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.
- Participates in departmental workflow and or testing teams as related to electronic health record or other project initiatives.
- 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.
- Ensure proper PPE is worn at all times while on duty including but not limited to, face mask, gloves, gown, isolation gown, NIOSH-approved N95 filtering facepiece respirator or higher, if available), and eye or face shield.
- Complete all donning and doffing tasks in a safe acceptable method and discard of used PPE accordingly. (see CDC website for most current updates)
- Complete task training for all routine cleaning and decontamination processes for all surfaces contaminated by a communicable disease to ensure a high level of patient, visitor, employee and external customer satisfaction.
- Performs other duties as assigned or directed.
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 prolonged ability to sit, talk or hear, repetitive movement of both hands to finger, handle, or feel; intermittent repetitive use of both hands to do simple/light grasping and use of fine dexterity. Requires intermittent periods of walking, standing, bending and reaching with hands and arms. Work is performed in a clinic setting where exposure to infectious disease is common. There may be times where work will be outdoors in all kinds of weather conditions. Noise level may be moderate in working areas. Must be able to lift, push, pull, and carry 10 pounds. Must have the ability to hear alarms on equipment, client call, overhead pages, and instructions from other physicians/department staff. Employee must be able to see up close, distantly, peripherally along with depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
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.