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The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) is inviting applications from suitably qualified candidates for appointment as Director of Medical Services.
- The Director of Health Services serves as the administrative head of the University Clinic and is responsible to the Vice-Chancellor through the Registrar for providing leadership to the facility.
- He/She is also responsible for the general administration of the Clinic in respect of human and material resources within the general framework of UPSA's statutes and policies and/or as may be determined by the University Council.
- The successful candidate will help shape the future of the Clinic in ways consistent with UPSA's vision and strategic plan. It is expected that the appointed Director will have a distinguished record of clinical expertise and managerial competence.
- The position is certain for three years, subject to review and renewal for another three years based on performance.
The position holder's duties and responsibilities include:
- Develop the health services strategy, procedures and processes and a number of activities related to the delivery of quality medical care and clinical services such as cost management, utilization of resources, quality assurance, and medical protocol development
- Establish administrative policies, procedures, and controls to ensure provision of high-quality health care services to the University Community.
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- Develop clinic protocols, perform physical examinations and identify health care needs of patients, and monitor treatment progress of patients.
- Ensure compliance with the relevant statutory rules, regulations and codes relating to the operations of a medical facility.
- Provide direct supervision and training to the nursing staff, nursing students, and nurse practitioners, students. Functions as a health team leader in emergency situations.
- Participate in providing educational programming for the University student on health issues and provide outreach to the University Community to promote health education.
- Develop and implement the annual budget of the facility.
Qualification Required & Experience
The successful candidate should have the following qualifications, traits, and competencies:
- Preferably be of at least a Director Rank from a reputable institution;
- Be capable of providing leadership to the clinic;
- Proven competencies and experience in leading and managing a Medical Facility;
- Strong commitment to Service excellence;
- Knowledge of the laws of Ghana governing the operations of a medical facility;
- Proven track record of innovative and effective leadership in a Medical facility;
- Ability to take initiatives leading to innovations.
- Strong communication and presentation skills;
- Previous experience in similar position will be an added advantage.
Educational and Professional Qualifications
- Must be in good standing with the Medical and Dental Council of Ghana
- Member of the Ghana Medical Association
- Minimum qualification of MBChB
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- A minimum of 15 years cumulative Managerial and Clinical experience.
- A broad knowledge base and experience in clinical care
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