PHYSICIAN PROVIDER / PEDIATRICIAN
The Physician Provider / Pediatrician in the Montefiore School-based Health Program is responsible for the following specific tasks:
- Take a good background information for all students registered with the School Health Program.
- Obtain the most recent comprehensive physical examination for students with primary care providers.
- Take on the role as primary care provider for students with no insurance and/or with no primary care provider.
- Conduct a regular comprehensive physical examination (PE) of students.
- Perform the regular health maintenance examination of the students who use the school-based health clinic as their primary care site.
- Develop an appropriate plan of care for all students seen in the clinic.
- Examine, assess and develop a treatment plan for all walk-in and acute care visits.
- Examine, assess and develop a treatment / follow-up plan for students with chronic illness.
7. Develop and analyze differential diagnoses based on clinical and laboratory data.
8. Order and interpret diagnostic and screening tests and procedures when necessary.
9. Dispense medicines that are available in the clinic and prescribe medicines when necessary.
10. Perform minor procedures (i.e., non-suture wound closing, minor wound debridement) in the school site, when applicable.
11. Communicate and discuss the treatment plan effectively with the student and his / her parent or guardian.
12. Communicate and discuss the treatment plan with the primary care provider when appropriate.
13. Make the necessary referrals to other health care professionals when warranted (i.e., physicians, dentists and specialists).
14. Identify psychosocial and mental health issues that may be addressed in clinic or through an appropriate referral.
15. Educate the student and his/her parent/guardian on the treatment plan including the side effects and possible adverse reactions of drug regimens.
16. Conduct clinical case review with the mental health providers and other members of team
- Record all information, assessment and treatment plan for each student on every visit in the medical record.
- Record all relevant information in the encounter form.
- Record all communications with parents and other health care providers in the medical record.
- Label all the medicines that are dispensed in the clinic (i.e., patient’s name, dosage, duration).
- Record all the medicines that are dispensed in the clinic (i.e., lot number, expiration, quantity).
- Fill out referral forms when necessary.
- Communicate with parents and the primary care provider:
- after each visit, if necessary, to inform him/her of important health care issues; and,
- periodically, to update student’s information in the medical chart and to identify the level of care being provided by the primary care provider.
- Follow-up referrals made to other health care professionals.
- Coordinate care for children with chronic health concerns especially those who utilize the SBHP as their medical home.
- Collaborate and coordinate with other primary care providers and other health care professionals for the specific health care needs and treatment plan of students with chronic illness or special needs.
- Liaise with school personnel (e.g., administration, teachers and guidance counselors) for services that are relevant for the students.
- Initiate and undertake health education and preventive care activities that are consistent with the primary health care orientation of the program.
- Educate the other members of the team on interesting clinical cases and on important aspects of primary health care.
- Precept pediatric residents who are doing their clinical rotation in the school clinic
Department: Montefiore Medical Group Bargaining Unit: Non Union Campus: MOSES Employment Status: Regular Full-Time Address: 111 East 210th Street, Bronx
Shift: Day Scheduled Hours: 8 AM-5 PM Req ID: 92839
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