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Pediatrician

Job Details Description To provide high quality primary care services to patients from birth to early adulthood, pediatricians are concerned with the health of infants, children, and teenagers. They are specialists in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of ailments specific to young people and track their patients' growth to adulthood. Pediatricians must be able to work with different healthcare workers, such as nurses, mental health workers, social workers, physical therapists and other physicians, to assess and treat children with various ailments. Most of the work of pediatricians will involve treating day-to-day illnesses that are common to children--minor injuries, infectious diseases, and to provide immunizations to prevent disease--much as a general practitioner treats adults. Some pediatricians sub-specialize in serious medical conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, and infectious diseases. As in all primary care settings at Penobscot Community Health Care, an integrated model to involve mental health services and laboratory services on site allows for improved patient and family satisfaction with a one stop shopping approach. The integrated model also yields better patient care by providing more rapid access to mental health services and the use of a collaborative team approach. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS 1. Provides direct patient care as outlined in the PCHC Provider Engagement Letter and the PCHC Provider Handbook. 2. Diagnoses, treatment and/or proper referral while maintaining expected medical standards. 3. Provides care for the patients of PCHC including: tracking, patient follow-up, performs patient education, counseling as indicated and inpatient care if required. 4. Evaluates patients in a timely and courteous manner. 5. Secures and maintains hospital admitting privileges at assigned area hospitals as required. 6. Is familiar with and follows State of Maine sexual abuse legal requirements. 7. Is familiar with childhood immunization statutes, schedules and contraindications and follows them. 8. Appropriately charts in electronic medical records at PCHC facilities in a timely manner. 9. Attends PCHC and assigned hospital staff meetings and other meetings as directed/requested by the Medical Director. 10. Participates in or conducts in-service training for the providers of PCHC. 11. Attends continuing medical education (CME) programs and provides copy of course completion certificate to the HR Director. 12. Maintains confidentiality of patient care and agency operations at all times. 13. Works collegially with other medical disciplines/mid-level providers, including sharing patient care and after-hours call with other Pediatric Practitioners. 14. Works collegially with the support and administrative staff in a positive, constructive manner. 15. Contributes to the training and proficiencies of clinical personnel, including medical students and residents. 16. Participates in quality improvement programs that will assure that patients receive quality care in the office and from other providers of health care service, using peer review, medical records audits, grievances and other mechanisms as appropriate. 17. Participates in PCHC activities such as health fairs, CME activities, and community events. 18. Functions as an advocate for patients, particularly those with fewer economic and social resources. 19. Understands role in emergencies and promotes patient and staff safety. 20. Complies with PCHC Code of Conduct. 21. Follows PCHC policies, personnel policies and patient protocols not otherwise addressed in provider manual. 22. Follows appropriate Infection Control Procedures. 23. Responsible for learning, performing and following safe practices and procedures. 24. Knows roles or responsibilities in the event of an incident and how to report incidents. 25. Uses Personal Protective Equipment as appropriate. 26. Supervises constructively physician assistants and nurse practitioners. 27. Advise patients, parents or guardians and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention. 28. Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results. 29. Examine children regularly to assess their growth and development. 30. Examine patients or order, perform and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis. 31. Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients and parents or guardians. 32. Monitor patients' condition and progress and re-evaluate treatments as necessary. 33. Plan and execute medical care programs to aid in the mental and physical growth and development of children and adolescents. 34. Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants and children. 35. Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary. 36. Treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns. 37. Conduct research to study anatomy and develop or test medications, treatments, or procedures to prevent, or control disease or injury. 38. Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff. 39. Plan, implement, or administer health programs or standards in hospital, business, or community for information, prevention, or treatment of injury or illness. 40. Provide consulting services to other physicians. 41. Prepare reports for government or management of birth, death, and disease statistics, workforce evaluations, or medical status of individuals. 42. Mentors healthcare students. 43. Will have up-to-date training and certification in Basic Life Support. 44. Interacts harmoniously and effectively with others, focusing upon the attainment of organizational goals and objectives through a commitment to teamwork. 45. Conforms to acceptable attendance and punctuality standards as expressed in the Employee Handbook. 46. Complies with all safety rules and protocols, as established by the Environment of Care Committee. Immediately reports any workplace injury to supervisor. 47. Abides by the organizations compliance program and requirements. 48. Current on all required training for current year. 49. Performs all other duties, as assigned by supervisor. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES 1. Knowledge of the principles and practice of pediatrics and preventive medicine. 2. Knowledge of the state and federal laws pertaining to medicine and to community health centers. 3. Knowledge of the structure and function of community health centers. 4. Maintains Board Certification TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a medical practice setting. Normal office environment. Involves frequent contact with staff, patients and the public. Work may be stressful at times. Contact may involve dealing with people who are angry or upset. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Graduate of an accredited medical school with a Maine State license to practice Medicine. Valid DEA. Board Certification by the American Board of Pediatrics within three (3) years of completing a Pediatric Residency is required. The provider must be able to be credentialed at assigned hospitals and contractible on PCHC insurance plans. The provider must not be excluded from participation in federal health care programs. Will have up-to-date training and certification in Healthcare Provider Basic Life Support issued by American Heart Association, American Red Cross or American Health & Safety Institute. Must obtain within 3 months if not current at hire. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.
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Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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