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    P.O. Box 6661, Salmiya 22077,Kuwait

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REGISTRAR- ORTHOPEDICS CENTER

JOB SUMMARY

The Registrar–Orthopedics is responsible to deliver highest quality treatments for problems related to human skeleton, joints, tendons, ligaments and spine. Co-ordinates and administers patient care activities in accordance with Ministry of Health regulations, Hospital Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules & Regulations and Orthopedics Department Policies & Guidelines.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
    Operational Duties
  1. Examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases and injuries of musculoskeletal system by application of corrective mechanical devices and, surgical / conservative means.
  2. Prepares and reviews case histories and obtains data through interviews.
  3. Provides patient care, diagnoses problems, orders tests such as X-rays or MRI scans; interprets test results and evaluates examination findings.
  4. Provides medication to decrease the level of pain faced by the patient and ensures maximum level of functioning and independence to the patients.
  5. Reduces and immobilizes fractures by open or closed methods, using such corrective devices as braces, casts, and splints.
  6. Determines procedures for preoperative and postoperative care such as administering sedatives, prescribing diets, and preparing operative area of patients; in conjunction with other Consultants.
  7. Assists in formulating plans & procedures for orthopedic surgery services.
  8. Assists Consultants, along with the Anesthesiologist, in execution of surgical procedures such as joint replacement, repair bone fractures or reverse back and spinal injuries.
  9. Attends and assists in-office procedures such as biopsies or injections and consults with patients' primary care doctors.
  10. Coordinates specialized patient care after the surgery; ensures that the patient receives effective advice during post- surgery follow up.
  11. Conducts daily rounds in the unit, does periodical examinations, follows-up with the patients and updates the Consultant of any specific observation.
  12. Maintains, manages and supervises medical records, patient charts and various surgical and hospital records whenever required
    Patient Care
  13. Considers the patient’s safety as the first priority while working.
  14. Includes the patients in discussions concerning appropriate diagnostic and management procedures.
  15. Participates in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating patient care needs
  16. Works in a seamless, integrated multi-disciplinary environment to provide the highest level of care
  17. Maintains a work environment that promotes high standards for patient care and ethical behavior.
  18. Compliance with Medical Ethics.
  19. Ensures implementation of Ministry of Health regulations, Hospital Medical Staff Bylaws, rules & regulations and Orthopedics Department policies & guidelines.
  20. Ensures implementation of the standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the field of Orthopedics.
  21. Exhibits appropriate personal and interpersonal professional behavior; practices medicine ethically.
  22. Respects the opinions of department Specialists/Consultants and referring Physicians in the management of patient problems.
  23. Recognizes limits of personal skills and knowledge by appropriately consulting other Physicians while caring for the patient.
  24. Shows a pattern of maintaining current personal clinical skills and knowledge by Continuing Medical Education (CME).
    Other Duties
  25. Participates in continuous quality improvement programs for Orthopedics service
  26. Attends the meetings of the Orthopedics Department to discuss the rules & regulations, obstacles in work, incidents & complications encountered and suggestions to improve the quality of service
  27. Contributes in organizational performance improvement activities.
  28. Accepts all other additional assignments found necessary by the Clinical Director- Orthopedics.
KEY CONTACTS
INTERNAL:1. Visiting & NMH Doctors/Physicians
2. Heads of Departments/Centers
EXTERNAL:1. Patients and their Relatives & Friends
2. Business Representatives / Professional Agencies
JOB REQUIREMENTS
Education : Bachelors’ Degree in Medicine followed by Masters’ Degree in relevant specialty.
Licensing : Valid License from Ministry of Health- Kuwait to practice as Orthopedic Registrar
Experience : 5 years’ experience with minimum 3 years’ experience post Masters’ Degree.
Other Skills
Technical Skills:

Excellent knowledge of prosthetics, connecting tools & devices such as tongs, pins, wires, screws etc.

Administrative Skills: Analytical, Decision Making and Scientific skills; Self Discipline and Team Player
Soft Skills :

Excellent Communication and Inter-Personal skills.

Computer Skills : MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) and Internet
Language Skills: Good in written and spoken English, Arabic is preferred.
   
WORKING CONDITIONS
Works primarily in an air conditioned, well-lighted and comfortable health care facility, while also exposed to infections and close contact with the patients. May have to work long hours, in shifts and be available on call to deal with medical exigencies. Occasionally involves prolonged standing, kneeling, bending and lifting heavy objects.