouraging to medical team and patients; ability to mentor and lead
Able to perform CPR or additional emergency procedures if needed
Good interpersonal skills and communication with a wide variety of patients, medical staff, and caregivers
Strong computer skills, including Google Office Suite and other medical software.
Compassionate and sensitive to patients’ needs and concerns
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can become louder at times due to group discussions or activities. eHA is a tobacco-free environment.
IMPACT & QUALITY: We work on solving big problems. We believe in the power of technology to make a transformational difference in health systems, and we know that when we do high-quality work, we have the opportunity to change lives in the communities we impact.
INNOVATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING: We maintain a worldview driven by possibilities, not limitations. We build smart systems that will sustain beyond our tenures. We challenge prevailing assumptions, respect the urgency of the environments we operate in, and take smart risks to search for the best solution.
PASSION: We care intensely about what we do, and about whom we do it with. We inspire others with our tenacity and commitment to our communities and each other.
HONESTY: We are honest with our communities, our partners, our donors, and ourselves. We communicate with candor, respect, and humility. We are quick to admit our own mistakes, and work to correct them with openness & expediency.
GROWTH & LEARNING: We embrace curiosity. We pursue and promote continuous learning, share our skills and knowledge, and actively work to make ourselves and those around us better.
OWNERSHIP: We work to become part of the fabric of the communities in which we work. We value our seat at the table, and invest in the places we call home.