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Staff Surgeon

Staff Surgeon

Basic Function

Provide high standard, cost effective, General Surgical care to JHAH eligible medical recipients under the supervision of Attending Surgeon. Execute duties within the approved Credentials & Privileges provided by the Hospital Credentials & Privileging Committee.


Attend service clinical and educational rounds including morning reports and sign out rounds when appropriate. Attend and participate in the multi-disciplinary team rounds. Attend and participate in service/department Quality and Safety activities including reviews, audits and presentations. Report patients' adverse events to the appropriate department/service office. Attend and contribute to service and department business meetings. Prepare and provide patient reports as required within the hospital policy. Participate actively when assigned to a given committee. Keep apprised with, and adhere to, hospital and departmental policies and bylaws. Ensure legible and timely entries into patients' records. Maintain complete patient case records. Adhere to hospital policy regarding patient record confidentiality. Participate in medical records audits when required to do so.

Principal Contacts

Has daily contacts with patients, consults with other specialists on major, complicated surgical or related specialty care cases. Frequent contacts with personnel or surgical services, nurses and physicians to exchange information or resolve problems. Occasional contacts are made with counter parts in other Middle Easter/ Saudi Arabian Medical Facilities to provide consultation and advice regarding clinical evaluation / follow up of JHAH patients.

Principal Duties

In patient Duties:

  1. Assess and admit patients through Emergency Room, out-patient clinics and transfer from other hospitals as directed by the attending surgeon.
  2. Carry out the necessary investigations and admission work-up as indicated.
  3. Carry out the day-to-day patient assessment, plan and execute management under the supervision of the attending surgeon.
  4. Conduct daily rounds during work days on admitted patients and assigned consults as appropriate.
  5. Attend to patients when re-evaluation is required throughout the work day.
  6. Attend to admitted patients through the weekend as per the specific service arrangement.
  7. Respond to emergency calls in a timely manner and tend to patients when required to do so.
  8. Participate in trauma care according to the established role at the time of trauma presentation.
  9. Answer in-patient consultations within the required timeframe in conjunction with consulting services.
  10. Conduct rounds on related service intensive care unit patients when on-call.
  11. Plan and prepare patients for discharge as appropriate.
  12. Provide in-house 24 hour call when required as per the monthly on-call schedule.

Out Patient Duties:

  1. Attend assigned out-patient surgical and procedural clinics in collaboration with the attending surgeon.
  2. Refer patients to other services where appropriate.
  3. Evaluate patients in the emergency room and perform minor emergency surgical procedures when required.
  4. Participate in pre-admission clinic to ensure patients are appropriately prepared for the intended procedure.

Operating Room Duties:

  1. Assist in the operating room when assigned to a particular service/attending surgeon.
  2. Perform operative procedures within approved privileges.
  3. Maintain punctuality and professionalism in the operating room environment.
  4. When required, keep patients caregiver/guardian informed of the outcome of the procedure.
  5. Dictate timely and appropriate operative reports when required to do so.
  6. Ensure safe patient transfer out of the operating room by completing the required documentation.


Minimum of 3 years training of a recognized General Surgery training program.

Certifications/Other requirements as applicable

  • Participate in teaching and educational activities of junior staff, medical students and interns.
  • Keep up to date with knowledge and skills required to perform duties safely.
  • Maintain adequate continuous medical education credits as required by hospital and licensing authorities.