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SIDRA4653 - Director - Allied Health

Department: Allied Health Div
Division: Support Services Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 15-Sep-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 Profile:

Allied Health Services will provide services to neonatal, pediatric and adolescent patients of all specialties, as well as services to the obstetrical and gynecological inpatients. The focus will be on acute inpatient care, however services will also be provided to specialized outpatient clinics and outpatient populations that require a service.

Job Summary:

The Director - Allied Health works as a key member of the Medical Committees and hospital’s Allied Health management team and assumes 24 hour accountability for the overall management and for the delivery of quality patient care to achieve optimal patient outcomes, along with the integration of clinical, research and academic activities of the professions consistent with Sidra’s vision as an academic medical and research Centre. S/he plays a pivotal role in building the co-ordination and management of activities and resources of inpatient and outpatient clinical services for Allied Health Services. The Director provides strategic leadership and direction for the portfolio with multiple disciplines.  In collaboration with other service areas the Director ensures that recruiting, commissioning, onboarding, orientation and service activation responsibilities are carried out in accordance with plans and timelines.

Key Role Accountabilities:
  • Provides strategic leadership of the activities of the department to ensure the development of a capable workforce with the skills mix to ensure objectives and targets are met
  • Ensures the supply of quality services in terms of service delivery, efficiency, cost effectiveness and professionalism
  • Provides timely, accurate and considered strategic management advice to (Executive Director) to ensure the department achieves its strategic and operational objectives and targets
  • Ensures human, financial and physical resources within the department are utilized effectively and efficiently, ensuring budget and performance targets are met
  • Establishes communication  with key stakeholders both internal and external in a timely, appropriate and effective manner to develop and maintain excellent ongoing communication
  • Recommends and collaborates with in-service education programs to promote staff development
  • Responsible for the installation, interfacing and testing of Allied Health medical devices during the pre-operation and service activation phase(s)
  • Takes a lead role in the review of and gives expert advice on CIS build and implementation as well as identifying system and process deficiencies and recommending solutions which are effective to meet clinical and functional requirements
  • Identifies and/or responds to the need for new or expanded services and practices; assesses and advises re:  professional, financial and HR impact
  • Ensures appropriate patient care by the professions through multiple processes:  compliance with standards of care; initiating changes to existing clinical protocols based on research; promoting evidence-based practice; collaborating with professional partners in external industry and community settings
  • Monitors day-to-day operations to ensure that patient care is delivered in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Monitors and manages issues related to inter-professional practice to ensure that the professions are participating optimally in the delivery of patient care
  • Fosters a culture of openness, a climate of support and provides ongoing opportunities for front-line staff input re:  improving processes resulting in greater efficiencies and improved patient care
  • Represents Allied Health Services to non-health care constituents within the community
  • Provides consultation to community and business leaders regarding Allied Health Services.
  • Leads in establishing and maintaining links and partnerships between the professions and appropriate academic institutions
  • Influences academic decision-making and curriculum development through active membership in hospital/academic institutional committees and task forces
  • Facilitates process and access to educational funds for professions consistent with Sidra’s commitment to life-long learning and professional licensing requirements
  • Collaborates with external educational organizations, both nationally and internationally, regarding training expectations and internship opportunities
  • Liaises with research organizations on issues related to the Hospital’s mission as an academic research center
  • Develops and implements the human and financial infrastructure essential to the growth and success of an academic research center
  • Promotes dissemination of research findings through publications and presentations
  • Works with schools in the community to support early intervention for children
  • Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies

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

Essential Requirements:
  • Education/Qualfication in the relevant field
  • Extensive clinical management experience in an acute pediatric North American Academic Medical Center or equivalent in UK, Republic of Ireland, EU States, South Africa, Australia or New Zealand
  • Experience in Managing multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience in organizing data and generating thorough, accurate, timely reports
  • Experience with clinical Information systems either as an end user, super user or build contributor
  • Valid Professional Licensure as a Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Language Therapist or Audiologist (or equivalents) in country of origin
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze financial statements and manage financial resources by developing business plans and budgets
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate and advocate for pediatric patient care standards as published by the Joint Commission, Joint Commission International, The Supreme Council of Health and professional healthcare literature
  • Demonstrated ability to make oral and written presentations to diverse audiences on pediatric health care, and organizational issues
  • 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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