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SIDRA4440 - Surgical Hospitalist

Department: Surgery Div
Division: Surgery Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 14-Sep-2019
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 Profile:

The Department of Surgery is a multidisciplinary teriary care department that offers the complete spectrum of teriary and quatererary  surgical care to children.  This includes General, Otolaryngology, Orthopedics, Plastics

Job Summary:

The Surgical Hospitalist functions within the Department of Surgery to assist in the care of the patients.  This is primarily in the inpatient service. Care is delivered as part of an interprofesssional team.  The hospitalist is responsible for assessment of patients as well as carrying out the care plans.  Care is on the wards as well as in the intensive care areas such as PICU, NICU, and ER. There is a variable  requirement to work in other areas such as the operating room and clinic. The hospitalist reports to the consultant surgeon. The primary duties of the hospitalist is to provide the front line patient care of the surgical pateints, under the direction of Consultation Surgeon. The ultimate responsibility for patient care lies with the Consultant Surgeon. 
Work will involve shift work including overnight shifts in hospital. This is a full-time position with the work hours as dicted by Sidra policy.
Participation in scholarly and quality projects will be required.
Teaching to Medical and interprofessionals will be required.

Key Role and Accountability:
  • Daily responsibility is to the Consultant Surgeon for clinical duties
  • Will provide mid-level care to the surgical patients as part of a professional team
  • Varied Administartive responsib]ilties
  • 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


Leadership Accountability

Clinical Quality Outcomes

  • Provides direction to establish and maintain high standards for quality of patient care and patient safety for their team
  • Contributes to improvement in both process and outcomes, incorporates best practices and innovations in professional field
  • Contributes to implementation and maintenance of effective record keeping and reporting systems within the team
  • Ensures compliance with Sidra’s policies, and all accreditation and regulatory bodies and their standards

    Strategic Growth

  • Communicates with staff on their team the critical role they play in achieving Sidra’s mission and strategic goals
  • Facilitates organizational change initiatives; leads and supports all staff development in adapting to a rapidly changing health care environment
  • Facilitates development and achievement of professional and personal goals for self and staff
  • Effectively recruits, orients, develops and retains talent

    Brand Identity

  • Strengthens Sidra’s brand as a premier provider of health care in the globally
  • Models the Sidra’s values of service, innovation and teamwork. Holds others accountable for living these values.

    Customer satisfaction

  • Ensures employees receive information needed to perform jobs including feedback to enhance performance and customer satisfaction
  • Proactively addresses performance issues when indicated and administers policies, decisions and disciplinary actions with consistency
  • Leads and promotes a safe working environment inclusive of cultural competence and continuous learning, development and growth

    Financial Performance

  • Aligns with department goals and manages team resources to meet strategic objectives
  • Helps other understand the drivers of financial success for the department and Sidra
  • Provides accurate, data driven advice and recommendations to the executive line in a timely manner


Clinical Practice

  • Functions independently to evaluates and treats patients with complex acute, critical and chronically ill patients, according to written guidelines as defined by the nurse practitioner’s professional scope of practice and in adherence with Sidra’s agreed upon scopes of practice
  • Performs age appropriate histories on new patients
  • Performs pertinent physical exams with assessment of the normal and abnormal findings on new patients according to written guidelines as defined by the nurse practitioner’s professional scope of practice and in adherence with Sidra’s agreed upon scopes of practice
  • Obtains age appropriate interval histories on return patients
  • Performs pertinent examinations on return patients
  • Performs or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies as indicated upon evaluation of the patient according to written guidelines as defined by the nurse practitioner’s professional scope of practice and in adherence with Sidra’s agreed upon scopes of practice
  • Prescribes appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities. Obtains counter-signature on prescription from the supervising physician for medications not included in the approved formulary
  • Performs designated procedures after demonstrating competency and according to written standardized procedure where applicable
  • Facilitates the patient’s transition within and between health care settings: admissions, transfers and discharges and completes appropriate paperwork
  • Works across all service lines by collaborating with multidisciplinary team members and making appropriate referrals
  • Applies critical thinking to make independent determinations on  process and policy exceptions that need to be defined on a case by case judgment
  • In consultation with the collaborating physician, enrolls patients in investigational studies approved by the Investigational Review Board (IRB), and orders necessary tests and medications.
  • Assists the physician in the operating room in accordance with operating room protocols
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of interventions. When needed initiates a change to the plan of care, treatment. Collaborates with the physicians when necessary to obtain the desired patient outcome.
  • Recognizes and considers the age-specific needs of the patient
  • Utilizes effective communication and interactions with patients, family, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds. Acts as advisor and facilitates staff, patient and family decision making by providing educational tools
  • Provides counseling/anticipatory guidance to patient, family and/or staff regarding physical, psychological or developmental needs
  • Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary
  • Provides expert education, consultation, advocacy research, leadership and mentorship. 
  • Promotes the advancement of the advanced practice nursing profession at Sidra and the community-at-large. This may include publication, participation in professional organizations and providing educational support to the nursing staff.
  • Participates in research design, implementation and interpretation.
  • Provides timely, accurate and considered strategic advice on clinical problems and recommends corrective actions to be taken
  • Meets Sidra’s core measures of performance related to patient care, medical knowledge, practice based learning and improvement, interpersonal communication skills, professionalism, and system based practice.
  • Performs job functions adhering to service principles with customer service focus of innovation, service excellence and teamwork to provide the highest quality care and service to our patients, families, co-workers and others.

Fiscal and Human Resources Management

  • Takes into consideration the appropriateness and cost effectiveness of services utilized (both human and material resources) in providing care

     Professional and Educational Accountability

  • Assess the learning needs of patient and families, and develops and/or implements teaching programs to meet these identified needs in the hospital or community/
  • Provides formal and informal consultation to members of the multidisciplinary team in the hospital and ambulatory setting as well as to the community at large.
  • Initiates and/or participates in the development of hospital policies, procedures, and protocols regarding patient care.
  • Is active in Division and hospital committees.
  • Maintains knowledge of current research and incorporates findings into clinical practice.
  • Takes accountability for their own clinical and professional growth based on evaluation and feedback. In collaboration with leadership, sets realistic goals for performance plan.
  • Maintains competence and professional development. Maintains license, certification or registration as required.
  • Performs other duties when appropriate

Customer Relations and Communication

  • Consistently utilizes and facilitates effective communication strategies giving appropriate and constructive feedback to individual patients, families, and other members of the health care team regarding behavior that is detrimental to the achievement of hospital and patient care goals and outcomes.
  • Through teamwork and accountability exhibits behaviors and attitudes of courtesy and respect to patients, families and to all members of the health care team.
  • Consistently presents and conducts oneself in a professional manner
  • Consistently acts in a proactive manner to assist the consumer through all facets of the Sidra system.
  • Demonstrates behaviors that support performance improvement activities.
  • Maintains competence and professional development. Maintains license, certification or registration as required.
  • Performs other duties as requested.
Qualification, Experience & Skills:


  • Completion of residency program in the Pediatric Surgery with accredited board certification 


  • 1 year of clinical experience post fellowship training.

Certification and Licensure:

  • Valid professional License in the country of origin or country of practice in the specialty area

Job Specific Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Proficiency in Medical Research
  • 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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