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Physician - Family Medicine (DH4726) 

About the Organization Thank you for your interest in exploring the professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling benefits with Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. We look forward to continuing our discussion about the opportunity and purpose health professionals experience as valued members of TCRHCC team.

A TCRHCC career offers a chance to live and work within or near Native communities, providing clinicians/nurses/administrators with a unique opportunity to learn the heritage of the tribes we serve, discover traditions that have been carried down for generations and gain cultural insight into the beliefs and values of a deserving and appreciative patient population.
 
Description

POSITION SUMMARY

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.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. 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.
  2. Provides emergency care as required to stabilize patients. Performs or assists with office-based procedures.
  3. 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. 
  4. Educates and counsels patients and family members as required. 
  5. May provide prenatal care and counseling, and may deliver infants, obtaining consultation as deemed necessary, and provides or arranges for postpartum care.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Trains, teaches and supervises Medical Students and Residents.
  10. Is an active and participating member of the TCRHCC and serves on appropriate committees as assigned.
  11. Handwriting must be legible and must be willing to use an Electronic Health Record.
  12. Responsible for electronic health records data entry pertinent to patient service role.
  13. Participates in departmental workflow and or testing teams as related to electronic health record or other project initiatives.
  14. 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.
  15. 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. 
  16. Complete all donning and doffing tasks in a safe acceptable method and discard of used PPE accordingly. (see CDC website for most current updates)
  17. 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.
  18. 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.

Physical:

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.

Mental:

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.

 
Position Requirements

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • Must have a Medical Degree, MD or DO

License:

  • 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

Experience:

  • Completion of three (3) years of accredited residency training in Family Practice

Credentialing:

  • 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
 
Close Date  
EOE Statement The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) is committed to equal opportunity employment. In accordance with the Navajo Preference in Employment Act (NPEA) and TCRHCC policy, preference is given to qualified Navajo and Native American candidates. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodations(s) during the application and/or interview process should notify a representative in the Human Resources Department.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Sacred Peaks Health Center  
Navajo/Indian Preference 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.  
Open Date 4/16/2021  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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