Responsible To : CMO
The Camarena Health Chiropractor cares for patients in the community clinic setting to assist patients in treating health problems of the neuromusculoskeletal system, which includes nerves, bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The Chiropractic Provider will diagnose, treat, and prevent mechanical disorders on the function of the nervous system and general health. This provider orders supportive care as needed and appropriately, and interacts positively with other members of the CH Staff. The Chiropractic Provider also participates in hospitalization duties and will not exceed licensure parameters within scope of medical license.
- Arrives on time and adheres to set schedule.
- Works flexible or extended hours where necessary.
- Participates in health center in-services, listening and respecting others’ ideas
- Demonstrates awareness of, and compliance with, organizational mission and objective of Camarena Health.
- Use of professionalism and best efforts in your position.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Delivery of Health Care Services:
- 1. Assess a patient’s medical condition by reviewing their medical history, listening to the patient’s concerns, and performing a physical examination focusing on the spine and posture, and noting the range of movement.
- 2. Deliver quality care to CH clients and order follow-up care; diagnose, treat, record, refer and review care within ambulatory and hospital setting.
- 3. The Chiropractor provides treatment for chronic and acute conditions, which include back, shoulder, neck problems, and joint posture and muscle issues, as well as sports injuries.
- 4. Provides neuromusculoskeletal therapy, which involves adjusting a patient’s spinal column and other joints by hand and other extremities.
- 5. Provides patient care using chiropractic manipulation, spinal adjustments, and other techniques to manage patients’ health concerns, such as back and neck pain.
- 6. Analyze the patient’s posture, spine, and reflexes for treatment plans.
- 7. Provides a diagnosis in treating disorders and ailments
- 8. Provides education and will advise patients on rehabilitation exercises to aid long-term recovery and techniques to ensure health is maintained.
- 9. Prepare, supervise, and implement treatment plans. Review developed plans.
- 10. Make and review referrals, and will conduct additional diagnostic test, including evaluating a patients posture or referrals for X-Ray.
- 11. Provide supervision to health center Mid-level practitioners, including consultations and review of charts.
- 12. Participates in on-call schedules.
- Medical Records:
- 1. Record/dictate, in timely fashion, notes for each patient visit using SOAP format.
- 2. Will follow Medical Records guidelines for chart maintenance.
- 3. Provide accurate date on encounter form. Read and sign off on all medical records, lab results, and other patient data, prior to being filed in patient chart.
- Teamwork Expectations:
- 1. Participate in clinician peer review process.
- 2. Participate in CQI: Quality Improvement Meetings and discussions as requested.
- 3. Interact with and maintain referral resources.
- 4. Will refer to support services (when appropriate) for counseling and education.
- 5. Is responsible for providing in-put to Chief Medical Officer for resource development, staff, facility, equipment, supplies, etc.
- 6. Meeting attendance at monthly General Staff Meeting and Monthly Departmental Clinician Meeting.
- 7. Efficient productivity levels according to health center standards.
- Valid Chiropractic Medical License
- Doctor of Chiropractic Degree
- Must maintain current CPR/BLS certification
- Bilingual (English/ Spanish) preferred
- Interest in and willingness to promote individual acute, chronic and preventable care programs and concepts.
- Ability to establish a genuine positive interaction with patients and staff
- Agrees with and upholds the mission of the health center with patients and staff
- Must be able to move up to 20 pounds and push up to 50 pounds (on wheels).
- Must be able to hear adequately to auscultate B/P’s and be able to hear staff on the phone and those who are served in-person, and speak clearly in order to communicate information to clients and staff.
- Must be able to have vision that is adequate to read increments of tuberculin/insulin syringe accurately, read memos, a computer screen, personnel forms and clinical and administrative documents.
- Must have high manual dexterity.
- Must be able to reach above the shoulder level to work, must be able to bend, squat and sit, stand, stoop, crouching, reaching, kneeling, twisting/turning, fingering and feeling.