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Locum Paediatric ICU - Al Wakra, Qatar - Gulf Region

Consultant - Paediatrics - Qatar
Ref: 5143 Date Posted: Wednesday 21 Feb 2018
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We are looking for Paediatric ICU Consultants / Senior Consultants to join one of the leading healthcare organisations in the Middle East - Hamad Medical Corporation.  These opportunities are based at Al Wakra Hospital.  AWH is an impressive general hospital that opened in 2012 and has been designed, built and staffed with the changing needs and expectations of the growing community. 

The Role

You will be a competent and skilled Paediatric ICU Consultant and have 1 years' experience post CCT / Board Certification (3 years' experience post CESR).  For the Senior Consultant role you must have 6 years' experience post CCT (9 years' post CESR). You will have proven leadership skills and experience of working within a multidisciplinary team.  In addition, you will have an interest in medical education and teaching, providing both supervision and education to junior medical staff, medical students and other clinical staff. 

You should be able to commence duties between 1st July and 1st September 2018 and be available for 3 months. Hamad Medical Corporation will provide you with a return flight ticket and accommodation whilst in Qatar.  A fixed honorarium plus a transportation allowance will be given for your locum service.  

The Employer

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) is the main provider of secondary and tertiary healthcare in Qatar and one of the leading hospital providers in the Middle East.  For more than three decades, HMC has been dedicated to delivering the safest, most effective and compassionate care to all it's patients.  

HMC manages 10 hospitals - seven specialist hospitals and three community hospitals - as well as the National Ambulance Service and home residential care services.  To meet the needs of a rapidly growing population, HMC has announced ambitious plans to expand capacity across its network through to 2030. This expansion plan includes a further three new hospitals in Hamad Bin Khalifa Medical City.  

HMC is leading the development of the region's first academic health system - combining innovative research, top-class education and excellent clinical care - and is committed to building a legacy of healthcare expertise in Qatar.  HMC collaborates with key partners who are experts in Qatar and beyond, including Weill Cornell Medical College - Qatar, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement and Partners Healthcare, Boston. 

HMC is also the first hospital system in the Middle East to achieve institutional accreditation from the ACGME International LLC, which demonstrates excellence in the way medical graduates are trained through residency, internship and fellowship progams. 


Qatar provides a safe and family friendly expatriate lifestyle. There are fabulous shops, restaurants, museums, cultural events, world class universities and social and sporting clubs and facilities. The country is located on the east coast of the Arabian Peninsula, and with an area of 11,437 sq. km it’s fairly small in land mass (roughly half the size of Wales). In 2010, Qatar had the world's highest GDP per capita, while the economy grew by 19.4%, the fastest in the world. The main source of Qatar’s wealth is its vast reserves of natural gas which have made it one of the richest countries in the world. 

Qatar is pressing ahead with ambitious social, economic and infrastructure development plans and will invest tens of billions of pounds in developing its infrastructure over the next 10 years. Rapid population growth is driving demand for accommodation (both residential and commercial) and medical and education services.

How Head Medical can help

Arranging a position overseas is very exciting, but we understand that it can also be daunting and time consuming. We’re the UK’s specialist in international medical recruitment and we’ve helped many Doctors relocate since we first started out in 2008 (you can read what people have said about working with us on our testimonials page). We know it’s important to balance career opportunities with lifestyle and we’ll talk through your plans and will get to know you to make sure we find the right role in the right location. 

Once we have secured a job for you, we’ll manage the Medical Registration and Visa application process, and support you (and your family) with the relocation itself.

For further details on these vacancies please contact Annie Nicholson on 0131 240 5251 (


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Annie Nicholson

Managing Consultant (Gulf)

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5251 LinkedIn