Chief Medical Officer (Relocation to Qatar)

In by Saamis Lethbridge

May 15, 2024
Lethbridge, Canada
Job Type
$50,000.00-$75,000.00 per month
  • Lethbridge



Job details

Full-time7 hours ago


  • Relocation assistance


  • Medicine
  • Arabic
  • English

Full job description

*Relocation assistance will be provided*

Naufar is Qatar’s national substance use disorder center for treatment, prevention, professional education and research. Naufar was established in 2017 by Emiri Decree, that recognized that addiction is a health issue. Naufar treats over 1000 patients and their families each year. Our services are evidence-based and culturally- adapted to the GCC. Our facilities include over 120 beds (in-patient treatment, residential rehabilitation) and extensive out-patient treatment and recovery interventions.

Naufar is expanding and is looking to recruit a range of clinical staff with competence in SUD. Clinical staff must be fluent in Arabic and English.

To lead and set the strategic direction for Naufar’s clinical programmes ensuring compliance with the highest quality standards in clinical care and with Government regulations, in order to effectively and efficiently meet Patient needs and support Naufar in achieving clinical and organisational excellence and achieving Naufar’s organisational strategy and objectives.


Corporate Strategy

  • As a member of the senior management team, endorse the development of the strategies and plans for the Medical division and supports the development of the organisational strategy to ensure that Naufar executes its mission effectively, achieves organisational objectives and realises its vision.
  • Provide guidance to the Clinical Directors who will in turn lead the translation of Naufar’s overarching strategy into business plans for the Medical division and ensure effective performance monitoring and management to achieve divisional and service line strategic objectives.


  • Ensure the achievement of the divisional strategic objectives by setting priorities and objectives for direct and indirect reports (including cross-functional teams i.e. MDT, project workgroups, etc.), managing performance, developing a highly-qualified talent pool and motivating them, and providing strategic direction to maximise performance, improve productivity and reach clinical and operational excellence.
  • Develop the next generation of leaders for Naufar through coaching and mentoring to ensure business sustainability and contribute to the diversification and transformation of Naufar clinical care and services.

Clinical and Organisational Excellence

  • Champion the development and implementation of Naufar’s Clinical Excellence agenda for the organisation to become Centre of Excellence.
  • Ensure that clinical protocols, utilisation review, case management, quality assurance, and compliance programmes are implemented according to the established clinical pathways and guidelines.

Clinical Collaboration and Management

  • Provide guidance to Clinical Directors who in turn will lead the clinical team in providing best-in-class evidence-based care to Naufar’s Patients by drawing from knowledge, experience and continuous access to clinical competence and best practices.
  • Review and audit activities of specialty and sub-specialty clinics provided to patients to ensure their compliance with Naufar’s objectives.

Research and Education

  • Champion the development and implementation of Naufar’s education and research programmes, to further improve the treatment of addiction and behavioral disorders in Qatar and the region.
  • Stay abreast of emerging models in the health care sector to be aligned with international best practices and help Naufar become a leader in providing innovative treatment solutions.
  • Champion regular consultant meetings, seminars and conferences to engender knowledge and experience sharing amongst Naufar’s clinical team and the wider clinical community in Qatar and abroad.

Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT) Management

  • Review and audit MDTs decisions and activities, and approve standards of care and care pathways to ensure Patient centric care (clinical, wellness and hospitality) and that individualised care is provided to Patients through individualised care plans.
  • Review and audit the decisions and activities of MDTs, to ensure their compliance with Naufar’s clinical standards and objectives.

Professional/Academic Qualifications:

An accredited degree in Medicine from a reputable medical education institute.

  • Post graduate qualification in Addiction Psychiatry or equivalent.
  • Formal training in addiction treatment.
  • Valid registration with the relevant professional bodies and licensing authorities.


  • 15 years of experience, including at least 7 years in positions of progressively increasing managerial responsibilities.
  • Ability to work with key stakeholders, senior management, management team and external partners/advisors through collaboration & teamwork in a non-hierarchical relationship framework.
  • Deep knowledge of psychiatry and addiction medicine and other treatment procedures, possible complications that may arise and treatment options.


Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00-$75,000.00 per month

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