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Pediatrician

KC CARE Health Center
Job Description
Posted 04/14/19 
Description

Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.

Qualifications

Minimum Requirements:

  • Graduate of an approved medical school.
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Missouri.
  • Board certified or Board eligible through the American Board of Pediatrics or the American Osteopathic Association
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification required.
  • Active Missouri DEA and BNDD Licensure preferred
  • Ability to relate to a broad and diverse spectrum of the community.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, courteous working relationships with patients, volunteers and team members.
  • Ability to work independently and in a professional manner.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks.
  • Ability to understand and present verbal instructions and to exchange verbal information.
  • Ability to work in Windows based computer environment.
  • Ability to work at multiple clinical sites as directed including own transportation

Clinical Care Duties:

  • Treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns.
  • Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries.
  • Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results.
  • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants and children.
  • Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients and parents or guardians.
  • Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary
  • Plan and execute medical care programs to aid in the mental and physical growth and development of children and adolescents.
  • Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary

 

Communication/Interpersonal:

  • Communicates patient’s health status accurately in verbal and written reports to appropriate health care providers (i.e. Nursing staff, providers, and other members of the HRH team).
  • Communicates effectively, courteously and collaboratively with patient, providers, supervisors, and co-workers.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality.

 

Service Excellence:

  • Maintain a positive, helpful attitude to patients, providers and co-workers.
  • Seek to establish a working relationship with a positive attitude that enhances open communication.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of and commitment to the common goal of providing excellent patient care.
  • Participate in and support team meetings and activities.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective, courteous working relationships with patients, coworkers and others.

Professionalism:

  • Attends, participates and satisfactorily completes mandatory in-services and educational programs.
  • Adhere to Kansas City CARE Health Center attendance standards.
  • Utilizes appropriate chain of command
  • Follows through on assignments to completion
  • Maintains a professional appearance and good hygiene.
  • Takes responsibility for own actions.

Safety/Risk Management:

  • Adheres to health center safety, OSHA, hand washing and infection control and hazardous waste policies and procedures.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times in accordance with HIPAA regulations.

General Employee Responsibilities:

  • Embrace the mission, vision and values of the Kansas City CARE Health Center.
  • Participate in Quality Improvement processes and activities in the organization.
  • Maintains patient confidentiality at all times in accordance with HIPAA regulations.
  • Provide orientation to new volunteers, students and employees.

 

Supervisory Duties:

  • Provides clinical supervision to all mid-level providers, clinical support staff, volunteers and students as applicable.

 

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

  • Requires long periods of standing
  • Requires ability to lift, carry, push and pull up to 35 pounds.
  • Requires ability to stoop, kneel, bend, crouch and reach.
  • Requires ability to use routine office equipment such as computer and telephone.
  • Requires ability to comprehend both oral and written communications.
  • Requires sufficient near-vision to be able to read document and computer screen.
  • OSHA Category 1: All procedures or other job-related tasks involve an inherent potential for mucous membrane or skin contact with blood, body fluids or tissues or a potential for spills or splashes of these fluids.
  • HIPAA Classification: Unrestricted Access: A workforce member with unrestricted access will have full access to patient’s protected health information, including the patient’s entire medical record, for patient care purposes.

 

The above information is intended to describe the most important aspects of the job.  This job description is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required in order to perform the work. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. The KC CARE Health Center is committed to providing equal employment opportunity/affirmative action (EEO/AA) to all job applicants and employees.

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