Emergency Medicine Physician - Pediatrics


Olney, MD

Position Summary:

PRN Pediatrics Emergency Medicine Physician Opportunity at MedStar Montgomery Medical Center in Olney, Maryland

Functions as a clinician and educator in the department's clinical, educational, and research programs. Serves as a role model for residents and medical students.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Education/Training: Graduation from an accredited school of medicine.
  • Experience: 1 year of practice experience.
  • License/Certification/Registration: Board certification in primary care specialty preferred. License to practice medicine in the state of Maryland.
  • Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: Verbal and written communication skills. Basic computer skills preferred.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Administers medications, parenteral fluids, blood, and nutritional treatment according to established policies.
  • Assesses and manages minor physical and psychological problems.
  • Conducts clinics for continuity of care of selected patients.
  • Contributes to the achievement of established department goals and objectives and adheres to department policies, procedures, quality standards, and safety standards. Complies with governmental and accreditation regulations.
  • Coordinates community and hospital services, determines appropriate community referrals, and assists in making referrals as needed by patients and families.
  • Directs and assists staff in the implementation of existing policies and procedures, protocols, and standards.
  • Establishes medical diagnosis and prescribes drugs for common short-term or chronic stable health problems.
  • Functions as a mentor for less experienced staff. Functions as a resource to staff in evaluating the effectiveness of care and improving documentation skills.
  • Identifies potential patient problems based on knowledgeable interpretation of data (i.e., lab/diagnostic studies, physical exam, family interactions, etc.).
  • Orders, performs, and interprets laboratory tests when indicated by diagnosis.
  • Participates in meetings and on committees and represents the department and hospital in community outreach efforts as required.
  • Participates in multidisciplinary quality and service improvement teams.
  • Performs teaching of specialty skills and testing/validating staff competencies.
  • Plans and implements appropriate education for patients and families.
  • Provides guidance and instruction in health maintenance and disease prevention.
  • Reviews medical records to ensure that health maintenance records are completed for each visit. Consistently documents all patient interventions and follow-up care provided to patients. Completes billing forms for services provided.
  • Writes prescriptions, orders, and plans of therapy according to established protocols.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Patient Population:
Where applicable, refer to the competency validation documents for population(s) served.

Working Conditions:
  • ADA: Some skills/physical requirements can be altered and appropriate accommodations or use of adaptive equipment will be made in accordance with the ADA. Associates should discuss accommodations and provide medical documentation to Occupational Health.
  • Attendance: Regular job attendance is an essential job function.
  • Direct Patient Care/Contact: Exposure to patients, visitors, and family members with a variety of physical and psychiatric/mental health conditions. Potential for exposure to contagious diseases, blood and body fluids, chemicals, medicinal preparations, potential ionizing radiation, unpleasant odors, and other conditions common to a clinical environment. Mandatory requirement for use of personal protective equipment (PPE) when indicated per policy.

Position may require flexible scheduling, off-shifts, weekend, holiday, on-call, and/or overtime hours of work in accordance with department policy or procedures.

Physical Requirements:
  • Direct Patient Care/Contact: Visual acuity, including color vision. Ability to hear and orally communicate. Ability to read, comprehend, and write English language. Manual dexterity. Moderate physical effort: Physical mobility with ability to lift, push, or pull up to and including 35 lbs. Walking, standing, sitting for prolonged periods. Handling of patients, including lifts, rolls, transfers, etc., with the use of mandatory Safe Patient Lifting Equipment. Ability to perform CPR and respond to emergency situations, including potential takedowns or restraints. Ability to appropriately wear personal protective equipment (PPE).

We are not accepting inquiries or solicitations from 3rd party recruiters/search firms.

Why join MedStar Medical Group?

We are a progressive, forward-thinking organization that enables you to define your own future—by region, specialty, or professional interest. We are also among the nation’s 15 largest medical groups, with the resources of highly respected MedStar Health behind us. We are collaborative, too. Your input and opinions concerning quality of patient care, your practice and this organization truly matter. You’ll also find balance here. We work hard, but we also value our personal lives and pursuits beyond the workplace. If you want an exciting career that is always challenging, always rewarding, apply now.

MedStar Medical Group is an equal opportunity employer.
Olney, Maryland

Historic and beautiful, Olney is situated near the middle of Montgomery County, “Maryland’s Gateway to the Nation’s Capital.” Frequently cited as a best place to live, Olney abounds with welcoming neighborhoods, good schools, two nearby museums, four area parks, a private country club, and a golf driving range. You’ll also find local farmers’ and artists’ markets, performing arts at the Olney Theatre Center, and a good selection of restaurants—including the historic Olney Ale House—plus great shopping and reliable public transportation. MedStar Montgomery Medical Center is located in Olney.