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SIDRA3663 - Vice Chair - Womens CMG

Department: Obstetrics and Gynecology Div
Division: Obstetrics and Gynecology Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 30-Jun-2018
Organizational Profile:

Sidra Medicine 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 Medicine 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

Department/Branch Profile:

Our family centered-friendly environment will be a 399-bed state of the art facility serving Qatari, non-Qatari and international women and children and their families   Our experienced staff will operate within a  model of care  underpinned by international evidenced based practice and supported by the world class technology.

Our interprofessional teams will work collaboratively to secure wellness optimizing patient/family outcomes to contribute to Sidra’s reputation as a high reliability organization. Clinical research focused on education, quality improvements and a culture of patient and family safety will be used to inform and guide best practice standards.

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Executive Chair of WCMG, the Vice Chair provides clinical, education, research and executive management leadership for the CMG. The Vice Chair is a clinical and managerial leader working with the Sidra executive team to develop and deliver strategy and business plans and is accountable for resources and performance in the CMG. He/she integrates research and education priorities into a program of excellent clinical service delivery. It is anticipated that the Vice Chair will be able to continue with personal clinical educational and research activities albeit in a reduced capacity, and will have a full-time appointment to Weill Cornell Medical College – Qatar.

Key Role Accountabilities:
  • Supports the Executive Chair’s role in being accountable for aspects of Clinical Management Group Development, budget, delivery, performance and clinical outcomes.
  • Makes strategy and operational decisions at a level above the Division Chiefs across all aspects of the clinical management group (people, education, research, finance, delivery/ quality /performance/critical care) .
  • Identifies and articulates the vision, strategic direction, and growth of all Divisions and develops implementation strategies to achieve them.
  • Provides leadership and direction to Division Chiefs and Physicians across the CMG.
  • In collaboration with Division Chiefs, recommends clinical privileges, appointment wherever appropriate, reappointment and corrective action for each member of the Division as well as promoting mentorship and academic career development for these staff members.
  • Accountable for the financial performance and management of all budgets across the divisions.
  • Accountable for the performance, customer satisfaction and regulatory compliance of all Divisions.
  • Leads clinical service planning, service development and capacity planning for the CMG.
  • Promotes leadership and direction for the development of strategies to promote the recruitment, retention, and direct mission of excellence for the medical staff, and collaborates with the Executive Chair, other Division Chiefs to execute the strategies.
  • Responsible for all administrative related activities of the CMG unless otherwise provided by the hospital, and serves on all requested committees, including medical executive committee, and appointing such committees as necessary to conduct the operations of the CMG.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures that guide & support the provision of all services across the CMG.
  • Guides and coaches the professional performance of all Division Chiefs in the CMG who have delineated clinical privileges, including performance, and ongoing and focused professional practice evaluations (OPPE and FPPE).
  • Ensures that the staff provide services that are in compliance with all applicable standards and requirements of the Joint Commission International, Qatar Supreme Council of Health, and all other applicable regulatory bodies.
  • Implements the clinical service strategies and business plan for the CMG.
  • Makes recommendations for the purchase of capital and other equipment and participates in the evaluation of products for use by different members of the CMG to ensure their safety and efficacy
  • Sets and achieves targets to drive continuous assessment and improvement of the quality of care and services provided and initiates actions for necessary improvements according to Sidra Board initiatives.
  • Works with the Executive Chair to establish and update the work week standards for all physicians on staff and assures that there is appropriate clinical coverage for all patients requiring medical care from the CMG.
  • Ensures all members of the CMG optimize the use of electronic medical records.
  • Sets and achieves targets for programs and procedures for confidentiality of all patient information in accordance with hospital policy and the privacy laws of the State of Qatar.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Chair, ensures the implementation of robust clinical governance structures and processes to ensure patient safety.
  • In conjunction with the Chief Research Officer and other Division heads of research, ensures a program of clinical and translational research is developed, promoted and delivered within the CMG.
  • In conjunction with the Dean of Weill Cornell Medical College – Qatar, ensures there is an active and continuous program of undergraduate teaching within the CMG to ensure an effective learning environment for students, residents, and medical staff.
  • Is actively involved in research, graduate teaching, and publication in higher impact peer reviewed journals, advising students and participation in academic services.
  • Ensures effective communication and involvement of all staff within the CMG in regards to key decisions and initiatives.
  • Works collaboratively with other Executive Chairs, Division Chiefs, Chief Officers, and Executive Directors to achieve broad Sidra objectives.
  • Initiates, implements and oversees programs designed to foster positive relations between physicians and the hospital operations and administration.
  • Assists with marketing strategies and oversees the development and implementation of a successful revenue model.
  • Promotes and evaluates physician community outreach programs as appropriate.
  • Develops, manages and supports physician and community relationships, coordinating and disseminating information to all stakeholders to solicit ongoing support from the State of Qatar.
  • Identifies and coordinates resolution of problems to improve physician utilization and patient satisfaction.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate systems of communication between Sidra and other providers of primary and advanced patient care in Qatar for the purpose of individual patient care and systemic safety and quality improvement.
  • Supports the development of Sidra as a world class regional center.
  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
  • Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values

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

Qualifications, Experience and Skills:


  • Medical Degree from an Accredited School of Medicine
  • Residency training in Obstetrics
  • Sub-specialty Fellowship in Specialty area (or equivalent training)


  • 10+ years of progressive medical and administrative experience, preferably in a complex healthcare environment  (mid-wifery model) in which the essential elements of clinical governance are aligned with a culture that encourages innovation, creativity and values, celebrates and rewards excellence


  • Valid professional License in the country of origin or country of practice in the specialty area
  • Board Certification or its equivalent in obstetrics/gynecology from an accredited Western Board.


  • Fluency in written and spoken Arabic preffered
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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