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Consultant Pediatric Infectious Diseases

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

Responsibilities / Duties:

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Assists in identifying and managing patients who have been infected by illnesses caused by a specific disease-causing organism and take measures to prevent infection from person to person whether in the hospital or the community

  • Assists in the tracking and reporting of the spread of infectious diseases by maintain close contact with public health professionals from public health organizations

  • Provides require patient care and management in the area of infectious diseases in accordance with standards of medical care laid down by KFSH&RC

  • Assumes responsibility for patients under his care. Liaises with various support service departments and medical specializations 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 practices, and patient discharge

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

  • Conducts ward rounds as per policy and reassesses inpatients 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 advices junior staff on patient management, especially in the area of the specialization

  • 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 area of specialization following and implementing them on a selective basis to improve technical standards

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

  • 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 graduated education and contribute to the national and international recognition of KFSH&RC

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Undertakes the administrative duties assigned by Head of Section or Chair of the department

  • Participates in all mandatory departmental activities and serves on departmental and hospital; committees as required

  • Assists the department in the development and implementation of techniques and practices that help maximize the utilization of all

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

  • Performs any other related duties as assigned

Qualifications Required:

  • Graduation from a medical school of good standing

  • Completion of training in specialty and/or subspecialty

  • American Board Certification or equivalent

  • Memberships and/or Fellowship status in UK and/or North America or their equivalent

Experience Required:

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

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