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Pediatrician (Knoxville)

Description

Summary: By utilizing a team based model, provides comprehensive medical services to children from birth through adolescence, including guidance on mental and physical growth and development by utilizing a team based model.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews patient file/record, including allergies, problems, medications, well-child visits, and immunization status.
  • Elicits and records information about patient's medical, developmental, social, and family history.
  • Examines patient to determine general physical condition or presence of disease or injury.
  • Orders or executes various tests, analyses, and diagnostic images to provide information on patient's condition.
  • Analyzes reports and findings of tests and examination, and diagnoses condition of patient.
  • Administers or prescribes treatments as needed.
  • Determines and prescribes medication, dosage, and schedule given the patient's condition and allergies. 
  • Prescribes and administers vaccinations to immunize patient from communicable diseases.
  • Discusses any possible side-affects to medication or immunization with parent or patient.
  • Refers patients to medical specialist for consultant services when necessary for patient's well-being.
  • Follows up with patient or parent regarding progress in high risk or emergency cases.
  • Establishes preventive health practices.
  • Provides guidance to parent and patient regarding nutrition, safety, discipline, injury, and disease prevention.
  • Provides educational materials or resources to parent or patient.
  • Documents the patient's visit including medical history, physical exam, diagnoses, and plan of action.
  • Conducts physical examinations to provide information needed for admission to school.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement (QI), Quality Assurance (QA) and Continuous Quality Improvement Activities (CQI) as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education/Experience: Medical degree or equivalent (Osteopathic Degree); Three to four years pediatrics residency program.

Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software, Electronic Medical records software, and Spreadsheet software.

Certificates and Licenses: Must possess Tennessee State Medical License, Board Certified or Board Eligible in Pediatrics. Must have current DEA number.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Directly supervises Clinical Staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

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