Staff Medical Officer at Medical Research Council (MRC) Unit, The Gambia

On 25/Sep/2013 / In Company Jobs

The Gambia is the Medical Research Council’s largest establishment conducting laboratory, field-based and clinical research in a developing country. The Unit aims to improve the health of people in developing countries by contributing to the development, testing and safe adoption of interventions aimed at reducing the burden of morbidity and mortality from infectious diseases.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the post of Staff Medical Officer to be based at MRC Fajara. This is an ideal opportunity for a clinician trained in family medicine who wishes to work in a very well-resourced clinic setting, supported by excellent on-site diagnostics and an acute medical service for both adults and children. The post-holder will be responsible for the clinical care of staff and their families under the direction of the Head of Clinical Services. In addition to working in the Staff Clinic and the general Outpatients Department, he/she will also be required to spend some time working on the MRC Ward.
Title Job: Staff Medical Officer
Essential Requirements:
MB BS or equivalent medical qualification.
FWACP in family medicine/MRCGP or equivalent.
Minimum of three years experience working in high-quality teaching institutions.
Excellent record keeping skills.
Excellent written & spoken English.
Proven experience of managing staff.
Good understanding of medical audits.
Computer literacy in Windows – Word, Excel & email.
Ability to deal sensitively with patients.
Ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary team.
Excellent communication skills.
Willingness to work on the on-call rota on a regular basis.
Advanced Life Support Provider.
Interest in Clinical Research into the diseases of the tropics.
The post will be in Grade 2 at a minimum gross salary of 67,830 Dalasis per month excluding the displacement allowance. www.medicalworldnigeria.comThe net salary (after tax) will be 53,868 Dalasis per month. For displaced staff the package will include additional allowances, furnished accommodation, annual flights to the base country and contribution to school fees for children.
The appointment is for two years and extendable by mutual agreement.
Application Closing Date
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Method of Application
If you are interested and have the skills and abilities for this position please contact the Human Resources Office for an application form and a copy of the job description and person specification for the post. Completed application forms together with photocopies of qualifications should be returned to:
Human Resources Office
Vacancy for: Staff Medical Officer
MRC Unit, Fajara
P.O. Box 273
Banjul, The Gambia
Telephone: 00220 4495442–6 & 00220 4494072-9
For further information about MRC Unit, The Gambia visit:
The closing date for the receipt of applications is 31st October 2013.
MRC is an equal opportunities employer and operates a strict no smoking policy.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. 

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