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The Consultant – Endocrinology and Diabetes is responsible for providing services to the Endocrinology and Diabetes patients in accordance with Nation Hospital policy and contractual obligations.
The Consultant Physician is responsible for leading and supervising the delivery of high quality evidenced based care; effectively and efficiently in diagnosing, managing, and treating all patients placed under the post holder’s care.
The Consultant Physician is expected to be an example of clinical excellence within his/ her specialty and to provide leadership and training for junior medical staff.
- Supports, implements, and follows all hospital, departmental and divisional initiatives, policies and procedures.
- Assists, lead and implement the organization’s performance management systems, including peer review and the productivity and utilization review processes.
- Participates in the organization’s performance management system, including peer review and the productivity and utilization review processes.
- Assists with scheduling and supports other physicians in ensuring that adequate medical coverage is provided within the department at all times.
- Attends departmental meetings as required.
- Assist in recruitment of new medical staff when appropriate.
- Assumes other administrative or clinical duties as requested by the Head of Department.
- To take responsibility for the management of patients with Endocrinology and Diabetes conditions under his/ her care or under multidisciplinary care.
- Oversees the clinical activities of the specialists and medical staff and assumes responsibility for the care they provide.
- Complies with all established hospital policies regarding admissions, daily patient care, surgical procedures, discharge protocols, outpatient, and follow up practices.
- Practices appropriate utilization of the organizations’ resources.
- Conduct the ward rounds of patients in the areas managed by the Endocrinology and Diabetes Department.
- Accepts clinically appropriate referrals from the Accident and Emergency Department, primary care, other departments, specialty clinics, walk in patients, and patients referred from other hospitals.
- Accurately documents all relevant clinical information in a clear and timely fashion in accordance with established procedures.
- Regularly review results of all investigations and modifies treatment as required.
- Liaises with other medical specialities and support services for additional input as required.
- Actively participates in multi- disciplinary meetings to help plan effective, safe, and holistic care for individual patients.
- Ensures preparation of patients for all procedures including obtaining informed consent.
- Assist with the development of major incident plans and related work.
- Participates in and ensures the provision of out of hours (on call) coverage on a rotational basis, including evenings, weekends, and public holidays as required.
- Communicates clinical information to patients and the patient’s family and friends (with consent of the patient) in a timely manner.
- Respect confidentiality and patient privacy, make sure that patients are not being exploited in cases such as invasion of privacy.
- Is aware of ethical and legal issues which arise during patient care.
- Maintains a good working relationship with members of the staff and promotes collaboration and a team- based approach to patient care.
- Demonstrate technical skills in hands-on procedures.
- Supports and actively participates in JCI accreditation of the hospital.
- Use the concept of “Critical Thinking” during the process of medical decision making. Document medical services in a way that satisfies the requirements of third party payers (health insurers) and allows the transformation (coding) to Diagnostic Related Groups (DRGs) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPTs).