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Junior Paediatric Consultant Job Gambia


The MRC Unit. The Gambia which conducts laboratory. field based and clinical research for the Medical Research Council has announced a job vacancy for a Junior Paediatric Consultant. According to the announcement the Unit aims to improve the health of people in developing countries through well grounded medical research.

The appointed Junior Paediatric Consultant will support the Head of Paediatrics at the Royal Victoria Teaching Hospital (RVTH) in  Banjul to develop the sick child research agenda in collaboration with the teaching hospital, the University of The Gambia and the Child Survival Theme Leader at MRC Unit, The Gambia.
 S/he will perform clinical, administrative and other duties in the teaching hospital under the guidance of Head of Paediatrics.

The appointment is for 3 years and is subject to a probationary period of 6 months.

MRC seeks a committed individual with:

MB, BS, or equivalent medical qualification.
FWACP Part 2 or equivalent.
Minimum of three years experience working at a Senior Registrar/Junior Consultant level in paediatric medicine in a high quality teaching institution
Excellent  communication skills.
Proven experience of managing staff.
Excellent record keeping skills.
The ability to work well in a multi-disciplinary team.
The ability to deal sensitively with the patients.
The ability to develop and maintain excellent working relationships with staff working at the RVTH.
Computer literate, e.g Word, Excel, Email.
An interest in clinical research into the diseases of the tropics.
Good understanding of medical audits.
Willingness to work on the on-call rota on a regular basis.
Willingness to work flexi-time.

The final salary will be dependent on qualifications and experience of the successful applicant.
Displaced staff  will be provided with rent-free furnished accommodation, flights, contribution to school fees and shipment of personal effects.

Please contact the HR Department for an application form and a copy of the job description. Completed  application forms should be sent to:

Human Resources Office,
Vacancy for: Junior Paediatric Consultant  (RVTH)
MRC Unit, Fajara
P.O. Box 273
Banjul, The Gambia
Telephone: 00220 4495442
Email:  hr [at] mrc [dot] gm
Website: www.mrc.gm

The closing date for applications is 5th October 2012.

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