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Chair, Mental Health

King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center - Riyadh
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


  • Develops the Department Strategic Plan and Goals and Objectives in conformance with the overall strategic plan of MCA and provides quarterly reports on the progress of the Goals and Objectives

  • Organizes, supervises, monitors and maintains clinical services and programs to provide quality patient care.  Ensures adequate and uninterrupted supervision of the Department at all times

  • Performs clinical duties and actively engages in clinical practice

  • Is responsible for the selection, recruitment and retention of competent professional staff in the department through effective use of ongoing credentialing, review of privileges and assessment of all staff in the Department.  Evaluates adequacy of staffing, Ensures that there exists appropriate Departmental mechanisms and processes to provide physician coverage at all times.

  • Collaborates with Nursing, Clinical Services, Administration, and Support services in the provision of patient care

  • Is responsible for the preparation and management of the annual operating budget of the department and for the efficient and cost effective operation of the department within allocated resources in accordance with outcome measures defined by MCA

  • Prepares the annual capital Equipment budget for the medical and clinical units associated with the Department, in conjunction with Nursing

  • Affairs and clinical Services where applicable

  • Conducts annual evaluation reports of Department staff, in consultation with Section Heads where applicable, and makes recommendations to the Deputy for MCA

  • Is responsible for the overall quality of patient care.  Supports and promotes the implementation of Quality Improvement Programs

  • Is responsible for enforcing and monitoring adherence of all members of his Department to the Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules and Regulations, and hospital policies and procedures

  • Chairs regular departmental staff meetings to review and discuss patient care, policies, education, research and administrative activities

Education Required:

  • Graduation from an accredited medical school and completion of required period of training, specialty and sub-specialty with American Board certification & membership or fellowship status in United Kingdom or Canada, or equivalent. Sub-specialty training and certification are required.

Experience Required:

  • Academic and Teaching Background/Experience is essential.  Academic Appointment in a reputable university is preferable.

  • Post training (residency and fellowship, if applicable, i.e. after board certification or equivalent); independent clinical experience should be at least (10) years.

  • Administrative Experience as Chairman/Deputy Chairman/Head of Section/Head of Medical Service or similar position should be a minimum of (5) years.

  • Research Experience and publications must be original articles in peer-reviewed journals (cited in index medicus, etc). The number of publications will depend on the specialty and the committee’s discretion  (minimum of 10 original papers).

Special Skills Required:

  • Communicates with excellence

  • Builds relationships and partnerships

  • Develops and executes strategic, financial and operational plans

  • Results-oriented

  • Strongly academic-minded

  • Values-based and empowering style of leadership.


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