Director Of Pediatrics

Community Health Association Of Spokane Spokane , WA 99201

Posted 2 months ago

Purpose of Job:

Improve the overall health of the communities we serve by providing Pediatric program leadership as follows:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Clinical

  • Assesses and treats patients in accordance with CHAS Health policies and protocols.

  • Examines patients to determine general physical conditions and records findings and plans in electronic health records.

  • Analyzes results and findings and diagnoses condition.

  • Prescribes or recommends medications or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures in alignment with standard clinical practice. Orders vaccinations for patients to immunize from communicable diseases.

  • Performs minor surgery. Refers patients to medical specialist or other practitioner for specialized treatment.

  • Advises patients concerning diet, hygiene, and lifestyle choices for prevention of disease.

  • Participates in provider staff meetings, peer reviews and trainings.

  • May include teaching, on-boarding, and APP supervision if applicable.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Administrative

  • Collaborates with clinical and operational leadership to jointly set, communicate, and monitor program strategy objectives and educational opportunities related to pediatrics.

  • Collaborates with Director of Operations in the evaluation, quality improvement, and development of the Pediatric program strategy and objectives.

  • Participates in Pediatric department meetings by collaborating with Director of Operations on agenda topics and discussion points

  • Leads discussions in Pediatric department meetings regarding clinical protocols, procedures, guidelines, and policies.

  • Collaborates with Director of Operations in budgeting, personnel decisions, program expansion, and succession planning as required.

  • Acts as liaison with Director of Operations between Pediatric provider staff, primary care provider staff, and administration to achieve Pediatric program goals and objectives.

  • Recommends Pediatric equipment and facilities changes and additions

  • Participates in the development and implementation of clinic workflows to enhance provider efficiency and quality

  • Participates in selection of new Pediatric providers as necessary.

  • Participates in the review and evaluation of Pediatric clinical competencies and participates in the annual review and counseling of performance issues of Pediatric providers.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience: Graduation from a Masters level, accredited Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner school with a minimum of three years of experience in pediatrics or completion of accredited medical doctor program required. BLS certification required. Previous experience working with underserved populations highly desired. Valid licensure in Washington State required. Certification through the Drug Enforcement Agency and valid licensure in Washington State required. Must be able to secure credentialing through identified agencies (Medicare, Medicaid, etc.).

Skills:
Valid drivers' license, insurance and vehicle required. Must have outstanding communication skills; speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Demonstrates strong interpersonal and teamwork skills. Possesses and demonstrates outstanding leadership skills in order to be able to mentor and lead staff and mobilize and motivate groups around Pediatrics. Ability to work proactively and collaboratively with people at all levels in the organization. Exhibits excellent relationship building skills.

Physical Demands:

Required to stand, sit and be mobile one-third to two-thirds of the time. Required to use hands to finger, handle or feel over two-thirds of the time; while reaching with hands and arms occurs one-third of the day. Climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling or crouching occurs less than one-third of the time. Communicating occurs constantly throughout the day. Lifting occurs about half the time up to 10 lbs and less than one-third of the day from 25-40 lbs. Rarely is there a need to lift more than 41 lbs.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


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Director Of Pediatrics

Community Health Association Of Spokane