This position provides comprehensive and continuing health and medical care services in full scope Family Medicine practice with Obstetrics optional. The physician requires the recognition and knowledge of diseases and injuries, which require referral including those which are difficult to discover or identify. Assumes responsibility for the diagnosis, prevention, therapy, maintenance and rehabilitation of patients in the capacity of a senior attending or expert
- Interviews and examines patients, reviews past medical history, medications, diet and requests and/or performs diagnostic tests and examinations deemed necessary. Makes preliminary diagnosis, directs, prescribes or provides treatment, or arranges for specialized care or patient referral as required. May admit and care for hospitalized patients.
- Provides emergency care as required to stabilize patients. Performs or assists with office-based procedures.
- Provides definitive management in all medical categories for cases that do not require referral. Gives total patient care including prevention, health maintenance, early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up services to patients under his/her care. Conducts outpatient clinics making observation appropriate to the outpatient; underlying disease and treatment plan, including current symptoms. Reviews the patient’s medications, diet, therapy course, adherence to management plan and patient observations. Modifies regimen as indicated.
- Educates and counsels patients and family members as required.
- May provide prenatal care and counseling, and may deliver infants, obtaining consultation as deemed necessary, and provides or arranges for postpartum care.
- Refers patients to appropriate contracted medical or other healthcare facilities, provides full clinical information for care and diagnostic procedures that cannot be adequately provided here. Assures the provision of timely follow-up care.
- Assures preparation of appropriate medical records for all patients seen to assure the accumulation and organization of all pertinent clinical data needed to provide comprehensive medical care. Dictates clinical reports and correspondence concerning patients under his/her care to physicians, hospitals and other individuals and facilities.
- Work closely with allied health professionals (i.e., Community Health Nurse, Social Workers, Case Managers, Health Educator, etc.) to utilize and coordinate the services of other health care professionals in the management of the patient’s medical, psychological and social problems.
- Trains, teaches and supervises Medical Students and Residents.
- Is an active and participating member of the TCRHCC and serves on appropriate committees as assigned.
- Handwriting must be legible and must be willing to use an Electronic Health Record.
- Responsible for electronic health records data entry pertinent to patient service role.
- Provider may be assigned to work in clinics in different locations than their main assignment based on the needs of the organization i.e. Tuba City, Sacred Peaks, Lechee, Bodaway Gap etc.
- Performs other duties as assigned or directed.
Will use a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic Family Practice skills as well as social skills to address complex problems associated with rural and cross cultural medicine.
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EFFORT
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a professional employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Must be able to walk several hundred yards quickly, write well, hear well and see well for complete diagnostic skills. Work requires walking, standing, and bending. Work is performed in a clinic setting where exposure to infectious disease is common.
Interaction with emotionally disturbed patients is common. Must be able to perform night call on a regular basis and handle the stresses of rural medicine. Must be able to prioritize and use good judgment. Must be able to coordinate a variety of issues while being frequently interrupted.
This position has a very high impact on the quality of care provided to patients of TCRHCC in the Family Medicine section.
TCRHCC is located within the Navajo Nation and, in accordance with Navajo Nation law, has implemented a Navajo/Indian Preference in Employment Policy. Pursuant to this Policy, applicants who are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation and who meet the necessary qualifications for this position will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position and applicants who are enrolled members of any other tribe who meet the necessary qualifications will be given secondary preference.
In performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees at TCRHCC are expected to conform to the following:
- Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the healthcare industry.
- Interact in an honest, trustworthy and dependable manner with patients, employees and vendors.
- Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
All employees must uphold all principles of confidentiality and patient care to the fullest extent. This position has access to sensitive information and a breach of these principles may be grounds for immediate termination.
I have read the qualifications and requirements for the position of Family Medicine Physician. To the best of my knowledge, I believe I can perform these duties.
Must have a Medical Degree, MD or DO
- Must possess and maintain a current and unrestricted license to practice as a physician in any State Territory, District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
- Board Eligible or Board Certified by the American Board of Family Practice
Completion of three (3) years of accredited residency training in Family Practice
Must become a credentialed member of the TCRHCC Medical Staff
Other Skills and Abilities:
A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers. All employment references must address and indicate success in each one of the following areas:
- Positive working relationships with others
- Possession of high ethical standards and no history of complaints
- Reliable and dependable; reports to work as scheduled without excessive absences
- Has the ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment
- Is seen as a staff member who is trustworthy and willing to share information
- Is a mentor to colleagues and other organizational staff
- Responds effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints
Other Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to speak Navajo
- Ability to work a flexible schedule
- 1-2 years of post-residency family practice experience