Vacancies at the University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospitals Complex

OFFICE OF THE ACTING CHIEF MEDICAL DIRECTOR

The Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) of the Republic of Sierra Leone has the overall responsibility of coordinating health services in the country and is tasked with the development and implementation of policies, programmes and interventions to support the delivery of accessible, affordable, and cost-effective healthcare services.  The College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS) was established in 1989 to train Medical Practitioners in the provision of exceptional healthcare services to the Sierra Leonean public. While the institution has been indispensable in the overall delivery of healthcare in the country. As one of its flagship programmes to increase the supply of specialist doctors in the country, the Government of Sierra Leone, through the Ministry of Health and Sanitation has established a local Postgraduate Medical Training Programme, and enacted the Teaching Hospital Complex Administration Act in 2016 and the Sierra Leone Council of Postgraduate Colleges of Health Specialist Act 2016. The six core University Teaching Hospitals are in Freetown with approximately 10,000 admissions per year. They provide medical care to the public and serve as tertiary referral hospitals.   The West African College of Surgeons has accredited six departments of USLTHC being Paediatrics, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Urology, Anaesthesiology and Obstetrics/ Gynaecology. As a result, the University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospitals Complex is looking to fill the following positions with qualified personnel who would have a direct and significant impact on the quality of teaching, training and care provided at the hospitals thereby playing a crucial role in the improvement of Sierra Leone’s postgraduate training programme.

Objective

To ensure that the level of teaching, training, research undertaken and care provided are comparable to what is expected in any global centre of clinical excellence and are of the highest quality.

  1. CONSULTANT IN FAMILY MEDICINE

The Connaught Hospital located in the Central Freetown has approximately 5,000 admissions annually.  The Hospital provides adult medical care in the Western Area and serves as the only tertiary referral Hospital for the country.  As a Consultant Family Physician, you will work primarily at Connaught Hospital, but also support the Public Private Partnership Initiative at Blue Shield Hospital which in 2005 received accreditation to train Family Physicians in Sierra Leone.

You will contribute to the quality of care provided at the Hospital, and take a leadership role in providing quality training in Internal Medicine.

Key Areas of Accountability

  1. Provide general inpatient and outpatient services, such as:
  • Engaging in direct clinical work at a Consultant level
  • Running specialist ward rounds and outpatient clinics.
  • Receiving referrals from colleagues in and out of the hospital.
  • Providing on-call support.
  1. Provide postgraduate training programme at Connaught Hospital, this includes:
  • Offering educational support (supervision/mentoring) to medical officers, residents, house officers and medical students.
  • Actively participating in the postgraduate academic teaching programme.
  • Facilitating placements/rotations and carrying out evaluations at the end of rotations/posting.
  • Liaising with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, West African College of Physicians (WACP) Sierra Leone Chapter on a regular basis, including attendance of the monthly WACP meeting.
  • Delivering teaching to doctors, nurses and students at the hospital.
  • Involvement with relevant national academic programmes at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS).
  • Supervising research and clinical adults as appropriate.

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications Required

  • A Medical degree from a WHO-recognised Medical School.
  • Must be a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons (Family Medicine) or Fellow of a College formally recognised by the WACS; such as a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (FRCS-UK), or American Board Certificate in Family Medicine. Other suitable qualifications that are equivalent to FWACS will be considered.

 Desired

  • Qualification in Tropical Medicine, Public Health or Clinical Education.

Experience

  • The ideal candidate must have five years of clinical practice in a developing country.
  • Have a minimum of five publications in a recognized peer review journal.

Required Skills and Expertise

  • Understanding of computer software programs and other computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, email etc.
  • Good time management skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to write high quality reports and briefing documents.
  • Good communication skills.
  1. CONSULTANTS IN HISTOPATHOLOGY

As a Consultant Physician in Histopathology you will contribute to a high standard of teaching and training in the Postgraduate Training Programme, and to the quality of care provided at Connaught Hospital located in Central Freetown.

Key Areas of Accountability

  1. Provide general inpatient and outpatient Histopathology service, such as:
  • Receiving referrals from colleagues in and out of the hospital.
  • Offering educational support (supervision/mentoring) to medical officers, residents, house officers and medical students.
  • Actively participating in the postgraduate academic teaching programme.
  • Facilitating placements/rotations and carrying out evaluations at the end of rotations/postings.
  • Liaising with the Ministry of Health & Sanitation, the West African College of Physicians (WACP) Sierra Leone Chapter on a regular basis, including attendance of the monthly WACP meeting.
  1. Perform additional academic activities, such as:
  • Delivering teaching to doctors, nurses and students at the hospital.
  • Involvement with relevant national academic programmes at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS).
  • Supervising research and audit as appropriate.
  • Clinical service development – Taking joint responsibility with teaching Hospital management and staff to improve patient care. This could include:
  • Developing clinical guidelines for the hospital.
  • Developing specialist Histopathology services by running specialty clinics.
  • Advising on the appropriate equipping of hospital facilities and
  • Improving clinical care pathways relevant to the sub-specialty.

Qualifications and Experience

Minimum Qualifications Required

  • A Medical degree from a WHO-recognized Medical School
  • Must be a Fellow of the West African College of Surgeons (Histopathology) or Fellow of a College formally recognised by the WACS; such as a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (MCRPATH-UK), or American Board Certificate in Histopathology. Other suitable qualifications that are equivalent to FWACP will be considered.

Experience

The ideal candidate must have

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience practicing as a Consultant.
  • Experience as a Consultant in a developing country.
  • Experience teaching at postgraduate and undergraduate levels.

Desired

  • Experience in leading a team of doctors and laboratory scientists.
  • Have a minimum of five publications in a recognized peer review journal.
  • Demonstrable special interests within Histopathology.

Required Skills and Expertise

  • Understanding of computer software programs and other computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, email etc.
  • Good time management skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to write high quality reports and briefing documents.
  • Good listening skills.
  1. CONSULTANTS IN ONCOLOGY SURGERY

As a Consultant in Oncology Surgery, you would have an office at Connaught Hospital but will be expected to provide clinical services and teaching/training at PCMH (Princess Christian Maternity Hospital) and ODCH (Ola During Children’s Hospital).

Key Areas of Accountability

  1. Provide general inpatient and outpatient care at Connaught Hospital:
  • Engaging in direct clinical work at a Consultant level.
  • Running specialist ward rounds and outpatient clinics
  • Receiving referrals from colleagues n and out of the teaching hospital
  • Providing on-call support
  1. Provide Postgraduate Training Programme at Connaught Hospital, this includes:
  • Offering educational support (supervision/mentoring) to medical officers, residents, house officers and medical students.
  • Receiving referrals from colleagues in and out of the hospital, this includes:
  • Actively participating in the postgraduate academic teaching programme.
  • Facilitating placements/rotations and carrying out evaluations at the end of rotations/posting
  • Liaising with the Ministry of Health & Sanitation, the West African College of Surgeons (WACS), Sierra Leone Chapter on a regular basis, including attendance of the monthly WACP meeting.
  • Perform additional academic activities, such as:
  • Delivering teaching to doctors, nurses and students at the hospital.
  • Involvement with relevant national academic programmes at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS)
  • Supervising research and audit as appropriate.
  1. Clinical service development – Taking joint responsibility with teaching Hospital management and staff to improve patient care. This could include:
  • Developing clinical guidelines for the hospital,
  • Developing specialist Oncology Surgery services by running specialty clinics,
  • Advising on the appropriate equipping of hospital facilities and improving clinical care pathways relevant to the sub-specialty.

Qualifications and Experience

Required

  • Medical degree from a WHO-recognized Medical School
  • A Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (Surgical Oncology) or Fellow from a college formally recognized by the WACP such as a Certificate of Completion of Specialist training in the United Kingdom or American Board Certificate in Surgical Oncology. Other suitable qualifications that are equivalent to FWACP will be considered.

Desired

  • Qualification in Tropical Medicine, Public Health or Clinical Education.

Experience

The ideal candidate must have

  • At least five years of experience practicing Oncology.
  • Experience practicing as a Consultant in a developing country.
  • Experience teaching at postgraduate and undergraduate levels.

Desired

  • Experience leading a team of senior lecturers in the delivery of a Postgraduate Programme at an accredited Department of Medicine or Surgery.
  • Have a minimum of five publications in a recognized peer review journal.

Required Skills and Expertise

  • Understanding of computer software programs and other computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, email etc.
  • Good time management skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to write high quality reports and briefing documents.
  • Good listening skills.
  • Knowledge of Cancer Registry.
  1. CONSULTANTS IN OBSTETRICS/GYNAECOLOGY

As a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, you will contribute to a high standard of teaching and training in the Postgraduate Training Programme, and to the quality of care provided at Connaught Hospital located in Central Freetown.

Key Areas of Accountability

  1. Teaching and Supporting Learning/Clinical Practice
  • Design and plan effective and inclusive teaching and supporting learning activities at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Undertake classroom lectures, tutorials, and practical sessions in the hospital and clinic.
  • Provide clinical services at the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS)/University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospitals Complex (USLTHC).
  • Design and develop a postgraduates training programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in line with requirements of the Sierra Leone Postgraduate College of Medicine and Dentistry and prepare candidate for Examinations.
  • Participate in professional development activities e.g. Postgraduate Fellowship examinations, Professional Conferences and Seminars.
  • Conduct clinical manoeuvres on wards and other clinical settings especially for high-risk patients as part of practical work for the trainees.
  • Participate in teaching ward rounds for all clinical staff including Medical undergraduates, postgraduates and Nursing students.
  • Develop Continuing Medical Education (CME) training materials to upgrade skills of medical care providers as may be required by the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS)/COMAHS.
  • Organize, participate and contribute to daily early morning clinical review meetings and the monthly maternal death audit at PCMH Campus.
  • Assist in the standardization of treatment protocols and management of common medical and surgical emergencies including Obstetrics and Gynaecological emergencies.
  • Provide leadership and supervision for cadres of Medical and other Health personnel.
  • Contribute to any other duties relevant to reduction of maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity as may be assigned by MoHS/COMAHS.
  1. Research
  • Establish and manage independent, internationally leading research in various clinical disciplines and health services research at fellowship and junior faculty levels.
  • Participate in internal and external collaborative research projects.
  • Regularly participating in activities that will enhance professional development such as delivering invited talks, symposia/seminars/trainings and participating as External Examiner for other Universities and Postgraduate Medical Colleges both nationally and internationally.
  • Supervise doctoral research students as required.
  • Maximise non-academic impact from public engagement with research undertaken, including knowledge exchange activities as appropriate to the discipline.
  • Management and administration
  • Lead and develop internal networks for example by chairing and participating in institutional committees or undertaking programme leadership roles.
  • Mentor junior research and teaching staff in the Faculty/College (COMAHS)/University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospitals Complex (USLTHC).
  • Lead and develop external networks, for example with external examiners and assessors.
  • Supervise the work of others for research teams or projects or supervise Doctoral/PhD dissertations.

 

Qualifications and Experience

Required Qualifications

  • MD/MBBS/MB ChB and Postgraduate Fellowship qualifications in specialty of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • Be registerable with the Medical and Dental Council of Sierra Leone as a physician.
  • A Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (Obstetrics/Gynaecology) or Fellow from a college formally recognized by the WACP such as a Certificate of Completion of Specialist training or American Board Certificate in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Other suitable qualifications that are equivalent to FWACP will be considered.

Desired

  • Qualification in Tropical Medicine, Public Health or Clinical Education.

Experience

The ideal candidate must have

  • At least five years of experience practicing Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • Experience practicing as a Consultant in a developing country.

Desired

  • Experience leading a team of senior lecturers in the delivery of a Postgraduate Programme at an accredited Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
  • Have a minimum of five publications in a recognized peer review journal.
  • Experience of teaching at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
  • Existing track record in clinical and health services research.
  • An understanding of the healthcare issues affecting clinical practice, health care and clinical sciences at a complex conceptual level.

Other Desired Skills and Expertise

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills, and the ability to write high quality reports and briefing documents.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team work spirit.
  • A creative research vision for development, implementation and delivery of successful research projects.
  • Ability to supervise Doctoral/PhD students.
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills, with the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to form positive working relationships within the University, community, business and other partners.
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and research and to providing the highest quality experience for Students.
  • Commitment to working within professional and ethical codes of conduct.
  • Understanding of computer software programs and other computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, email etc.
  • An interest and understanding of the opportunities for clinical practice input into interdisciplinary health-related research and teaching.
  1. SENIOR BIOMEDICAL ENGINEER

The Government of Sierra Leone has prioritized sustainable service delivery as a key initiative on the National Healthcare Agenda. In support of this priority, the University of Sierra Leone Teaching Hospitals Complex is implementing a Biomedical Operations Quality Program to improve healthcare delivery throughout the country.

SCOPE OF THE POSITION

  1. The Senior Manager of the Biomedical Operations Programme will lead the following activities:
  • Revitalize the Biomedical Engineering Department and enhance staffing sustainability.
  • Update the USLTHC’s policy on facility management and govern over the operational management of healthcare facilities and medical equipment.
  • Review standards and guidelines for routine and preventive maintenance programmes of healthcare facilities and medical equipment.
  • Promote the activities and needs of the Biomedical Engineering Department to international health partners.
  • Conduct Health Technology assessments to identify appropriate medical equipment which will support the delivery of care in all clinical areas, with an emphasis on surgery, intensive care, and radiology.
  • Promote the use of biomedical principles within the Teaching Hospitals Complex to enhance research projects.
  • Review performance specifications and installation requirements for powered medical equipment.
  • Provide mentoring to the Biomedical Engineering Department staff.
  • Supporting quality management, policy development, educational programs, research initiatives, and compliance.
  • Represent the biomedical staff within the USLTHC, as well as within the larger health sector.
  • The Senior Manager will need to create and maintain relationships with nurses, physicians, lecturers, donors, and other allied healthcare staff, and support the vision of USLTHC.
  • Work with the Board of Administration of USLTHC to ensure biomedical services are consistent with the USLTHC’s mandate to provide good quality patient care.

Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate must

  • Have completed a Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering demonstrating independent research capacity; plus additional graduate level qualification in other health-related fields.
  • Have at least 8 years of relevant experience in the use and management of medical devices and related technologies.
  • Have demonstrated knowledge of the clinical and financial assessment of medical devices, pharmaceuticals, and other health technology.
  • Be familiar with the priorities international non-governmental organizations’ as is relevant to the use of medical devices in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Have knowledge of Sierra Leonean waste management systems for medical devices.
  • Be familiar with the delivery of biomedical services in high- or middle-income settings.

Other Desired Competencies

  • A commitment to enhancing the appropriate use of medical devices in low resource settings.
  • Facilitative leadership style.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to communicate expert knowledge to a wide audience, demonstrated through participation in international conferences and publications.
  • Excellent problem recognition and solving-skills, and exceptional analytical and data processing skills.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner, with excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstration of a collaborative and supportive work style.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education and practice development.
  • Experience with teaching and training of technicians, nurses, and other allied healthcare workers.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of digital word processing, data processing, and presentation software programs.
  • Ability to communicate in at least one local language.
  1. CONSULTANTS IN ANAESTHESIOLOGY

As a Consultant Anaesthetist, you will contribute to a high standard of teaching and training in the Postgraduate Training Programme, and to the quality of care provided at Connaught Hospital located in Central Freetown and ODCH in East Freetown.

Key Areas of Accountability

The Consultant will:

  1. Provide general inpatient and outpatient Anaesthetic care such as:
  • Basic and advanced Anaesthetic teaching techniques.
  • Airway Management.
  • Regional Anaesthetic techniques such as nerve blocks, spinal and epidural anaesthesia, lower limb blocks, perioperative regional/peripheral nerve blocks.
  • Management of acute pain.
  • Paediatric regional anesthesia.
  • Inhalational anesthetic agents and pharmacology.
  • Management of intensive care and high-dependency unit patients
  • Advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Attending Specialist and surgical grand rounds
  • Receiving referrals from colleagues in and out of the hospital
  1. Support the Postgraduate Training Programme at Connaught and ODCH Hospitals, this includes:
  • Offering educational support (supervision/mentoring) to medical officers, residents, house officers, medical students.
  • Actively participating in the Postgraduate Academic Teaching Programme.
  • Facilitating placements/rotations and carrying out evaluations at the end of rotations/postings.
  • Liaising with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, West African College of Surgeons (FWACS) Sierra Leone Chapter on a regular basis, including attendance of the monthly FWACS meeting.
  • Performing additional academic activities, such as:
  • Delivering teaching to doctors, nurses and students at the hospital.
  • Involvement with relevant national academic programmes at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS).
  • Supervising research and audit as appropriate.
  1. Clinical Service Development
  • Taking joint responsibility with teaching hospital management and staff to improve patient care.

Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate should

  • Have a Medical degree from a WHO-recognised Medical School
  • Be a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (Anaesthesiology) or other suitable qualifications that are equivalent to FWACP (Anaesthesiology) will be considered.

Experience

  • Must have practiced as a Consultant for a minimum of 10 years.
  • Must have experience practicing as a Consultant in a developing country.
  • Must have experience of teaching at postgraduate and undergraduate levels.

Desired

  • Experience in leading a team of senior lecturers in the delivery of a postgraduate academic programme at an accredited department of Anaesthesiology.
  • Have a minimum of five publications in a recognised peer review journal.
  • Demonstrable sub-specialisation or special interest within psychiatry.
  1. CONSULTANTS IN PSYCHIATRY

As a Consultant Psychiatrist, you will contribute to a high standard of teaching and training in the Postgraduate Training Programme, and to the quality of care provided at the six teaching hospitals in the Complex.

Your primary office will be at the Kissy Psychiatric Hospital.

Key Areas of Accountability:

  1. Provide general inpatient and outpatient psychiatry care, such as:
  • Engaging in direct clinical work at a Consultant level in the wards and in the laboratory.
  • Running specialist ward rounds and outpatient clinics.
  • Receiving referrals from colleagues in and out of the hospital.
  • Providing on-call support.
  1. Provide postgraduate training programme at Kissy Psychiatric Hospital, this includes:
  • Offering educational support (supervision/mentoring) to (medical officers) residents, house officers, medical students and laboratory Technologists.
  • Actively participating in the postgraduate academic teaching programme.
  • Facilitating placements/rotations and carrying out evaluations at the end of rotations/postings.
  • Liaising with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, West African College of Physicians (WACP) Sierra Leone Chapter on a regular basis, including attendance of the monthly WACP meeting.
  • Performing additional academic activities, such as:
  • Delivering teaching to doctors, nurses and students at the hospital.
  • Involvement with relevant national academic programmes at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences (COMAHS).
  • Supervising research and audit as appropriate.
  1. Clinical service development
  • Taking joint responsibility with teaching hospital management and staff to improve patient care.

Qualifications and Experience

Required Qualifications

  • A Medical degree from a WHO-recognised Medical School.
  • A Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (Psychiatry) or Fellow from a College formally recognised by the WACP such as a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (MROP-UK). Other suitable qualifications that are equivalent to FWACP will be considered.

Desired

  • Qualification in Tropical Medicine, Public Health or Clinical Education

Experience

  • Must have practiced as a Consultant for a minimum of 10 years.
  • Must have experience practicing as a Consultant in a developing country.
  • Must have experience of teaching at postgraduate and undergraduate levels.

Desired

  • Experience in leading a team of senior lecturers in the delivery of a postgraduate academic programme at an accredited department of Psychiatry.
  • Have a minimum of five publications in a recognised peer review journal.
  • Demonstrable sub-specialisation or special interest within psychiatry.
  1. CONSULTANTS IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY SURGERY

As a Consultant Otolaryngologist, you will contribute to a high standard of teaching and training in the Postgraduate Training Programme, and to the quality of care provided at the hospitals in the Complex.

Key Areas of Accountability

  1. Provide general inpatient and outpatient Ear Nose and Throat Care, such as:
  • Engaging in direct clinical work at a Consultant level in the wards and in the laboratory.
  • Running specialist ward rounds and outpatient clinics.
  • Receiving referrals from colleagues in and out of the hospital.
  • Providing on-call support.
  1. Provide postgraduate training programme at Connaught Hospital, this includes:
  • Offering educational support (supervision/mentoring) to (medical officers) residents, house officers, medical students and laboratory Technologists.
  • Actively participating in the postgraduate academic teaching programme.
  • Facilitating placements/rotations and carrying out evaluations at the end of rotations/postings.
  • Liaising with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, West African College of Physicians (WACP) Sierra Leone Chapter on a regular basis, including attendance of the monthly WACP meeting.
  • Delivering teaching of doctors, nurses and students at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Science (COMAHS).
  • Participating in research and clinical audit as appropriate.
  • Clinical service development – Taking joint responsibility with teaching hospital management and staff to improve patient care. This could include:
  • Leading development or updating clinical guidelines for the hospital.
  • Developing specialist clinical guidelines for the hospital.
  • Developing specialist Ear Nose and Throat services by running specialty clinics.
  • Advising on the appropriate equipping of hospital facilities and improving clinical audit as appropriate.

Qualifications and Experience

Qualifications Required

  • Medical degree from a WHO-recognised Medical School
  • A Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (Otolaryngology) or Fellow from a College formally recognised by the WACP such as a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (FRCS-UK), or American Board Certificate in Otolaryngology. Other suitable qualifications that are equivalent to FWACS will be considered.

Desired

  • Experience in leading a term of senior lecturers in the delivery of a postgraduate academic programme at an accredited department of Surgery.
  • Have a minimum of five publications in recognised peer review journals.

Required Skills and Expertise

  • Understanding of computer software programs and other computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, email etc.
  • Good time management skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Good communication skills.
  1. CONSULTANTS IN DERMATOLOGY

As a Consultant Dermatologist, you will contribute to a high standard of teaching and training in the Postgraduate Training Programme, and to the quality of care provided at the hospitals in the Complex.

Key Areas of Accountability

  1. Provide general inpatient and outpatient internal medicine care, such as:
  • Engaging in direct clinical work at a Consultant level.
  • Running specialist ward rounds and outpatient clinic.
  • Receiving referrals from colleagues in and out of the hospital.
  • Providing on-call support.
  1. Provide postgraduate training programme at Connaught Hospital, this includes:
  • Offering educational support (supervision/mentoring) to (medical officers) residents, house officers and medical student.
  • Actively participating in the postgraduate academic teaching programme.
  • Facilitating placements/rotations and carrying out evaluations at the end of rotations/postings.
  • Liaising with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation, West African College of Physicians (WACP) Sierra Leone chapter on a regular basis, including attendance of the monthly WACP meeting.
  • Perform additional academic activities, such as:
  • Involvement with relevant national academic programmes at the College of Medicine and Allied Health Science (COMAHS)
  • Supervising research and clinical audit as appropriate.
  1. Clinical service development – Taking joint responsibility with teaching hospital management and staff to improve patient care. This could include:
  • Leading the work for development or updating of clinical guidelines

Qualifications and Experience

The ideal candidate will

  • Have a Medical degree from a WHO-recognised Medical School.
  • Be a Fellow of the West African College of Physicians (Dermatology) or a Fellow from a College formally recognised by the WACS such as a certificate of completion of Specialist training (FRCP-UK) or have the American Board Certificate in Dermatology). Others suitable qualifications that are equivalent to FWACS will be considered.

Desired

  • Qualification in Tropical Medicine, Public Health or Clinical Education.

Required Experience

  • A minimum of 10 years practicing as a Consultant.
  • Experience practicing as a Consultant in the developing country.
  • Experience teaching at postgraduate and undergraduate levels.

Desired

  • Experience leading a term of senior lecturers in the delivery of a postgraduate academic programme at an accredited department of physicians.
  • Have a minimum of five publications in recognised peer review journals.

Required Skills Expertise

  • Understanding of computer software programs and other computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, email etc.
  • Good time management skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to write high quality reports and briefing documents.
  • Good communication skills.

Note:  These positions are open to all nationalities.  Qualified women and Sierra Leoneans in the diaspora are strongly encouraged to apply.

 METHOD OF APPLICATION

All applications must be submitted by 12 noon on 20th December, 2019.

Please send your application including a mandatory cover letter, a medical certificate of fitness, and an updated CV with at least 3 references. Indicate the position title in the subject line to the following email addresses: [email protected] and copy [email protected].

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