Company: Ministry of Defense -Medical Services Directorate
Start Date: 2023-11-15
End Date: 2024-01-14
Duties and Responsibilities
The Resident shall carry out the clinical and other duties allocated to him/her by the Chief of Department.
The Resident shall check all admissions including cases admitted from the Emergency Room and OPD. A full history physical examination shall be carried out, paying attention to the patient past health and current general health, meticulously documenting all details. Relevant routine and special laboratory tests as appropriate shall be ordered. Written orders to the Nurses shall be given. The process of evaluating the patients under his/her care, formulating plans of investigation and treatment is accordingly to the level of responsibility achieved at the particular time.
The Resident shall take on-call duty according to the departmental duty Rota.
He/ She shall be the first on-call for all emergency cases necessitating his department and for all inpatients in his department requiring urgent attention after the usual morning rounds.
He/She shall take special care of high –risk patient (e.g. critically ill, postoperative, etc.) and shall immediately notify the Consultant of any complications.
The Resident on-call shall always inform the Consultant about the case to be admitted after having evaluated the patient and obtained the pertinent laboratory data. If the case is urgent the Resident shall immediately inform the Consultant after preliminary evaluation and before laboratory results are obtained.
The Resident shall be present in the hospital at all times during his/her assigned on-call duty, and must not under any circumstance leave until he/she is relieved by the incoming on-call or another Resident. When not on-call or officially off-duty, he/she shall be present in the hospital during normal working hours (7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) and assist his/her assigned Consultant.
The Resident shall endorse his/her on-call activities including admissions, critical cases, etc. to the incoming Resident on-call in the ROTA personally either one to one or during the daily morning departmental meeting.
The Resident shall visit patient daily, document daily progress notes and orders. All notes shall be signed, dated and stamped with time noted. These will be reviewed and initialed by the treating Consultant on the same day.
The Resident shall accompany the Consultant he/she is assigned to at the discretion of the Chief of the Department. This includes ward rounds and outpatient clinic.
The Resident shall ensure that the appropriate informed consent is obtained for any intervention including certain radiological procedures, endoscopic procedures, instrumental delivery, surgery, etc. according to the policies and procedures of the hospital and his/her department.
The Resident shall assist the Consultant during procedures and can perform procedures appropriate to his/her level of experience, under the supervision of the consultant.
The Resident shall write the discharge summaries and death summaries, etc. These shall be reviewed and co-signed by the Consultant.
The Resident shall actively participate in the other departmental activities including clinical presentations, grand-rounds, radiology meetings, departmental morbidity and mortality meetings, etc.
The Resident shall actively participate in the Continuous Medical Education Program of the hospital and his/her department in the form of attending, assisting and participating in the educational activities of the hospital and his/her department including the write-up of case studies with management plan and detailed review of relevant literature with references.
He/She shall attend specific vocational training arranged by the Chief of the Department in collaboration with the Chief of Medical Education and Train.
The Resident shall actively participate in Quality Improvement Programs of his/her department including designing of research protocols, data collection, audit department policies and procedures, etc.