Nephrologist (Ref#011)

  • BH
  • Full-time
  • Published: 2022-05-31 19:46:53Z

JOB DESCRIPTION 

Responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of medical diseases and conditions, as well as the provision of medical care in the field of Nephrology, in accordance with current medical staff bylaws, rules and regulations and the hospital's policies and procedures.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides required patient care and management in the field of Nephrology in accordance with standards of medical care laid down by hospital.
  • Studies, diagnoses and treats acute and chronic kidney disorders, such as kidney stones, and blood or protein in the urine, as well as kidney damage resulting from other conditions like diabetes and hypertension by regulating blood pressure, regulating electrolytes, balancing fluids in the body and administering dialysis and preparation for renal transplant.
  • Treats other diseases affecting the kidney which may be systemic disorders not limited to the organ itself, and may require special treatment such as acquired conditions, systemic vasculitides  {e.g. ANCA vasculitis) and autoimmune diseases (e.g. lupus), as well as congenital or genetic conditions such as polycystic kidney disease.
  • Performs procedures such as native and transplant kidney biopsies, ultrasound guidance, placement of temporary dialysis catheters, placement of tunneled hemodialysis catheters.
  • Assumes responsibility for patients under his care. Liaises with various support service departments and medical specializations to provide appropriate and timely medical care, in accordance with the standards laid down by hospital.
  • Complies with all hospital standards and policies pertaining to acceptance, eligibility, admission processes, consultation, daily patient care, operating room, outpatient practices, and patient discharge.
  • Admits patients, initiates investigations and ensures findings are recorded. Assesses patients' diseases or conditions to determine appropriate therapeutic modalities/ procedures.
  • Conducts ward rounds as per policy and reassesses inpatients under care. Documents findings in medical records.
  • Ensures appropriate patient preparation for procedures/ surgery and performs procedures/ surgery as indicated in the signed clinical privilege form.
  • Follows up on investigation results for inpatients and outpatients and modifies treatment accordingly.
  • Attends specialty clinics, outpatient clinics, day surgical units, day medical units, special procedures, treatment areas and shares on- call schedule as per requirements.
  • Keeps abreast with all the latest techniques and developments, especially in the field of Nephrology, following and implementing them on a selective basis to improve technical standards.
  • Actively participates in the educational activities and training programs of the department.
  • Participates in national and international medical conferences.
  • Performs any other related duties, as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must have graduated from a recognized medical school
  • Certified in medical specialty by an approved Specialty Board
  • Three years of training in specialty or subspecialty plus post-training experience required
  • Doctor of Medicine

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