Kona Pediatrics, Inc. is a Physician led team of pediatric hospitalists at Kona Community Hospital, a 94-bed full service acute facility, on the Big Island of Hawaii. We are currently seeking a compassionate, caring, superstar Pediatrician to join our team. Overall responsibilities include:
•Occasional high risk deliveries.
As a community hospital, our pediatric inpatient population generally consists of healthy newborns and children with illnesses of low acuity. There is no formal NICU or PICU so all critically ill patients are transferred to the local children’s hospital which houses all the pediatric sub specialists. Such children are transferred either directly from the Emergency Room or from the nursery after being stabilized.
•Average census is 6-7 patients per day; mostly healthy newborns.
•A typical day begins with 7am rounds on the mother-baby unit. As a level one newborn nursery, we only care for full term and late pre-term infants, >35weeks gestation.
•Afterwards, physicians round on any pediatric inpatients. On average there are 1-2 inpatients per day, sometimes none. Common admitting diagnoses include bronchiolitis, gastroenteritis, dehydration, pneumonia and cellulitis.
•After morning rounds, physicians are considered on call for the remainder of the day’s 24 hours, and are free to leave provided they remain within a 20-30 min radius of the facility.
•Physicians are expected to respond to ER consults by phone or in person.
•All C-sections are attended by the on call pediatrician.
•Pediatric hospitalists will attend deliveries at the OB’s request for concerns such as LGA fetuses, meconium, fetal intolerance to labor, or any other maternal issue affecting the fetus.
•As a level one hospital, every effort will be made to transfer mothers in pre-term labor to an appropriate facility. However, sometimes mothers present in advanced labor and need to deliver in house. In these situations, the pediatric hospitalist is expected to resuscitate and stabilize the infant until the transport team can medivac the infant to an appropriate facility.
•Hospitalists are expected to work ten 24hr shifts per month. These shifts need not be consecutive.
This is an employed position. Ideal candidates will possess the following licensures, certifications, and skill sets:
•MD or DO
•Board Certified (Will consider Eligible Candidates if recently trained)
•PALS and NRP certifications
•Must be comfortable with resuscitation and stabilization of sick newborns
•Must be comfortable charting within an EMR program. Billing is all done electronically through an app on the physician’s smartphone or tablet.
•Must be a compassionate team player
KPI proudly offers:
•Health and dental insurance
•401K eligibility after 1 year of employment
•Malpractice with tail
•$3K annual CME Stipend
Interested candidates, please send an email with your CV and a cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Internal Number: April 2018
About Kona Pediatrics
Kona Pediatrics is the hospitalist group that cares for infants and children at Kona Community Hospital on the Big Island of Hawaii. We strive to provide excellent medical care that is sensitive to the particular needs of kids: keeping them comfortable and distracted from pain and fear while treating their medical issues. Our group is seeking outstanding, compassionate pediatricians whose work philosophy is aligned with our core mission. And in return, we offer a unique work-life balance that provides the flexibility to enjoy all the treasures that Hawaii and life have to offer.