You will serve as a Physician (Pediatrics), responsible clinician member of the Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics(DBP) Divisions interdisciplinary team, faculty to the DBP Fellowship training program, and researcher and/or research mentor for trainees. You will maintain accurate and up-to-date records, including daily man-hour and diagnosis logs, maintain and advance own expertise with attendance at professional conferences, participation in in-house continuing education, reading evidence based peer reviewed journals, and research.
As a developmental behavioral pediatrician, you will participate in the practice of developmental behavioral pediatrics encompassing the use of diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic services to provide the highest quality care to patients and their families. You will demonstrate unique professional expertise in the formulation of a full range of new diagnosis and treatment programs and prognosis determinations in those patients presenting with unusual or difficult developmental problems, administer and interpret developmental tests as well as conduct comprehensive evaluations of children ages newborn to 21. You will review and evaluate medical evidence and information to improve and coordinate programs and services in the fields of maternal and child health and developmental behavioral disabilities with little technical guidance from other professionals, evaluate chronic medically handicapping conditions of children and young adults using record review and/or results of the physician's own history, physical, x-ray, and/or laboratory evaluation, evaluate impact of disease on the patient's social adjustment and on their family, formulate a treatment plan to include medication, therapies, educational planning and other modalities, and follow patients response to treatment plan, modifying treatment plan when necessary. You will have knowledge of indications, contraindications, and complications of various treatment and diagnostic modalities used, inform other members of the DBP interdisciplinary team of important new advances in the care of the chronically ill child through review of literature and/or attendance at conferences, and provide advice to the local EFM coding team on severity, feasible treatment plans and expected course of diseases.
As fellowship faculty, you will assist in the development of various training programs regarding developmental testing and chronic illness in children, demonstrate clinical training sessions for fellows, as well as interns and residents in pediatrics and family practice, on developmental testing and assessment administration, supervise, participate in, and evaluate trainees administering these tests and services within this highly specialized field of expertise, and have final responsibility for the work of trainees ensuring the current accuracy of medical assessments, diagnosis, and recommendations. You will review and update fellowship curriculum as part of a faculty review committee, function as a responsible member and/or faculty mentor of the interdisciplinary teams at Madigan Army Medical Center, a major medical referral center, to assess and code the medical, educational and developmental disabilities of patients.
You will Initiate or participate in ongoing research projects approved by supervisor, conduct, supervise or direct clinical research in developmental disabilities in conjunction with fellow trainees and may also do the same for resident trainees. In collaboration with, or as, the Fellowship Director of Research, alternate with the Program Director of the fellowship and meet with the fellows routinely throughout their fellowship training to discuss and facilitate scholarly activities. You will assist with fellow orientation in establishing a research timeline, provide oversight and mentorship during the continuous process of scholarship, as trainees develop their research skills, complete research projects, and present results. You may also be requested to be on a Scholarly Oversight Committee of a fellow to determine whether a specific research project is appropriate to meet the American Board of Pediatrics guidelines, ensure successful completion of the project, evaluate the fellows progress of scholarly activity, meet with the fellow to present/defend the project, and advise Program Director on the fellows progress.
You will work independently in the general pediatric outpatient clinic managing acute and follow-up care of patients with general pediatric problems, independently order and interpret lab tests and x-rays, prescribe medication, and follow patients response to treatment plan, modifying treatment plan when necessary. You will use consultant services appropriately, serve as preceptor to medical students, interns and residents in the general pediatric clinic, attend hospital committee meetings where DBP input is necessary, and perform telephone triage for pediatric patients after normal duty hours and on the weekend.