Kaniksu Community Health is a non-profit, award winning Community Health Center that provides integrated, team-based healthcare in north Idaho. Patients consider us their partner in healthcare, over the course of their life and the spectrum of their health needs. From prevention and wellness to medical, dental, and behavioral health. From pediatric to geriatrics, we believe that quality healthcare should be accessible, approachable and affordable for everyone.
We don’t just say it. We prove it.
• In one year we decreased the rate of patients with uncontrolled diabetes by 20%.
• We rank in the top 10% of CHC’s in the country for clinical quality.
• We report the highest level of control in the state for our hypertensive population.
The benefits of working for KCH include:
• Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life insurance.
• Flexible schedule, with the option of 4x10s, or 5x8s.
• Vacation and sick leave.
• Tuition reimbursement.
• 4% 401K employer match.
• In-house medical, dental, or behavioral health services.
• Year round, affordable on-site childcare at KCH Kid’s Club.
As a Pediatrician, a typical day might include:
• Conducting regular thorough examinations on newborns and young children to check and record their health and normal physical development
• Examine sick children to determine their condition and ask intuitive questions to gather information about symptoms
• Reach an informed diagnosis based on scientific knowledge and individual medical history
•Prescribe medications and give detailed instructions for administration
• Prescribe and interpret appropriate lab tests to gain more information for possible infections or abnormalities
• Prepare and administer vaccines according to the governmental vaccination plan
• Examine and treat injuries and refer the little patients to physicians of other disciplines when necessary (e.g. surgeons, ophthalmologists, orthopedists etc.)
• Advise parents on children’s diet, exercise and disease preventive measures
• Keep updated records of patients’ illnesses, surgeries or other medical episodes (allergic shocks, injuries etc.)
• Keep abreast of advancements in pediatrics and best practices by attending seminars and conferences
• Graduation from an accredited School of Medicine is required
• Currently licensed to practice medicine in the State of Idaho is required
• Ability to receive clearance through the National Practitioner Database
• Working knowledge of the basic principles of health, illness, and wellness including current best Practice in effective delivery of preventive and primary behavioral health care and health education to low-income and special needs populations.
• Proven clinical competence and outcome-effective experience providing primary and preventive health services.
• Skill in behavioral health services primary care delivery and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with patients and staff.
• Experience with rural community health care, public health principles and practices desired.
• Strong written and interpersonal communication skills, creative thinker and a proven collaborator
•Ability to maintain appropriate clinical privileges required:
• A high level of personal and professional integrity and quality standards Excellent judgment, flexibility, good humor, high energy level and graciousness FTCA coverage obtainable
• Unrestricted license to practice in the State of Idaho
• Current CPR (BLS) certification, ACLS preferred
• Idaho Board of Medicine and DEA registrations
• Ability to be designated a Medicare and Medicaid provider in Idaho Computer literacy and willingness to utilize electronic health records