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SIDRA4594 - Hospitalist - Cardiac Surgery

Department: Surgery Div
Division: Surgery 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

Once fully operational by mid-2018, Sidra Medicine will handle 275,000 outpatient appointments, 11,000 procedures, 100,000 emergency attendances and deliver over 9,000 babies per year, adding capacity to a rapidly growing population and delivering world-class specialist care.

The hospital will include 10 operating theatres, 400 beds, 100 percent single rooms with a private bathroom, a birthing center and an emergency department.

Department Profile:

Sidra Medicine’s Heart Center will provide all aspects of medical, interventional, and surgical care for pediatric patients with congenital or acquired heart disease and adults with congenital heart disease through a joint surgical-medical program. Sidra’s multidisciplinary team encompasses the entire spectrum of relevant professions and provides cutting-edge, state-of-the-art interventional and surgical therapies.

Job Summary:

The Hospitalist – Cardiac Surgery within the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, is a Board Eligible/Certified physician with clinical training in cardiac surgery. Under supervision of the Consultation Surgeon, the Hospitalist - Cardiac Surgery provides family-centered medical care services. 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.  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.

The Hospitalist - Cardiac Surgery is a health care professional and patient advocate. Additional involvement in academic and quality improvement projects is encouraged and required. Such activities include but are not restricted to participation in Nursing and Allied Health education, Resident and Fellow training, contribution to ongoing clinical research projects and/or the development of divisional guidelines or involvement in divisional multidisciplinary quality improvement projects.

By delivering the very highest quality in clinical care, Sidra Medicine serves as a magnet for patients within the borders of Qatar and beyond.

Key Role and Accountability:
  • Coordinates and facilitates direct delivery of patient and family care within a multidisciplinary framework primarily in an inpatient care setting, to ensure a patient/family focused and service oriented environment that is in accordance with Evidenced Based and Best Practice standards.
  • Under the supervision of the Consultation Surgeon, assesses and identifies the health needs of the patient population and plans, implements, and evaluates interventions appropriate to meet those needs in accordance to organizational standards and accreditation requirements.
  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary health care team to devise treatment plans based on patient/family needs to ensure the delivery of high quality and evidence based services that are sufficient, efficient and responsive, and designed to meet the identified patient/family care needs and organizational outcomes.
  • Contributes to ensuring that clinical practices within the Division of Cardiovascular Surgery are in compliance with all applicable standards and requirements of the Joint Commission International, Ministry of Public Health, and all other applicable regulatory bodies.
  • Provides counseling and anticipatory guidance to patients and families regarding physical, psychosocial and developmental needs.
  • Facilitates effective inter- and intradepartmental communication between patient, family, community and interdisciplinary team members for collaboration, liaison, networking and teamwork to ensure the maintenance of strong and professional relationships.
  • Elicits, performs and records the history of physical examinations on assigned patients.  Under the supervision of the Attending Physician, develops a differential diagnosis for the presenting problem and implements a plan for management.
  • Develops and performs necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures per standardized protocols.
  • Under the supervision of the Attending Physician, collaborates with Case Management and Discharge Planning teams to plan and facilitate the continuity of comprehensive care of specialty patient populations from hospital, home and outpatient setting.
  • Assists in the assessment of learning needs of patients and families, and works in tandem with the Community and Patient Education Department to develop and implement patient education materials and programs that are centered on the learning preferences, religious and cultural values, and appropriate reading and language skills of target audience to meet those identified needs.
  • Models an understanding, appreciation and respect for an inclusive workplace environment that respects differences and diversity.
  • Under the supervision of the Consultation Surgeon, identifies and facilitates resolution of challenges and problems when appropriate to improve Division cohesiveness and patient satisfaction.
  • Assists in the promotion of a safe working environment inclusive of cultural competence and continuous learning, development and growth
  • Participates in the Quality and Performance Improvement activities through regular chart review, targeted CQI activities, and the systematic and detailed review and evaluation of patient outcome data.
  • Provides effective and timely record keeping and documentation.
  • Maintains knowledge of current research and incorporates findings into clinical practice.
  • Actively participates in clinical research projects as directed.
  • Actively participates in clinical management consensus development.
  • Is active in professional organizations and maintains Medical License.
  • Participates in Nursing, Allied Health, and Post Graduate Medical Training as required.
  • Conducts other duties as directed by the Attending Physician, and the Division Chief.
  • Assists with Sidra marketing strategies as required.
  • Promotes and assists in physician community outreach programs as appropriate.
  • 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.

Qualification, Experience & Skills:

Education:

  • MD/MBBS
  • Completion of residency program

Experience:

  • Minimum completion of Residency only

Certification and Licensure:

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

Job Specific Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • 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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