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Physician - Family Medicine FLOAT

Req No.
2016-2140
Company
CommUnityCare Health Centers
Kramer/Float
Austin
Category
Medical/Dental Provider
TX
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

In collaboration with patients, families (as defined by the patient) and staff across all disciplines and departments is responsible for providing direct and appropriate clinical care and treatment to patients in the specialty area of Family Medicine.

 

The float physician position is assigned to support clinical location(s) within CommUnityCare to meet patient care and patient access needs. This position is assigned to cover both short and long-term provider vacancies such as PTO, CME, maternity leave, retirements or expansion positions as identified by operations and clinical services.  The assignment could cover any of our primary medical clinics, new clinical service locations, or outreach events.  The assigned float provider will cover all aspects of care for the position or panel.  This position will require travel between clinical locations and will not be assigned a specific individual panel of patients.  This provider may be asked to cover Saturday clinical sites as well.

Responsibilities

  • Perform comprehensive physical assessment of patients using observation, inspection, auscultation, palpation and percussion.
  • Order or execute various tests, analyses, and diagnostic images to provide information on patient’s condition.
  • Diagnose and treat diseases, disorders and injuries based on patient’s medical history and results of physical assessment and refer patients to medical specialist or other practitioner for specialized treatment.
  • Prescribe medications and therapies for treatment and preventive care.
  • Instruct patients and their families regarding procedures performed, home care, and follow-up visits.
  • Direct professional and ancillary health care staff during treatment of patients
  • Respond to inquiries from staff and patients regarding preventive health and treatments.
  • Compile patient medical data including health history, treatment plans, results of physical examination, etc. and record in electronic medical record.
  • Report required information including deaths and outbreak of contagious diseases to governmental authorities.
  • Plan, promote, demonstrate, recommend and coordinate high standards of medical practice.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

PRIMARY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Directly effect improvements in patient well-being through accurate and timely diagnosis and delivery of relevant, high quality medical care.
  • Ensure all tasks provided and associated with patient care, patient administrative processes and related duties comply with all regulatory and accreditation standards including The Joint Commission and CommUnityCare Standard Operating Procedures and CommUnityCare Policies and Procedures.
  • Develop and maintain favorable internal relationships, partnerships with co-workers, including clinical managers, clinical support staff, providers and business office staff.
  • Interact respectfully and collaboratively with patients and their families, striving to develop favorable relationships with families.
  • Collaborate with all members of the care team in providing patient-centered care.
  • Ensure all actions, job performance, personal conduct and communications represent CommUnityCare in a highly professional manner at all times.
  • Uphold and ensure compliance and attention to all company policies and procedures as well as the overall mission and values of the organization.
  • Complete all mandatory training and maintain appropriate credentials/licensure.
  • The float physician position is assigned to support clinical location(s) within CommUnityCare to meet patient care and patient access needs. This position is assigned to cover both short and long-term provider vacancies such as PTO, CME, maternity leave, retirements or expansion positions as identified by operations and clinical services.  The assignment could cover any of our primary medical clinics, new clinical service locations, or outreach events.  The assigned float provider will cover all aspects of care for the position or panel.  This position will require travel between clinical locations and will not be assigned a specific individual panel of patients.  This provider may be asked to cover Saturday clinical sites as well.

Qualifications

  • High level of skill at building relationships and providing excellent customer service.
  • Interpersonal savvy and influence skills in managing difficult clients and patients.
  • High degree of knowledge and competency in the practice of medicine and associated charting requirements.
  • Requisite skills and ability to perform certain medical tasks as assigned.
  • High level of problem solving skill to better serve patients and staff.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to utilize computers for data entry and information retrieval.
  • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and emergency situations successfully.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to implement, and evaluate operational and administrative processes.
  • Experience/knowledge of Joint Commission accreditation process and requirements, as well as all federal, state and local regulations and standards associated with the delivery of care in a Federally Qualified Health Center.
  • Demonstrated understanding and/or experience working in a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) environment.
  • Demonstrated understanding and/or experience working in an integrated delivery environment.

Education:

  • M.D. or D.O. from an accredited educational institution.
  • Unrestricted licensed to practice medicine in the State of Texas.
  • Board Certification in Family Medicine or passage of Board Certification examination within one (1) year of employment.
  • Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Department of Public Safety (DPS) registrations for the purpose of writing prescriptions.
  • Current Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course completion card.
  • Current Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers.

Professional:

  • Demonstrated expertise in relevant medical practices, protocol, trends and best practices in clinical areas assigned.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and success in effecting overall clinical operations.
  • Proficiency in the use of a computer, software packages, and office machines.

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