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SIDRA3470 - Division Chief Diagnostic Imaging

Department: Imaging Div
Division: Medical Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 13-Apr-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 Diagnostic Imaging Service offers a comprehensive range of routine and advanced Diagnostic Imaging procedures for women and children, equipped with state-of-the-art technology in a completely digital imaging environment. The Diagnostic Imaging department is made up of the following services, delivered in accordance with best practice standards whilst being driven by ‘clinical evidence’ methodologies, in a patient-centered environment: General Radiography, Fluoroscopy, Mammography, Bone Mineral Densitometry, Ultrasound, Interventional Radiology, Intraoperative MRI, CT, Nuclear medicine, PET/CT.

Job Summary::
  • The Sr. Attending Physician - Radiology  provides specialist clinical radiology services for the Department of Radiology with particular regard to service provision in women’s, pediatric and neonatal imaging for patients and medical research. The individual occupying this position reports directly to the Division Chief - Body Imaging and works cooperatively with radiologists, department staff and other stakeholders, including referring clinicians and patients.   Provides educational support in radiology to junior medical and other staff. The Sr. Attending Physician - Radiology will have an academic appointment to Weill Cornell Medical College – Qatar.

    Through the diagnostic interpretation of high quality images, the Sr. Attending Physician - Radiology is responsible for ensuring a high standard of service is continually provided to all patients, their families and other hospital staff as prescribed in the patient care and facility standards set down by Sidra Medical and Research Center.  It is expected that the Sr. Attending Physician - Radiology will perform research or pursue approved academic initiatives during dedicated academic time, which will be provided every week. Furthermore, participation in continuous quality improvement is mandatory and it is expected that all staff will contribute to this important and continually evolving process

KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES:
  • Perform and provide interpretation of diagnostic radiologic imaging examinations, and provide diagnostic consultation related to diagnostic imaging to other members of the medical staff. Examinations, procedures, and studies performed will include the full range of diagnostic work that would be performed by an appropriately credentialed diagnostic radiologist. Routine studies such as plain film interpretation, the normal range of fluoroscopic examinations and common imaging procedures, and the interpretation of MRI, CT scans, and ultrasound are required.  Interpretation of mammography exams is a dedicated skill and some body radiologists with this skill will be required to provide this service.
  • Prepare all records and reports as may be required in support of services rendered and as required by  Qatar State Law
  • Provides clinical services as assigned. Responsible for clinical services provided in area during assigned time frame, which could include an evening shift rotation and participation in on call roster.  All scheduling in radiology is established at the direction of the Chief of Radiology.
  • Provide advice and opinions in support of diagnostic interpretations of radiological examinations and procedures as provided in conjunction with patient care.
  • Read STAT and emergency diagnostic imaging studies and provide verbal/written results of critical values to clinical staff as directed by the facility policy.
  • Develops assists and/or participates in medical research/academic projects as directed by the Chief of Radiology.
  • Is accessible and available to referring physicians, technologists & clerical staff. Maintains good working relationships with peers, as well as with technical and clerical staff. Provides quality services as demonstrated by accuracy of diagnoses and compliance with local legislation and ACR Documentation Standard. Works cooperatively with other members of department to ensure that a high standard of patient care services is maintained.
  • Sidra will be using a structured report format, and all radiologists will be required to issue reports in this format.  Furthermore, all reports will be issued via voice recognition software.
  • Sidra is a digital environment, and as such, it is expected that radiologists will become fluent in the use of appropriate digital systems; training will be provided. 
  • Facilitate patient access to medical care by recommending appropriate referrals to other health care providers in accordance with policies and regulations of the facility.
  • Ensures quality improvement programs and competency assessment initiatives for the Department of Radiology are followed by the radiology patient care team
  • Undertakes appraisals of staff as directed. Assists with the process of recruiting Radiologists as requested. Assists with orientation for new Radiologists, as requested. Participates in professional local, regional and/or national organizations and meetings. Participates in other service activities in support of the facility
  • Participates in mandatory training and actively practices continual professional development in alignment with Sidra’s professional development programs to ensure maintenance of professional licensure/accreditation
  • Develops and/or delivers training programs to new employees on equipment and procedures in the area of operations in alignment with the department’s and Sidra’s training objectives and plans
  • Is an educational resource for radiology and contributes to the education of patients, staff and physicians and other stakeholders as required
  • Provides support and relief for other Radiologists as required
  • Participates in community outreach programs and teleradiology initiatives undertaken by the organization
  • Observes and implements departmental and applicable organizational policies, procedures, regulations and information to the radiology patient care team
  • Adheres to and promotes compliance with the hospital’s radiation safety and protection policy and associated codes of practice, and takes appropriate action where non-compliance is evident
  • Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner. Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility, and maintains patient confidentiality at all times
  • Attends divisional and other meetings as requested. Serves on Departmental, Hospital, and University Committees, as requested
  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
Qualificiations, Experience and Skills:

Satisfactory completion of an Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) residency program in the United States and certification by one of the medical specialty boards of the American Board of Medical Specialities (ABMS)

Satisfactory completion of a residency program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and Specialist Certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Satisfactory completion of a residency training program accredited by a competent authority of a member state of European Community, or Specialist Certification according to the Council Directive.

Other countries recognised qualifications of a similar status that is acceptable to Sidra.

A progressive Clinical & Administrative Leadership experience in an academic health care setting.

8+ years clinical experience in Diagnostic Imaging

Experience at a dedicated paediatric or women’s medical imaging facility

Knowledge and clinical experience in paediatric or women’s Radiography protocols and procedures

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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