Pediatrician - Ryan Health | NENA
Render comprehensive primary medical care as a member of the health care team for Pediatric and Adolescent patients (birth to 21 years of age) registered at the Center. This work is carried out in support of the mission and goals of Ryan Health.
- Render quality medical services normally expected of a pediatrician in primary care practice: gather historical information, examine, diagnose and treat illnesses, evaluate health status, initiate preventive and therapeutic measures.
- Carry a patient caseload consistent with Center goals and external mandates for quality of care and productivity.
- Complete all necessary documentation, including adequate and legible progress notes in the medical record; complete forms in a timely manner as required by schools, agencies, insurances, or regulatory bodies in the Center’s data collection system (e.g. encounters).
- Take responsibility for reports of the patient's laboratory, radiology and other studies, providing appropriate and timely management and continuity of care.
- Refer patients, as indicated, to other primary care and specialty services within Ryan Health (including ancillary and social services), and to appropriate outside facilities for tests, procedures, and. specialty consultations.
- Communicate on an ongoing basis with other health care providers and staff all aspects of the patient’s health needs, always respecting the importance of patient confidentiality.
- Participate in on-call telephone coverage on a rotating basis as assigned by the Medical Director. Current Call schedule is every seven (7) weeks and twice a year it changes to every twelve (12) weeks. It is a one-week call starting Monday evening 5pm to the next Monday at 8:30am.
- Assist in peer review chart audits and other appropriate quality improvement activities.
- Maintain professional competence through participation in conferences, CPR and ACLS/PALS training, and continuing medical education activities.
- Seek and maintain credentials in affiliated managed care organizations.
- Participate in the on-the-job teaching of non-physician staff by imparting understanding of the rationale and methods of diagnostic and therapeutic activities on an ongoing basis, and, when requested, in a more formal manner.
- Work hours as necessary to maintain the patient care needs of the Pediatric Department.
- Participate in collaborative practice agreements with mid-levels providers, as requested.
- Practice accepted infection control measures in accordance with the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standards, and Center Policies and Procedures.
- Attend all meeting and/or training sessions as required.
- Immediately report any problems or unusual occurrences to supervisor.
- Other special projects/assignments as needed.
Minimum Experience and Skills Required:
- Clinical experience acquired during approved residency program.
- Strong interpersonal skills.
Education, Licenses and/or Certifications Required:
- Graduate of an approved Medical School.
- Completion of an approved Pediatric Residency Program.
- Current New York State license and current registration.
- Board Certified or evidence of Board eligibility
- Bilingual: English and Spanish.
- Experience in community-based medicine.
- Professional, courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with patients.
- Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served (if applicable).
- Commits to exceeding expectations of the patient.
- Works well with others.
- Contributes input to improve outcomes.
- Asks others for opinions and feedback; provides feedback in a tactful respectful way;
Minimal Training Time:
- 180-day introductory period.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk and hear.
The employee is occasionally required to move about the office; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate office equipment.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work is primarily in a mental health clinic and/or general primary care setting which includes the unpredictability in behaviors of individuals and acute and chronic infectious diseases which may be contagious. Adequate preparation and precaution is necessary.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This position may be required to perform other duties. If such work becomes a permanent and regular part of the job, a new description will be prepared.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Ryan Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.