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Fellow Medical Officer, Paediatric Oncology

Entity

Aga Khan University Hospital

Location

Karachi, Pakistan

Introduction

Aga Khan University, chartered in 1983 as Pakistan's first private international university, is committed to the provision of education, research and health care of international standard relevant to Pakistan and the region.  The affiliated Aga Khan University Hospital has well-equipped investigative services and provides state-of-the-art clinical facilities.

The Department of Oncology offers comprehensive cancer care services to all patients. The services are provided through multidisciplinary teams. Infrastructure facilities include a daycare setting dedicated to oncology patients. Outpatient facilities include clinics of Medical, Paediatric and Radiation Oncology, Hematology, and Palliative Care.

Aga Khan University Hospital invites applications for the position of Senior Medical Officer for Paediatric Oncology, Department of Oncology.

Responsibilities

You will be responsible to look after children with blood disorder and cancers. Administering cytotoxic chemotherapy and transfusing of blood and blood products to patients in wards and in clinics.  Specific responsibilities include:

  • looking after all Paediatric Hematology/Oncology patients admitted in ward on daily basis
  • assessment of patient before chemotherapy
  • entering chemotherapeutics in accordance with consultants advice
  • assessment of patient during chemotherapy administration
  • prescribing post-chemotherapy medication
  • outpatient diagnostic and Therapeutic procedures such as Lumbar-Punture and Intrathecal chemotherapy, Bone Marrow aspiration and Trephine Biopsy Removal of PICC lines etc. ordering and monitoring transfusion of blood and blood products in accordance with consultant advice and institutional guidelines
  • participate in outpatient clinics and patient management under supervision of an attending physician
  • ensuring proper documentation in medical record and record keeping
  • administering and monitoring cytotoxic chemotherapy, blood and blood products transfusions in paediatrics patient
  • inpatient/outpatient diagnostic and Therapeutic procedures like intra-thecal chemotherapy and Bone Marrow Aspiration and Trephine Biopsy in paediatrics patients.

Requirements

You should have:
  • MBBS Degree with FCPS/MCPS Paediatric (if not passed should have training of atleast 3-4 years) preferably Paediatric Haemotology/Oncology experience
  • 5 years of work experience in Pediatrics  or completion of a structured Pediatrics Residency Training
  • ability to obtain history, physical examination and interpret laboratory data
  • excellent clinical skills
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • ability to work in teams and independently
  • ability to deal with common oncological emergencies.

To Apply

​Please send your detailed CV to human.resources@aku.edu and mention the position# "10005865" in the subject line. 

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Applications should be submitted latest by July 21, 2019