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Pediatrician, MD/DO
Full Time or Part Time + Benefits/PTO
Non-Exempt

 

 

JOB SUMMARY: The pediatrician provides direct patient care by performing age-appropriate physical exams, ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, and implementing therapeutic treatment measures.  Provides direction and support to all clinical staff at site location.  Works as an integral part of the Provider staff by participating in medical, quality assurance and other staff meetings. May provide inpatient care for Mountain Valleys Health Centers’ patients through proper credentialing process. 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  Graduate of an accredited medical college with a current license to practice medicine in the State of California. Current CPR, PALS, and DEA certification.  Certification by an American Specialty Board in scope of practice. Have in-depth knowledge of children epidemiology and infectious diseases. Ability to work well with others in a professional manner in a team-oriented environment with leadership qualities and supporting attitude toward organization.  Must maintain confidentiality relating to MVHC personnel, patients, and information that could result in proprietary damage to MVHC.   

 

REQUIREMENTS AFTER HIRE:

Clean and appropriate business attire.

Maintain licenses

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Provide care in age-appropriate manner. Take appropriate history, physical examinations of newborns and young children by ordering pertinent diagnostics and implement appropriate therapy according to standard medical practice. Treat children suffering from minor injuries, chronic and acute health problems, and psychological and physiological growth and developmental concerns. Obtain appropriate consults and order referrals when problems presented are outside scope of practice or when unfamiliar with a particular aspect of the patient’s care.

 

Communicate effectively with the child and their parent/guardian while involved with their health care, include age-appropriate patient education while answering questions and in history taking.  Review and develop patient educational material, e.g. hygiene, exercise, diet, disease prevention. Be patient and caring and able to foster long-term trust relationships with children and parents/guardians. Prescribe medications and give detailed instructions for administration.  Order vaccines according to the CDC guidelines/MVHC Vaccination policy. Demonstrate competent knowledge in delivering health care to patients through peer review and clinic quality assurance program.

 

Cooperate with the rest of the medical staff in assuring coverage for clinic patients.  Represent MVHC in other facilities and organizations in a professional manner at all times. 

 

Support and contribute in a positive manner in clinic efforts to maintain and improve patient satisfaction.  Work at maximum potential to meet productivity requirements in order to improve fiscal viability while maintaining quality medical care.

 

CUSTOMER CARE: A core value of Mountain Valleys Health Centers’ is our dedication to high-quality customer care. As a Community Health Center, our patients are our vitality; therefore, every patient will be treated accordingly.

 

At MVHC a customer is defined as but not limited to a patient, vendor, contractor, granting agency, community business, and employee. Customers will be treated with the utmost dignity and respect regardless of their socio-economic status, insurance type, job position, and/or race, etc. Discrimination is unacceptable and is grounds for immediate termination.

 

Every employee of MVHC will adhere to the Accountability Measures outlined either at the onset of employment or at the date of this signed job description. Should these expectations not be upheld, the employee understands that disciplinary action will be taken which could lead to immediate termination.

 

By signing this job description, the employee commits to providing the highest quality customer care and will strive to make each patient feel as though they are the only one.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Sitting, standing, walking, bending/stooping, squatting/crouching, balancing, reaching, twisting/turning, pulling, stand up lifting up to 50 pounds, speaking/hearing on phone and in person, reading, writing, close eye work, repetitive motion of hands, fine and gross manipulation, up/down and side/side hand motion, positioning patients, exposure to bodily fluids, exposure to infectious disease, exposure to emotional crisis of others, exposure to solvents/chemicals, exposure to public/staff/physicians, working with others, fast work pace, frequent change, frequent interruptions, independent problem solving, and travel by auto to other sites.

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