Job ID: 290097042
Last Updated: 4/4/2023
Family Medicine Physician
Rural Health Services, Inc.
I. Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Medical Director, the Staff Physician works as part of the medical provider team, providing medical services to the patients of the community health center. In addition, physicians, unless specifically exempted by the Chief Executive Officer, shall be qualified to serve on the active Medical Staff of a local hospital, provide inpatient care services, assume on call after hours responsibilities and supervise health center PAs or NPs as appropriate.
II. Essential Functions/Responsibilities:
Develops rapport with patients striving to build a physician-patient partnership that facilitates marked familiarity with patients medical and treatment history, care needs, and psychosocial factors as a means to manage patients risk factors and improve patient outcomes.
Provides primary medical care by caring for all patients in accordance with the physicians medical specialty.
Develops a plan of care for each patient including: complete medical history, physician examination, diagnosis, appropriate treatment and/or referral, including hospitalization where necessary.
Stresses the importance of preventive health care measures.
Confers with consulting physicians, nurse, patient, and patients family concerning treatment and care of patient.
Establishes an effective working relationship with public and private physicians and other clinical re referral resources.
Attends all medical staff meetings and participates in the community health centers Q/A program.
Performs other necessary duties as required by the community health center to meet the goals of providing primary health care.
Participates in the clinical program of the organization according to the guidelines established for all staff physicians of similar training and board certification.
Uses all available resources in diagnosis and treatment, such as laboratory and radiological testing, in an appropriate and cost efficient manner.
Provides outpatient care in the clinic and night and weekend calls.
Refers those cases which require specialist services, but maintains responsibility, assuring that continuity of care if provided.
Completes all records and reports as assigned.
Participates in the development and implementation of a regularly updated quality assurance plan for the organization.
Participates in the Health Promotion/Disease Prevention activities required by the U. S. Public Health Service.
Ensures an appropriate environment for the administration of healthcare by keeping all equipment and work areas in a clean, safe, and orderly fashion.
In performing job duties, may be exposed to blood and body fluids, hazardous chemicals, operating technical equipment and prolonged standing.
Performs all other duties as assigned.
May be required to work various shifts, weekends, holidays, overtime, and in various center sites.
Current certification by the American Board of Family Practice or other appropriate specialty board.
The ability to relate with warmth and effectiveness to patients and staff.
Must be certified in Basic Life Support techniques.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and perform efficiently and effectively in a stressful environment.
Ability to acquire considerable knowledge of the policies, procedures and programs.
Ability to comprehend, interpret and apply basic laws and regulations to specific situations.
Ability to assist in the development of department administrative directives as required.
Ability to assist in investigative analysis and make effective recommendations as required.
Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate and informative reports containing findings, conclusions and recommendations as required.
Ability to prepare clear, accurate and informative reports of progress of organizational units, results of research and reviews, and annual reports of accomplishments, future goals, and objectives.
Ability to work effectively with associates, as well as with supervisors, in the various units of the organization.
Ability to work in a team relationship.
Graduate of an accredited medical school with a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy.
Completion of an approved residency program in internal medicine.
Sufficient experience to carry out the duties of this position.
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