Physician (PEDIATRICS)

Location
Seoul, 11
Posted
Oct 20, 2021
Closes
Oct 20, 2022
Ref
2021-6822
Specialty
Pediatrics
Overview

Functions under the general supervision of the Chief of the Pediatric Clinic who outlines general scope of professional services and administrative policies. May request consultation with supervisor or other specialist but retains responsibility for diagnoses and treatment made at clinic, emergency room and nursery level. Incumbent's professional performance is evaluated in terms of competency.

Responsibilities

Serves as a Physician in the Pediatric Clinic and Nursery performing the range of medical duties covering pediatrics.

1. Conducts physical examinations and evaluations of sick and well infants and children in an outpatient and inpatient service and provides nursery coverage for unit designed for infants only gestation age 36 weeks and above. Performs preschool and pre-athletic examinations as required and performs well baby examinations and administers vaccines and immunizing agents as required. Determines need for x-ray examinations and clinical laboratory tests and interprets examinations findings and test results. Prescribes and administers medications and treatment for patients on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. Admits patient requiring inpatient treatment to the hospital or arranges transport to a host nation hospital if beyond the scope of our hospital. Provides emergency room consultation and admission as needed when on call. Provides newborn care for infants gestation age 36 weeks and greater in our hospital. Provides pediatric services at c-sections/deliveries as needed and arranges for transport for infants' requiring care beyond what our hospital can provide. Providers will be expected to provide up to 40 nights of home call coverage for the emergency room and newborn nursery per calendar year.

2. Participates in the Pediatric Clinic Quality Assurance Program. Incumbent ensures that the highest standards of professional practice and ethics are maintained; that established operating polices are adhered to; and that medical records are properly safeguarded and maintained. Attends medical staff meetings as required. Participates in hospital accreditation and training as required. Participates in pediatric clinic professional development.

3. The incumbent is responsible for the full range of inpatient and outpatient pediatric cases, which can be handled at Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital, and refers those of a more complex nature or those with more diagnostic problems to host nation hospitals that possess the full range of treatment facilities. The incumbent receives only general professional direction, working with considerable freedom from technical supervision in the Pediatric specialty. The supervisor and colleagues are available for advice and consultation.

4: The incumbent is required to be a Board eligible Pediatrician or board certified Pediatrician by the American Board of Pediatrics.

5. CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: This position is covered by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program. The incumbent is required to sign a DA Form 5019-R (Condition of Employment for Certain Positions Identified as Critical Under the Drug Abuse Testing Program) and must pass urinalysis testing, as required prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.

6. Must possess a current and valid state license for the practice of medicine and be board eligible or board certified in Pediatrics. 7. Physical examination is required. 8. Current BLS certification is required.

Qualifications

Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicants graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country). Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training. Specialized Experience:4 years of residency training in the specialty of Pediatrics or equivalent experience and training. Experience with examinations, diagnostic and/or treatment services for patients in ages ranging from infant through adolescent, who have pediatric and medical problems characteristic of the pediatric discipline. Licensure: For positions involving patient care, candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

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