Rheumatology & Immunology Consultant

Rheumatology & Immunology Consultant

  • King Abdulaziz Medical City - Riyadh
  • Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Summary

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

Education / Qualification Required:

Basic medical degree from recognized institution
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).

License:

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

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Clinical

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

Teaching

Participating in general undergraduate and post-graduate teaching within the KAMC hospitals and Faculty of Medicine
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.

Research

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 KAMC 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 KAMC
Developing skills and special interest which will enhance the performance of the Department as a whole