Medical Officer (Pediatrics)-CC-DH
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The Department of Perioperative Medicine (DPM) is the only operating room facility and anesthesia department in the world dedicated solely to supporting clinical research. DPM has a staff of 73 dedicated professionals which consists of anesthesiologists, nurses, technicians and administrative support staff who are committed to providing quality perioperative care to patients enrolled in complex clinical protocols within all Institutes of the NIH intramural research program. DPM has continued to evolve in the ever-changing environment at NIH to optimize efficiency while maintaining a high standard of perioperative care. Within DPM, the Section of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care oversees the perioperative care of children enrolled in experimental protocols and the care of children who might require escalation of care including critical care.
DPM is seeking a pediatric hospitalist who will provide expertise and clinical care oversight for pediatric patients admitted to an observation unit. Although not required, the ideal candidate will be board certified in pediatrics.
- Not Required
Degree: Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).]
Graduate Training: Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree, a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training. (This 1 year of supervised experience may be waived for research or administrative positions not requiring direct patient care.) For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the Directory of Residency Training Programs and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians.
An internship program involves broadly based clinical practice in which physicians acquire experience in treating a variety of medical problems under supervision (e.g., internal medicine, surgery, general practice, obstetrics-gynecology, and pediatrics). Such programs are in hospitals or other institutions accredited for internship training by a recognized body of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
A residency program involves training in a specialized field of medicine in an institution accredited for training in the specialty by a recognized body of the American Medical Association (AMA) or AOA.
A fellowship program involves advanced training (beyond residency training) in a given medical specialty in either a clinical or research setting in a hospital or other institution accredited in the United States for such training.
Licensure: For positions involving patient care, candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
In addition to the basic requirements listed above, you must also meet the ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Possess 4 years of residency training in Pediatrics OR equivalent experience and training.
In order to qualify at the GS-14 level, the applicant must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 providing comprehensive inpatient medical care services to pediatric patients for routine, complex or unusual cases; participating in collaborative, comprehensive consultative management of acute and chronic pain; responding to emergency situations and assisting with stabilization of children; participating in teaching and mentoring of residents and staff; keeping abreast of current pediatric research, scientific developments and disseminating relevant information to staff.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Experience may not be substituted for residency training that is essential for the performance of specialized duties. For example, specialists such as psychiatrists and surgeons must complete the number of years of accredited residency training required in their respective specialties. An exception may be made when a peer panel of physicians (subject-matter experts) determines and documents that the knowledge, skills, and abilities acquired in professional medical practice are equivalent to those acquired during the same period of time in a graduate training program.
This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education .
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.
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The major duties of the Medical Officer (Pediatrics) include but are not limited to the following:
- Providing expertise and clinical care oversight for pediatric patients admitted to the observation unit.
- Providing support and attending to pediatric Code Blue events.
- Providing expert pediatric consultation to investigators during the development of new clinical research protocols.
- Collaborating with hospital staff to oversee the monitored bed unit within the Pediatric 1NW Unit.
- Providing complex pediatric clinical care services.
- Performing and documenting patient's physical assessment and history.
- Communicating and collaborating with the multidisciplinary research team to ensure that patient management strategies are successful.