What does a Pediatric/Infectious Disease Physician do?
Physician of infectious disease is a physician who specializes in the study, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases, including those caused by viruses and bacteria. They provide direct clinical treatment in a hospital or other medical setting. They conduct patient interviews and evaluations, order tests and other screenings, review test results, and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. They also may participate in studies or clinical trials, and conduct other research. In some hospitals, their role may also involve the teaching of medical students.
Physician of infectious disease typically have graduated from medical school and received specialized training in infectious diseases, with board certification in that area. They must have a valid license to practice medicine in their state. Must be patient-focused and detailed oriented with good research skills.
- Provide leadership and support to departments through the promotion of infection prevention initiatives throughout the organization.
- Develop and maintain policies and procedures that support successful quality/patient safety outcomes and ongoing improvement in the delivery of healthcare to patients, identification of areas of opportunity, and coordination and execution of regulatory compliance programs as related to Federal, State, and other agencies.
- Develop, conduct annual reviews, and revisions to, policies and procedures governing control of infection and communicable diseases, as indicated.
- Conduct annual risk analysis based on geographic location, community, populations served, care, treatment and services provided, analysis of surveillance activities, and other infection control data.
- Prioritize goals and documents risks per the Infection Prevention Plan based on the annual risk analysis.
- Work collaboratively with IP Team and department leaders to develop, maintain, revise, and enforce infection prevention and control policies and procedures.
- Serve as liaison with regulatory, state, and county agencies as relates to communicable disease reporting.
- Provide ongoing surveillance of infectious disease present in the hospital and takes appropriate steps to contain and prevent the acquisition and transmission of infectious agents in accordance with CDC guidelines and hospital policies.
- Partner with the section chief, DIO, faculty, and trainees to design and conduct the program.
- Bachelor's Degree in pre-medicine, medical Degree, and certification to treat and diagnose infectious disease.
- Mastery of materials to contribute to infections disease steps such as incidence of pathogens, isolations, clusters, and outbreaks.
- Collaboration skills that assist with the full picture and contribute to the treatment and diagnosis.
- Strict attention to detail and sound judgment.
- A critical thinker and leader with flawless time management skills.
- Dedication to procedure development and continuous improvement.
- Experience with C, Mbbs, CRRN, PDF, and R Language software and systems.
- Adherence to writing protocols.
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