Duty Doctor

  • Kauvery Hospital
  • Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India
  • Dec 07, 2016
Full time Doctors, Surgeons, Medical Officers

Job Description

  • Complete a brief admission examination on each patient when appropriate and document clinical findings.
  • Attend ward rounds with consulting staff, as required, and be available to discuss patient treatment plans.
  • Provide a 24-hour medical service within the hospital on an on-call basis permanently.
  • Inform admitting consultants of changes in medical condition of patients and of relevant action taken.
  • Follow the instructions of consultants for their specific regime for each individual patient.
  • Perform clinical procedures as requested by consultant medical staff and nursing staff, these may include phlebotomy and the giving of intravenous drugs to patients.
  • Initiate and alter in-patient prescriptions at consultant’s request.
  • Write up “to take home prescriptions” for patients as required.
  • Visit patients as required at the request of the nursing staff.
  • Visit all in-patients daily and document in clinical notes.
  • To be familiar with all relevant procedures/policies.
  • To be familiar with hospital clinical policies. To be aware of the hospital’s clinical risk programme and report clinical incidents, drug errors and near misses.
  • To participate in clinical audit and implementation of clinical governance.
  • To participate and assist with operations as required.
  • To be completely familiar with emergency equipment.
  • To dispense drugs with senior nurse on duty in absence of pharmacist.
  • To record all treatments performed in patient notes.
  • To provide a full report to Resident Medical Officer commencing the next shift.
  • To carry out Cardiac Arrest and other Emergency Procedures as per hospital policy.
  • To initiate emergency treatments for patients, staff and visitors and complete appropriate documentation.
  • Only in extreme emergency situations would the RMO be permitted to assist consultants in theatre.
  • To be aware of departments performance and objective.
  • To carryout data collection/support in data collection.
  • To adhere to the safety norms of hospital, follow both patient, and staff safety rules.
  • To perform any work/job as and when assigned by the superior