Assistant Consultant – Pediatrics (NICO) & (PICU) – King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz University Hospital – Saudi Arabia

Position Purpose


To exercise the highest possible standard of patient care according to his/her clinical privileges and available resources. Contributes to the teaching and training activities of the Pediatrics Department. Works towards completing his professional training in Pediatrics including diagnostics and therapeutic intervention.

 

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Assistant Consultants are expected to:

  • Have a practical understanding of KAAUH Mission, Vision, Values, Bylaws, Code of Ethics, Code of Professional Conduct and all Policies and Procedures related to their Job.
  • Practice KAAUH values: Patient-Driven, High Reliability, Teamwork, Professional Ethics, Learning and Sharing, Performance-Driven.
  • Provide patient/ family education that is related to health learning needs.

Assistant Consultants shall contribute to the following three (3) performance areas:

  • A- Clinical:
  • Providing patient care at a specialist level in accordance with the delineated scope of services and granted privileges.
  • Patient care includes encounters such as consultation services, follow-up care, performing procedures, sharing in on-call duties, etc.
  • Patient care is delivered in the outpatient clinics, inpatient wards, emergency room, operating room, day unit, intensive care units, etc.
  • Practicing patient care in accordance with up to date best practices and based on scientific evidence.
  • Abiding by KAAUH quality improvement initiatives and practices and ensuring a safe healing environment for the patients, (this includes compliance with hospital accreditation requirements).
  • Empowering patients and their families to become active partners in their health and wellness, and contributing to an excellent patient experience.
  • Expressing stewardship through having a high sense of accountability, appropriate utilization of resources, and focusing on efficient patient care processes.
  • Supervising the work of all team members under their responsibility (resident, assistant consultant, associate consultant) in addition to contributing to their professional development and providing periodic evaluation of their performance.

B- Administrative:

  • Undertaking administrative duties whenever required particularly in association with:
  • Patient Care, such as: Developing Clinical Management Guidelines, Clinical Pathways, and Evidence-Based Best Practices.
  • Quality Assurance and Improvement, such as: Audits, Peer Reviews and Morbidity & Mortality rounds, etc…
  • Actively contributing to KAAUH partnership opportunities and collaborations.
  • Any administrative requirements, tasks or duties needed for the development of their division, department, executive department or hospital within the process of commissioning or operating as deemed necessary by the Supervising Consultant, Head, Chairman, Executive Director or CEO respectively.
  • This includes but is not limited to: Procurement requirements, recruitment of medical staff and manpower planning, developing policies and procedures and improving processes, developing department manuals, being members of committees, collaborating with other hospital departments, etc…

C- Education & research:

  • Participating in general undergraduate and post-graduate teaching activities, based on related rules and regulations
  • describing staff rights and responsibilities.
  • Providing regular teaching to all team members (senior and junior) appropriate to their level.
  • Participating in the educational activities in the service, section and Department, e.g. Grand Rounds, Journal Club, Daily morning meetings, etc.
  • Taking advantage of continuing professional development events at KAAUH, and ensuring CME recertification requirements are maintained.
  • Ensuring having the minimal requirements and knowledge to conduct scientific research.
  • Participating in research activities within the department / hospital and working towards having scientific publications.
  • Respect patients and their families to promote a patient-centered care culture.
  • Participate in and supports quality improvement and patient safety activities as an individual or as part of a team.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Qualification and Experience

Education and Professional Certifications/Licenses

  • Graduation from a medical school recognized by SCHS and acceptable to KAAUH.
  • Certification by the appropriate specialty recognized by the SCHS.
  • Current SCHS registration/license OR candidate must meet the SCHS criteria for registrar classification in the specialty within one year of application.

Experience

  • Successful completion of (2) or more years of training in the specialty recognized by SCHS.
  • (3) years relevant experience as registrar post-certification.

Job Details

Posted Date: 2019-04-30
Job Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Job Role: Medical, Healthcare, and Nursing
Company Industry: Medical/Hospital

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Mid Career
Nationality: Saudi Arabia
Degree: Doctorate

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