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Consultant/Attending - Adult Endocrinology

Sheikh Shakhbout Medical City (SSMC)
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

This is a brand new hospital looking for enthusiastic, adventurous physicians who are not afraid to roll up their sleeves to help wherever they can.

Qualifications Required:

  • Graduation from recognized medical school of good standing

  • Current national license to practice 

  • Board certification from country of origin

    • US: American Board of Internal Medicine Certification, Sub-specialty: Endocrinology, Diabetes, & Metabolism

    • Canada: Specialization Certificate of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)

  • Certified proof of yearly CME

Experience Required:

  • 0-2 years relevant experience as a consultant / attending physician 

Responsibilities / Duties:

Managerial / Administration:

  • Supports, implements, and follows all hospital, departmental and divisional initiatives, policies and procedures

  • Helps lead and implement the organization’s performance management system, including peer review and the productivity and utilization review processes

  • Participates in the organization’s performance management system, including peer review and the productivity and utilization review processes

  • Assists with scheduling and supports the Division Chief in ensuring that adequate medical coverage is provided within the Division at all times

  • Attends Divisional meetings as required

  • Assists the Division Chief in the recruitment of new medical staff when appropriate

Technical:

  • Diagnoses and treats patients according to established standards of best practice for the post holder’s specialty. The Consultant Physician’s clinical duties include but are not limited to the following:

    • Oversees the clinical activities of the junior medical staff and is assumes responsibility for the care they provide

    • Complies with all established hospital polices regarding admissions, consultations, daily patient care, surgical procedures, discharge protocols, outpatient and follow up practices

    • Practices appropriate utilization of the organization’s resources

    • Leads ward round; reassesses both inpatients and outpatients on a regular basis, in line with established best practice

    • Accurately documents all relevant clinical information in a clear and timely fashion in accordance with established procedures

    • Regularly reviews results of all investigations and modifies treatment as required

    • Liaises with other medical specialties and support services for additional input as required

    • Actively participates in multi-disciplinary meetings to help plan effective, safe and holistic care for individual patients

    • Ensures preparation of patients for all procedures including obtaining informed consent

    • Accepts clinically appropriate referrals from the Emergency Department, primary care, other departments, specialty clinics, walk in patients, and patients referred from other hospitals

    • Participates in and ensures the provision of out of hours (on call) coverage on a rotational basis including evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays as required

    • Communicates clinical information to patients and the patient’s family and friends (with consent of the patient) in a timely manner

    • Maintains a good working relationship with members of staff and promotes collaboration and a team-based approach to patient care

Quality & Safety:

  • Helps lead quality improvement within the Department

  • Supports a culture of regular audit and encourages the use of audit results for improving clinical practice

  • Supports the reporting, investigation, and response to untoward incidents

Academic:

  • Fosters a culture of learning, development and continuous improvement across the Department by:

    • Promoting and assisting in the instruction, guidance and supervision of junior medical staff (required)

    • Facilitating the provision of essential training relevant to clinical staff in the specialty

    • Showing commitment to Continued Medical Education (CME)

  • Promotes and participates in clinical research and publication

  • Keeps abreast of the current, relevant literature and the latest trends and technologies in the industry

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