Physician Job Description

Each pediatrician is responsible for daily rounds on his or her inpatients, who are admitted either through the outpatient clinic or through the Emergency Department during the pediatrician’s on-call day.  Newborns admitted to either the nursery or the NICU are managed by the nursery physician for the week.  All pediatricians also see appointments and walk-in patients in the outpatient clinic Monday through Friday with the exception of post-call days.  On-call coverage includes attending Cesarean section deliveries, providing consultations and admissions through the Emergency Department, and providing consultations to other inpatient services, as requested.  Call coverage runs from 8am to 8am the following day and averages 1:5 to 1:6, depending on current staffing, with a goal of at most 1:6.