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1. JOB DETAILS:
Job Title:
Psychiatrist
Job Grade: TBD
Division: Medical
Department: Physicians/ Dentist Group

2. JOB PURPOSE:
To take a lead role in identification and assessment of concurrent psychiatric and substance use disorders to develop therapeutic strategies tailored to Patient cases.

3. JOB DIMENSIONS:
Reports to:
CMO (Functionality) & Manager – Physicians/ Dentist Group (Admin)*
Direct Reports: TBD
Financial Dimensions: TBD
Total Reports: TBD
* This job requires the job holder to work with cross-functional teams and follow “Clinical Staff Matrix Model” as needed.

4. KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:
DESCRIPTION
Clinical Care

  • Work closely with a multidisciplinary team to provide a high standard of care, which encompasses clinical assessment, treatment and management of Patients across a wide range of clinical areas including mental health disorders, lifestyle modification and psychosomatic disorders, while complying with internationally recognised standards.
  • Assess Guest Client’s needs, abilities or behaviour through a variety of diagnostic tests, interviews and direct observation, to initiate a comprehensive treatment plan that best meets Patients’ requirements.
  • Undertake a comprehensive assessment using evidence based bio-psychosocial approach to identify predisposing, precipitating and perpetuating factors contributing to the presenting problem.
  • Perform a compressive risk assessment and devise management strategies to effectively mitigate and manage risk.
  • Examine or conduct laboratory or diagnostic tests on Patients to provide information on general physical condition or mental disorder.
  • Prescribe, direct or administer pharmacologic and/or psychotherapeutic treatments to treat mental, emotional or behavioural disorders, while complying with local and recognised international prescribing guidelines.
  • Provide supervision to other staff on an ad hoc basis, and provide specialist interventions for new emerging drugs of misuse to better deal with these difficult cases.
  • Safeguard the confidentiality of all Patients’ care information.


Relationship Management and Collaboration

  • Liaise with external health care providers to discuss transfer of Patients, working jointly where needed.
  • Liaise with law enforcement bodies, after approval from relevant authority in Naufar, to assess, screen and accept referrals to Naufar.


Medical Records

  • Update and utilise the information provided on the EMR to expedite clinical activities, improve efficiency and support decision making.
  • Analyse and evaluate Patient’s data or test findings to diagnose nature or extent of mental disorders.


Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) Involvement

  • Participate in the MDT meetings, discussions and activities including the defining of standards of care and care pathways as defined by the clinical/service line requirements to ensure Patient’s centric care from a clinical, wellness and hospitality perspective as well as to support the organisation in providing the Patient’s with extensive range of professional treatment services.


Research and Education

  • Identify and propose research questions and assist in conducting clinical research to add to the evidence base of addiction treatment and related areas.
  • Undertake an agreed program of continuing professional development and attend conferences or seminars to increase the personal and collective understanding of general health. 

  • Assist in educating the broader Naufar staff group to gain a better understanding of addiction, mental health and the role all staff play in the provision of Patient care.


Policies, Systems, Processes and Procedures

  • Contribute to the identification of opportunities for the continuous improvement of departmental systems, processes and practices considering ‘international leading practice’ to improve business processes, productivity, and clinical and operational efficiency.
  • Provide critical input to support the development of departmental systems, policies, processes, and procedures to meet business requirements.


Reporting

  • Prepare relevant reports in a timely and accurate manner to meet Naufar’s requirements, and the departmental requirements, policies and standards.


Related Assignments

  • Perform other related duties or assignments as directed.             

5. COMMUNICATIONS & WORKING RELATIONSHIPS:

Internal

  • Manager Physicians/ Dentist Group
  • MDT members
  • Physicians/ Psychiatrists/ Dentists
  • Medical and clinical team

External

  • Patients
  • Public Health Bodies

6. KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS:

  • To be populated at a later stage by Naufar

7. CONTEXT, WORK ENVIRONMENT AND DECISION-MAKING AUTHORITY:

  • Key decisions having significant impact on the department are referred to the direct manager for approval before implementation.
  • The jobholder exercises financial and non-financial authority as per the level established by the Naufar management and stipulated in the delegation of authority.
  • The job require flexibility to work on call, day or night shift as needed.

8. JOB REQUIREMENTS:

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
(Essential)
Professional/Academic Qualifications:

  • Medical degree followed by specialist training in one or more of the following areas: addictions psychiatry, dual diagnosis, personality disorder (CCT or equivalent).
  • Qualified and licensed Psychiatrist.
  • Up-to-date CPD in relevant areas.

Experience:

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in the addictions or mental health field.
  • Naufar may exempt the experience requirement for Fresh Qatari Graduates and long term residents of Qatar who study in Qatar Universities and successfully complete the Departmental in house training programs within the probationary period (3 months).

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Expert knowledge of pharmacological strategies for the medical management of detoxification.
  • Knowledge of pharmacological and psychotherapeutic strategies for treatment of medical, mental, emotional or behavioural disorders.
  • Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for counselling and guidance.
  • Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human’s medical, mental, emotional or behavioural disorders. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Knowledge of human behaviour and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioural and affective disorders.
  • Ability to lead the MDT in the delivery of clinical care in line with defined the Model of Care and Model of Service Delivery.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of psychosocial addiction treatment approaches.
  • Expert knowledge of models of addiction.
  • Demonstrable psychotherapeutic skills: individual, group, family.
  • Excellent use of the English language (must) and Arabic language (preferred)*
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team.

* Please refer to the gender and language requirements in the approved clinical/medical matrix for guidance.

9. KEY COMPETENCIES:

Technical Competencies:

  • To be populated at a later stage by Naufar

Behavioural Competencies:

  • To be populated at a later stage by Naufar