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Consultant - Family Medicine

Primary Health Care Corporation
Doha, Qatar

Summary

Responds to acute/emergency presentations and acts as a lead clinician (where appropriate) exploring simultaneously multiple complaints and often in a context of uncertainty.

Education / Qualification Required:

  • Primary medical degree from a recognized medical school. 
  • Board certification or equivalent in Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine specialized training in a recognised Training scheme
  • ALS Certificate

Post post qualifications from one of the following locations:

  • USA: The American Board Of Family Medicine 
  • Canada: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in Family Medicine (FRCPS-C)
  • UK and Ireland: CCST/CCT Certification in Family Medicine 
  • Australia and New Zealand: Fellowship from the Royal College (FRACP in Family Medicine) or New Zealand College (FRACP Family Medicine)
  • Western Europe: Equivalent certification to the above
  • Basic medical degree from recognized institution

Experience Post Post-Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years post post qualifications 
  • Publications 

License:

  • Current and clean medical license to practice from Unites States, Canada, Western Europe or Australia 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Respond to acute/emergency presentations and act as a lead clinician (where appropriate) exploring simultaneously multiple complaints and pathologies often in a context of uncertainty
  • Carry out comprehensive history including family history, examination and investigation of individual.
  • Explore the disease (physical and mental), patient’s personal experience of illness and impact on his/her family
  • Interpret results of complex diagnostic tests and investigations and act as a point of contact for providing expert views on investigations and interpretation to colleagues
  • Establish accurate diagnosis and act as a reference point for health center doctors regarding diagnosis and clinical decision making.
  • Communicate competently and sensitively and establish a patient centered relationship
  • Maintain an accurate patient’s health record documenting both patient and family history
  • Carry out screening for long term conditions risk factors and early signs of disease particularly for patients with a family history of disease.
  • Manage patient conditions through a multidisciplinary approach that is according to patient’s need and ability and lead the MDT when required
  • Refer patients when needed, to suitable medical specialist or for specialist diagnostic tests that are beyond the scope of primary care
  • Prescribe medication and/or administer treatment/therapy or other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease or injury
  • Lead the management of ‘emergencies’ presenting at the health center as per PHCC policies and protocols

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