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SIDRA5016 - Chair - Anesthesiology

Department: Anesthesia Div
Division: Anesthesia Dept
Contract Type: Full Time
Closing Date: 11-May-2020
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/Branch Profile:

Our family centered-friendly environment is a 399 bed state of the art facility serving Qatari, non-Qatari and international children and women and their families.   Our experienced staff operates within a blended model of care supported by world class technology.

Our inter-professional teams works collaboratively to secure wellness optimizing patient/family outcomes to contribute to Sidra’s reputation as a high reliability organization. Clinical research focused on education, quality improvements and a culture of patient and family safety will be used to inform and guide best practice standards.

Job Summary:

The Chair - Anesthesiology provides clinical, education, research and executive management leadership in Anesthesiology. S/he is a Clinical and Managerial leader working with the Sidra executive team to develop and deliver strategy and business plans and to be accountable for resources and performance in Anesthesiology and to integrate research and education priorities into a program of excellent clinical service delivery. It is anticipated that the appointed candidate is able to continue with their personal clinical, education and research activities, albeit in a reduced and modified manner.

The Chair will have a full time appointment to Weill Cornell Medical College – Qatar and is expected to hold the position of Chair of Anesthesiology subject to their processes and approval.

Key Role Accountabilities:
  • Identifies and articulates the vision, strategic direction and growth of the Department of Anesthesiology as well as its specialties, and collaborates on the implementation of strategies to achieve them leading clinical service planning, service development and capacity planning for the service division.
  • Identifies and articulates the vision, strategic direction and growth of the Department of Anesthesiology as well as its specialties, and collaborates on the implementation of strategies to achieve them.
  • Leads clinical service planning, service development and capacity planning for the service division.
  • Provides leadership and direction for the development of strategies to promote the recruitment, retention and recognition of excellent medical staff, and collaborates with the Division Chief to execute those strategies.
  • Recommends clinical privileges, appointment, reappointment and corrective action for each member of the department.
  • Recommends the optimum number of qualified and competent persons to provide care or service.
  • Responsible for all administratively related activities of the department unless otherwise provided for by the hospital, and serves on all requested committees including the Medical Executive Committee, and appointing such committees as are necessary to conduct the functions of the department.
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of services.
  • Continues surveillance of the professional performance of all individuals in the department who have delineated clinical privileges, including performance, including ongoing and focused professional practice evaluations.
  • Continues surveillance of patient care and the professional performance of all individuals in the department who have delineated clinical privileges.
  • Ensures that the staff of the department provides services that are in compliance with all applicable standards and requirements of Joint Commission International (JCI), Qatar Supreme Health Council and all other applicable regulatory bodies.
  • Accountable for the financial performance, and management of all budgets within the Service Division.
  • Implements the clinical service strategies and business plan for the Service 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 Department to ensure their safety and efficacy.
  • Sets and achieves 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 Executive Chair of Clinical Services and Chief of Patient Services to establish and update the work week standards for all physicians on the staff, and ensures that there is coverage on a 24/7 basis for all patients including Emergency Department consult coverage.
  • Ensures all members of the Department optimize the use of Electronic Medical Records.
  • Sets and achieves targets for programs and procedures for confidentiality of all patient information in accordance with hospital policy and the privacy laws for State of Qatar.
  • In conjunction with the Executive Chair of Clinical Services and Chief of Patient Services, ensures the implementation of robust clinical governance structures and processes to ensure patient safety.
  • In conjunction with the Chief Research Officer and the Division Head of Research, ensures a program of clinical and translational research is developed, promoted and delivered within the Service Division.
  • In conjunction with the Dean Weill Cornell Medical College-Qatar, ensures there is an active and continuous program of undergraduate teaching within the Service Divisions to ensure an effective learning environment for students, residents and medical staff.
  • Is actively involved in research, graduate teaching and publication in higher impact refereed research journals, advising of students and participation in academic services.
  • Ensures effective communication with and involvement of all staff within the Service Division in regards to key decisions and initiatives.
  • Works collaboratively with other Service Chiefs, Chief Officers and Executive Directors to achieve broad Sidra objectives.
  • Conducts other duties as may be directed by the Chief Executive Officer.
  • 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.

Qualifications, Experience and Skills:


  • MD from an accredited school of medicine
  • Board Certification recognized by the American College of Medical Specialties or comparable boards/colleges in other countries of a similar status acceptable to Sidra.
  • Sub-specialty accreditation/fellowship board in Anesthesiology or recognized equivalent


  • 15+ years of clinical experience plus 5+ years of Academic leadership
  • Experience of leading a large complex organization through significant change
  • Appropriate research/publications and evidence base to practice
  • Proven experience of partnership working and stakeholder management at the highest levels
  • Significant experience in building organizational capabilities, including establishing a clear strategic vision and direction and translating into successful outcomes


  • Valid professional License in the country of origin or country of practice in the specialty area
  • Board Certification or its equivalent in Anesthesiology from an accredited Western Board.


  • Understanding of the academic needs of an internationally recognized university
  • Understanding of the complexity and healthcare needs of a large tertiary referral healthcare provider
  • Evidence of continuing professional and managerial development
  • Appropriate research/publications and evidence base to practice
  • Demonstrated ability to lead multidisciplinary teams in achieving ambitious and challenging visions and targets
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change through diverse groups of people
  • Demonstrated ability to build organization capabilities, including establishing a clear strategic vision and direction and translating into successful outcomes
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate and gain commitment to the vision and strategic direction of Sidra
  • Proven ability to set ambitious targets and monitor against targets to secure organizational success
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the underlying social, political and historical factors behind the new organization
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the wider interest groups and stakeholders within the organization and to work sensitively to overcome the differing positions and interests of these
  • Demonstrated ability to understand the culture, climate and politics within Sidra
  • An influential speaker and excellent presenter with the ability to persuade and influence on any platform
  • Good communication skills across multidisciplinary teams, colleagues, patients, relatives and external agencies
  • 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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