Department Chair, Cardiovascular Medicine for Cleveland Clinic AbuDhabi

Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Abu Dhabi
Start date
Feb 12, 2024

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This is a physician position and is responsible for supporting the Institute Chair through Cardiovascular Medicine leadership at Heart, Vascular
and Thoracic Institute, including all issues regarding leadership, operational, fiscal, and human resource management. This position is
responsible for the integration of Cardiovascular Medicine specialty services into CCADs strategic plan.

Clinical Duties and Responsibilities

Physician responsibilities:

Monitors and provides care to patients at CCAD within Heart and Vascular - Cardiovascular specialty
Prescribes or administers medication, therapy and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease or injury 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 professional team
Liaisons with other medical and non-medical staff at CCAD to ensure quality patient treatment
Supplies, provides and manages care in a culturally appropriate and sensitive manner
Adheres to individual approved clinical privileges, as well as to all policies and procedures of the Medical Staff

Leadership responsibilities:

Develops a strategic plan for the Department that supports the strategic direction of CCAD
Defines the Departments scope and direction in the areas of patient care, education and research
Creates a vision and supports members of the Department in their pursuit of excellence in the areas of patient care, education and research
Recommends criteria for selecting the department's or services professional staff and choose or recommend individuals who meet those
Recommends space, medical technology, equipment, staffing, and other resources needed by the department or service and have a
process in place to respond to shortages.
Provides orientation and training for all staff of the duties and responsibilities for the department or service to which they are assigned.
Responsible for recommending and monitoring outside sources of services that relate to the specialty.

Promotes the retention of employees.
Assesses the cost effectiveness of practice at CCAD and recommends methods by which the most economical use of equipment, supplies.
and pharmaceuticals can be assured without compromising the medical necessities of treatment
Develops and implements, in cooperation with Nursing, Administration and the Medical Staff, patient care policies, procedures, guidelines.
and protocols and periodically updates them as needed
Cooperates with leadership of other Departments in setting strategy and providing care to patients
Participates as a member of the Medical Executive Committee (MEC) and assumes administrative responsibilities on behalf of the
organization as required.

Operational responsibilities:

Oversees and resolves issues relating to resource utilization, productivity and other administrative functions.
Monitors and evaluates the quality and appropriateness of patient care provided within the Department.
Ensures that the Department provides appropriate clinical outcomes data and physician level performance metrics to allow for an objective evaluation of clinical performance.
Identifies opportunities for Departmental performance improvement from both a clinical and administrative perspective and works toward enhancing performance to meet or exceed standards.

Fiscal responsibilities:

Adheres to budget for the Department and analyzes and explains budget variances
Ensures that all Department expenditures are in accordance with current CCAD policy

Human Resources Management responsibilities:

Participates in reviewing and approving plans and expenses involved in the recruitment of staff members
Performs annual professional review for staff
Monitors and ensures high quality education and research programs
Recommends compensation adjustments or requirements that are within budget guidelines
Helps to arbitrate disputes regarding compensation
Recruits physician staff through a careful review of candidates and selection process


The successful applicant will be an ambitious, driven and caring physician with strong leadership, organizational and mentoring skills. They must have at least 10 years of clinical experience and hold certification from the American Board of Cardiology, Fellowship from the Royal College of physicians of Canada or the Royal college of physicians UK.


Cleveland Clinic is one of the world's largest and busiest health centers. Patients come to Cleveland Clinic from all over the world. We offer advanced treatment for all illnesses and disorders of the body. We enjoy a strong reputation for outstanding quality care. U.S News & World Report has declared that we are the number two hospital in the country. In cardiology and cardiac surgery, we lead the nation.

Our Heart Center has been ranked number one in America for 21 years in row in U.S. News and World Report. Cleveland Clinic's Glickman Urological & Kidney Institute and Digestive Disease Institute are ranked very near the top, and our specialties of orthopaedics, otolaryngology, nephrology, neurology/neurological surgery, rheumatology, pulmonary, endocrinology, gynecology, ophthalmology and geriatrics are each among America's ten best in their fields.

Other specialties noted for national excellence include cancer and psychiatry. Cleveland Clinic Children's offers highly specialized pediatric care in a family-centered atmosphere. It has been ranked the best children's hospital in Ohio by Child magazine.

Cleveland Clinic was founded in 1921 as a not-for-profit group practice, integrating clinical and hospital care with research and physician education. In addition to our Cleveland location, we have Cleveland Clinic Florida, with a unified medical campus in Weston, Florida, offering the full spectrum of care.

Cleveland Clinic has more than 3,000 salaried physicians on staff, representing approximately 120 specialties and subspecialties. In 2015, they provided a total of 6.62 million visits. Patients came to us from across America and from more than 180 nations. We also lead an extensive system of community hospitals in Cleveland called the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals.

This system is made up of Cleveland Clinic and Fairview Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, Marymount Hospital, Euclid Hospital, Hillcrest Hospital, Medina Hospital, South Pointe Hospital, Akron General Hospital and the soon to open Avon Hospital. With 4,450 staffed beds, Cleveland Clinic Hospitals offers broad geographic coverage, a full continuum of care, improved quality and lower cost of care to Northeast Ohio residents.

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