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Pediatric Intensivist

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Basic Function

Pediatric Intensivist is responsible for comprehensive care of critically ill patients admitted to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU.

Pediatric Intensivist provides care for infants from 7 days to 14 years of age. Critically ill patients over 14 years are cared for under the Adult Intensivists in Medical/Surgical intensive care for units.

Provide planning and direction to the PICU staff, including necessary upgrading and improvement in organization work schedule.


Pediatric Intensivist is a staff members of the Pediatric Service Division.  His/her responsibilities are divided between:

  1. Inpatient care, 75% for the Pediatric Intensivist in the PICU.  This is done solely or in consultation with other sub-specialists
  2. Clinic follow-up of their patients 15%.
  3. Administrative time to read and update clinical skills and knowledge in field of practice 10%.
  4. PICU Committee meetings and organizing the work schedule of the PICU. Establishing close multidisciplinary working relationships with other subspecialists and support services as required.
  5. To be available for night and weekend call, providing 24 hour coverage for PICU.
  6. Pediatric Intensivist would report to the Unit Head of Specialty Pediatrics.
  7. Performing procedures as approved by the Privilege/Credentials committee and monitoring quality and standards of practice in the PICU.  

Principal Contacts

Has daily contacts with patients, families and visitors; professional contacts with other physicians, nurses and Chief of Pediatrics.  

Principal Duties

  1. Provides specialized comprehensive diagnostic and therapeutic medical care for patients in PICU.
  2. Provides consultation service to other staff members as necessary.
  3. Chairs the PICU Committee and supervises the activities in PICU, including: upgrading, better planning and improved utilization of resources.
  4. Performs procedures as needed and as approved by the credentials and privileges committee.  Develops admission and discharge criteria for the PICU.
  5. Daily check on the PICU patients to prioritize and transfer to the regular ward to assure availability of beds when needed.
  6. Participates in developing and reviewing PICU policies, promotes policy implementation.  Participates in budget preparation, helps coordinate staff education.
  7. Maintains database that describes unit experience and performance. 
  8. Supervises resuscitation techniques and coordinates mock code blues.
  9. Assures the availability of all necessary emergency medication, materials and equipment.
  10. Participates and contributes to the educational activities in the pediatric service unit: daily conferences, weekly grand rounds, and monthly journal club.
  11. Performs and contributes to all the quality assurance activities of the service (e.g. monthly mortality and morbidity conference, peer review, audit and chart review.


  • Three years of Pediatric residency training in a recognized training program.
  • Three years fellowship training in pediatric critical care medicine.

Other requirements as applicable

  • Excellent command of verbal and written English.
  • Ability to adjust to group practice in an industrial environment