Pediatrician (Board Certified/Board Eligible)
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New Bedford, MA - New Bedford, MA
Full Time
Graduate Degree
Day
Description

FULL TIME: PEDIATRICIAN (Board Certified/Board Eligible) Opportunity

Make a difference! Become a part of our dedicated, team of skilled professionals – providing patient centered quality care to a community with unique needs.

We are a 40-year old Federally Qualified Health Center dedicated to providing care to diverse and underserved patient populations in New Bedford, MA. We are seeking a Pediatrician with a minimum of 2 years’ experience to become a part of our team.

You will be responsible for providing direct outpatient primary patient care to pediatric patients ages 0-18; including but not limited to, patient assessments, physical examinations, ordering/performing necessary laboratory and diagnostic tests, proficiency testing, and prescribing and dispensing medications in compliance with established medical protocols. Utilizing the guidelines set forth by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the physician will be a critical part of our talented group of clinicians whose mission is to provide comprehensive, integrated health care and support services to a diverse population of medically complex and at risk pediatric patients. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Responsible for conducting individual patient health history, physical assessments and screenings to include various diagnostic testing as needed.  Management of complex medical illnesses within the scope of Pediatric Medicine. 
  2. May provide initial interpretation of X-Rays, which are officially studied and reported by a consulting Radiologist.  Interprets Laboratory reports and Electrocardiograms within the scope of medical practice.  Responsible for interpreting the results and providing feedback to patient and/or designated family member.
  3. Responsible for prescribing/performing various treatment modalities - including, but not limited to: medications, injections, wellness counseling, and ancillary testing.
  4. Responsible for development, implementation and evaluation of treatment plans.
  5. Consults and collaborates with a variety of health care professionals and makes referrals as necessary.
  6. Monitors and ensures patient satisfaction. 
  7. Facilitates appropriate utilization of the healthcare system and encourages appropriate follow-up care.
  8. Provides educational opportunities for the patient and/or family related to health status, utilizing additional resources when indicated. Responsible for facilitating patient/family member’s participation in medical and health care by providing information needed to make informed appropriate healthcare decisions.
  9. Maintains accurate, legible, timely documentation of patient encounters.  Promptly responds to all inquiries and documentation of medical services provided.
  10. Serves on and actively participates as a member on committees as assigned. Attends a variety of meetings, discussions, conferences, seminars, and workshops, both within and outside the organization as applicable to own position's responsibilities. Maintains certification in compliance with current State law.  Fulfills other requirements for maintaining a license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  11. Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to manage and provide the care appropriate to the ages of patients served on his/her assigned practice setting. Incumbent must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development relative to the patient’s specific age. Additionally, incumbent must be able to provide the care needed as described in the Health Center policies and procedures.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer and/or Director of Pediatrics.

 

Education & Credentials

REQUIRED EDUCATION & OTHER CREDENTIALS:

  1. Medical Degree and current and unrestricted Massachusetts Physician License
  2. DEA and Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registration
  3. Pediatric Medicine Board Certification/Board Eligibility
  4. Current CPR/BLS Certification
  5. Maintain continuing medical education
  6. Knowledge of community health and public health principles/practices
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