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SIDRA2704 - Manager - Speech Language Pathology

Department: Allied Health Div
Division: Support Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Dec-2017
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medical and Research Center is a state of the art academic medical center that will function to the level of the highest international standards.  Its clinical focus is on the specialty care of women and children.

Sidra’s Vision is:  “Sidra Medical and Research Center will be a beacon of learning, discovery and exceptional care, ranked among the top medical centers in the world”.

Achieving this vision will encompass three essential activities:

World Class:     Patient and Family Centered Care      Health Education        Biomedical Discovery

Sidra works closely with Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar and Hamad Medical Corporation across  all three activities to raise the standard of health and health care throughout the State of Qatar.

Department Profile:

The Allied Health Department is a diverse mix of professions and services working together to provide patients with the comprehensive care that they require. Allied Health will provide services to neonatal, pediatric and adolescent patients of all specialties, as well as obstetrical and gynecological patients.

The vision of the Department of Allied Health is to provide outstanding care, rehabilitation, and patient/ family support through the provision of high quality clinicians and services working in an interdisciplinary environment that integrates education, research, and innovation into its model of care.

 

Job Summary:

The Manager for Speech Language Pathology is responsible for leadership in the areas of operations, administrative functions and collaboration with clinical programs. The Manager for Speech Language Pathology is also responsible for the development of programs and program evaluation; research activities and evidence based practices; facilitating education programs and performing other duties consistent with the classification, as delegated by the Director of Allied Health. The Manager for Speech Language Pathology promotes a culture of continuous improvement and helps to generate innovative ideas within Allied Health.

 

Key Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Takes a lead role in planning and setting program direction in accordance with organizational and departmental goals and objectives
  • Takes a lead role in the development of departmental programs, policies, procedures and quality plans for the Allied Health Department
  • Takes a lead role in the installation, interfacing and testing of Speech Language Pathology medical devices during the pre-operation and service activation phase(s)
  • Takes a lead role in the review of and gives expert advice on CIS build and implementation as well as identifying system and process deficiencies and recommending solutions which are effective to meet clinical and functional requirements
  • Takes a lead role in the ordering of all consumables, medical equipment and accessories necessary for the provision of services
  • Participates in Sidra commissioning activities as required
  • Takes a lead role in the recruitment, interviewing and selection of staff as required
  • Integrates ethical and cultural considerations and processes in all areas of planning
  • Supervises staff therapists within the areas of service, education and research to facilitate best possible patient care
  • Conducts regular performance appraisals of staff therapists in keeping with Human Resources policies and procedures; recommends promotions, disciplinary action or termination of employment as appropriate
  • Assumes a leadership role in representing Speech Language Pathology to program managers, medical staff within the hospital, inter-professional staff and community agencies
  • Oversees the Speech Language Pathology continuing education program
  • Maintains effective communication with therapy and inter-professional staff in program organization and patient care
  • Organizes and leads regular staff meetings
  • Meets regularly with the Director – Allied Health reporting activities of the department and programs
  • Oversees on-boarding process and liaises with Human Resources
  • Orients new staff to Speech Language Pathology services, and Department Policies and Programs
  • Plans and formulates departmental strategic plan
  • Establishes department and program goals annually and ensures the achievement of those goals
  • Ensures the development and monitoring of a quality management program for therapy services
  • Accountable for staff adherence to Department, Hospital and Program policies
  • Oversees the ordering of all consumables and equipment necessary for the provision of services
  • Recommends to the Director – Allied Health the purchase of new equipment
  • Ensures all equipment is maintained and safe to use, and that all staff are oriented to its use
  • Ensures the provision of quality treatment of all patients receiving therapy services by analyzing the workload, establishing priorities and allocating staff appropriately, in consultation with the Director – Allied Health
  • Monitors departmental expenses, operating expenses (salaries and capital expense items) and provides appropriate reports to the Director – Allied Health
  • Provides oversight for all research proposals originating within Speech Language Pathology to ensure adherence with hospital and national standards
  • Assists therapists to initiate and conduct research that is aligned with the strategic goals of Sidra
  • Approves research intents and proposals for submission to the relevant group/ committee

In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra during this early operational phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.

Essential Requirements:
  • Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology/ Therapy or in Business Administration
  • 7+ years of relevant clinical experience including 3 years progressive management experience
  • Current Registration and License from Country of Origin
  • Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC-SLP) in Speech Language Pathology from a program accredited by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association or equivalent
  • Experience in managing a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience in organizing data and generating thorough, accurate, timely reports
  • Experience with Clinical Information Systems either as an end user, super user or build contributor
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to use search engines and data bases for evidence-based practice/ internet research
  • Strong analytical and research skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong group presentation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
Sidra’s Organizational Values:
  • Trust: Being competent; acting consistently, reliably and predictably; acting with honesty and integrity; respecting patient, employee and commercial confidentiality; delivering on commitments
  • Care: Acting with empathy, kindness and compassion; being humble; listening and responding; acting with cultural sensitivity; Caring for patients and staff
  • Teamwork: Sharing information and knowledge and learning from demonstrated expertise; being respectful, and thereby earning respect of others; acting with professionalism; leading and following; collaborating and being accessible
  • Transparency: Frequent and honest communication; open access to information for decision making; willingly acknowledge shortcomings; speaking up about concerns; publishing performance indicators
  • Innovation: Freedom to innovate; welcoming ideas and encouraging creativity; supporting talent; creating confidence; celebrating successes
  • Efficiency: Providing measurable value; using data to drive decision making; having and achieving clear goals; building processes that work; continuously improving outcomes in patient and family care
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