CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Pediatricians, General

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Physicians and Surgeons
Benchmark Title: Pediatricians, General
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Physicians who diagnose, treat, and help prevent children's diseases and injuries. Examine patients or order, perform, and interpret diagnostic tests to obtain information on medical condition and determine diagnosis.
 
Examine children regularly to assess their growth and development.
 
Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury in infants and children.
 
Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results.
 
Advise patients, parents or guardians, and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
 
Treat children who have minor illnesses, acute and chronic health problems, and growth and development concerns.
 
Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients and parents or guardians.
 
Monitor patients' conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.
 
Plan and execute medical care programs to aid in the mental and physical growth and development of children and adolescents.
 
Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary.
 
Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff.
 
Provide consulting services to other physicians.
 
Plan, implement, or administer health programs or standards in hospitals, businesses, or communities for prevention or treatment of injury or illness.
 
Operate on patients to remove, repair, or improve functioning of diseased or injured body parts and systems.
 
Conduct research to study anatomy and develop or test medications, treatments, or procedures to prevent or control disease or injury.
 
Prepare reports for government or management of birth, death, and disease statistics, workforce evaluations, or medical status of individuals.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Physicians and Surgeons
Benchmark Title: Pediatricians, General
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Medicine and Dentistry Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
 
Biology Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
 
Psychology Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Therapy and Counseling Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
Chemistry Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Physicians and Surgeons
Benchmark Title: Pediatricians, General
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Science Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Systems Analysis Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
 
Systems Evaluation Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Operations Analysis Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Physicians and Surgeons
Benchmark Title: Pediatricians, General
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Fluency of Ideas The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Speed of Closure The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Physicians and Surgeons
Benchmark Title: Pediatricians, General
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Advanced Data Systems MedicsDocAssistant for Pediatrics Medical software
 
Drug reference software Information retrieval or search software
 
EMR Experts Pediatric EMR Medical software
 
Email software Electronic mail software
 
Medical information databases Information retrieval or search software
 
Microsoft Access Data base user interface and query software
 
Patient electronic medical record EMR software Medical software
 
StatCoder.com STAT E&M Coder Medical software
 
Web browser software Internet browser software
 
e-MedRecords CompuKID Medical software
 
Air-oxygen blenders Oxygen air blenders
 
Arterial line catheters Pediatric or microflow or scalp vein intravenous or arterial catheters
 
Auditory testing equipment Auditory function screening units
 
Automated external defibrillators AED Automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles
 
Baby scales Infant scales
 
Blood collection syringes Blood collection syringes
 
Capnographs Patient carbon dioxide detectors
 
Cervical collars Cervical collars or neck braces
 
Child oxygen masks Medical oxygen masks or parts
 
Child sized blood pressure equipment Mercury blood pressure units
 
Cord clamps Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
 
Curved forceps Floor grade forceps or hemostats
 
Dermal curettes Surgical curettes or loops
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Dressing forceps Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
 
Ear curettes Otological instruments or accessories
 
Ear forceps Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
 
Electrocardiography EKG machines Electrocardiography EKG units
 
Electronic blood pressure units Electronic blood pressure units
 
Electronic stethoscopes Electronic stethoscopes or accessories
 
End tidal carbon dioxide monitors or supplies End tidal carbon dioxide monitors or supplies
 
Endotracheal ET tubes Endotracheal tubes
 
Evacuated blood collection tubes Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers
 
Facial shields Medical staff isolation or surgical masks
 
Fetal doppler units Fetal or gynecological ultrasound or echo units
 
Fetal monitors Acute care fetal or maternal monitoring units or accessories
 
Glucometers Glucose monitors or meters
 
Hemostats Floor grade forceps or hemostats
 
Infant laryngoscope blades Laryngoscopes or accessories
 
Infant oxygen masks Medical oxygen masks or parts
 
Infant warmers Clinical incubators or infant warmers
 
Intravenous IV equipment Intravenous tubing with catheter administration kits
 
Intubation stylets Intubation stylets
 
Laptop computers Notebook computers
 
Laryngoscope blades Laryngoscopes or accessories
 
Laryngoscopes Laryngoscopes or accessories
 
Manual blood pressure units Mercury blood pressure units
 
Mechanical stethoscopes Mechanical stethoscopes or accessories
 
Medical bulb syringes Medical bulb syringes
 
Medical examination protective gloves Medical exam or non surgical procedure gloves
 
Medical masks Medical staff isolation or surgical masks
 
Medical syringes Medical syringes without needles
 
Medical tuning forks Medical tuning forks
 
Mosquito clamps Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
 
Nasopharyngeal airways Nasopharyngeal tubes
 
Neonatal airways Medical oxygen masks or parts
 
Neonatal resuscitation masks Resuscitation masks or accessories
 
Neurological hammers Reflex hammers or mallets
 
Non-invasive cardio respiratory monitors Respiratory monitoring kits or its accessories
 
Operating scissors Surgical scissors
 
Ophthalmoscopes Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets
 
Oral airways Medical oxygen masks or parts
 
Oropharyngeal airways Pharyngeal airways
 
Orthopedic splints Orthopedic splint systems
 
Otoscopes Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets
 
Oxygen administration equipment Oxygen therapy delivery system products accessories or its supplies
 
Oxygen analyzers Oxygen monitors or supplies
 
Pediatric Magill forceps Intubation forceps
 
Pediatric bronchoscopes Bronchoscopes or accessories
 
Pediatric endoscopes Endoscopic equipment sets
 
Pediatric nebulizers Nebulizers or accessories
 
Pediatric pulse oximeters Pulse oximeter units
 
Pediatric spirometers Spirometers or its accessories or its supplies
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Personal digital assistants PDA Personal digital assistant PDAs or organizers
 
Phototherapy equipment Ultraviolet UV lamps
 
Portable ventilators Transport ventilators
 
Pulmonary artery catheters Diagnostic or interventional vascular catheters or sets
 
Snellen eye charts Eye charts or vision cards
 
Splinter forceps Floor grade forceps or hemostats
 
Suction catheters Medical suction cannulas or tubes or accessories
 
Suction machines Medical suction or vacuum appliances
 
Surgical scalpels Surgical scalpels or knives or blades or trephines or accessories
 
Suture forceps Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories
 
Suture needles Suture needles
 
Suture removers Suture removers
 
Suture scissors Suture removers
 
Tablet computers Tablet computers
 
Thoracostomy tubes Pleural cavity drainage unit or accessories
 
Tourniquets Tourniquets
 
Transcutaneous oxygen monitors Oxygen monitors or supplies
 
Ultrasound imaging scanners Medical ultrasound or doppler or pulse echo or echography units for general diagnostic use
 
Valve mask resuscitators Resuscitation masks or accessories
 
Vision screeners Binocular vision test sets or accessories
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Physicians and Surgeons
Benchmark Title: Pediatricians, General
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
Required Level of Education Post-Doctoral Training
 
On-the-Job Training None or short demonstration
 
Required Level of Education Doctoral Degree
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Physicians and Surgeons
Benchmark Title: Pediatricians, General
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Baby Doctor
Doctor
General Pediatrician
Group Practice Pediatrician
Medical Doctor (MD)
Paediatrician
Pediatrician
Pediatrist
Physician
Physicians and Surgeons
Primary Care Pediatrician
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Health Care
Job Family: Physicians and Surgeons
Benchmark Title: Pediatricians, General
 
 
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