JOB SUMMARY :
The Radiologist 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 wide range of fluoroscopic examinations and common imaging procedures for children, and the interpretation of MRI, CT scans, and ultrasound are required.
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 (reporting templates) and all radiologists will be required to issue reports in this format.
Furthermore, all reports will be issued via voice recognition software.
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
Adheres to the medical staff bylaws.
In view of the developing and changing needs and opportunities within Sidra during this start-up phase, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills :