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Consultant - General Cardiology

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

Responsibilities / Duties:

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Provides high quality patient care and management in field of Adult Cardiology in accordance with standards of medical care laid down by KFSH&RC

  • Provides Adult Cardiology care to patients with medical and surgical conditions

  • Assumes responsibility for patients under his care. Liaises with various support service departments and medical specialization to provide appropriate and timely medical care, in accordance with the standards laid down by KFSH&RC

  • Complies with all hospital standards and policies pertaining to acceptance, eligibility, admission processes, consultation, daily patient care, operating room, outpatient practice, and patient discharge

  • Admits patients, initiates investigations and ensures findings are recorded. Assesses patients’ diseases or conditions to determine appropriate therapeutic modalities/procedures

  • Conducts ward rounds as per policy and reassesses inpatient under care. Documents findings in medical records

  • Ensures appropriate patient preparation for procedures/surgery and performs procedures/surgery as indicated in the signed clinical privilege form

  • Follows up on investigation results for inpatients and outpatients and modifies treatment accordingly

  • Attends specialty clinics, outpatient clinics, day surgical units, day medical units, special procedures treatment areas and shares on-call schedule as per requirements.

  • Performs any other clinical responsibilities, as assigned

Academic Responsibilities

  • Directs and advises junior staff in patient management, especially in the field of Cardiology

  • Guides and actively participates in the training and teaching of Residents, Fellows, Assistant Consultants and junior staff

  • Keeps abreast with all the latest techniques and developments, especially in field of Cardiology, following and implementing them on a selective basis to improve technical standards

  • Actively participates in the educational activities and training programs of the institute

  • Participates in national and international medical conferences

Research Responsibilities

  • Participates in clinical, basic and translational research projects and publishes papers in accordance with Research Advisory Council Policy in order to advance knowledge, improve the quality of post graduate education and contribute to the national and international recognition of KFSH&RC

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Undertakes the administrative duties assigned by Head of Section or Director of the Institute 

  • Participates in all mandatory institute activities and serves on institute and hospital committees, as required

  • Assists the institute in the development and implementation of techniques and practices that help maximize the utilization of all resources within the institute and across the hospital

  • Abides by current hospital and medical staff bylaws, all relevant rules, regulations and policies and keeps updated of any changes that might occur

Qualifications Required:

  • Graduation from a medical school of good standing

  • Completion of required period of training in specialty and/or sub specialty

  • Board Certification or equivalent

  • Membership and/or Fellowship status in UK and/or North American or equivalent

Experience Required:

  • Seven (7) years of training in specialty or sub specialty plus post-training experience required

  • Relevant experience with general cardiology

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