Roles and Responsibilities
Summary: Leads the department in accordance with the vision, mission, strategic priorities, goals and objectives of KFSH&RC (Gen. Org.). Accountable to Executive Director, Medical & Clinical Affairs (MCA) for effective operations and management of allocated resources of the department.
Essential Responsibilities and Duties
1. Provides general supervision over the professional care in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.
2. Ensures the quality of medical diagnosis and care provided to outpatients of the department.
3. Directs the Organization of the staff so as to give optimum care to all patient accepted to the department in accordance with policies and procedures of KFSH&RC (Gen. Org.).
4. Provides required patient care and management in the area of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in accordance with policies and procedures of KFSH&RC (Gen. Org.).
5. Assumes responsibility for patient under his care. Liaises with various service departments and medical specializations to provide appropriate and timely medical care, in accordance with the standards of medical care laid down by KFSH&RC (Gen. Org.).
6. Complies with ail Hospital standards and policies pertaining to acceptance, eligibility, admission, processes, consultation, daily patient care, outpatient practices and patient discharge as applicable.
7. Assess patients diseases or conditions to determine appropriate therapeutic modalities/procedures. Initiates iinvestigations and ensures findings are recorded.
8. Ensures appropriate patient preparation for procedures/surgery and performs procedures/surgery as indicated in the signed clinical privilege form.
9. Follows-up on investigation results for outpatients and modifies treatment accordingly as applicable.
10. Attends specialty clinics, outpatient clinics, day surgical units, day medical units, special procedures treatment areas and share on-call schedule as per requirements.
11. Performs any other clinical responsibilities related to speciality, as assigned.
1. Promotes Postgraduate Training Programs, Continuing Medical Education Activities, International Symposia and other required educational and training courses and ensures evaluation and reporting of such activities.
2. Leads and promotes educational activities for Residents, Fellows, Assistant Consultants, Junior Staff and other members of the department.
3. Introduces and implements new advances and techniques for complex procedures in the area of specialization.
4. Hosts National and International Medical Conferences in KFSH&RC and participates in similar conferences abroad as assigned.
1. Leads and promotes clinical basic and translational research and publication of papers in accordance with Research and Advisory Council Policy in order to advance knowledge, improve the quality of post graduate education and contribute to the national and international recognition of KFSH&RC (Gen. Org.).
1. Develops the department s Strategic Plan, Goals and Objectives in conformance with the overall strategic plan of Medical & Clinical Affairs. Provides quarterly reports on the progress made by the department on the Goals and Objectives.
2. Ensures that the department and its staff performed in accordance with agreed Performance Objective Reports the Performance results to the Executive Director, MCA on a periodic basis. Undertakes and leads the conduct of any corrective action that may be requires to improve the performance results of the department and its staff.
3. Ensures that patient care and clinical services rendered by the department are in accordance with the appropriate quality standards. Promotes the implementation of Quality Improvement Programs in the Department
4. Leads the initiative in maximizing the utilization of all resources efficiently within the department and coordinates the same across the Hospital.
5. Ensures that patient care is provided in conformance with the Patients' Bill of Rights by the department and its staff.
6. Obtains feedback from customers and interested parties and takes appropriate action as required. Uses the feedback to improve quality of patient care.
7. Acts as a leader and a role model and promotes a culture of excellence.
8. Ensures that there is adequate and uninterrupted staff coverage in the Department. Manages the work distribution and leave schedules of the staff and resolves related issues to ensure efficient workflow.
9. Ensures resources are available to respond to routine, request or emergency service provision and to expand outputs, service and facilities as needed.
10. Recommends appointment of Deputy Chairman, Section Heads and other senior staff members of the Department.
11. Conducts annual evaluation of Departmental staff in consultation with Sections Heads and makes recommendations to Medical and Clinical Affairs.
12. Fosters integration and collaboration with Nursing, Clinical Services, Administration, Support Services and other departments to ensure that required patient care is being provided, in accordance with standards laid down by KFSH&RC (Gen. Org ).