How to write a Pediatrician job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Pediatrician job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Pediatrician job titles

    Pediatrician (10+ Years’ Experience)
    Pediatric Physician

Pediatrician job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Pediatrician job summary

We are interested in hiring a licensed, board certified Pediatrician who has experience working with children of all ages and various medical conditions. Our clinic is expanding, and as such, we are in need of a flexible, knowledgeable and compassionate physician who is seasoned in the care and well-being of children in our community. The successful candidate will accept patient referrals, provide primary medical care, consult with specialists, respond to pediatric emergencies and serve on hospital medical staff committees. This is an excellent opportunity to work within a warm, caring atmosphere where the health of our children is top priority.

Pediatrician responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Pediatrician responsibilities

    Perform assessments and diagnoses of patients and offer appropriate treatment
    Provide care in age-appropriate manner
    Review and develop patient educational material
    Supervise medical students assigned to the clinic for the purposes of education
    Develop and uphold a program for quality assurance within the clinic
    Keep scheduled hours for extended clinic availability, and maintain schedule flexibility as the clinic expands

Pediatrician qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Pediatrician skills

    MD or DO degree
    5+ years’ experience in pediatric medicine
    Licensed in the province
    Board certified through the Canadian Paediatric Society
    DEA certified
    Experience with EHR (electronic health records) preferred
    Excellent written and oral communication skills

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