We are looking for an HOD for our ObGyn department. The department has around 20 staff and is one of the biggest units here. We have more than 300 deliveries in a month.
Must be licensed as Consultant
Must be able to do Laparoscopic Surgeries independently
Education - American Board/CCST or Board certification in ObGyn
Experience - preferably 5 years related experience with experience in quality and active involvement in committee(s)
In addition to the ObGyn Consultant role, the HOD responsibilities shall include:
• Strategic Planing
Develop and foster effective collaboration between clinical departments, medical staff leadership, nursing staff and other affiliated services
Work with the department team and medical leadership of the hospital, serving as a resource to help reduce costs & waste, enhance revenues, achieve effective utilization and quality goals and objectives
Lead and support key committees pertaining to relevant service areas.
Establish the performance goals, allocate resources, and assess policies for senior management.
Organizationally, the Head of Department will work collaboratively with the hospital leadership, to develop and implement well-balanced clinical programs designed to ensure operational and strategic success.
Develop and monitor a monthly schedule for the Department.
Establish an annual leave plan Approve / disapprove leaves as appropriate
Facilitate department meetings as needed.
Participate in Pre-screening of physicians' applications and conduct interviews where necessary.
Work closely with other head of departments to ensure optimum operation and patient flow.
Monitor overall department productivity and counsel those physicians, where WRVU activity has declined.
To make appropriate arrangements when staff are absent, ensuring appropriate cover within the department, liaising with relevant staff to secure appropriate cover.
Advocate for the capital, equipment, technology, personnel and administrative support needed to effectively run the department including developing and updating department policies and procedures.
• Performance Management
Clarify performance expectations on an ongoing basis, as well as providing meaningful frequent feedback
Assess individual yearly performance, for the GP s, specialists and consultants
Implement and monitor performance improvement plans where required.
To assist in the recruitment of new staff and to be responsible for the induction of new staff. All new staff should be appropriately trained, monitored, supported and assessed.
• Learning & Development
Promote and monitor CME activity
Train & orientate new doctors.
To promote and monitor professional development within the department. To offer support and advice to members of the department and encourage their professional development.
• Audit/ Quality
Oversee the quality of care delivered throughout the department. Oversee the quality and appropriateness of health care provided and report and actively resolve any identified deficiencies in the quality of patient care.
Develop relevant quality and performance metrics/indicators for the department and a method of tracking, trending and reporting them.
Provide ongoing evaluation of departmental members competencies and performance of clinical duties in relation to the scope of practice, credentials and privileges of each individual
Ensure the timely completeness of patient documentation is maintained through the department
Investigate incidents/adverse events and mitigate complaints and grievances in the department or related to the actions of any department member.
Ensure that the department is in compliance with all regulatory and accreditation requirements by reviewing and updating as necessary departmental policies, bylaws, rules and regulations.