Medical Research Council: Medical Officer - Jobs in Ghana

Medical Research Council: Medical Officer

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22 Feb, 2012

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Healthcare Jobs in Ghana

The MRC Unit, 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.

The Clinical Services Department (CSD) of the MRC Unit Fajara comprises a busy 42 bed ward, outpatient department, Gate (triage) clinic, X-ray department and routine diagnostic laobratories. Approximately 50,000 new patients are seen at the MRC’s clinical facilities each year. Twenty four hour a day care is provided for the patients admitted to the wards while the outpatient service operates Monday to Friday during working hours.

Job Description

The appointment are for 2 years

The Salary will be in Occupational Group E1 at a minimum total salary package of 636,740 Dalasis per annum before tax  and 495,775 Dalasis per annum after tax. This converts to £10,821 per annum after tax using the current exchange rate. Please note, however, that the salary package is paid in Dalasis and the sterling/dollar figure quoted is just given as a guide. For displaced staff the package will include furnished accommodation, flights, contribution to school fees and other benefits.


Required Skills or Experience

We wish to appoint two Medical Officers and seek application from candidates with:

  • MB BS  or equivalent medical qualification
  • Minimum of three years post-graduate experience, with preference given to paediatric and general medicine
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Experience of supervising staff
  • Good record keeping skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Basic understanding of medical audits
  • The ability to deal sensitively with patients
  • The ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Interest in clinical research into the diseases of the tropics
  • Willingness to work flexi-time and be on the on-call rota

Although not essential, Primary or Part 1 FWACP or equivalent will be an advantage

How To Apply

If you are interested and have the skills and abilities for one of these positions 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: Medical Officer
MRC Unit, Fajara
P. O. Box 273
Banjul, The Gambia, West Africa
MRC is an equal opportunities employer and operates a strict no smoking policy
Offer valid till: 29 Feb, 2012

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