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General Orthopedics

Job Code

30000649

Basic Function

To provide Saudi Aramco's population with comprehensive orthopedic care both in prevention and in active management. The latter includes, clinical evaluation, diagnosis, non-operative and operative treatment in the out-patient and in-patient setup. To be the ultimate resource to the other health care members in the field of musculoskeletal care.

Scope

Incumbent is an Orthopedist who provides comprehensive orthopedic care to all assigned patients including out-patients, in-patients and emergency patients and including pre- and post-operative cases and all orthopedic procedures within incumbent's competence. Work is primarily at The JHAH Health Center but can be assigned to any District or hospital.  Incumbent is under general professional and administrative supervision of the Chief of Orthopedic Services Division.

Principal Contacts

Contacts are primarily with patients and their relatives. Other healthcare professionals: Specialists, primary care physicians, nurses, technicians, therapists, etc.

Principal Duties

  1. The orthopedic profession exists for the primary purpose of caring for the patient. The physician/patient relationship is the central focus of all ethical concerns. The orthopedic surgeon should be dedicated to providing competent medical service with compassion and respect.
  2. Provide comprehensive orthopedic care to all assigned patients.
  3. Provide after hours, weekends and holiday orthopedic coverage (emergency and in-patient), sharing the on-call schedule with other orthopedic surgeons.
  4. Participates and contributes in the Continuing Medical Education (Grand Rounds, M&M, Journal Club, Lectures to other physicians) as instructed by the Chief of Orthopedics.
  5. Participates and contributes to the Quality Improvement and Assurance Program (M&M Peer Review, Case Review, etc.) as instructed by the Chief of Orthopedics.
  6. Maintains complete and accurate documentation in the medical records (in-patient and out-patient) of all patients encountered by him.
  7. Consults and discusses with the Chief of Orthopedics, any difficult case problems, special problems, and interests. Concern cases for referral outside Dhahran Health Center and any other matter of potential repercussion.
  8. Adheres to the Bylaws and Rules and Regulations of the JHAH Medical Organization and assures that all work is performed in keeping with the established standards of the Joint Commission International (JCI).
  9. The Orthopedic Surgeon must continually strive to maintain and improve medical knowledge and to make relevant information available to patients, colleagues and the public.
  10. The Orthopedic Surgeon should promote the development of an expert healthcare team that will work together harmoniously to provide optimal patient care.
  11. The orthopedic surgeon must respect the rights of patients, of colleagues and of other health professionals and must safeguard patient confidence within the constraints of the law.

Experience

Three (3) or more years of experience in Orthopedics.

Certifications/Other requirements as applicable

  • English language is required as it is the common language of the employee/dependent service user nationalities.  A
  • Arabic fluency desirable but not mandatory.