Primary Care Clinic Pediatrician

Employer
THE DAILY JOURNAL
Location
Ventura, California
Closing date
May 7, 2023

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Specialty
Emergency Medicine
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
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THE POSITION

Provides medical services involving examination, diagnosis, preventative care, and treatment of acute and chronic diseases for children, adolescents, and young adult patients in ambulatory care facilities.   There are currently opportunities in North Oxnard and Simi Valley.

The Primary Care Clinic Physician is an At-Will classification that is exempt from the provision of the Civil Service Ordinance. 

Examples Of Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides complete, comprehensive, culturally-sensitive clinical care for children ranging from birth to young adulthood. This includes obtaining medical histories, performing physical examinations, making diagnoses, and treating illness and infectious diseases that are specific to younger people.
  • Provides support including education about healthful living, communicating effectively and compassionately with children and parents, encouraging nurturing environments for a patient’s growth and welfare, and anticipatory guidance for both patients and parents. 
  • Conducts developmental monitoring and evaluation of the changing functional status of his or her patients’ growth and development and the consequent changing standards of “normal” for age.
  • Prescribes medications and treatment, monitors patient's progress and adapts treatment as required.
  • Vaccinates patients to immunize patients from communicable diseases.
  • Advises patients and their families concerning evidence-based practices pertaining to developmental changes and growth that foster and improve patient health. 
  • Coordinates with care team to provide high-quality patient care and ensure patient treatment goals are met. 
  • Ability to work with a high volume of patients, internal/external customers, and appropriately manage frequent changes, delay or unexpected events. 
  • Follow workflows that support quality improvement efforts and increase patient access. 
  • Explains in clear understandable verbal and written language the care plan and any procedures.
  • Advises nursing and related personnel as to the administration of medication and treatment; writes physicians orders.
  • Gives or determines the need for special tests, orders laboratory tests as necessary; interprets special tests.
  • Consults with other physicians and providers, referring patients to specialists when necessary, and working with other healthcare staff, such as nurses, assistants, and other physicians.
  • Keeps accurate and timely medical records and charts and adheres to documentation policies. Prepares various records such as progress notes, comprehensive care plans, summaries, etc. Documents gathered information in medical record as required by policies.
  • Keeps updated problem lists and medication lists for all patients.
  • Responds to portal messages and EHR inbox in a timely fashion and provides coverage for colleagues’ inboxes when they are not available.
  • Participate in meetings, conferences, and training sessions as determined by Ambulatory Care administration.
  • Follows safety protocols, including but not limited to using two patient identifiers, informed consent, and time-out procedures. 
  • Keeps all medical staff privileging requirements up-to-date, including CME requirements.
  • Administer first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation in an emergency.
  • Complies with medical laws (for example, HIPAA). Demonstrates knowledge of domestic violence, child and dependent abuse protocols and mandated reporting.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

These are entrance requirements to the recruitment process and assure neither continuance in the process nor invitation to an interview.
 
Education/Experience:

  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency training program
  • Degree in Medicine
  • At least 3 years of residency training devoted to the aspects of medical care for children, adolescents, and young adults
  • Current state medical license and Federal DEA license
  • Completed and passed U.S. Medical Licensing Examination

Special Requirements:

  • License to practice Medicine or Osteopathy in the State of California
  • Board certification or Board eligibility in Pediatrics or Adolescent Medicine
  • Must be able to meet the VCMC Medical Staff Credentialing requirements as outlined in the Medical Staff Bylaws   https://hospitals.vchca.org/images/medical_staff/Bylaws_Revised_6.2018.pdf (Download PDF reader) 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
This position may be subject to State Health Officer Orders regarding vaccine verification and/or testing. These requirements are a condition of employment. Depending on assignment and work location(s), successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination and/or booster against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process.

Recruitment Process

RESUME/CV/APPLICATION EVALUATION: All resumes will be reviewed weekly beginning May 2, 2022 to determine if the stated requirements are met. 

  
RESUME/CV/APPLICATION EVALUATION

If interested, submit an online application at www.ventura.org/jobs and attach your current resume/CV and cover letter

OR 

Email your resume/CV to Anna.Ford@ventura.org 

Note: Please include the dates of your residency program.

All applications/resumes will be reviewed  to determine whether or not the stated requirements are met.  All relevant work experience, training and education should be included in order to determine eligibility.

 
Those individuals meeting the stated requirements will be invited to continue to the next step in the screening and selection process.
 
BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION: A thorough pre-employment, post offer background investigation which may include inquiry into past employment, education, criminal background information and driving record may be required for this position.  
 
For further information about this recruitment, please contact Anna Ford by e-mail at Anna.Ford@ventura.org or by telephone at (805) 677-5153. 

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