JOB SUMMARY :
The Senior Attending Physician - Neuro Imaging will provide specialist clinical radiology services for the Department of Radiology with particular regard to service provision in women’s, pediatric and neonatal imaging for patients and medical research.
The individual occupying this position reports directly to the Division Chief - Body Imaging and works cooperatively with radiologists, department staff and other stakeholders, including referring clinicians and patients.
They provide educational support in radiology to junior medical and other staff.
The Radiologist will have an academic appointment to Weill Cornell Medical College Qatar.
Through the diagnostic interpretation of high quality images, the Radiologist is responsible for ensuring a high standard of service is continually provided to all patients, their families and other hospital staff as prescribed in the patient care and facility standards set down by Sidra Medical and Research Center.
It is expected that the radiologist will perform research or pursue approved academic initiatives during dedicated academic time, which will be provided every week.
Furthermore, participation in continuous quality improvement is mandatory and it is expected that all staff will contribute to this important and continually evolving process.
KEY ROLE ACCOUNTABILITIES :
Perform and provide interpretation of diagnostic radiologic imaging examinations, and provide diagnostic consultation related to diagnostic imaging to other members of the medical staff.
Examinations, procedures, and studies performed will include the full range of diagnostic work that would be performed by an appropriately credentialed diagnostic radiologist.
Routine studies such as plain film interpretation, the normal range of fluoroscopic examinations and common imaging procedures, and the interpretation of MRI, CT scans, and ultrasound are required.
Interpretation of specialized exams such as mammography and fetal imaging is a dedicated skill and some radiologists with this skill will be required to provide this service.
Prepare all records and reports as may be required in support of services rendered and as required by Qatar State Law
Provides clinical services as assigned. Responsible for clinical services provided in area during assigned time frame, which could include an evening shift rotation and participation in on call roster.
All scheduling in radiology is established at the direction of the Chief of Radiology.
Provide advice and opinions in support of diagnostic interpretations of radiological examinations and procedures as provided in conjunction with patient care.
Read STAT and emergency diagnostic imaging studies and provide verbal / written results of critical values to clinical staff as directed by the facility policy.
Develops assists and / or participates in medical research / academic projects as directed by the Chief of Radiology.
Is accessible and available to referring physicians, technologists & clerical staff. Maintains good working relationships with peers, as well as with technical and clerical staff.
Provides quality services as demonstrated by accuracy of diagnoses and compliance with local legislation and ACR Documentation Standard.
Works cooperatively with other members of department to ensure that a high standard of patient care services is maintained.
Sidra will be using a structured report format, and all radiologists will be required to issue reports in this format.
Furthermore, all reports will be issued via voice recognition software.
Sidra is a digital environment, and as such, it is expected that radiologists will become fluent in the use of appropriate digital systems;
training will be provided.
Facilitate patient access to medical care by recommending appropriate referrals to other health care providers in accordance with policies and regulations of the facility.
Ensures quality improvement programs and competency assessment initiatives for the Department of Radiology are followed by the radiology patient care team
Undertakes appraisals of staff as directed. Assists with the process of recruiting Radiologists as requested. Assists with orientation for new Radiologists, as requested.
Participates in professional local, regional and / or national organizations and meetings. Participates in other service activities in support of the facility
Participates in mandatory training and actively practices continual professional development in alignment with Sidra’s professional development programs to ensure maintenance of professional licensure / accreditation
Develops and / or delivers training programs to new employees on equipment and procedures in the area of operations in alignment with the department’s and Sidra’s training objectives and plans
Is an educational resource for radiology and contributes to the education of patients, staff and physicians and other stakeholders as required
Provides support and relief for other Radiologists as required
Participates in community outreach programs and teleradiology initiatives undertaken by the organization
Observes and implements departmental and applicable organizational policies, procedures, regulations and information to the radiology patient care team
Adheres to and promotes compliance with the hospital’s radiation safety and protection policy and associated codes of practice, and takes appropriate action where non-compliance is evident
Demonstrates the ability to be flexible, organized and function under stressful situations
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner. Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility, and maintains patient confidentiality at all times
Attends divisional and other meetings as requested. Serves on Departmental, Hospital, and University Committees, as requested
Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills :
Medical Degree (E.g MD, MBBS, MBBCH)
Completion of residency program with specialty experience or training in pediatric Radiology from an accredited Western Board
8+ years of post-certification / residency in Diagnostic Imaging in the relevant field from a North American Academic / Health care Institution or equivalent in UK, Republic of Ireland, or other European Countries with accredited and recognized board, Australia or New Zealand.
Experience at a dedicated paediatric or women’s medical imaging facility
Knowledge and clinical experience in paediatric or women’s imaging
Valid professional License in the country of origin or country of practice in the specialty area
Board Certification or its equivalent in pediatric Radiology from an accredited Western Board
Eligible for licensure as a pediatric Radiologist in the State of Qatar
Extensive functional knowledge and clinical experience in appropriate diagnostic radiology imaging techniques and procedures
Delivery of departmental clinical / technical training programs
Demonstrated staff and resource management skills
capability to work in a digital environment
Demonstrated strong analytical and decision making Skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
Fluency in written and spoken English