To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day. SUMMARY
The Children\u2019s Emergency Department Pediatrician works collaboratively with the healthcare team in the Children\u2019s Emergency Department and Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. As an expert in pediatric care, he/she will provide care in the Children\u2019s Emergency Department. He/she will assess, diagnose, and treat children. Job functions also include performance improvement activities, meeting productivity standards, teaching, attending monthly section meetings, adhering to time and attendance standards and completing medical records in a timely fashion.
1. Provide direct patient care utilizing a therapeutic process
1.1 Conduct individual exams, evaluations and treatment to patients in the Children\u2019s Emergency Department.
1.2 Reports for duty on time, badge swipes in and does not leave your shift until the tour of duty is complete. If a patient is critical you will remain in the hospital until either you can transfer care to a colleague or the patient is admitted.
1.3 Provides consultation to other physicians and staff as requested abiding by the YNHHS bylaws
1.4 Acts as a resource to staff in the Children\u2019s Emergency Department.
1.5 Perform minor procedures when indicated.
1.6 Reassess the needs of patients in the ED at regular intervals to provide necessary support.
1.7 Coordinate care of patients through appropriate collaboration with physicians, advanced practice providers, consultants, nursing staff, ancillary departments, referring facilities
2. Evaluate outcomes of patient care
2.1 Identify problem prone clinical practices and initiate solutions to maximize desired outcomes
2.2 Perform and coordinate with the Patient Service Manager and PEM Leadership clinical documentation audits to assume compliance with standards and appropriateness of Emergency Medical Care and Continuity of Care if a child is admitted
2.3 Participate in on-going Quality Initiatives in the Children\u2019s Emergency Department
2.4 Participate in monthly Pediatric Emergency Medicine Section Meetings and weekly PEM Fellow Conferences
2.5 Participate regularly in Pediatric Medical, Surgical, Trauma and Behavioral Health Simulations
3. Acts as a role model
3.1 Ensures that staff in the Children\u2019s Emergency Department are familiar with current theories and practices
3.2 Provides clinical supervision in the ED for Pediatric patients
3.3 Identifies gaps in knowledge and barriers to practice throughout the hospital. Works collaboratively to plan programs designed to update staff
3.4 Provides staff development as necessary
3.5 Completes mandatory hospital based in-services
3.6 Identifies own goals and plans for goal achievement in collaboration with the Patient Service Manager and PEM Co-Directors
3.7 Meets with the PEM Leadership annually and participates in the Annual Section Chief Review and 360 Evaluation Process
3.8 Actively participates in own performance appraisal
3.9 Demonstrates the ability to accept formative feedback by showing improvement within established time
3.10 Meets deadlines (Eg. Completes chart documentation within 72 hours)
3.11 Shares information gained at educational programs with appropriate personnel and Medical Staff
3.12 Communicates clearly, effectively and in a timely manner with patients, their families, staff, supervisors and referring colleagues
4. Demonstrates Leadership Skills
4.1 Works collaboratively with the Patient Service Manager, PEM Leadership, and Pediatrics to establish an efficient and patient friendly environment
4.2 Utilizes effective time management skills, meets set timelines
4.3 Follows through on program charges
4.4 Participates on hospital committees and task forces as needed
4.5 Contributes to an environment that is conducive to open and positive communication and uses positive interpersonal skills with staff, visitors and patients
4.6 Maintains a current knowledge of regulatory requirements and EBM
5. Responsible for promoting the Yale New Haven Children\u2019s Hospital
5.1 Assumes that all patients are treated with respect and that needs are met promptly
5.2 Shows consideration for patients, family and visitors by acknowledging them promptly and speaking in a way that shows concern
5.3 Remains calm in stressful situations promoting a sense of confidence to patients, staff and family members
6. The Children\u2019s Emergency Department Pediatrician must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in the ED. The provider must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient\u2019s status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient\u2019s requirements relative to his or her age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit\u2019s/department policies
Must have completed a three-year ACGME accredited residency in Pediatrics and be either board-Certified or Board-Eligible with the American Board of Pediatric (ABP). If the employee loses ABP eligibility then employment may be terminated with due notice. Must be a member in good standing of the medical staff at Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), or accepted to the medical staff pending employment for this position. Employee must be re -appointed to the medical staff, in accordance with YNHH by-laws, to continue employment. Failure to be reappointed will result in termination when the appointment expires. Any suspension of YNHH privileges will result in suspension of employment.
Must be a graduate of an accredited program.
Ability to perform in fast pace environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to use computer-based information systems, to facilitate all aspects of care delivery. Knowledge of quality improvement processes, and capable of implementing concepts. Commitment to continuous performance improvement
Accountable for achieving established productivity standards and delivering cost -effective quality care to Children\u2019s Emergency Department patients.
In personal and job-related decisions and actions, consistently demonstrates the values of integrity (doing the right thing), patient-centered (putting patients and families first), respect (valuing all people and embracing all differences), accountability (being responsible and taking action), and compassion (being empathetic).
Board Certification or Eligibility in Pediatrics and/or PEM when applicable, PALS (must also teach at least 2 PALS classes a year)