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Pediatric Urology Research Fellow

Work Schedule/Days:  Variable / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Scottish Rite 
Requisition #:  71409

 

JOB SUMMARY

The position of the urology research fellow shall involve a combination of research and formal educational activities while serving as an active member of the medical staff with pediatric urology attending staff privileges.  The relative time commitment for this shall be 80% research and 20% clinical activity. The Professional Staff has overall responsibility for the quality of professional services provided to patients within Children’s and will monitor the activity of the fellow through its normal channels of Physician Practice Council, Performance Improvement Council and Peer Review.  Any activities reported through these mechanisms specific to individual residents will be reported to the Pediatric Urology Program Director.

EDUCATION

  • The Pediatric Urology Research Fellow must have successfully completed an ACGME accredited clinical fellowship program in pediatric urology

CERTIFICATION SUMMARY

  • Board certified/eligible Urologist and licensed to practice medicine in the state of Georgia
  • Current DEA registration
  • Meets eligibility requirements for credentialing as part of the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Professional Staff
  • BLS certification is required. PALS or NRP certification

EXPERIENCE*

  • No minimum experience required

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS*

  • Experience in respective clinical area

KNOWLEDGE SKILLS & ABILITIES*

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients and families and as a team member

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*

  1. While the research fellow may be engaged in multiple research projects, timely submission of a well formulated primary research proposal must be made to and approved by the Society for Pediatric Urology Fellowship Oversight Committee. With the guidance and support of the attending staff of the pediatric urology section and Children’s Hospital of Atlanta Department of Research the research fellow will complete the approved research proposal.  This must to lead to manuscript preparation and presentation of the results of this research to the Society for Pediatric Urology.
  2. The research fellow resident has the following clinical prerogatives:
    • Perform clinical duties consistent with the privileges held by the Professional Staff member in the Department of Surgery, Section of Urology.
    • Serve on Professional Staff and hospital committees as designated by the Professional Staff Leadership and SVPMA.
    • Attend Children’s educational programs, meetings of the assigned service and other assigned meetings of the staff.
  3. The research fellow has the following responsibilities:
    • Maintain responsibility, within the scope of delineated pediatric urology clinical privileges, for the care and supervision of his/her patients.
    • Provide the patients with care at the generally recognized professional level of quality and efficiency established for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
    • Write orders for treatment or implement the plan of treatment Abide by the policies and procedures of Children’s and the Rules and Regulations of in accordance with the delineated pediatric urology core privileges.
    • Abide by the ethical principles of his/her profession.
    • Participate in the quality management/improvement activities of Children’s.
  4. In accordance with pediatric urology core privileges, Urology Research Fellows may independently perform the following procedures and evaluations:
    • Perform admission histories and physical exams, and write admission and daily orders
    • Perform outpatient clinic consultations, new patient visits and follow up visits at a Children’s Hospital of Atlanta outpatient clinic.
    • Provide appropriate documentation in the medical record.
    • Dictate medical record in a timely manner as outlined by Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
    • Communicate effectively with patients and their families.
    • Communicate effectively with all members of the health care team (including social workers; nutritionists; attending physicians; respiratory therapists; nurses; colleagues; and others].
    • Initial Evaluation for all emergency clinic and inpatient consultation
  5. Children with complex urological conditions including genitourinary tumors, bladder exstrophy,  prune belly syndrome, disorders of sexual development, severe genitourinary trauma are expected to be managed in collaboration with a faculty member of the pediatric urology fellowship program.  In this circumstance the pediatric urology research fellow may continue to participate in the patient’s care but may formally refer the patient to the practice of a faculty member of the pediatric urology fellowship program.

SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITIES*

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

 

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS*

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)

WORKING CONDITIONS*

Definite potential for exposure to blood and body fluids

 

About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA  30342
Function:  Intern/Extern/Fellow - Fellow


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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