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SIDRA4156 - Division Chief -Pediatric Neuro-Imaging

Department: Radiology Div
Division: Radiology Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 31-Dec-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: Sidra Medical & Research Center’s Department of Radiology will have multiple campuses and an international reputation for providing excellence in clinical care, teaching and biomedical research. The Department of Radiology coordinates its medical services and collaborates its research and educational activities with Weill Cornell Medical College - Qatar. The level of Qatari interest and support in medical quality, education, innovative research and technology has already resulted in significant discoveries and highly functional research organizations that will collaborate with Sidra. The Department of Radiology at Sidra Medical and Research Center offers a comprehensive range of routine and advanced Diagnostic Imaging services for women and children, equipped with state of the art technology in a completely digital imaging environment. The Department of Radiology 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, highly collaborative environment: General Radiography, Fluoroscopy, Mammography, Bone Mineral Densitometry, Ultrasound, MRI, Interventional Radiography, Intraoperative MRI, CT, Nuclear medicine, PET/CT. 

Reporting to the Clinical Chief of Radiology, The Division Chief provides clinical, educational, research and executive management leadership in Neuroimaging. They will be 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 Neuroimaging.  In conjunction with cross-functional teams, the Division Chief will integrate research and education priorities into a program of excellent clinical service delivery.

The Division Chief will have a full-time appointment to Weill Cornell medical College – Qatar.  Furthermore, they will function as an integrated member of the imaging team.  It is anticipated that dedicated academic and administrative time will be provided, but that the division chief also provide 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 Clinical Chief - Body Radiology and works cooperatively with radiologists, department staff and other stakeholders, including referring clinicians and patients.  They provide educational support in radiology to junior medical and other staff.

Through the diagnostic interpretation of high quality images, the Radiologist 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 radiologist 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 Accountabilities:
  •  In conjunction with the Clinical Chief, identifies and articulates the vision, strategic direction, and growth of the Division of Neuroimaging and collaborates on the implementation of strategies to achieve them.
  • Promotes a culture of excellent, efficient and quality service delivery in a congenial, supportive, collaborative and equitable environment.

  • Leads clinical service planning, service development and capacity planning for the division’s activities – specifically, the Division Chief – Neuroimaging will work closely with various clinical and administrative stakeholders to create a seamless working team.

  • 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 Clinical Chief to execute the strategies.

  • Promotes mentorship and academic career development for Division members.

  • Responsible for all administrative related activities of the Division unless otherwise provided for by the hospital, and serves on all requested committees

  • Develops and implements policies and procedures that guide and support provision of services.

  • Continue surveillance of the professional performance of all individuals in the Division who have delineated clinical privileges, including ongoing and focused professional practice evaluations (OPPE and FPPE).

  • Ensures that the staff of the Division provides services that are in compliance with all applicable standards and requirements of the Joint Commission International, Qatar Supreme Health Council, and all other applicable regulatory bodies.

  • Will participate with the Clinical Chief in creating and managing budgets for the Division

  • Makes recommendations for the purchase of capital and other equipment and participates in the evaluation of products for use by different members of the Division to ensure their safety and efficacy.

  • Sets and achieve 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 Chief of Service 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 Division (including emergency care).



  • MD degree (or equivalent) (E.g MD, MBBS, MBBCH) 
  • Residency Training in Pediatric Radiology (or equivalent)
  •  Subspecialty Fellowship (or equivalent training or certification)


  • 10+ years of post-certification/residency in Diagnostic Imaging in the relevant field from a North American Academic/ Health care Institution or equivalent in UK, Republic of Ireland, or other European Countries with accredited and recognized board, Australia or New Zealand
  • 3 plus years in Academic leadership 
  • Experience at a dedicated paediatric or women’s medical imaging facility (Preferred)

Certification and Licensure:

  • Current board as a radiologist in any of the Boards recognized in Sidra Medical Staff bylaws 
  • Eligible for licensure as a Radiologist in the State of Qatar

Job Specific Skills: 

  • Management and administrative functions
  • Extensive functional knowledge and clinical experience in appropriate diagnostic radiology imaging techniques and procedures
  • Delivery of departmental clinical/technical training programs
  • Demonstrated staff and resource management skills
  • capability to work in a digital environment
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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