Job Summary :
Under supervision of the neonatology attending, the Hospital Neonatologist provides family-centered medical care services to neonates to establish diagnosis and management of acute and chronic diseases while emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention.
Responsibilities include ordering, conducting and interpreting appropriate diagnostic and laboratory tests; prescription of pharmacologic agents and treatments and non-
pharmacologic therapies in a cost efficient manner. The HN is a health care resource, and patient advocate. Additional involvement in academic and quality improvement projects will be encouraged and required.
Such activities include but are not restricted to participation in Nursing and Allied Health education, resident and fellow training, contribution to ongoing clinical research projects and / or the development of divisional guidelines or involvement in divisional multidisciplinary quality improvement projects.
By delivering the very highest quality in clinical care, Sidra Medical and Research Center will serve as a magnet for patients within the borders of Qatar and beyond.
Key Role and Accountability :
Coordinates and facilitates delivery of patient and family care within a multidisciplinary framework primarily in an inpatient care setting as part of the Neonatal Program at Sidra M&RC, to ensure a patient / family focused and service orientated environment that is accordance with Evidenced Based and Best Practice standards.
Under the supervision of the Neonatology Attending, assesses and identifies the health needs of the specialized Neonatal / Perinatal population and plans, implements, and evaluates interventions appropriate to meet those needs which are appropriate to the scope of the NICU and Perinatal program and in accordance to organizational standards and accreditation requirements.
Collaborates with multidisciplinary health care team to devise treatment plans based on patient / family needs to ensure the delivery of high quality and evidence based services that are sufficient, efficient and responsive, and designed to meet the identified patient / family care needs and organizational outcomes.
Contributes to ensuring that clinical practices within the Division of Neonatology are in compliance with all applicable standards and requirements of the Joint Commission International, Ministry of Publicly Health, and all other applicable regulatory bodies.
Provides counseling and anticipatory guidance to patients and families regarding physical, psychosocial and developmental needs.
Facilitates effective inter- and intradepartmental communication between patient, family, community and interdisciplinary team members for collaboration, liaison, networking and teamwork to ensure the maintenance of strong and professional relationships.
Elicits, performs and records the history and physical examinations on assigned patients. Under the supervision of the Neonatology Attending, develops a differential diagnosis for the presenting problem and implements a plan for management.
Develops and performs necessary diagnostic and therapeutic procedures per standardized protocols.
Under the supervision of the Neonatology Attending, collaborates with Case Management and Discharge Planning teams to plan and facilitate the continuity of comprehensive care of specialty patient populations from hospital, home and outpatient setting.
Assists in the assessment of learning needs of patients and families, and works in tandem with the Community and Patient Education Department to develop and implement patient education materials and programs that are centered on the learning preferences, religious and cultural values, and appropriate reading and language skills of target audience to meet those identified needs.
Models an understanding, appreciation and respect for an inclusive workplace environment that respects differences and diversity.
Under the supervision of the Neonatology Attending, identifies and facilitates resolution of challenges and problems when appropriate to improve Neonatal Division NICU / Perinatal program cohesiveness and patient satisfaction.
Assists in the promotion of a safe working environment inclusive of cultural competence and continuous learning, development and growth to contribute to ensuring that the Division of Neonatology has a capable and competent environment.
Participates in the Quality and Performance Improvement activities of the Neonatology Division through regular chart review, targeted CQI activities, and the systematic and detailed review and evaluation of patient outcome data.
Provides both day-time and, less frequently, night-time patient care coverage as directed by the clinical schedule of the Division of Neonatology.
Provides effective and timely record keeping and documentation.
Maintains knowledge of current research and incorporates findings into clinical practice.
Actively participates in clinical research projects as directed.
Actively participates in clinical management consensus development.
Is active in professional organizations and maintains Medical License.
Participates in Nursing, Allied Health, and Post Graduate Medical Training as required.
Conducts other duties as directed by the Neonatology Attending, and the Division Chief of Neonatology.
Assists with Sidra marketing strategies as required.
Promotes and assists in physician community outreach programs as appropriate.
Supports the development of Sidra as a world class regional center.
Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
Sites of practice :
NICU, Nursery & Labor and Delivery Suites.
Inpatient patient care units.
Telemedicine consultation when developed and appropriate.
Procedure rooms in the hospital when needed and appropriate.
Site visits to referring and affiliated hospitals and clinics when requested and appropriate.
Qualification, Experience & Skills :
Completion of residency program in the specialty area from an accredited Western Board of Pediatrics
Sub-specialty Fellowship training in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.
3 years of clinical experience including fellowship training.
Certification and Licensure :
Valid professional License in the country of origin or country of practice in the specialty area
Job Specific Skills and Abilities :
Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
Proficiency in Medical Research
Fluency in written and spoken English