Pediatric Neonatology Consultant

Pediatric Neonatology Consultant

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


Within the mission, vision and values of Saudi Arabian Ministry of National Guard — Health Affairs, a member of the medical staff who is qualified in Pediatric Neonatology and can function as an independent Consultant Pediatric  Neonatologist 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 (FRCPC)
      • 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).
  • Experience in Oncology Surgery is a must


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 Pediatric Neonatal Critical Care Department.
  • To provide inpatient care for patients admitted to the hospital under the Pediatric Neonatal Critical Care Department as a Most Responsible Physician (MRP) using the “combined care’ approach. This means that the patient is being cared for by multiple consultants. so the consultant-in-charge of the particular area (Pediatric Neonatal ICU. Intermediate Care Nursery, or Special care Baby Unit) on a specific date and shift is the patients MRP.
  • To provide care to the Pediatric Neonatology patients in the Pediatric  Neonatal ICU, Intermediate Care Nursery (ICN), Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU). Postnatal Wards, Labor & Delivery (L&D) and Obstetrics Triage Assessment and Management Unit (OTAMU). The duration and frequency of this service is dictated by the needs and the regulations of the organization, and the Pediatric Neonatal Critical Care Department.
  • 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 to other divisions within the Department and other departments within the organization during the regular working and on-call hours according to the Departments’ Policies and Procedures
  • 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 participate in on-call coverage in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Pediatric Neonatal Critical Care Department.
  • To actively participate in the Quality improvement projects of the Pediatric  Neonatal Critical Care Department.
  • To provide close supervision of the clinical performance of subordinates and to act as a role model.
  • To serve in division, departmental and organizational committees as appointed by the Chairman of Pediatric Neonatal Critical Care Department, 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 Pediatric Neonatal Critical Care Department 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 Bylaws of the organization.
  • To perform other relevant duties and charges as directed by the Chairman of Pediatric Neonatal Critical Care Department.