Responsible for providing direct patient clinical care and managing medical problems of acutely ill, hospitalized, pediatric patients. The Pediatric Hospitalist is a part of the interdisciplinary team to improve efficiency and facilitate continuum of care for patients from admission to discharge. This continuum of care includes general pediatric medicine, consults as requested, and management of patients with various comorbidities.
Graduation from an accredited school of medicine. Completed an accredited three (3) year pediatric residency and board certified or board eligible.
Valid License by State of Nevada to practice medicine. State of Nevada Pharmacy Board License to Prescribe Medications and DEA Controlled Substance Registration Certificate. Some positions may require one or more of the following certifications: Basic Life Support (BLS) certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) from the American Heart Association (AHA).
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Physical Requirements
Pediatric care, equipment, supplies and practices; federal, state, local and accreditation laws, regulations and standards; related outside agencies, their services, roles and responsibilities to contact them to appropriate needed information for patient referrals; principles and practices of medical care; quality assurance and performance improvement principles and methods; department and hospital safety practice and procedures; patient rights; age specific patient care practices; infection control policies and practices; handling, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials; department and hospital emergency response policies and procedures.
Effective provision of medical care; assessing and improving the effectiveness and efficiency of medical care provided through the use of hospital QI program; ensuring that services are appropriate for meeting patient's medical, social and emotional needs, consistent with sound health care resource allocation practices; developing goals, objectives, policies and procedures; applying leadership techniques; making effective decisions under stress and emergency circumstances; developing care plans; solving problems; using computers and related software applications; communicating with a wide variety of people from diverse socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds; establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with all personnel contacted in the course of duties; efficient, effective and safe use of equipment.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:
Mobility to work in a typical office setting and use standard equipment, stamina to remain seated and maintain concentration for extended periods of time; vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen; hearing and speech to communicate effectively in-person and over the telephone. Strength and agility to exert up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this classification.
University Medical Center of Southern Nevada offers a benefits package that leads the market and includes:
Employer Paid Pension Plan totaling 29.25% of your annual salary!
Vestment in the pension plan after 5 years of qualifying employment!
Consolidated Annual Leave (CAL) - CAL is used for personal leave, holidays (eleven scheduled holidays per year), doctor appointments, vacation, and sick days up to 16 consecutive scheduled work hours (short term sick leave), etc. Eligible employees shall accrue CAL at the following rates. Part-time accrual is based on the number of paid benefit hours.
Length of Service
Rate of Accrual per 80 hours worked
Days per year (based on 8-hour day)
0 – 12 months
0-90 days > 3.077 hours*
*Upon completion of the 90th day of employment, the employee's CAL bank will be credited with an additional 12 hours.
91 days – 12 months > 5.2769 hours**
**Upon completion of the twelfth month of employment the employee's CAL bank will be credited with an additional 80 hours.
13 months – 48 months
Credit Union Eligibility
457 Deferred Compensation Plan
Comprehensive Group Health Insurance Plan
Nevada has no State Income Tax
No Social Security Deduction
UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER OF SOUTHERN NEVADA IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/ EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Do you have a valid State of Nevada to practice medicine? Yes
No but will be able to obtain it upon hire.
Have you completed an accredited three (3) year pediatric residency program? Yes
Are you board certified or board eligible? Yes
Do you have a State of Nevada Pharmacy Board License to Prescribe Medication and DEA Controlled Substance Registration Certificate? Yes
No but will be able to obtain it upon hire.
Have you previously denied participation in any managed care organizations? Yes