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Surgical Hospitalist

  • Job reference: BBBH4015
  • Location: Qatar
  • Salary: Attractive Package
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Job type: Permanent

We are working in partnership with the Sidra Medicine. Our client is an ultramodern, all-digital academic medical centre specialising in the provision of care for women and children. Based in Qatar, our client will focus on world-class patient care, medical education and biomedical research.

We are recruiting for a Surgical Hospitalist

Cavendish will be hosting interview days on behalf of our client. Upon enquiring, your dedicated consultant will brief you on the process, the organisation, Qatar and outline the next steps.

Job Summary:

The Consultant - Surgical Hospitalist functions within the Department of Surgery to assist in the care of the patients. This is primarily in the inpatient service. Care is delivered as part of an interprofesssional team. The hospitalist is responsible for assessment of patients as well as carrying out the care plans. Care is on the wards as well as in the intensive care areas such as PICU, NICU, and ER. There is a variable requirement to work in other areas such as the operating room and clinic. The hospitalist reports to the consultant surgeon. The primary duties of the hospitalist is to provide the front line patient care of the surgical pateints, under the direction of Consultation Surgeon. The ultimate responsibility for patient care lies with the Consultant Surgeon.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Daily responsibility is to the Consultant Surgeon for clinical duties
  • Will provide mid-level care to the surgical patients as part of a professional team
  • Varied Administartive responsibilties
  • Adheres to Sidra's standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
  • Functions independently to evaluates and treats patients with complex acute, critical and chronically ill patients, according to written guidelines as defined by the nurse practitioner's professional scope of practice and in adherence with Sidra's agreed upon scopes of practice
  • Performs age appropriate histories on new patients
  • Performs pertinent physical exams with assessment of the normal and abnormal findings on new patients according to written guidelines as defined by the nurse practitioner's professional scope of practice and in adherence with Sidra's agreed upon scopes of practice
  • Obtains age appropriate interval histories on return patients
  • Performs pertinent examinations on return patients
  • Performs or requests and evaluates diagnostic studies as indicated upon evaluation of the patient according to written guidelines as defined by the nurse practitioner's professional scope of practice and in adherence with Sidra's agreed upon scopes of practice
  • Prescribes appropriate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment modalities. Obtains counter-signature on prescription from the supervising physician for medications not included in the approved formulary
  • Performs designated procedures after demonstrating competency and according to written standardized procedure where applicable
  • Facilitates the patient's transition within and between health care settings: admissions, transfers and discharges and completes appropriate paperwork
  • Works across all service lines by collaborating with multidisciplinary team members and making appropriate referrals
  • Applies critical thinking to make independent determinations on process and policy exceptions that need to be defined on a case by case judgment
  • In consultation with the collaborating physician, enrolls patients in investigational studies approved by the Investigational Review Board (IRB), and orders necessary tests and medications.
  • Assists the physician in the operating room in accordance with operating room protocols
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of interventions. When needed initiates a change to the plan of care, treatment. Collaborates with the physicians when necessary to obtain the desired patient outcome.
  • Recognizes and considers the age-specific needs of the patient
  • Utilizes effective communication and interactions with patients, family, staff and members of the community from diverse backgrounds. Acts as advisor and facilitates staff, patient and family decision making by providing educational tools
  • Provides counseling/anticipatory guidance to patient, family and/or staff regarding physical, psychological or developmental needs
  • Recognizes situations which require the immediate attention of a physician and initiates life-saving procedures when necessary
  • Provides expert education, consultation, advocacy research, leadership and mentorship.
  • Promotes the advancement of the advanced practice nursing profession at Sidra and the community-at-large. This may include publication, participation in professional organizations and providing educational support to the nursing staff.


Essential Requirements:

  • MD
  • Completion of residency program in the Pediatric Surgery
  • 3 years of clinical experience including fellowship training
  • Valid professional License in the country of origin or country of practice in the specialty area


Benefits- Highly competitive package including a Tax free salary + benefits. Full details of the package will be discussed directly.

Please note the targeted start date for the position is dependent on the current timeline for the project. Likewise, the processing of licensing (if applicable)/ visas etc. also need to be considered. We will advise candidates specifically when we discuss the opportunity.

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