The Consultant - Dermatology plans, directs, coordinates, administers and supervises patient care activities and implements decisions of the Departmental Council in accordance with Ministry of Health regulations, Hospital Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules & Regulations and Dermatology department Policies & Guidelines.
His / Her focus includes ongoing audit and supervision of clinicians providing triage, patient assessment, treatment, integration with pathology and managing respective secondary care referrals in line with best practice.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Undertakes work in accordance with the Hospital’s procedures and operating policies; works within agreed quality frameworks.
Conducts complete skin examinations and delivers treatment for skin diseases, Pediatric dermatologic problems and Venereal diseases.
Prescribes hormonal agents or topical treatments such as spironolactone, antiandrogens, oral corticosteroids, retinoids, benzoyl peroxide, and antibiotics.
Provides dermabrasion or laser abrasion to treat atrophic scars, elevated scars, or other skin conditions.
Provides therapies such as intralesional steroids and chemical peels to treat age spots, sun damage, rough skin, discolored skin, or oily skin.
Participates and provides leadership for organizational performance improvement activities.
Recommends diagnostic tests based on patients' history and physical examination findings.
Participates in assessment, implementation and evaluation of patient care needs.
Maintains a work environment that promotes high standards for patient care, customer service, and ethical behavior.
Monitors patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary
Guides patients on topics such as the need for annual dermatologic screenings, sun protection, skin cancer awareness etc.
Undertakes all work in accordance with the procedures and operating policies, including Infection Control, Health and Safety, Risk Management etc.
Compliance with Medical Ethics
Ensures implementation of the standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of Dermatology.
Exhibits appropriate personal and interpersonal professional behavior; practices medicine ethically.
Recognizes limits of personal skills and knowledge by appropriately consulting other Physicians while caring for the patient.
Shows a pattern of maintaining current personal clinical skills and knowledge by Continuing Medical Education (CME).
Keeps up to date in developments relevant to best practice in Dermatology.
Undertakes training and provides supervision in relation to identified training needs of staff within the service; subject to audit outcomes, identified continuing professional development and training needs.
Participates in the provision of orientation, in-service and continuing education programs, along with other Consultants of the Department
Helps in professional development of all staff and provides teaching materials as part of the professional development of the staff.
Attends accredited conferences and meetings to update personal level of clinical practice, teaching and management skills in line with Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements.
Participates in the process of developing annual budgets for the Department.
Attends regularly scheduled meeting for the improvement of patient care services and delivery
Accepts all other additional assignments found necessary by the Clinical Director- Dermatology.
Visiting & NMH Doctors / Physicians
Heads of Departments
Nursing / Reception Staff
Patients and their Relatives & Friends
Business Representatives / Professional Agencies
Education : Bachelors’ Degree in Medicine with specialized training in Dermatology. Membership / Fellowship (preferably of the Royal College), PhD or MD Degree in relevant specialty Basic Life Support Certification is desirable
Licensing : Valid License from Ministry Of Health- Kuwait to practice as Dermatology Consultant Experience : Preferably 12 years’ experience with minimum 7 years’ experience post Fellowship / Membership , PhD or MD in Dermatology OTHER SKILLS :
Administrative Skills : Cognitive, Prioritization, Problem Solving, Decision Making and Teaching skills; Team Player
Soft Skills : Excellent Communication and Inter-Personal skills
Computer Skills : MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Internet and Hospital MIS
Language Skills : Good in written and spoken English PHYSICAL & WORKING CONDITIONS
Works primarily in an air conditioned, well-lighted and comfortable health care facility, while also exposed to infections and close contact with the patients.
Occasionally involves prolonged standing / walking, lifting supplies / equipment.