Pediatrician Job Description

Pediatrician Job Description (JD)

  • Conduct regular thorough examinations on newborns and young children to check and record their health and normal physical development
  • Examine sick children to determine their condition and ask intuitive questions to gather information about symptoms
  • Reach an informed diagnosis based on scientific knowledge and individual medical history
  • Prescribe medications and give detailed instructions for administration
  • Prescribe and interpret appropriate lab tests to gain more information for possible infections or abnormalities
  • Prepare and administer vaccines according to the governmental vaccination plan
  • Examine and treat injuries and refer the little patients to physicians of other disciplines when necessary (e.g. surgeons, ophthalmologists, orthopedists etc.)
  • Advise parents on children’s diet, exercise and disease preventive measures
  • Keep updated records of patients’ illnesses, surgeries or other medical episodes (allergic shocks, injuries etc.)
  • Keep abreast of advancements in pediatrics and best practices by attending seminars and conferences


Requirements

  • Proven experience as a pediatrician
  • In depth knowledge of children epidemiology and infectious diseases
  • Exquisite knowledge of diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitation principles and techniques
  • Up to speed knowledge of drugs/medication appropriate for children and their side-effects
  • Familiarity with traditional and web-based prescription systems
  • Active listener, patient and calm
  • Outstanding diagnostic and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Medical Degree with specialization in pediatrics
  • Valid license to practice medicine