PRIMARY FUNCTION: Responsible for providing direct medical care to children from
birth to adulthood and working with other physicians to establish medical protocols and
treatment regimens; with an emphasis on patient-centered, cost-effective medical care.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
1. Ability to efficiently and effectively manage multiple clinical tasks.
2. Ability and comfort to educate and coordinate with other health care professionals.
3. Knowledge of all Compliance documents including but not limited to the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct, Compliance Plan, and OSHA Binder.
4. Above average communication and interpersonal skills.
5. Proficiency in the use of appropriate computer software and hardware.
6. Ability to perform job with minimal supervision.
7. Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring that other specialties are included in the healthcare plan.
8. Ability to maintain quality, safety and infection control standards.
Pediatrician job duties involve considerable sitting, standing, walking, bending, and lifting on a daily basis. Physician must be able to respond when needed by prompt appearance at a required location, and be able to work under physically and emotionally stressed conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to communicable diseases. Safety precautions for employees such as blood drawing for screening of various diseases such as hepatitis, required immunizations, etc. are necessary. The employee is occasionally subject to verbal abuse, threats, and physical violence from angry, hostile, or disgruntled patients and/or family members. Physicians will be required to work holidays, evenings, weekends, and nights, and may be required to work in other locations away from primary work site.
Employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status, interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the Pediatric Associate's policies, procedures, and scope of practice.
1. M.D. or D.O. degree required.
2. Successful completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) approved post-graduate residency, or equivalent in Pediatrics
3. Current, Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Florida.
4. Current, Unrestricted Florida state specific DEA license
5. Current Board Certification appropriate for degree or be Board eligible and certified within five years of employment.
6. Meets all requirements in order to obtain medical staff membership and required privileges.
7. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) as required for hospital appointment.