Responsible for the diagnosis, preoperative, operative, and postoperative management of surgical problems in infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The Pediatric Surgeon is knowledgeable on the surgical repair of birth defects, surgical techniques specific to each stage of child development, and the treatment of traumas in children.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
- Examining young patients and diagnosing health issues for surgery.
- Ordering preoperative tests and physical examinations and interpreting results.
- Consulting with patients and family members regarding diagnosis and treatment options.
- Comforting young patients before operations.
- Performing surgical procedures to correct deformations, congenital problems, injuries, or treat illnesses.
- Monitoring postoperative recovery and educating family members regarding postoperative care.
- Collaborating and cooperating with all the specialists involved in a child's medical care to determine when or if surgery is an appropriate treatment option.
- Performs any other clinical responsibilities. as assigned.
- Keeps abreast of all the latest techniques and developments. Implement 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.
- Provides hospital-wide consultations under the supervision of the attending consultant.
- Undertakes the administrative duties assigned by the Head of Section or Chairman of the department.
- Participates in all mandatory departmental activities.
- Assists the department in the development and implementation of techniques and practices that help maximize the utilization of all resources within the department and across the hospital.
- Abides by the current hospital and medical staff bylaws, all relevant rules, regulations and policies and keeps self updated of any changes that might occur.
- Performs any other related duties, as assigned.
- Must have graduated from a recognized medical school.
- Certified in medical specialty by an approved Specialty Board.
- American board in Specialty/Fellowship program in your country of origin.
- Minimum two (2) years training in subspecialty required.
- Doctor of Medicine
- A keen interest in the treatment for and needs of children.
- A strong working knowledge of pediatric physiology and pharmacology.
- Excellent precision and dexterity in surgery.
- A compassionate and caring nature.
- Strong decision-making, leadership, and team working abilities.