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Consultant Pediatric Ophthalmology

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

Responsibilities / Duties:

Clinical Responsibilities 

  • Provides required patient care and management in the field of Pediatric Ophthalmology in accordance with standards of medical are laid down by KFSH&RC

  • Provides consultative service as required

  • Assumes responsibility for patients under his or her 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

  • Provides high quality patient care in all aspects of Pediatric Ophthalmic Surgery according to his/her approved clinical privileges

  • 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 patients’ diseases or conditions to determine appropriate therapeutic modalities/procedures.

  • Conducts ward rounds as per policy and reassess 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

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

  • Attends specialist 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 on patient care in the field of Ophthalmology

  • 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 the field of Ophthalmology, following and implementing them on a selective basis to improve technical standards

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

  • Participates in national and international medical conferences as assigned

Administrative Responsibilities 

  • Undertakes the administrative duties assigned by Director or Chair of 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 practice that help maximize the utilization of all resources within the department and across the hospital

  • 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

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.

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 specialist or sub specialty plus post-training experience required

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