Clinical Management of Patients
- 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 consultants 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 centre and company clinical policies. To be aware of the centres 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 participate in pre-admission clinics.
- 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
Can initiate emergency medical care as required within the hospital for medical and surgical emergencies