Leadership and Management

Professional Leadership Responsibilities

Provide visible leadership for medical staff on both professional and managerial issues.Ensure regular communication and meetings with medical staff, in conjunction with operational senior managers, ensuring they are engaged with the development and implementation of service plans and policies.

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Corporate Responsibilities

Contribute to the overall corporate management of the trust with specific responsibility for medical advice in relation to operational issues. In consultation with the Chief Executive, the Board and other local partners contribute to the development and implementation of Trust strategy.

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Management Responsibilities

Participate in the recruitment and selection process for medical providers.Perform clinical supervision of medical staff, including regular performance appraisals and feedback to staff.

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Scientific Activities

Scientific research, publications, congresses, in-hospital medical teaching, continuous medical training, and education represent essential tools in this context. Continuing education programs for physicians is essential for maintaining standards in the institution; moreover, medical students, paramedics, technicians, and registered nurses are required to pursue a continuous education program.

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Patient Care Audits

Performed by qualified medical directors, audits must be scheduled regularly. They involve any feature that may interfere with the quality of IHS, including quality of care and patient safety.

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Continuous Quality Improvement

In an environment where competitiveness has become a major issue, professionalism and high standards must prevail; accordingly, the MeD must develop and approve an applicable continuous quality improvement program, including a plan and a timetable to assess the efficiency of corrective measures.

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Budgeting of application security measures for mitigating risks of data breach incidents

CISOs are responsible in making decisions on "how much money the organization needs to budget for application security". Budgeting should focus on risk mitigation criteria rather than other factors such as percentage of the overall Information Technology (IT) budget and year over year budget allocation for applications security as a fraction of overall information security budget that includes compliance and operational-governance costs

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Addressing the business concerns after a security incident

The implementation of a security incident response process is an essential activity for every CISO. Such security incident response process requires the identification of a point of contact for security issues, the adoption of a security issue disclosure process and the creation of an informal security response team(s).

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