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Full-time position. Job duties may require holding/lifting patients to or onto an exam table. Ability to sit and/or stand periodically during the workday. Computer data entry a portion of job duty.

Must adhere to universal precautions, to include bloodborne pathogen protection, at all times.

Roles and Responsibilities:
1. Conduct regular thorough examinations on children to check and record their health and normal physical development.
2. Examine sick children to determine their condition and ask intuitive questions to gather information about symptoms.
3. Reach an informed diagnosis based scientific knowledge and individuals medical history.
4. Prescribe medication and give detailed instructions for administration.
5. Prepares and maintains accurate medical records, charts, and documents to support the diagnosis. Complies with state laws and regulations with respect to guidelines for reimbursement.
6. Prescribe and interpret appropriate lab tests to gain more information for possible infections or abnormalities.
7. Prepares and maintains accurate medical records, charts, and documents to support the diagnoses.
8. Examine and treat injuries and refer the child to a physician of other disciplines when necessary (e.g. orthopedists, ophthalmologists, surgeons, etc.)
9. Educate parents or guardians on a child's diet, exercise, and disease preventive measures.
10. Keep updated records of patient's illnesses, medical episodes, surgeries.
11. Keep abreast pf advancement in pediatrics and best practices by attending seminars and conferences.
12. Perform other duties as directed by the Center Administrator and Chief Medical Officer.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

* Active Florida State Medical License
* Board Certified or eligible MD required
* DEA License
* BLS Certification
* One year of experience preferred
* Bedside manner, attention to detail, patience and empathy, communication skills.
* Knowledge of infection control, medication administration, side effects, and calculation.
* Knowledge of diagnostic, treatment, and rehabilitation principles and techniques.
* Continual maintenance of CME requirements
* Knowledge of the nursing process and its applications, including assessment diagnosis, implementation, and evaluation.
* Knowledge of the scope of practice, legal replications to include statutes and regulations relevant to Pediatrician.
* Maintain harmonious, professional relationships with members of the care team, patients, and families. Passionate for Pediatric Care.
* Demonstrate written and verbal effective communications with the interdisciplinary team.
* Cross-Cultural Sensitivity including the ability to deal with individuals from different cultures and backgrounds

Additional Notes
This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive, and an employee will also perform other reasonable related business duties as assigned by the supervisor.

* This organization reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises. This job description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment.

Location Darwin Square Center
Fort Pierce Center
Status Pediatrician
Time Full Time
Date Added 21 February 2020
Start Date 22 February 2020
Category: Pediatrician
Company name Florida Community Health Centers
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Since 1976, Florida Community Health Centers Inc. has been a leader in providing health care services in Florida. Comprehensive primary health care services are provided through a network of health centers surrounding Lake Okeechobee and throughout Florida’s Treasure Coast.  

FCHC has health center locations in Clewiston, Fort Pierce, Indiantown, Moore Haven, Okeechobee,  Pahokee, Port St. Lucie, and Stuart with FCHC’s Corporate Office centrally located in West Palm Beach, Florida. There are over 400 employees, in which 100 are clinicians. FCHC has multiple staff members who speak Spanish and Creole, and translation is available for other languages as needed. FCHC has created a “one-stop shop” for patients providing pediatric, adult primary, dental, OB/GYN and pharmacy services, with an option to have prescriptions delivered by mail.Our patients benefit from a “medical home” model, where they may access and benefit from our extensive array of health care clinicians and services at each location. FCHC is starting the process to expand our behavioral health and susbstance use disorder services.

Utilizing a sliding fee scale (SFS), based on annual federal poverty limits (FPL), we are able to determine the amount of financial responsibility each patient carries regarding their health care services. Patients who are at or below 100% of FPL have their health care needs provided by FCHC at a nominal charge.

FCHC is a private, non-profit, tax exempt 501(c)3, consumer directed corporation designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and accredited by The Joint Commission (JC), as well as recognized as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).


The Mission of Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. (FCHC) is to provide accessible, cost-effective, high-quality, comprehensive health care to all persons in our communities.


Florida Community Health Centers, Inc. (FCHC) will maintain strong leadership in, and advocate for, the provision of health care services.

FCHC will foster and promote collaborative relationships and will develop partnerships with local, state, and federal public health service agencies and the community in general, to enhance the quality of delivery systems for comprehensive health care. FCHC will be an employer of choice and will demonstrate excellence with a highly trained staff and governing board.


FCHC values Integrity, Compassion, Commitment to serving others (external and internal to the organization), Innovation, Effectiveness (cost and outcome), Efficiency, being Mission-driven, and Commitment to excellence.


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