Company Profile

FOCOS mission is to provide comprehensive, affordable orthopaedic care to those who would not otherwise have access to such treatment. In particular, FOCOS seeks to enhance access to optimal surgical and non-surgical care for patients with disabling musculoskeletal disorders including complex spine deformities and pediatric orthopaedic problems in underserved regions. It began as a dream of the founder to see the best care reach the underserved in his native country, Ghana and the sub-Saharan region.

Job Description

Summary of Main Duties

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OPD Clinics

  • Follows up with patients’ due appointment
  • Provide assistance in the management of clinical caseloads
  • Assesses, determines and schedules the patients’ traffic flow for the clinic
  • Assigns patients to relevant Physician (Medical Doctor/Physician Assessment)
  • Follows up by phone post-op patients who may not need to travel long distances to see Physician
  • Assists in the provision of continuous care by developing and implementing patient management plans
  • Administer First Aid

Patients on Admission 

  • Ensures on daily basis the administration of medication
  • Ensures daily that the necessary auxiliary medical services (Physiotherapy, Laboratory Dietherapy, orthotics etc.) are administered
  • Ensures that discharge requirements for joint patients are adhered to.
  • Assists with wound care, observes progress and report any concerns to surgeon
  • Ensures all relevant paperwork are completed during stay and at discharge as required

Procedures

  • Assists with minor procedures at the urgent care and or designated areas
  • Periodically assist with surgery at the Theatre. (pre-op preparations, set-ups, closure of wound, suturing)
  • Supports in the delivery of therapeutic procedures (disinfecting wounds, managing infections, suturing, administering injections etc.)

Research 

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  • Oversees the completion of questionnaire for joint patients (and or assigned physicians patients)
  • Liaises with the Research Department on input of relevant data relating to joint patients and actively participate in research activities when required
  • Assists with proof-reading of research papers as required

Others 

  • Assists with the clinic of the Director for Medical Services/Consultant Family Physician in particular, with:
  • Eliciting a comprehensive health history
  • Performing physical examinations
  • Interpreting and evaluating diagnostic data
  • Establishing basic treatment plans
  • Counseling and educating patients
  • Responding to commonly encountered emergency care situations
  • Performs any other duty that may be assigned

Required Skills or Experience

Education & Qualifications

  • BSc in Physician Assistantship from a recognized institution
  • A registered member of Medical and Dental Council
  • At least one (1) year post rotation experience
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional development

Interested Applicants should email their CV’s and copies of license to hr@focosgh.com, with the job title clearly stated.

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