GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
Responsible to the Lead Pediatrician. Performs specialized health services, examining, diagnosing, and treating both in-patient and out-patient pediatric patients, usually ranging from birth through 16 years, within a health center setting. A significant aspect of the job involves working as part of a team with professional and paraprofessional staff which is family oriented and is directed toward a preventative and orientative role to promote better understanding between staff and those served by the health center.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF POSITION DUTIES:
- Examines, diagnoses, treats, and generally cares for pediatric patients on an out-patient basis: may visit pediatric patients in hospitals to render port-natal, curative, therapeutic and diagnostic services.
- Works with professionals and Para-professionals, including nurses, social worker, mid-level practitioner and medical assistants as part of a team approach to meet the various interrelated needs of families and individuals under care.
- Provided pre-school children with a complete medical health assessment for auditory, visual and dental defects: any other problems which may interfere with the child’s performance are also evaluated.
- Treats all types of acute and chronic illnesses which are followed until the condition has either been resolved or stabilized.
- Participates in educational classes for nurses and medical assistants.
- Acts as consultant and guide to other physicians in the treatment of children.
- Monitors the quantity and quality of patient care of the mid-level provider in collaboration with the Chief Medical Officer.
- Manages and/or follow patients of Southside Center’s mothers.
- Maintains abilities to perform newborn resuscitation adequately.
- Maintains active hospital privileges to hospitals which Southside’s Director of Health Services determines the staff will maintain privileges.
- Performs related work as required and other duties assigned by Chief Medical Officer.
- Participated in health fairs.
- Attends scheduled staff meetings and participates in other committee meeting as assigned.
- Ability to function independently, attends to detail, work under pressure and prioritize multiple projects.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Ability to diagnose and treat pediatric illnesses.
- Ability to communicate with patients and medical staff.
- Knowledge of agency activities for referral purposes.
M.D. degree with specialization and residency in Pediatric Medicine and Georgia License, current D.E.A. certificate. Must be able to be insured by a malpractice carrier. Must be able to maintain active hospital admitting privileges.