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Job Title: Consultant Family Physician / Hospitalist

Location: LAGOS

The Role

  • The Family Physician / Hospitalist reports directly to the Medical Director, will be responsible for providing excellent in-house patient care.
  • The incumbent will be responsible for patients’ routine check-ups as well as emergency and non-emergency medical situations that arise; undertake tasks aiming for prevention and promotion of healthy habits.
  • The Family Physician is also responsible for managing the entire treatment process for in-patients and recommending treatment plans, recording medical histories, and updating information for existing patient records with the most recent findings.
  • The duties of the family physician / Hospitalist include; conducting routine check-ups to patients to assess their health condition and discover possible issues; giving appropriate advice for healthy habits (diet, hygiene, etc.), and preventative actions to promote overall health.
  • Responsibilities will also include, conducting examinations on ill patients and evaluating symptoms to determine their condition as well as referring patients to specialists or surgeons where necessary.


  • Develop a personal relationship with patients.
  • Provide excellent patient care for both inpatients and outpatients.
  • Conduct routine check-ups to patients to assess their health conditions and discover possible issues.
  • Give appropriate advice for healthy habits (diet, hygiene, etc.) and preventative actions to promote overall health.
  • Conduct examinations to patients and evaluate symptoms to determine patients’ conditions.
  • Ask intuitive questions to discover the causes of illness.
  • Take patient medical histories.
  • Create and recommend treatment plans.
  • Order laboratory tests and interpret lab test results to obtain more information for underlying infections or abnormalities.
  • Prescribe medications or drugs and provide comprehensive instructions for administration.
  • Collaborate with other physicians, physician assistants, and nurses to form a high-performing medical team.
  • Examine and provide treatments for injuries and refer patients to specialists where needed.
  • Reach an informed diagnosis based on scientific knowledge and the patient’s medical history.
  • Keep records of patients’ diseases, operations, or other significant information (e.g, allergic episodes) on Medicplus.
  • Respond to patient’s questions and concerns about their health care and well-being.
  • Discuss proper nutrition, hygiene, and self-care with patients to promote good health.
  • Make use of patient health data in medical analysis.
  • Cultivate a climate of trust and compassion for patients.
  • Remain up-to-speed with developments and best practices in medicine by attending conferences and seminars.
  • Conducts routine staff screening.
  • Develops and broadens the scope of the family medicine services.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.


  • Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS) registered with MDCN with a valid practicing license.
  • 3 – 10 years work experience.
  • Must have a Post Graduate / Residency qualification in Family Medicine.
  • Fellowship of any of the relevant colleges with family medicine sub-specialization e.g, FWACP, FMCP, or equivalent qualifications.
  • Proven experience as a Family Physician. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), or equivalent.
  • Strong understanding of examination methodologies and diagnostics.
  • Excellent knowledge of infectious diseases, their symptoms, and epidemiology.
  • In-depth knowledge of legal medical guidelines and medical best practices.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Alternatively, interested and qualified candidates can send their CV and Cover Letter to:

using the Position Title as the subject of the mail.

By Dr Nathaniel

Nat is a pioneer of His commitment to excellence in medical writing has earned him recognition as a trusted authority in the field. He have collaborated with leading healthcare organizations, authored thought-provoking articles, and played a pivotal role in raising health literacy levels across diverse audiences.

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