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DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for the performance of professional medical
services in the care and examination of school children. This is responsible, professional medical work performed with considerable leeway for the exercise of
independent judgment in the examination and treatment of individual students. Duties are performed according to established medical procedure and guidelines
and objectives of individual school districts. A School Physician assumes responsibility for all professional medical work performed. Does related
work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Performs medical examinations of school students on a periodic basis to detect the presence of contagious disease, illness and/or physical defects.
Advises parents/caretakers and the student's personal or family physician regarding findings, prognosis, test results, etc.
Handles emergency medical problems arising in school children.
Advises teachers on the content of public health courses.
Conducts school clinics.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of medicine.
Good knowledge of the principles and practices of public health, epidemiology, and child health.
Good knowledge of contagious disease, symptoms and treatment, especially those that effect school children.
Ability to get along well with school children, parents, school health personnel and teachers.
Ability to maintain a high standard of medical care.
Professional ethics and morals.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Graduation from a medical school recognized by the New York State Education Department with a degree in medicine.
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
Possession of a license to practice medicine in New York State.