Consultant – Pediatrics (Gastroenterology) – King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz University Hospital – Saudi Arabia

Position Purpose

  • To provide medical services for the overall management of patients that lie within the scope of services of their specialty and their privileges.
  • To contribute to administration, education and research at KAAUH.


Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Ensures through his/her actions, either directly or indirectly, that a superior quality of medical treatment, compassion and understanding is given to every patient served at the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital.
  • Abides by the Medical Staff Bylaws, Code of Medical Ethics, Rules and Regulations of the Medical Staff and those specific to the Pediatrics.
  • Provides the highest attainable standard of medical care for the patients for whom he/she is responsible.
  • Carries out full range of inpatient and outpatient clinical duties as assigned by the Chairman of Pediatrics in accordance with individually approved clinical privileges.
  • Administers and supervises Pediatrics for major/specialized operations or high risk patients, including: Pediatric operations, Cardio-pulmonary operations, Neurosurgery operations, Transplant operations.
  • Participates in the on-call duties as required by the Pediatrics.
  • Teaches staff assigned for training purposes, and participates with the Chairman of Pediatrics in planning a program of career development for trainees.
  • Participates in and/or actively supports approved research projects.
  • Deputizes for his/her superior as required and shares workload in his/her specialty during the absence of his/her colleagues.
  • Strives to improve his/her clinical expertise as well as standard of practice with regard to morbidity and cost effectiveness.
  • Participates in the forward planning, and further development of the Pediatrics.
  • Examines patient for pre-operative assessment.
  • Provides support inside the operating room throughout the operation.
  • Provides post-anesthesia care in the recovery room.
  • Refers patients to other specialized physicians when there is a need for additional treatment.
  • Participates in the management of the Pediatrics when appropriate.
  • Motivates departmental staff by effectively leading, directing and motivating employees to perform to the best of their abilities.
  • Conducts performance evaluation sessions to review employee work performance when appropriate.
  • Conducts disciplinary meetings when appropriate. Reviews, screens and selects employees for vacant positions within thePediatrics.
  • Participates in the Major Disaster Plan of the KAAUH.
  • Serves on KAAUH committees as requested.
  • Respects patients and their families to promote a patient-centered care culture.
  • Participates in and supports quality improvement and patient safety activities as an individual or as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Performs other job related duties as required.



Qualification and Experience

Education and Professional Certifications/Licenses

Board/Fellowship Certificate by appropriate specialty recognized by SCHS and acceptable to KAAUH or current SCHS Registration/License or equivalent, or candidate must meet the SCHS criteria for Consultant rank.




  • (3) years of training in the field of a specialty recognized by SCHS and acceptable to KAAUH.
  • Three (3) years relevant experience post board/fellowship certification.
  • One (1) or more years post board/fellowship specialty training outside Saudi Arabia in internationally accredited institutes or graduate with board certificates and training with two (2) years full-time employment as a consultant. Or equivalent in a National accredited hospital acceptable to KAAUH exempt from training abroad.




Job Details

Posted Date: 2019-04-30
Job Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Job Role: Medical, Healthcare, and Nursing
Company Industry: Medical/Hospital

Preferred Candidate

Career Level: Management
Nationality: Saudi Arabia
Degree: Doctorate

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