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Job Title:Medical Director
Job Location: Doha - Qatar
Employment Areas:
  • Healthcare (Healthcare Management, Healthcare Compliance)
  • Insurance (Health Insurance, Insurance Claims)
Employment Type:Contract
Posted:2014-02-26
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Medical Directors are invited to apply for the positions available at a new Health Insurance Company of the Supreme Council of Health Qatar. Candidates (Male or Female) 30-45 years of age will be considered. Arabic language skills are distinct advantage but not essential. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to submit CV’s as soon as possible as we have limited time to fill the positions.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DIRECTOR:
The SCH is seeking to appoint a Medical Director who will help to develop and build the SCH’s Health Insurance Company (SCH-HIC). The role will involve:

Developing policies and procedures to implement and coordinate the social health insurance program through creation and enforcement of regulations directing the activities of contractors, providers, beneficiaries etc. Taking responsibility for formulating strategies to manage the divisions of Medical Policy & Oversight as well as Research & Quality. Guiding the development of guidelines which assist physician and patient decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances. Leading the establishment of HIC clinical guidelines processes, guidelines review committee and guidelines dissemination process. Taking responsibility for effective implementation of selected clinical guidelines for program usage, system configuration and staff education. Reviewing, revising and updating periodically the clinical guidelines to ensure they are updated with latest clinical practice. Leading the design and development of medical policy development process, establishment of medical policy advisory committee, clinical trial requirements as well as medical policy maintenance; Taking responsibility for development of standards and processes to promote provider quality, appropriate services and patient safety. Guiding the health care trend research in terms of benefit opportunities. Establishing Member/Group Program reporting, Program design simulation and forecasting, Claims & Clinical Data Analysis, Population Insights and Medical Outcomes Analysis & Review. Leading the development of quality of care standards & procedures and its implementation. Identifying leading industry practices and techniques to ensure continuous improvement. Leading the establishment of performance measurement standards for providers to promote ongoing program strategies in order to improve the quality of care provided to patients. Guiding the Research & Quality division to include performance based incentives and member and provider satisfaction surveys. Ensuring reviews are performed objectively by eligible groups in order to evaluate the quality of care delivered and collaborating with providers to implement improvements in the delivery. Leading the service and procedure analysis to review the cost effectiveness of all treatment options. Leading the Research & Quality division defining provider performance objectives and associated metrics to measure objective achievement. Establishing systems to assess medical outcome performance. Guiding in analysis member satisfaction surveys to assess the performance of individual medical service providers. Preparing the annual budget in terms of manpower requirements for the Medical department.

CONTRACT PACKAGE:
A lucrative recruitment package will be offered to successful candidates. The salary will be according to experience and discussed during interview. Package will include various other benefits.

ABOUT THE EMPLOYER (SUPREME COUNCIL OF HEALTH):
The SCH is the steward of the health of Qatar’s people.  It has the dual mandate to develop policies and programs to improve the people’s health so that they may enjoy longer and more productive lives, and to lay the foundation for a vibrant country for decades to come. The SCH believe that Qatar has an opportunity to create a health care system that will provide the most effective and advanced health care to its people and to become a model for the world to follow. The heart of Qatar’s strategic vision for the future is helping people achieve their full potential, thereby benefiting the individuals, their families, the community and the nation. A healthy people served by an outstanding well-managed, health care system are essential to success and to achieving His and Her Highness’s vision for Qatar’s future. Currently, the SCH is embarking on an ambitious program to enhance the wellness of the people of Qatar so that a vibrant, healthy, and productive society can be established for today and for the future.  The essence of that program is ’Caring for the Future’. Caring for the Future means promoting public health, encouraging healthy lifestyles, providing community-based primary care, and ensuring that, when needed, some of the world’s most advanced and highest quality care is available in tertiary(which is) medical facilities.  These tertiary facilities will not only provide quality care but also are expected to be research leaders on the frontiers of science. The SCH will oversee and regulate the medical marketplace, promoting high quality care through use of the latest information technology and support of a health care financing program that provides access to all while establishing incentives for good resource stewardship.  The SCH will promote evidence- based policies that seek to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and their families, and will measure change against established objectives to be certain progress is being achieved. Under the guidance of his Highness the Emir of Qatar, the SCH was established in 2009 and given the responsibility to guide reform in Qatar in order to establish one of the world’s most admired and renowned health systems.  The SCH’s role is to create a clear vision for the nation’s health direction, set goals and objectives for the country, design policies to achieve the vision, regulate the medical landscape, protect the public’s health, set the health research agenda, and monitor and evaluate progress towards achieving those objectives. Another key SCH function is oversight of the quality and effectiveness of service delivered by primary care and hospital and other public and private sector health service providers to ensure that standards are met and performance targets achieved. The SCH has a special role to play in ensuring that the public health of the country receives adequate attention. It oversees public health programs related to the control of infectious diseases, and coordinates with other agencies on environmental and public safety promotion. It is also our responsibility to ensure that the nation is prepared for any public health emergency. The SCH does not provide clinical services.  Instead our goal is to vest responsibility for care in the hands of public institutions such as Hamad Medical Corporation and the private sector while regulating, monitoring, and evaluating this care against agreed upon outcomes to ensure that acceptable quality of care is provided.   The SCH is committed to establishing an environment that promotes quality and wellness through wise policies in such areas as health insurance, information technology, licensure and credentialing and continuing medical education.

HOW TO APPLY:
Upload your CV on Global Medical Recruiting website  or email comprehensive CV with recent photo of yourself  using the Apply Online Box below
Position Requirements
Skills / Industry Qualifications Required:EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
A minimum requirement should be:

Bachelor’s Degree in health services or related field.
Licensed Medical Degree required.

REQUIRED CREDENTIALS:
Minimum 8-10 years of experience of which at least 3 years were in a leadership role.
The successful candidate will need to possess:
A strong record in conducting research in health care informatics, disseminating findings at major national meetings and in publishing peer-reviewed journals. Extensive knowledge of current medical information technology and applications. Able to analyse and assess needs in medical informatics and education programs. Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential to provide technical, medical and educational leadership to all staff. Gravitas to build a wide range of relationships quickly, at all levels, but particularly with senior executives, Boards and Government entities.

KEY COMPETENCIES
The following are the desired competencies expected from this profile:
Distinguished leadership skills and experience in working within a multi-disciplinary and a cross-cultural environment. Strong internal consulting skills and ability to champion change and drive organisation improvement required. Strong analytical abilities and process improvement skills preferred. Strong service orientation; ability to influence others and collaborate cross functionally. Project management through planning, organising, and coordinating tasks required. Proficient in Arabic and English, both written and verbal.
Education Level Required: Bachelor
Experience Required to qualify for consideration: 7 to 8 Years
Contact Information
Contact Name:Global Medical Recruiting
Preferred method of contact:E-mail via Apply Online Box (below when logged in)
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