The Family Practice 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 Medical Director, shall be qualified to provide inpatient care services, assume "on call" after hours responsibilities and supervise community health center PA's or NP's as appropriate. The Family Practice Physician also has the responsibility to coordinate and monitor all aspects of patient care services in accordance with the Patient Centered Medical Home model of care.
- Provides primary medical care by caring for all patients in accordance with the physician's medical specialty.
- Develops a plan of care for each patient, including complete medical history, physical examination, diagnosis, appropriate treatment and/or referral, where necessary.
- Stresses the importance of preventive health care measures.
- Uses all available resources in diagnosis and treatment, such as laboratory and radiological testing, in an appropriate and cost-efficient manner.
- Confers with consulting physicians, nurse, patients, and patient's families concerning treatment and care of patients.
- Refers those cases which require specialist services, but maintains responsibility, assuring that continuity of care is provided.
- Participates in the development and implementation of a regularly up-dated quality improvement plan for the consortium.
- Participates in the Health Promotion/Disease Prevention activities required by the U.S. Public Health Service.
- Attends medical staff meetings and participates in the center's P/I program.
- Makes recommendations concerning needed supplies and equipment in accordance with budget allocations.
- Performs other necessary duties as required by the community health center to meet the goals of providing primary health care.
- Explain procedures and discuss results or prescribed treatments with patients.
- Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
- Coordinate with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, psychologists and other health care providers.
- Performs all job duties in compliance with Safety Infection Control Policies.
- Provide patient-centered care that incorporates culturally and linguistically appropriated services.
- Educate patients about health maintenance activities, adoption of healthy behaviors, and support services available in the community.
- Communicate with patient and families about health care issues and the importance of developing self-management goals and healthy behaviors.
- Assist in coordinating seamless transitions of patient care across multiple care settings by using combined expertise of care team members.
- Employ active listening techniques during interactions with patients, families, and team members.
- Utilize quality data to identify process changes that will improve care at the individual patient and population management.
- Use health information systems efficiently to manage and improve care at the individual patient level and system levels and ensure the delivery of timely and accurate information.
- Participate in care team huddles and/or pre-visit planning to prepare and coordinate patient care activities.
- Incorporate quality indicators for specific disease states and /or patient variable into patient care plans.
- Attend in house PCMH training.
- Graduation from an accredited medical school with a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy.
- Completion of an approved residency program is preferred.
- License to practice medicine in the State of Arkansas.
- The ability to relate with warmth and effectiveness to the patients and other health care providers of the community health center
- Must be qualified in Basic Life Support techniques.
- Ability and willingness to serve on the active medical staff of a hospital used by the community health center. (If applicable)
- Participate in on-going age-related in-service training for patients in various age-groups
The evaluation of work performance will be ongoing, and will be carried out by the Medical Director. It will include the specific duties and responsibilities of this position description plus employee attitude and general working behavior. Formal evaluation will normally be performed annually, but may be initiated at other times by the Chief Executive Director or the Medical Director. Required to obtain a minimum of 30 hours of category I CME annually.
The salary for this position (Staff Physician) is negotiated between the individual and the Executive Director using the approved salary scale of the organization as a basis.
This is a FLSA Exempt position.
This is an OSHA low risk position.
This is an ADA negotiable position.
This is a safety sensitive position.
Mid-Delta follows state and federal vaccine recommendations.
Please send CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.