Contra Costa Regional Medical Center (CCRMC) is offering an inpatient pediatric position with an emphasis on attendance at deliveries and management of a Level II nursery as well as a well newborn service. This is an opportunity to provide high quality care to the underserved population of Contra Costa County as well as participate in the teaching of family medicine residents. We average around 2,000 deliveries per year and provide 24/7 coverage to the perinatal unit, which is a strong multidisciplinary team including Pediatrics, OB/GYN, Family Medicine, Anesthesia, Nursing, Social Work and Lactation.
Participate in a multi-level inpatient call schedule that provides 24/7 coverage of the hospital for attendance at deliveries and management of all newborns both in the Level II nursery as well as the well newborn unit.
This requires both overnight in house call several times a month as well as a minimum of 24 hours of weekend coverage and at least one major holiday a year along with regular daytime work.
Must be NRP certified and have competence to provide skilled resuscitation and stabilization of critically ill newborns.
Must be knowledgeable to manage diseases in newborns that qualify for Level II nursery care as well as identify those requiring transfer to higher level of care. In addition, must have competence in procedures including intubation, UVC and UAC placement, and chest tube/needle thoracostomy.
Provide consultation and assistance to the Emergency Department when needed, including stabilization of critically ill pediatric patients awaiting transfer to higher level of care and providing management plans for less ill children who will be discharged.
Provide assistance to the Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) nurse for acute exams of children under the age of 12 when needed.
Provide consultation to the outpatient clinics for complicated pediatric patients seen in the outpatient setting.
Support a breastfeeding friendly environment as part of a multidisciplinary team and perform frenotomies when clinically indicated.
Actively participate as a teacher for the newborn nursery rotation for both the CCRMC residents as well as the family medicine residents from the Travis Airforce Base.
Provide consultation to the clinics, L&D staff and pregnant women and their families when significant risk factors are identified prior to delivery.
Opportunity to provide some clinic coverage for Pediatric Urgent Care, Newborn Follow-Up Clinics and Pediatric Short Notice.
Participate in a variety of quality improvement activities involving perinatal services and/or pediatric services.
Help staff pediatric urgent care/ED follow-up clinics and newborn follow-up clinics.
Opportunity to do some regular ambulatory clinics if desired.
Work among a multidisciplinary staff that is committed to taking care of the diverse, underserved population of Contra Costa County.
Opportunity to participate in Medical Staff Activities/Committees.
Competitive salaried position with a comprehensive benefit package including health care, retirement and malpractice coverage.
BC/BE in Pediatrics
NRP and PALS certified
Familiarity with EPIC EMR is desired
Experience in hospital-based medicine with a particular interest in Maternal/Child Health
Strong desire to teach family medicine residents
The city of Martinez is located 30 minutes north east of San Francisco in the east bay. The wine country of the Napa and Sonoma valleys are within an hour's drive, and the ski resorts of the famed Lake Tahoe are only 2 ½ hours away. Martinez and the surrounding areas are diverse in culture and ethnicities and have excellent schools and a wide variety of dining and shopping experiences. Finally, the area is bustling with a wide range of outdoor opportunities.
Our mission is to care for and improve the health of all people in Contra Costa County with special attention to those who are most vulnerable to health problems.
Contra Costa Health Services is the largest department of County government, employing more than 3,500 individuals. Only 13% of the CCHS budget is from local tax resources. The remaining 87% is supported by federal and state funding programs, such as Medi-Cal and Medicare as well as program grants and fees.
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We anticipate community health needs and change to meet those needs.
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