Job Purpose: Delivers quality healthcare based on an extensive knowledge and thorough understanding of childhood diseases and epidemiology, establishes trust with patients and family members to facilitate professional medical relationships focused on maintaining good health and effectively treating and preventing diseases and illnesses.
Duties and Responsibilities: Develop an informed diagnosis based on technical knowledge and the child’s medical history. Performs thorough examinations on newborns and children to monitor and record their health and physical development. Diagnose a sick child’s medical condition by performing a thorough examination together with learning of symptoms through in-depth questioning. Assess and treat injuries and if appropriate, recommend the child to other physicians based on their medical situation. Inform parents on children’s diet, exercise, and disease preventive measures. Recommend and interpret appropriate lab tests results to identify potential infections and/or defects. Dispense vaccines in accordance with applicable governmental guidelines. Prescribe and provide clear instructions for the use of medications. Maintain updated confidential records of child’s illnesses, surgeries, and other medical events. Participate in professional development activities to stay up with Pediatric medical advancements and best practices. Performs related duties as required.
Licensure Requirements: Hold an active South Carolina license to practice medicine with a specialty in Pediatrics
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Comprehensive knowledge of children epidemiology and infectious diseases Highly skilled in the application of diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitation principles and techniques Up-to-date knowledge of drugs/medication appropriate for children and their side-effects Experienced in traditional and web-based prescription systems Demonstrates active listening skills Ability to diagnose and problem-solve Superbly adept in communicating effectively both orally and in writing
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About Southern Medical Management, LLC
SouthernMED Pediatrics is a privately owned and operated practice headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina, just outside our capital city of Columbia. We have realized tremendous growth since opening our first clinical location in May 2008. Fast forward to today where we operate seven pediatric offices and a counseling office with our footprint stretching from Orangeburg through the Midlands to Fort Mill at the North Carolina border. We are excited with the announcement of our eighth pediatric office in Clemson opening in November 2020.