The Registrar ER coordinates and administers Emergency Room services in accordance with Ministry of Health regulations, Hospital Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules & Regulations and Department Policy & Guidelines.
Provides primary care to the host of patients entering Hospital ERs with illnesses and injuries covering a broad spectrum, from acute infections to life-threatening conditions.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES Operational Duties
Attends / Interviews all patients presenting to ER, provided they fulfill formalities of the ER department according to NMH policies & procedures
Provides non-surgical care to patients; works with nurses and other emergency room staff to prioritize and evaluate cases
Supervises clinical nurse’s work and answers to medical problem arising in the ER.
Takes patient history, conducts physical examinations, requests and interprets other necessary investigations as the patient’s condition mandates
Gives the necessary medical advice needed based on diagnosis; whether a prescription, medical management in ER, admission to the inpatient department, referral or transfer to another consultation facility.
Performs medical procedures according to his / her clinical privileges
Refers patients to a medical specialists or other practitioners as and when required
Completes clinical notes of ER files and writes medical reports in consultation with the Consultant
Decides and issues sick leave, according to MOH regulations and policies of NMH
Considers the patient’s safety as the first priority while working.
Includes the patients in discussions concerning appropriate diagnostic and management procedures.
Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates patient care needs.
Maintains a work environment that promotes high standards for patient care and ethical behavior.
Participates regularly with other department staff, in decision-making related to patient care
Compliance with Medical Ethics
Ensures implementation of the standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of Emergency Medicine.
Exhibits appropriate personal and interpersonal professional behavior; practices medicine ethically and stays consistent with the obligations of a physician.
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.
Initiates continuous quality improvement programs for populations served
Attends regularly scheduled meeting for the improvement of patient care services and delivery
Participate actively in the Hospital educational program, clinical audits, and research
Accepts all other additional assignments found necessary by the Clinical Director
INTERNAL : 1. Visiting & NMH Doctors / Physicians
3. Nursing / Reception Staff
EXTERNAL : 1. Patients and their Relatives & Friends
2. Business Representatives / Professional Agencies
Education : Bachelors’ Degree in Medicine followed by specialized training in Emergency Medicine. Masters’ Degree in Emergency Medicine Training in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) or Basic Life Support (BLS) preferred.
Licensing : Valid License from Ministry of Health-Kuwait to practice as a Emergency Medicine Registrar. Experience : 5 years’ experience with minimum 1.
5 years’ experience post Masters’ Degree in Emergency Medicine. Other Skills Management Skills :
Problem Solving, Decision Making , Counselling and Critical Thinking skills; Attention to detail and a 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, Arabic is preferred.
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.
Subject to unpredictable or crisis situations May have to work long hours, in shifts and be available on call to deal with medical emergencies.
Occasionally involves prolonged standing / walking, lifting supplies / equipment.