Position at Oasis Hospital
Education: American Board/MRC/MD/MS in Pediatrics
Experience: Minimum 2 years experience post registration
License: Must be HAAD licensed/passer or HAAD exam exempted. Must have licenses from all countries of practice.
Brief Description: The Pediatric Specialist plans and carries out medical care program for children from birth through the age of 12 year to aid in mental and physical growth and development: Examines patients to determine presence of disease and to establish preventive health practices. Determines nature and extent of disease or injury, prescribes and administers medications and immunizations, and performs variety of medical duties.
Duties and Responsibilities: This may not include all of the duties assigned
Outpatient Clinics: Including Pediatric and well baby clinic
Examines, diagnoses, and treats diseases and injuries of pediatric patients by reviewing the history and clinical records of the patient, performing appropriate physical examination, ordering and interpreting appropriate laboratory, imaging and other diagnostic tests and prescribing appropriate medication and treatment. Records findings, plan and treatment in the patient s chart or electronic medical record if available.
Practices preventative medicine when ever possible, such as anticipatory counseling for parents on age appropriate subjects and providing age appropriate screening examinations, testing and immunizations.
Caring for newborns admitted to the SCBU and being involved in training the nursing staff; as needed. Should be well versed in the clinical problems a baby above 32 weeks can encounter, like RDS, Sepsis/Shock and complications like Pneumothorax etc. Should also be familiar with various modes of ventilation, CPAP, UVC/UAC line insertion etc. Should be able to evaluate a case of metabolic disorder in the NB and clinically assess dysmorhologic syndromes.
Labor and Delivery Ward:
Attends high risk deliveries and C-sections for possible neonatal resuscitation, fetal distress, etc Shall also be responsible for attending Preterm deliveries, MSAF, Breech and mom s with abnormal CTG
Rounds in equal rotation with other pediatricians. Teach Nurses as and when required and also partake in teaching of registrar.
This will apply particularly with those pediatricians more involved in NICU. Develop guidelines for routine and emergency care of Babies. Be involved in teaching programs. Shall maintain a high standard in infection control in NICU and help in developing this unit
Shall be able to screen for Congenital Heart Diseases by performing and interpreting EKG, X-rays, ECHO etc.
Shall be able to screen baby s with acquired heart illnesses like cardiomyopathy, myocarditis, Rheumatic Heart diseases, Kawasaki s disease etc.Where ever referral is appropriate, shall refer these patients away after initial evaluation and stabilization
General Requirements (Knowledge, skills and Abilities)
Knowledge of: Common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe work environment.
Procedures techniques such as lumber puncture, needle aspiration, skin biopsies, hyper alimentation.
Neonatal Resuscitation, intubation and short-term ventilation of newborns.
Listening to and communicating clearly with parents.
Logical problem solving and linear thinking.
Taking medical history, assessing medical condition and interpreting findings.
Preparing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to correspondence.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff, and the public.
Maintain quality control standards.
React calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Work as a team member with all staff.
Work effectively and patiently in a cross-cultural environment.
Work independently, but seek consultation and /or assistance in a timely manner when necessary.
Show a desire to increase the level of excellence and service delivery within the department.
Work in different time frames in the Outpatient and Inpatient areas as required and indicated.
Provide care to a diverse population.
Work under high stress conditions.
Maintain patient confidentiality.