King Faisal Hospital Rwanda Foundation (KFHRF)
The King Faisal Hospital Rwanda Foundation is currently at its beginning stage following an action plan that was approved by the hospital in October, 2020. Within the health domain, the Foundation’s major objectives will be to support researchers through funding, training and facilitation in dissemination of research data, establishing strategic relationships with academic, research-driven and research sponsoring institutions and supporting training for medical researchers. As part of a social welfare that constitutes an integral part of the foundation, the hospital will financially assist patients who cannot afford medical care and will continue to sensitize the public on NCDs, congenital and surgical diseases for prevention and early consultation. Furthermore, the foundation will support surgical camps/outreach within the country in a bid to reduce long waiting lists in teaching hospitals. Finally, within the education domain, the foundation will be promoting new learning tools including e-learning and support Continuing Medical Education (CME).
Call for Applications: Neurologist
King Faisal Hospital Rwanda (KFH) is seeking a full-time Neurologist to join the team in Kigali, Rwanda. The neurologist will engage in specialised clinical care, education, and research as the hospital builds its neurology service and training. The successful candidate will work closely with our existing neurologists, our nursing and ward staff as well as with clinicians of our other departments.
The Neurology Department at the KFH currently comprises one consultant full-time, with electrophysiology services provided by a senior consultant two days a week. The team further consists of six neurology nurses with expertise in electrophysiology, one secretary, and one research assistant. The Neurology Department also provides ward consultation services for in-patients with neurological disorders. It is planned to make this service more responsive by providing daily input during the week. This will allow a timely assessment of patients with acute neurological disorders.
In addition, the Neurology Department at KFH is at the core of the Rwandan neurology residency programme, established in 2022 by the University of Rwanda and Ghent University (Ghent, Rwanda). The Rwanda National Neurology curriculum, now in its second year, has retained so far 11 residents, and these residents receive their academic training by 5 local lecturers and an international faculty from Europe, visiting at regular intervals, under the leadership of Prof Dr Paul Boon. The KFH neurology team has access to a curriculum manager, trained at Ghent University Hospital (Ghent, Belgium). Moreover, neurologists of the Neurology Department of Ghent University Hospital as well as of the University Hospitals of the KULeuven (Leuven, Belgium) rotate for periods of ten weeks to support subspecialty services at the Neurology Department. Synergies are also created with other post-graduate and fellowship capacity building programmes at the KFH, such as neuroradiology, neonatal neurology, neuropsychology and clinical research.
Contract Duration: Two-years with the possibility of renewal
Location: Kigali, Rwanda
Reports to: Head of Department
Roles and Responsibilities
Strengthen and extend the services of the Neurology Department at KFH
Provide advice and day-to-day management of medical in-patients with neurological diseases.
Maintain the highest clinical standards in the management of all in-patients under the care of the Neurology team.
Teach and train neurology residents, nursing staff as well as medical students.
Act as (co-)investigator for participation in studies
Write project proposals and grant applications to further develop innovative clinical activities and (basic and applied) scientific research in neurology or desired subdiscipline.
Participate actively in both departmental and KFH matters concerning Clinical Governance and audits.
Take responsibility for ensuring staff and residents actively participate in Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Skills and Qualifications
Master in Neurology with full country-of-training Medical Council registration with a license to practice required
PhD in a relevant field preferred
Entry on the country-of-training Medical Council specialist register in Neurology or be eligible for entry (within six-months of attaining Certificate of Completion of Training) at the time of interview and hold a licensee to practice medicine preferred
Practical and Intellectual Skills
Strong clinical and personal credibility, excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Flexible in approach and able to adapt
3-year experience of neurologist at the hospital required
Ability to take full and independent responsibility for clinical care of patients
Experience in management of Neurology in-patient and out-patient medicine
Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on a full spectrum of Neurology patients
To have training and experience in appraisal systems preferred
Knowledge and Skills
Ability to organize and manage a neurology service
Ability to manage and lead members of the multidisciplinary team
Experience of audit management
All applicants to have demonstrable skills in written and spoken English that are adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
Supervision of neurology training programmes
Teaching and Training
Ability to teach clinical skills
Experience of workplace-based assessment
Experience in developing and delivering undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
Ability to supervise postgraduate research
Willingness to co-develop the neurology training programme at the King Faisal Hospital.
Management and Audit Training
Ability to organize and manage day to day service delivery, g., out-patient priorities
Ability to manage and lead strategic developments in service delivery
Experience of audit management
Research and Publications
Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems
Publications in peer reviewed journals
Ability to supervise research projects
To have a broad understanding of all elements of, and a commitment to the principles of Clinical Governance
How to Apply
Interested candidates should complete the application form with the required documents here by Friday, February 2, 2024 at 23:59 Central Africa Time (CAT).