The Pediatrician is responsible for the care of patients in the hospital and clinics, as well as research, educational and advocacy initiatives as determined by the Division Chief and/or Executive Director.
Medical Doctor (M.D.)
Specific Requirements and Preferences
Medical degree from an accredited medical school. Fully licensed and credentialed attending staff category physician on the medical staff of Children’s National Medical Center.
Minimum Work Experience
Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in the area of expertise. Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care. Ability to function independently in evaluating patient problems and developing a plan for patient care. Ability to incorporate ethical concepts into patient care and discuss these with the patient, family, and other members of the health care team. Ability to supervise, advice, and train clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards. Demonstrates a personal commitment to Continuing Medical Education and remains current on the developments and progress in his/her subspecialty. Demonstrates knowledge of and complies with legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care.
Required Licenses and Certifications
Commitment to World Class Care
- Provide clinical services for patients at Children’s Hospital and other approved sites in an ethical, professional and timely manner.
- Provide oversight of the medical care team and manage direct patient care for a specified patient population; improve continuity of care, customer service and partnerships with community physicians through timely completion of records and communication.
- Provide on-call services as determined by the Division Chief.
- Actively participate in family centered care and communicate in a professional and compassionate manner; refer patients to specialists and to relevant ancillary services as appropriate.
- Appropriately utilize the defined chain of command and escalation policies.
- Respond to team members and outside physicians in a timely and respectful manner; communicate clearly to trainees expectations regarding patient updates and notifications of significant clinical changes, and encourages questions from trainees.
Commitment to Advocacy
- Participate in CNMC’s advocacy initiatives.
- Contribute scholarly effort to the advancement of public policy to promote population-based pediatric health and well being.
- Teach patients and families about treatment, prevention, and care enhancement techniques.
- Participate in specific health promotion, education and/or prevention programs.
- Contribute scholarly effort to the advancement of public policy that promotes population-based pediatric health and well being.
Commitment to Research
- Conduct research of significant scientific value in the clinical and translational science area(s) relevant to his/her practice specialty.
- Participate in reviewing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals.
- Publish in peer-reviewed, scientific, quality and management journals.
- Submit applications for grants or contracts for funding of research projects.
- Participate in research committees, workshop special interest groups, etc.
Commitment to Education
- Participate in CNMC's medical education programs through learning activities with colleagues and trainees.
- Participate as appropriate in hospital/university –wide educational programs.
- Participate as appropriate in local, regional and national educational efforts.
- Provide timely feedback to trainees.
- Ensure adequate orientation for the care that the trainees deliver.
- Supervise and train clinical professionals and students effectively.
Commitment to Quality & Compliance
- Follow established bylaws, policies and procedures, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
- Adequately and promptly complete all clinical documentation as required by JCAHO, other regulatory bodies and/or the Medical Staff Bylaws, Rules and Regulations and Policies and Procedures include complete clinical charge documentation.
- Identify problems related to patient services and make recommendations for improvement.
- Cooperate and participate in the development, implementation and revision of policies affecting medical practice, judgment and quality of care; Participate as a member of special care teams, Medical Staff and hospital committees.
- Review and prepare protocol for use by staff. Evaluate patient care according to adopted protocol and Quality Assurance program criteria. Participate in evaluation of peers and support staff; acknowledge and report medical and/or other errors as well as participate in efforts to prevent them.
Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)
- Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
- Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
- Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
- Maintain confidentiality at all times
- Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
- Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
- Partner with all team members to achieve goals
- Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
- Contribute to a positive work environment
- Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
- Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
- Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
- Use resources efficiently
- Search for less costly ways of doing things
- Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
- Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
- Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
- Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
- Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
- Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance