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SUMMARY OF POSITION:

The pediatrician provides primary medical care to patients from birth through adolescence at NEMS clinic and performs related duties, as requested by the supervisor. Pediatricians diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Responsible for examining children regularly to assess their growth and development.
Develops a plan of care for each patient, including: complete medical history, physical examination, diagnosis, appropriate treatment and/or referral, including hospitalization when necessary.
When on-call, serves as attending for the newborn nursery rounds.
Prescribes or administers treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants, children, and adolescents.
Treats children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns.
Explains procedures and discusses test results or prescribed treatments with patients and parents or guardians.
Plans and executes medical care programs to aid in the mental and physical growth and development of children and adolescents.
Stresses the importance of preventative health care measures.
Uses all available resources in diagnosis and treatment, such as laboratory and radiological testing, in an appropriate and cost efficient manner.
Confers with consulting physicians, nurses, patients, and patients families concerning treatment and care of patients.
Refers those cases which require specialist services, but maintains responsibility, assuring that continuity of care is provided.
On rotation, serves as the on-call physician when NEMS clinic is not open.
Works Saturday clinic on a rotation basis.
Participates in the development and implementation of a regularly updated performance improvement plan for NEMS.
Adheres to ethical, professional and legal requirements as mandated by federal, state, and local funding agencies.
Documents electronically with NEMS EMR system.
Attends all medical staff meetings and participates in the community health centers Quality Assurance program.
Assists in the training of para-professional and non-medical personnel.
Provides guidance to other health team members in the development of health education materials and programs for patients and the community at large.
Provides training or teaching, when appropriate, to medical students, medical residents, nursing students, and other students who come to NEMS for training.
May provide supervision to mid level providers, such as NP or PA.
Full-time physicians are required to maintain hospital privileges; this includes coverage of patients in the well newborn nursery and newborn intensive care unit.
Performs other job duties as required by manager/supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Completion of a 3 year pediatrics residency.
Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from an accredited school of medicine.
Licensed to practice medicine in the state of California.
Board eligible or certified by the American Board of Pediatricians (ABP).

LANGUAGE:
Bilingual in Vietnamese and English is required.

NEMS is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer welcoming diversity in our workforce.

Persuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

IND123
North East Medical Services (NEMS) is one of the largest community health centers in the United States targeting the medically underserved Asian population. Based in San Francisco, the non-profit community health center offers comprehensive health care services to a variety of patients, a majority of whom are uninsured or low-income. NEMS offers linguistically-competent and culturally-sensitive health care services in many languages and dialects, including Cantonese, Mandarin, Toishan, Vietnamese, Burmese, Korean, Spanish, and Hindi.

NEMS operates twelve clinics throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, with the main clinic located at 1520 Stockton Street in Chinatown/North Beach; additional clinics in San Francisco's Portola, Visitacion Valley, Richmond districts and Sunset districts; as well as satellite sites in Daly City and San Jose.

NEMS has over 60 health care providers who offer a range of medical specialties, including Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Practice, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Dentistry, Optometry, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, and Radiology. In addition, ancillary services such as mental health, podiatry, nutrition, pharmacy, laboratory and social services strengthen the quality of care that patients receive.

The unique multilingual and culturally-sensitive direct service staff allows patients to adequately express themselves in a familiar environment to increase the relevancy and excellence of care they receive. Health education programs, many of which bridge the gap between Western and Asian medical practices, are available at the clinic and through weekly radio broadcasts on local Chinese media. The programs address preventative health care education and practices as it relates to the cultural needs of the community.