Rheumatology Consultant

Rheumatology Consultant

  • King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Center - Madinah
  • Madinah, Saudi Arabia


Responsible to diagnose and manage a broad spectrum of rheumatic diseases and provide comprehensive subspecialty services for patients.

Education / Qualification 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 / equivalence certification in USA, Canada, Ireland, UK, Australia, New Zealand and France (DES).
  • Minimum Five (5) years after board / equivalence 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:


  • Performing the professional duties of a specialty in accordance with the delineation of the scope of care and privileges as recommended by the Chief of department and approved by the Credentials Committee
  • Performing his/her duties in the outpatient clinic
  • Providing the needed care to his/her patients in the wards
  • Performing the needed procedures according to the privileging
  • Providing consultation service to the in and out patient service in his/her area of expertise
  • Sharing in the on-call duties as per the duty schedule
  • Supervising the work of the assistant and/or associate consultants, professional development of the junior physicians and interns and provides his/her evaluation of their work at the request of the Chief of Service
  • Assuring performing medical documentation and charting in a legible and professional way and to supervise the documentation of the rest of the team
  • Working closely with colleagues
  • Communicating clearly and effectively with colleagues and patients
  • Working as a member of the team and to share administrative responsibilities
  • Undertaking administrative duties whenever needed associated with the care of his/her patients under the direction of the division head
  • Providing patient and family education according to patients status and needs


  • Participating in general undergraduate and post-graduate teaching
  • Providing a regular teaching for the assistants and junior doctors attached to the unit
  • Supporting the Clinical Nurse Specialist as appropriate and other key non-medical clinical educational support to fellow professionals
  • Participating and contributing to the educational activities in the service e.g. daily morning meetings, weekly grand-rounds, journal club etc.


  • Having the minimal requirements and knowledge to plan and undergo publications
  • Participating actively in all research activities in his/her division and department
  • Working to have appropriate scientific publications

Clinical Audit

  • Contributing to local audits to ensure appropriate up-to-date care is delivered and working constructively to improve the quality of care, a minimum of 1 audit a year is required for appraisal
  • Participating and contributing to all the quality assurance activities of the service (e.g. monthly mortality and morbidity conference, peer review, audit and chart review)
  • Contributing and, where appropriate, taking the lead in the following:
    • Mortality and morbidity meetings
    • Development and application of agreed clinical guidelines

Infection Control

  • Contributing to the prevention and controlling of infection through standard infection control practices and compliance with the KFSH&RC infection control policies in order to ensure the highest quality of care to patients

CPD, Continuing Professional Development

  • Taking advantage of continuing professional developing events taking place both in and out KFSH&RC
  • Developing skills and special interest which will enhance the performance of the Department as a whole