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Nephrologist

Job Code

30000595

Basic Function

Provides specialized clinical services to JHAH patients for the diagnosis and management of the kidneys.

 

Scope

The Nephrologist is a staff member of the Specialty Medicine Department, and provides clinical care and consultative services to inpatient and outpatients with kidney disorders.  Will be expected to fulfill duties to meet organizational needs for which he or she is qualified.  Reports to the Chief of the Division of. Specialty Medicine.

Principal Contacts

Has daily contact with patients, family members, staff, nurses, allied health professionals, administrators and physicians.

Principal Duties

  1. Provides person-centered care and consultations to inpatients and outpatients in the area of expertise
  2. Provides diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in accordance with the highest standards of care and within the delineation of privileges as recommended by the Chief of the Division, and approved by the JHAH Credentialing and Privileging Committee.
  3. Completes all medical documentation and reports in a timely and professional manner.
  4. Develops collegial relationships and works collaboratively other physicians, nurses, allied health providers, and administrators across departments and districts at JHAH. Actively participates as a member of multi-disciplinary teams and is a team player.
  5. Shares in the on call responsibilities according to operational need.  Responds to emergency requests for assistance from the emergency rooms at all JHAH facilities.
  6. Actively participates in the monthly Unit, Division, Department and Hospital staff, clinical, education and research meetings.
  7. Contributes to the educational activities of the Division, by attending Grand Rounds, Journal Clubs and fosters the education or professional development of trainees or other health care professionals.
  8. Participates in interdisciplinary, interdepartmental and performance and quality improvement activities including committee service within JHAH.
  9. Promptly responds to all JHAH queries regarding medical documentation, coding, patient concerns, or risk management.
  10. Participates in the development and implementation of administrative policies, medical practice procedures, clinical guidelines, and standard operating procedures

Experience

  • Must have at least three years of practice in the field of Nephrology post board and proof of expertise in the discipline of Nephrology.
  • Three to Five years of residency training in internal medicine in a recognized residency training program.
  • One (1) year internship in a recognized training program.

Certifications/Other requirements as applicable

  • Excellent command of oral and written English.
  • Must hold a valid license to practice medicine.