Pediatric Clinical Genetics Consultant

Pediatric Clinical Genetics Consultant

  • Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC)
  • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Summary

Responsible to support the provision of safe patient and family focused quality care. Provides comprehensive clinically focused staff orientation and professional development within area(s) of specialization utilizing the professional practice model. Supports the successful achievement of the Nursing Affairs strategic goals.

Education / Qualification Required:

Post qualifications from one of the following locations:

  • USA: The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
  • Canada: Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (FRCPS)
  • UK and Ireland: CCT/CCST and on Specialist List Register
  • Specialist Registration from following countries: Germany, Australia, The Netherlands and Sweden
  • Australia and New Zealand:Fellowship from the Royal Australia and New Zealand College

Experience Post-Qualifications:

  • Minimum Two (2) years of experience after board

License:

Valid and in a good standing Medical License in current country of practice.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Managerial/Administration

  • Supports, implements, and follows all hospital, departmental and divisional initiatives, policies and procedures
  • Helps lead and implement the organization’s performance management system, including peer review and the productivity and utilization review processes
  • Participates in the organization’s performance management system, including peer review and the productivity and utilization review processes
  • Assists with scheduling and supports the Division Chief in ensuring that adequate medical coverage is provided within the Division at all times
  • Attends Divisional meetings as required
  • Assists the Division Chief in the recruitment of new medical staff when appropriate
  • Assumes other administrative or clinical duties as requested by the Division Chief

Technical

  • Diagnoses and treats patients according to established standards of best practice for the post holder’s specialty.   The Consultant Physician’s clinical duties include but are not limited to the following:
    • Oversees the clinical activities of the junior medical staff and is assumes responsibility for the care they provide
    • Complies with all established hospital polices regarding admissions, consultations, daily patient care, surgical procedures, discharge protocols, outpatient and follow up practices
    • Practices appropriate utilization of the organization’s resources
    • Leads ward round; reassesses both inpatients and outpatients on a regular basis, in line with established best practice
    • Accurately documents all relevant clinical information in a clear and timely fashion in accordance with established procedures
    • Regularly reviews results of all investigations and modifies treatment as required
    • Liaises with other medical specialties and support services for additional input as required
    • Actively participates in multi-disciplinary meetings to help plan effective, safe and holistic care for individual patients
    • Ensures preparation of patients for all procedures including obtaining informed consent
    • Accepts clinically appropriate referrals from the Emergency Department, primary care, other departments, specialty clinics, walk in patients, and patients referred from other hospitals
    • Participates in and ensures the provision of out of hours (on call) coverage on a rotational basis including evenings, nights, weekends and public holidays as required
    • Communicates clinical information to patients and the patient’s family and friends (with consent of the patient) in a timely manner
    • Maintains a good working relationship with members of staff and promotes collaboration and a team-based approach to patient care
    • Performs other clinical responsibilities as assigned

Quality & Safety

  • Helps lead quality improvement within the Department
  • Supports a culture of regular audit and encourages the use of audit results for improving clinical practice
  • Supports the reporting, investigation, and response to untoward incidents

Education

  • Fosters a culture of learning, development and continuous improvement across the Department by:
    • Promoting and assisting in the instruction, guidance and supervision of junior medical staff (required)
    • Facilitating the provision of  essential training relevant to clinical staff in the specialty
    • Showing commitment to Continued Medical Education (CME)
  • Promotes and participates in clinical research and publication
  • Keeps abreast of the current, relevant literature and the latest trends and technologies in the industry