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Pediatrician - Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Community Health Center in New London, Connecticut

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.





Job Description:

Job Description Summary:

Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC), with offices in Connecticut, Colorado and California, is one of the country's most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice-based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and healthcare. CHC is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient-centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. We deliver more than 600,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of CT, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the Weitzman Institute: the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement (NIMAA), and the ConferMed.



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JOB SUMMARY


Provides high quality primary care to children of Community Health Center clients according to established professional and medical standards. Works collaboratively with nurse practitioners and other health care team members to meet both acute care, and health maintenance needs of clients. Maintains hospital privileges as necessary according to local institution's standards and requirements. Maintains professional licensure as appropriate. Fully established practice standards for productivity and appropriate utilization of care.




ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES






Clinical






  • Provides ongoing high quality primary care to children. Performs clinical procedures competently. Cares for acutely ill clients in in-patient or emergency room setting, as necessary.

  • Examine children regularly to assess their growth and development.

  • Treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns.

  • Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants and children.

  • Examine patients or order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis.

  • Advise patients, parents or guardians, and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.

  • 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.

  • Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.

  • Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary.

  • Provide consulting services to other physicians.

  • Plan, implement, or administer health programs or standards in hospitals, businesses, or communities for prevention or treatment of injury or illness.

  • Participates in an on call coverage system providing 24 hour care for clients as necessary.

  • Maintains and documents the problem oriented medical record accurately after each client visit and monitors health maintenance checks of patient panel.

  • Participates in other health care activities as agreed, e.g. school based clinic consultant, SNF care.







Administrative






  • Maintains board certification/licensure. Attends continuing education programs. Maintains involvement in professional organizations as necessary. Meets hospital medical staff requirements as necessary.

  • Collaborate with operations manager and clerical/clinical staff to promote the smooth functioning of the medical component meeting clients health care needs.

  • Supervises/collaborates with nurse practitioners as necessary.

  • Prepare government or organizational reports of birth, death, and disease statistics, workforce evaluations, or medical status of individuals.

  • Participates with Community Health Center management in developing and achieving optimal clinical performance and organizational goals for productivity and utilization.







QUALIFICATIONS




  • MD/DO from approved medical/osteopathy school.

  • Graduate of an accredited residency program in pediatrics

  • Board certified within 24 months of commencing employment at Community Health Center.

  • Maintains appropriate board certification, licensure, and professional organizations.







PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT




  • Combination of sustained periods of sitting at keyboard, walking and stair climbing

  • Minimal lifting and carrying activities

  • Must be available to work one evening and one Saturday per month, as well as to participate in on call after hour's coverage.







COMMUNICATION SKILLS:




  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

  • This position must interface with patients, family members, community agencies and other providers within the organization.






Confidentiality of Information:



  • Behavioral Health information is kept in strict confidence. Confidentiality of patient and business information is a requirement. Full access to patient medical records and encounter data. Confidentiality must be maintained according to CHC policies.

  • Responsibility for client data entry

  • Access to medical system information.

  • Confidential patient correspondence.






Location:

Community Health Center of New London

City:

New London

State:

Connecticut



Time Type:

Full time
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