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Duties and Responsibilities
5.1 Abides by the Medical Staff Bylaws, Code of Medical Ethics, Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff and those specific to the department/division.
5.2 Provides specialist psychiatric assessment, treatment and management at the highest attainable standard of medical care for the patients for whom he/she is responsible.
5.3 Provides Consultant Psychiatric input to Family Physicians and other specialties for patients under their care who may need advice about their clinical psychiatric care and management.
5.4 Carries out full range of inpatient and outpatient clinical duties as assigned by the director of department/head of division and the Consultant in accordance with individually approved clinical privileges.
5.5 Participates in the on-call duties to provide cover for acute mental health provisions out of hours as required by the department/division.
5.6 Teaches staff assigned for training purposes and participates with the director of department/head of division and the Director of Postgraduate and Academic Affairs in planning a programme of career development for trainees.
5.7 Participates in clinical audit and in the improvement of quality of patient care (Total Quality Management Programme, Quality Assessment Improvement Programme) as applicable.
5.8 Fulfills the requirements of the Saudi Council for Health Specialties with regard to continuing medical education.
5.9 Participates in and/or actively supports approved research projects.
5.10 Deputizes for his superior as required and shares workload in his specialty during the absence of his colleagues.
5.11 Strives to improve his clinical expertise as well as standard of practice with regard to morbidity and cost effectiveness.
5.12 Participates in the forward planning, and further development of the department/division.
5.13 Serves on hospital committees as requested.
5.14 Participates in the major disaster plan of the hospital, as indicated.
5.15 Performs other applicable tasks and duties assigned within the realm of his/her knowledge, skills and abilities, within the hospital and/or affiliated medical facilities.
- Self-motivated and with awareness of current trends in the field.
- Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
- Ability to speak, write and read Arabic and English.
Graduate from a recognized medical school. Saudi Board or equivalent higher qualification in Psychiatry. 6.3MD or Ph. D..