Staff Physician, Palliative Care

Abu Dhabi
Nov 20, 2021
Palliative Care
Position Type
  • Job Summary

This is a physician position and is responsible for applying palliative care medical knowledge and skills to the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and palliation of illnesses for patients within Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. Candidates must be board certified or board eligible in Palliative Medicine.

  • Primary Duties and Responsibilities

Monitors and provides care to patients at CCAD with serious, chronic illness

Prescribes or administers medication, therapy and other specialized medical care to manage or palliate disease and symptoms

Facilitates conversations with patients regarding patients care goals and preferences

Analyzes records, reports and test results to diagnose patients medical condition

Interacts with patient to gather additional history and information about medical condition

Explains procedures and discusses test results or prescribed treatments with patient

Provides specific treatments and/or performs operations to treat patient medical conditions

Evaluates patient and records applicable notes about patients condition for purposes of serving as a record of treatment and/or making a possible referral to another member of the health care medical staff team

Liaisons with other medical and non-medical staff at CCAD to ensure quality patient treatment

Supplies and provides care in a culturally appropriate and sensitive manner

Follows ethical and regulatory guidelines

Takes part in administrative functions that ensure the continued operations of the clinical environment, such as committees, task forces and performance improvement measures

Adheres to individual approved clinical privileges, as well as to all policies and procedures of the Medical Staff
  • Experience Requirements

For Physicians from Tier 1 countries, not less than two (2) years additional experience post qualification

For Physicians from Tier 2 countries, not less than five (5) years additional experience post qualification

Must hold a valid License/ Registration to practice in their home country and/or country of last employment (where applicable)

Board certified or board eligible in Palliative Medicine

Should meet the Maintenance of Certification requirements (where applicable)

Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a team of health care professionals

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and staff

Ability to speak and write in English is required

Ability to speak and write in both English and Arabic is preferred

  • Education Requirements

MD, MBBS, MBChB or DO (only if the specialization is obtained from one of the following: American Board of Medical Specialties or Certificates of Specializations of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada) or equivalent qualification from an accredited Institution and completion of specialty qualification as per the Recognized Specialty Certificate table listed in Healthcare Professionals Qualification Requirements 2017