Job Description

PEDIATRIC ASSOCIATES

Welcome to our clinician family-and the best career move you could ever make! For over 60 years, we've been providing only the highest quality pediatric care in our Florida communities. Founded in 1955, our very first office opened in Hollywood, Florida. Since then, we've been growing the kind of patient relationships that span entire generations. Today, with more than 40 locations across the state, we are Florida's largest privately-owned pediatric practice. We want to give you and your career the same type of care you give your patients. In fact, it's our mission: to strive for excellence and innovation in a friendly and cohesive environment. We may be a large practice, but we're personal by design, offering you the opportunity to be at the forefront of medicine, together with our well-known family of clinicians.

Our mission is to deliver the best and most comprehensive medical services to children and their families. From newborns to age 21, we strive to serve as the family’s total resource for raising healthy and happy children.

We are proud of our unwavering commitment to provide quality healthcare that is both affordable and accessible with on-site services, such as lab and X-ray, free support groups, chronic disease management assistance, educational and safety classes and events. Our pediatricians are on staff at most major hospitals and our practice accepts most insurance carriers.

Values Are At the Core of What We Do

At Pediatric Associates, we have a set of core values we call LOVING CARE. It informs everything we do and guides us both internally and externally.

Less Running, More Caring

Running around, worrying about the administrative side of the practice of medicine is time-consuming and often takes away from what clinicians love most: caring for children. We cover details like renewing your medical license, updating your DEA registration, and even filling out forms for hospital privileges.

A Practice, Made Perfect.

For more than 60 years, Pediatric Associates has been caring for children in Florida. Over those 60 years, we've been focused on delivering clinicians like you the support you need to do what you do best: provide medical care for children and families.

Our Onboarding is On Point.

When you choose Pediatric Associates, you're not starting a job. You're joining a family. This is why we developed a comprehensive four-week onboarding and training program. It's team-based care at its finest, designed to make you a star.

Innovation is Good Medicine

Whether you're a new graduate or an experienced hand, we believe in your professional growth. Which is why we always strive to be on the forefront of medicine. We were one of the first pediatric practices to focus on telemedicine, developing an app called KidzDocNow. We continue to be focused on creating a better patient and parent experience and a more rewarding environment for our clinicians.

Comprehensive Benefits

In addition to competitive wages, our benefits package includes robust health, dental, vision plans, full life/accident/disability/hospitalization insurance, 401(k) with employer match, paid time off, employee assistance programs, purchasing power, corporate discounts, healthy perks, Pediatric Associates University, and more! Part Time team members are also eligible for limited medical insurance options.

Pediatric Associates University

We are curious cats at Pediatric Associates, which is why we developed our own University! Through PA University, you can grow in your career and take personal interest classes as well. In addition to the online courses that are available, we provide one-on-one training sessions, team-building workshops, management training, interpersonal and skills improvement workshops.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE JOB: (This list may not include all of the duties that may be assigned.)

  1. Delivers and directs patient care within scope of practice.
  • Obtains complete and accurate information in a courteous and respectful manner in order to determine an appropriate treatment plan.
  • Performs treatments quickly and efficiently while keeping the parents/patients informed and being sensitive to the patient's comfort during the treatment.
  • Sets the expectation with the parents by listening to their concerns and addressing those that can be addressed and informing the parents of the course of action to follow for other health concerns.
  • Advises patients and family members in methods that facilitate a capacity for self-care and a move toward a healthcare partnership between providers, patients and their families.   
  1. Communicates effectively with staff.
  • Provides clear and concise verbal and written instructions and ensures that instructions are understood by listening and asking for feedback.
  • Writes patient notes that are legible in order to provide adequate information for other health care providers.
  • Addresses health care issues appropriately.
  • Uses the Electronic Health Record to assist in the delivery of quality patient care.
  • Applies customer service guidelines appropriate for the situation.
  1. Consults and coordinates with health care providers working at any location. 
  • Provides assistance to the health care providers by answering questions regarding patient care. 
  • Works in coordination with the health care providers and care managers to develop treatment plans for patients.
  1. Works with all other staff in the office as a member of the office and the system. 
  • Participates in fulfilling the mission, vision, goals and objectives of the organization
  • Assists in committee and other duties.
  • Maintains a clean work environment including adequate supplies and upkeep of office and equipment. Reports defective or missing equipment and safety hazards. Assists in disaster planning and activities.
  • Coordinates and works with other team members to ensure the efficient and effective flow of patients though the office.
  1. Works in coordination with the Quality Assurance Team and management to develop and implement a quality assurance program.
  • Monitors the quality of care delivered. 
  • Completes charts reviews on a regular basis - including oversight and supervision of physician extenders.
  • Provides and receives feedback on quality of care being delivered to ensure regulatory standards are met as they apply to the practice.
  • Abides by policies, procedures and bylaws.                                                                                                                              

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: 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.

 

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:

 

Adhere to all organizational information security policies and protect all sensitive information including but not limited to ePHI and PHI in accordance with organizational policy, Federal, State, and local regulations.

 

Education / licensure / certification:

  • M.D. or D.O. degree required.
  • Successful completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) approved post-graduate residency, or equivalent in Pediatrics
  • Current, Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Florida.
  • Current, Unrestricted Florida state specific DEA license
  • Current Board Certification appropriate for degree or be Board eligible and certified within five years of employment.
  • Meets all requirements in order to obtain medical staff membership and required privileges.
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) as required for hospital appointment. 

 

 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to efficiently and effectively manage multiple clinical tasks.
  • Ability and comfort to educate and coordinate with other health care professionals.
  • Knowledge of all Compliance documents including but not limited to the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct, Compliance Plan, and OSHA Binder.
  • Above average communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in the use of appropriate computer software and hardware.
  • Ability to perform job with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team, ensuring that other specialties are included in the healthcare plan.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety and infection control standards.

Beginning October 15, 2021, all new hires must demonstrate they are fully vaccinated for Covid-19 by their first day of employment.

 

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