The pediatrician is part of the team concept in Norwalk Community Health Center’s health delivery system. He/She will engage in direct patient care activities as the principal component of his/her overall professional responsibility within the pediatrics department. He/She will provide quality, comprehensive patient-centered pediatric care services in accordance with the health centers overall policies and procedures. The physician provides direction to nurses, medical assistants, and the staff members as it relates to the provision of services.
1. Responsible for the practice of medicine and the provision of medical care to all pediatric health center patients; including patient assessment, diagnosis, preventative services, and ongoing medical care for acute and chronic medical conditions.
2. Responsible for prescribing and/or administration of treatments, therapies, medications, vaccinations, and other specialized medical care to treat and/or prevent illness, disease, or injury.
3. Orders, performs, and interprets tests and analyzes records, reports, and other data to appropriately diagnose and treat patient medical conditions.
4. Coordinates with other health center staff, including nurses, medical assistants, pharmacy, phlebotomy, social workers, and other allied health professionals to provided quality patient-centered medical care.
5. Effectively utilizes an electronic health record to accurately collect, record, and maintain all patient health information.
6. Maintains collaborative partnerships with medical specialists and other practitioners when patients require referral for specialty care.
7. Participates in quality care initiatives and practice improvement projects at the direction of the department team leader and/or CMO.
8. Responsible for the accurate and timely completion of all clinical documentation and professional records to assure compliance with local, state and federal regulatory, licensure and accreditation requirements.
9. Maintains appropriate productivity standards as established by the center.
10. Participates in after-hours coverage on a rotation basis with other providers as established by the center.
11. Attends and participates in various health center meetings and other clinical functions as required by the center.
- Demonstrate a high level of skill at building relationships and customer service.
- Demonstrate interpersonal skills in managing difficult clients and patients.
- Demonstrate high degree of knowledge and competency in the practice of medicine and associated charting requirements.
- Requisite skills and ability to perform certain medical tasks as assigned
- Demonstrate a high level of problem solving skill to better serve patients and staff.
- Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
- Ability to utilize computers for data entry and information retrieval.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to implement, and evaluate operational and administrative processes
- Demonstrated expertise in relevant medical practices, protocol, trends and best practices in clinical areas assigned.
- Experience/Knowledge of federal, state and local regulations and standards associated with the delivery of care in a community health center environment.
- Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and emergency situations successfully.
- Proficiency in knowledge of office management, use of computer, software packages, and office machines.
- Fluency of English language, bilingual Spanish and/or Creole preferred.
Graduate of an accredited school of medicine
- Valid Connecticut state medical license required.
- BLS certified by AHA or Red Cross
- Valid DEA license, current controlled substances registration certificate, and ability to prescribe medication required
- Previous work in a community health center or ambulatory primary care environment
- Current participation in managed care provider networks
- Demonstrated success with clear thinking and ability to reorganize as needed.
- Demonstrated success in working independently, prioritization and problem solving.
- Demonstrated success in organization abilities.
- Demonstrated success in customer service/patient services or working with the general public, preferably in a medical care facility.
- Demonstrated success in managing difficult patient situations.
- Significant knowledge of medical practices and procedures in a primary care environment.
Occasional lifting of 40 – 50 lbs. and pushing of 5-20 lbs. ; sitting, standing and walking approximately 80% of the time , a medium to high level of manual dexterity required; bending and reaching approximately 20% of the time; normal accessibility and mobility throughout the region required; normal overtime/extended work hours.
Blood borne pathogen exposure risk
Category I: Job classification includes ALL employees who have occupational exposure* to blood borne pathogens* (blood or body fluids) while performing their job duties.
Limitations and Disclaimers:
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for this position. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor or other clinic management in compliance with Federal and State laws.
Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.
The mission of the Norwalk Community Health Center is to provide high quality, comprehensive primary health care to the people of the City of Norwalk and the surrounding towns regardless of the ability or inability to pay. Our staff at NCHC will treat each individual with respect; we are dedicated to improving the health status of every patient. We are committed to treating each patient with the care and concern we would want for our families and ourselves.