GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
Physician’s role is vital in the health care delivery system. This position requires adherence to PCMH principles, policies, and procedures. Delivers safe and high quality medical care. Assesses medical history and physiological, psychological, and behavioral factors to determine the cause (s) of a disease, disorder, or injury; developing plans for treatment; and administering specialized medical treatments and procedures as well as preventive. Participates in organizational committees and performance improvement activities. Reports to the Chief Medical Officer. When assessing the patient, the age of the patient is taken into consideration. Supports the vision and the mission of the Clinic at all times and ensures the patients have a pleasant and satisfactory experience in the manner health care is delivered, managed, coordinated with both internal and external entities and in which the patient participates in the decision making
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Professional competence: Provides evidence based safe patient care as demonstrated by peer review and chart reviews. Conducts physical examinations and diagnostic evaluations of patients and obtains medical histories. Orders, performs, and interprets diagnostic tests and prescribes, recommends, and administers treatment using the clinic’s approved electronic system Monitors ongoing medical treatment, reviews diagnostic studies, conducts clinical assessments of abnormal results, and follows-up with patient or refers them as appropriate. Informs Chief Medical Officer of unusual or difficult medical problems. If on a part-time basis, will continue to receive urgent calls from clinic employees after leaving the clinic unless on vacation or sick leave. Maintains a minimum panel of 1,000 patients.
Management of patient and support staff: Physician builds an ongoing relationship with patients and provides continuous and comprehensive care. Physician provides the patient’s healthcare needs or arranges care with other qualified professionals to meet the patients’ acute, chronic, and preventive care needs. Provides patient focused care and the patient is supported in disease management and participates in the decision making of their care and patient provides feedback to the care team care is coordinated and integrated across all elements of the healthcare system and the patient’s community. Fosters collaboration between care internal and community providers.. Physician directs and leads a team of individuals that collectively take responsibility for ongoing patient care and meeting the varied needs of their patient population. Welcomes walk in patients and works with support staff to address needs of patients not in their panel. Quality Performance
Improvement: Physician uses establish clinic systems to maximize the information technology through performance reporting, clinical-decision support for clinicians, patient education, and online communication. The physician accepts accountability for numerous ongoing quality improvement activities and participates in a certification program. Physician uses patient population data to work with the patient, clinical team, and others to improve healthcare outcomes such as HRSA and meaningfulness healthcare indicators. Physician enhances access to care through open scheduling, expanded hours, and other innovative options for communication between patients and clinic staff. Access may be in person, by telephone, or through a secure, web-based patient portal. Monitors respective performance to ensure all clinical indicators are met and quality services are being provided. Welcomes changes as healthcare transforms.
Patient Care Documentation: Uses disease registries, information technology, and health information exchanges so that patients get the care they need in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner. Electronic Medical Records are complete and ready for billing as per Clinic policy. Codes identified are consistent with the services provided. All entries are completed and signed.
Professional Development: Maintains admitting privileges as required. Accepts E.R. call, unassigned patients and consultation. Conducts home visit within the scope of the privileges granted by the Clinic. Participates in Performance Improvement activities, including peer review, medical record quality, laboratory, x-ray usage, pharmaceutical formulary, and drug usage. Reviews and approves protocols and standing orders for physicians, mid-level practitioners and nurses. Assists with the supervision and teaching of medical students, residents and other professional students. Participates in research activities. Maintains professional courtesy. Required documentation (credentialing, license, certifications, CME) are timely. Responsible for their own safety as well as the safety of others.
EXPERIENCE DESIRED/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED: Must be licensed as a Medical Doctor by the State of Texas. Must be certified or eligible for certification by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Experience in working with the public. Must be current with BLS/CPR
Excellent Benefits! This facility offers a progressive compensation and benefits package which includes:
$12,000 signing bonus for a two year contract!
•Health, Life, Dental, and Optical Insurance
•Relocation up to $4,000
•Generous PTO with 30 vacation days per year and 10 Holidays
•CME: (5 days)
•FTCA malpractice insurance