Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric Consultant

Developmental and Behavioral Pediatric Consultant

  • King Abdullah Specialist Children Hospital - Riyadh
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

We are looking for hard-working & adventurous consultants who wish to advance their careers by joining overseas hospitals to gain international experience.


Within the mission, vision, and values of Saudi Arabian National Guard Health Affairs (NGHA), a member of the medical staff who is qualified in Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics and can function as an independent Consultant Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrician and a primary caregiver and is responsible for the overall cost effective management and coordination of care of the patient.

Education/Qualifications Required:

  1. Basic medical degree from recognized institution
  2. Post-qualification certification
    • Qualification Source from: North America, Western Europe, Australia or New Zealand.  
      • USA: The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
      • Canada: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Certificate (RCPS-C)
      • UK and Ireland: GMC/CCST Specialist Register
      • Australia and New Zealand: Fellowship from the Royal College (FRACP)
      • Western Europe: Equivalent certification to the above

Experience Post-Qualifications:

  • Minimum Three (3) years after board/equivalent certification in USA, Canada, Ireland, UK, Australia, New Zealand and France (DES).
  • Minimum Five (5) years after board/equivalent certification in Spain, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Norway, Austria, Netherlands, Greece and France (DIS).


Current and in a Good Standing Medical License to practice in country of residence.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To provide high standard and quality patient care in accordance with the NGHA mission, vision, and values in the Department of Pediatrics. 
  • To provide inpatient care for patients admitted to the hospital under the Division of Developmental &  Behavioral Pediatrics either as the Most Responsible Physician (MRP) or as the covering physician during rest hours, weekends, holidays, or vacations of the patient’s MRP, and to be responsible when on-call, accepting the inconveniences associated with the patient’s needs. The precise responsibilities of the MRP are available in the Department’s Policies and Procedures. 
  • To provide care to the Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics patients in the ambulatory care facility. The duration and frequency of this service is dictated by the needs and the regulations of the organization, the Department of Pediatrics, and the Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics service. 
  • To determine the final disposition and plan of care of his/her patients, in addition to coordinating the referral to other services if needed. 
  • To provide consultation services within the Department and other departments within the organization. 
  • To demonstrate administrative and organizational skills in various developmental clinical settings, particularly multidisciplinary settings, with the ability to effectively coordinate the work of the health care team. 
  • To perform diagnostic and/or therapeutic interventions and procedures for which he/she has been granted specific privileges based on his/her training, qualifications, experience, and skills. 
  • To demonstrate a working knowledge of the range of community based resources for children and families with special needs. 
  • To participate in on-call coverage in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Department of Pediatrics. 
  • To actively participate in the quality improvement program of the Department of Pediatrics.
  • To provide close supervision of the clinical performance of subordinates and to act as a role model.
  • To serve in departmental and organizational committees as appointed by the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics or the Executive Management of the organization. 
  • To participate in scientific research and contribute to the department’s educational activities and postgraduate training programs as per the Department’s Policies and Procedures. 
  • To regularly participate in educational activities in order to acquire new skills and knowledge and to support career advancements. 
  • To advocate for the health needs and well being of children and their families. 
  • To adhere to all the rules and regulations of the Department of Pediatrics and the organization. Consultants are expected to familiarize themselves and comply with both the APPs and DPPs. 
  • To comply with all professional and ethical standards and express adherence to the Medical Staff By- Laws of the organization. 
  • To perform other relevant duties and charges as directed by the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics.