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Pediatric Rheumatologist

Pediatric Rheumatologist

Job Code

30001035

Basic Function

To provide specialized services in the diagnosis and management of patients with pediatric rheumatologic diseases

Scope

Pediatric rheumatologist is a staff member of the internal medicine service division of the Specialty Medical Services Department.   His responsibilities are divided between the outpatient rheumatology clinic (40%) and the inpatient services; Consultations and admissions (50%) and procedures (10 %).  He/she works under the Unit Head of Specialty Pediatrics

Principal Contacts

He is in daily contact with patients, their families, nurses internists, ward physicians and physicians of the specialty services and ambulatory service departments.

Principal Duties

  1. To perform the professional duties of a pediatric rheumatologist in accordance with the delineation of privileges as recommended by the Unit Head of Specialty pediatrics and approved by the credentials committee.
  2. To perform his duties in Pediatric rheumatology clinic evaluating patients with rheumatologic disease.  This accounts for 40% of his time.
  3. To provide care to his patients in the medical wards, routine procedures and in patient consultations, this accounts for 50% of his time.
  4. Keeps current on latest techniques, procedures and other development in the field in the 10% administrative time granted.
  5. Provides after working hours on call emergency coverage for rheumatologic emergencies.
  6. Participates in the monthly staff meeting of, the Pediatric service.
  7. Attends and contributes to the daily morning Unit Head meeting for the purpose of review of admissions and management problems.
  8. Participates and contributes to the educational activities in the service: daily conferences, weekly grand rounds, and monthly journal club.
  9. 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.
  10. Performs additional duties as assigned by the Unit Head (e.g. Committee membership)
  11. Help in General Pediatrics when needed

 

Experience

  • Two years of fellowship training in rheumatology in a recognized training program
  • One year of internship in a recognized training program.
  • Two years of residency training in internal medicine in a recognized residency training program.

 

Certifications/Other requirements as applicable

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

Competencies

6. Person-Centered Care
2. Documentation
5. Health Care Safety
1. Clinical Expertise
4. Health Care Reliability
7. Cybersecurity
3. Health Care Quality