Position: Physician, Internal Medicine – Chowchilla / Madera

Responsible To : CMO

Department: Medical

Summary: 

SUMMARY:

The Camarena Health (CH) Staff Physician cares for patients in the community clinic setting.  This provider orders supportive care as needed and appropriately, and interacts positively with other members of the CH Staff.  The staff physician also participates in hospitalization duties and will not exceed licensure parameters within scope of medical license.

EXPECTATIONS:

  • 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:

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Delivery of Health Care Services:
  • 1. Deliver primary care to CH clients and order follow-up care; diagnose, treat, record, refer and review care within ambulatory and hospital setting.
  • 2. Chart documentation according to clinic standards using SOAP charting, specific forms documentation, referrals and ordering specific tests. Documentation of acute and chronic problems with medication.
  • 3. Review laboratory, x-ray and referral documents prior to filing.
  • 4. Prepare, supervise, and implement treatment plans. Review developed plans.
  • 5. Refer to approved medical protocols and/or guidelines for treatment.
  • 6. Provides assistance in coordinating and reviewing referrals.
  • 7. Provide supervision to health center Mid-level practitioners, including consultations and review of charts.
  • 8. Participates in on-call schedules.
  • 9. Will provide phone triage on rotational basis approximately once every 3-5 months on weekends or during evening hours.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  • 8. Participates in daily huddles with care team, consisting of Medical Assistant, Front Support staff member and Clinician. In conjunction with daily huddles, schedules and pre-visit planning are discussed to provide individual patient care.

 

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum Requirements:

License:                             

  • Valid California Physician License

 

Certifications:

  • Must maintain current CPR/BLS certification

Skills:

  • 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
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