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Consultant - Family Medicine (Home Care)

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

Physicians make house visits when necessary and meet with the nurses to discuss the patients who have been seen. Referrals to Home Health Care are initiated by physicians who have hospital admitting privileges. The referring doctor, and the rest of their Home Health Care Staff (Nurse, caregiver, physiotherapist, and respiratory therapist etc., if needed) remains responsible for the patients' care for entire stay on the program. The team will discuss,  plan and implement care required.

Job Responsibilities / Duties:

Clinical Duties

  • Provides required patient care and management in the area of Family Medicine 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, outpatient practices, and patient discharge.

  • Assesses patients' diseases or conditions to determine appropriate therapeutic modalities / procedures. Initiates investigations and ensures findings are recorded.

  • 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 outpatients and modifies treatment accordingly.

Academic Responsibilities

  • Directs and advises junior staff on patient management, especially in the area of 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 postgraduate education and contribute to the national and international recognition of KFSH&RC.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Undertakes the administrative duties assigned by Head of Section or Chairman 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 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.

Education Required:

  • Graduation from an accredited medical school

  • Completion of required period of postgraduate training in the specialty and sub-specialty

  • American Board Certification, Membership or Fellowship status in UK or Canada or their equivalent.

Experience Required:

  • Required 7 years of training in specialty or sub-specialty plus post-training experience required

Skills Required:

  • Arabic Preferred 


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