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JOB DESCRIPTION

HOUSE OFFICER
SUPERVISOR: SPECIALIST MEDICAL OFFICER

FUNCTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS: ALL DEPARTMENTS

JOB SUMMARY:

The House Officer will be responsible for diagnosing and administering general medical
treatment to patients in a hospital or through extension services at a clinic, school or other
designated place. Work involves the examination of patients, performing investigations
and carrying out necessary medical treatment in the prevention and control of diseases.
He/she will also be required to assist in major operations. Work is performed under the
general supervision of the professional superior.

KEY FUNCTIONS:

Performs medical examinations of in and out-patients; diagnoses and makes


prognoses; makes daily ward rounds; writes and maintains up-to-date case records
and makes necessary medical reports.

Prescribes medical treatment based on medical examinations and diagnosis.

Refers patients to professional superiors for more detailed attention, as may appear
necessary.

Examines government employees and other categories of persons in accordance with


government policies.

Performs post-mortem examinations

Participates in immunization procedures against infection or communicable diseases


as directed and implement other preventive procedures outlined for the protection and
promotion of public health.

Undertakes medio-legal duties as may be reasonably required with specialist advice if


necessary.
Provides medical attention to armed forces personnel and their families, policemen,
firemen and the staff of inmates of detention institutions.
Performs related work as may be required.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENTS:

Knowledge Requirements:
Knowledge of principles and practices of medicine including the diagnosis of a
variety of diseases and injuries.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of preventative medicine.
Knowledge of Public Health Ordinance and of medical jurisprudence.

Skill & Ability Requirements:


Ability to examine patients, diagnose disease and to prescribe and administer
necessary treatment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with other employees
and the public.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Training as evidenced by the possession of a recognized medical degree and the


successful completion of one years internship at a General Hospital.
Registration with the Medical Board of Trinidad and Tobago.