Pediatric Ophthalmology (Glaucoma) Consultant

Pediatric Ophthalmology (Glaucoma) Consultant

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


Responsible to treat children with serious eye injuries or infections. They provide ongoing care for kids with eye problems that result from diseases

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


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

Job Duties and Responsibilities:


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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