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SIDRA4786 - Physician - Pediatric Gastroenterology

Department: GI / Hepatology / Nutrition Div
Division: Pediatrics Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 15-May-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


The Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition provides wide range of services to treat complex gastrointestinal, liver and nutritional disorders in children ages 0 to 18.


The Senior Attending Physician  - Gastroenterology is responsible for the delivery of high quality evidence-based care; effective and efficient diagnosing, managing and treating all patients placed under the role holder’s care. The Senior Attending Physician  - Gastroenterology makes recommendations, orders appropriate therapeutics and diagnostics as per the patient’s diagnosed condition. The Senior Attending Physician  - Gastroenterology should have a good experience in interventional and diagnostic endoscopy and nutritional support in children.


• Assesses and reassesses inpatients and/or outpatients on a regular basis, in line with established best practice. 
• Actively participates in interdisciplinary meetings to help plan effective, safe, and holistic care for individual patients. 
• Reviews results of all investigations, develops and modifies treatment as required, provides guidance to less experienced colleagues.
• Works in close co-operation with the present permanent staff, particularly with regard to organization and development of the clinical service, formulation and conduct of clinical trials and the pooling of results for analysis.
• Assists in supervising activities of junior medical staffs and jointly assumes responsibility for patient care.
• Responsible for the delivery of high quality evidence-based care and services within specialty area.
• Conducts Ward rounds, reassesses inpatients and/or outpatients on a regular basis, in line with established best practice.
• Regularly reviews results of all investigations and modifies treatment as required.
• Provides clinical excellence by effective and efficient diagnoses, manages, and treats all patients placed under post holder’s care.
• Responsible for the analysis and reporting of esophageal PH-impedance studies and surface electrogastrograms.
• Responsible for the performance of high resolution esophageal manometry, antroduodenal manometry, colonic manometry and anorectal manometry.
• Undertakes regular diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies each week, with additional short acting or general anaesthetic cases as required.
• The unit runs an on/off service rota in which attending physicians in turn have principal responsibility for the day to day running of the ward, in hospital referrals and on-call.
• Demonstrates an active interest and involvement in research by initiating innovative clinical or research outcomes or collaborating on research projects to support the Sidra vision.
• Delivers safe, effective, and holistic clinical services within accepted standards of care. 
• Accurately documents all relevant clinical information in a clear and timely fashion in accordance with established procedures.
• Supports the inpatient parenteral nutrition service and the home parenteral nutrition programme.
• Liaises with colleagues, Allied Health staff, nursing, administrative and support services staff for additional input as required.
• Complies with all hospital polices regarding admissions, consultations, daily patient care, surgical procedures, discharge protocols, outpatient and follow up practices.
• Supports, implements, and follows all hospital, departmental and divisional initiatives, policies and procedures. 
• 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



  • MD degree (or equivalent)
  • Completion of residency program/fellowship in the Pediatric Gastroenterology  from an accredited Western Board.


  • 8+ years of post-certification/residency in clinical care or education in the relevant field 
  • 2+ years of clinical experience in motility disorders.

Certification and Licensure:

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