CONSULTANT DERMALTOLOGY
New Mowasat Hospital
Salmiya , Kuwait
منذ 4 يوم

JOB SUMMARY

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

Operational Duties

  • 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.
  • Patient Care

  • 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).
  • Education

  • 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.
  • Others

  • 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.
  • INTERNAL :

  • Visiting & NMH Doctors / Physicians
  • Heads of Departments
  • Nursing / Reception Staff
  • EXTERNAL :

  • Patients and their Relatives & Friends
  • Business Representatives / Professional Agencies
  • General Public
  • JOB REQUIREMENTS

    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.

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