Friday, January 21, 2022

Education House Officer

DIVISION OF EDUCATION INNOVANTION AND ENERGY

POSITION DESCRIPTION

1. JOB TITLE

EDUCATION HOUSE OFFICER

2. DIVISION

 

 

3. DEPARTMENT

MEDICAL

4. ORGANISATIONAL RELATIONSHIP

Reports to Administrator Division of Education Innovation and Energy

5. NATURE & SCOPE

Responsible for diagnosing and administering general medical treatment to patients in a hospital or through extension services at a Clinic, School or Clinic Mobile or other designated place. He / She perform under the general supervision of a professional superior who is available for consultation and is reviewed through observation, consultation and analysis of findings and reports.

6. SPECIFIC ACCOUNTABILITIES

The Education House Officer would be required to:

  • Review and advise on DEIE protocols and practices relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Provide on the spot direction to DEIE Staff and students with respect to suspected and positive cases of  COVID-19
  • Review fully, all patients admitted and their case histories and physical examination documented within twelve (12) hours of admission, including a diagnosis and/or differential diagnosis with clear indication of the major reason for admission and any other subsidiary or secondary problems or complications.
  • Conduct medical examinations and prescribe more detailed attention as may appear necessary.
  • Examine government employees and other categories of persons in accordance with government policy.
  • Provide medical attention to ECCE, primary and secondary students and all Division of Education staff  
  • Provide liaison services between the DEIE and County Medical Officers of Health
  • Undertake medico-legal duties as may be reasonably required with specialist advice if necessary.
  • Record patients’ clinical status on day of discharge. The final diagnosis and relevant investigations on discharge should also be recorded. Patients’ treatment on discharge should be recorded and clear statement as to how long such therapy is indicated must be made. The disposal of the patient on discharge must be clearly recorded.
  • Conduct functions as required by their reporting officer.
  • Ensure that case summaries of the patient’s problem and progress to discharge (or otherwise) are forwarded to the referring Doctor as soon as possible after patient’s discharge.
  • Complete all case summaries within three (3) weeks (21 days) of the patient’s disposal from unit.
  • Provide acceptable medical care and accurate documentation of all patients’ treatment under his/her care.
  • Perform other related duties as directed by the appropriate organisational relationship.

7.  KEY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of medicine including the diagnosis of a variety of diseases and injuries.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of preventative medicine.
  • Knowledge of Public Health Ordinance and of medical jurisprudence.
  • Ability to examine patients, diagnose, to prescribe and administer necessary treatment.
  • Ability to gain confidence and do-operation of patients, and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.

 

 

8.  MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

  • Training as evidenced by the possession of a recognised Medical Degree.
  • Successful completion of one (1) year internship at a Hospital.
  • Registration as a Medical practitioner by the Medical Board of Trinidad & Tobago.

9.  SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Education District Health Nurses
  • Education District Nurses

10.  COMMUNICATION AND WORKING RELATIONSHIP

External:

  • General Manager, Primary Health Care Services (formerly County Medical Officer of Health)
  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Specialist Medical Officers
  • Other Medical personnel
  • Nursing Personnel
  • Other members of the Health Care Team
  • Public
  • University of the West Indies
  • Other Regional Health Authorities
  • Private medical Institutions
  • General Practitioners in the Area

 

Internal:

  • DEIE Personnel
  • Education District Health Nurses
  • Education District Nurses