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Physician / Pediatrics / New Mexico / Permanent /

Company: Kurz Solutions
Location: Shiprock
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

Be more than what you know yourself to be, here in Shiprock

The Community: Shiprock, New Mexico
The meaning of Shiprock in Navajo language is one that invokes imagination to all to know, which in the language is Tse Bit'a'I, which means winged rock. It refers to the legend of the great bird that brought the Navajo from the north to their present lands, to the Four Corners region. When you use your imagination, Shiprock viewed from certain angles truly does resemble a large sitting bird with folded wings; the north and south summits are the tops of the wings for the giant creature. Witness the sculpted horizons of the southwest, where man-made boundaries mean nothing to the rugged lands. Here, the past is present where Hopi families still carry water to pueblo villages perched atop high mesas. Granaries at Keet Seel ruins in Navajo Nation Monument hold corn cobs stored seven centuries ago. Navajo families farm centuries-old fields in Canyon de Chelly National Monument, the site of prehistoric cliff dwellings inhabited by the Anasazi, ancestors of today's Pueblo Tribes. And Hopi and Navajo artisans still sell their trademark rugs and jewelry at the Hubble Trading Post.

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About the Facility: Shiprock Service Unit -Northern Navajo Medical Center
The Shiprock Service Unit (SRSU) is the largest geographical service-unit of Navajo Area Indian Health Service (NAIHS). SRSU population extends into New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah. The scope of SRSU's responsibility is extensive and includes administrative oversight of one hospital. NNMC and two health centers: Four Corners Regional Health Center and Dzilth-Na-O-Dith-Hle Health Center.

NNMC provides the following primary and specialty care services in inpatient and outpatient care services: medical-surgical, pediatric inpatient, labor and delivery, intensive care units, internal medicine, family practice, urgent and emergency care, women's health, pharmacy, optometry, dental, radiology, public health nursing, medical social services, health promotion/disease prevention and traditional medicine. Furthermore, the NNMC ED is certified as PEDS Ready by the New Mexico Emergency Medical Services for Children and the University of New Mexico Child Ready Program. This certification ensures effective emergency care for children.

Facility Address: Highway 491 North, Shiprock, NM 87420

RESPONSIBILITIES (listed are included but not limited to):

  • Shall perform outpatient/inpatient pediatric duties and manage patient's needs, identified by the Service Unit and as directed by the Supervisor.
  • Shall perform in accordance with the competency standards listed in the Shiprock Service Unit Medical Staff By-Laws.
  • Shall provide professional medical services or direct patient care services under the terms of this contract, appropriate and timely medical services in accordance with the standards of care established by recognized medical care organizations.
  • Shall provide service in the pediatric department in the delivery of patient care.
  • Inpatient includes Pediatric Ward, reviewed and monitored by the Primary Care Director or their designee.
  • Will take night call approximately 2 to 4 times per month.
  • When in outpatient clinic, incumbent will evaluate and treat all patients placed in his/her exam room by staff. All patients who sign in by 4 pm will be evaluated and treated before clinic is considered complete and incumbent leaves for the day.
  • When assigned to inpatient wards, will at least evaluate, treat, and document in medical record daily for each inpatient on the pediatric service, including well newborns. Will admit and discharge these inpatients as medically appropriate. Will also assist and provide consultation as requested to other specialists, the emergency room, the pediatric clinic, the labor and delivery suite, the urgent care clinic, and the inpatient pediatric and nursery nursing staff.
  • Within specialty area, assumes responsibility for the diagnosis, care and treatment of pediatric inpatients, ambulatory care patients and emergency cases in the capacity of a senior specialist or expert. Typical but not all-inclusive assignments including the following:
    • Interviews and examines pediatric patients, reviews past medical history and requests and/or performs diagnostic tests and examinations deemed necessary to obtain all possible information related to each case.
    • Make preliminary diagnosis, directs, prescribes, or provides treatment, or arranges for specialized care of pediatric referral as required.
    • Bases decision upon information obtained, professional medical knowledge and skills and prescribed policies and procedures.
    • Makes notes of observations to be incorporated into clinical records.
    • Provide emergency care as required.
    • Gives total patient care including prevention, health maintenance, early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up services to pediatric patients under his/her care.
    • Attends high risk vaginal deliveries and all C-section deliveries. Provides neonatal resuscitation and stabilization as needed.

      REQUIREMENTS
      • Experience : Shall have 36 months of physician experience, with a minimum of 12 months in Pediatrics.
      • License / Registration: Shall be board certified or board eligible in physician and possess a current, valid, unrestricted license in any state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a Territory of the United States.
      • Certifications : BLS, ACLS, PALS, an

Keywords: Kurz Solutions, Rio Rancho , Physician / Pediatrics / New Mexico / Permanent /, Healthcare , Shiprock, New Mexico

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