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Rheumatologist (DH4066) 

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

Serves as a rheumatologist at the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, which involves performance of medical care services for adult patients in the hospital, clinic, and designated health care facilities.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Primary assignments include providing comprehensive care for adult patients with rheumatological conditions. The health care provided primarily involves patients who have common rheumatological ailments and disabilities where the courses of treatment are well known. The scope of health care delivered is typically determined by the availability of facilities or by referrals for patients requiring more specialized diagnostic or treatment services.

Assumes responsibility for the diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of adult patients with rheumatological diseases. Typical, but not all-inclusive assignments include the following:

  1. Conducts outpatient rheumatology clinic appropriate to the patient’s underlying disease and treatment plan, including current symptoms. Reviews the patient’s medication, diet, therapy course, adherence to management plan and modifies regimen as indicated. Appropriately instructs and counsels patients and family members as required.
  2. Upon request for consultation from hospitalists, interviews and examines hospitalized patients, reviews past medical history, and requests and/or performs diagnostic tests and examinations deemed necessary to obtain all possible information related to each case. Makes preliminary diagnoses, directs, prescribes or provides treatment, or arranges for specialized care or patient referral as required. Bases decisions upon information obtained, professional medical knowledge, skills, policies and procedures. Provides emergency care as required. Provides definitive management in all medical categories for cases that do not require referral.
  3. Prepares appropriate medical records for all patients seen to assure the accumulation and organization of all pertinent clinical data needed to provide comprehensive medical care. Communicate with patients’ primary care provider, other physicians, hospitals, and other individuals and facilities as needed.
  4. Refers patients to appropriate contracted medical or other government facilities, providing full clinical information for care and diagnostic procedures that cannot be adequately provided here. Coordinates and integrates information obtained into the ongoing Health Care Program at TCRHCC and assures the provision of timely follow-up care as required.
  5. Works closely with allied health professionals (i.e., Community Health Nurse, Social Workers, Health Educator, etc.) to utilize and coordinate the services of other health care professionals in the management of the patient’s care related to rheumatological disease.
  6. Responsible for electronic health records data entry pertinent to patient service role.
  7. Ensure proper PPE is always worn 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.
  8. Complete all donning and doffing tasks in a safe acceptable method and discard of used PPE accordingly. (see CDC website for most current updates)
  9. 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
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EFFORT

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an 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. Must have ability for far vision, near vision, color vision, depth perception, seeing fine details, hearing normal speech, hearing overhead pages, and use of telephone. Must be able to continually lift up to 10lbs and occasionally push/pull up to 10lbs. Must have ability of simple/firm grasping and fine manipulation of both hands and use of keyboard.

Mental:

Must be able to handle the stresses of rural medicine with critically ill patients. Must be able to continually cope with high levels of stress, make decisions under high pressure, cope with anger/fear/hostility of others in a calm way, concentrate, handle high degree of flexibility, handle multiple priorities in stressful situation, work alone, demonstrate high degree of patience, adapt to shift work, and work in areas that are close and crowded. Must accept a flexible schedule to meet unit needs.

Environmental:

May continually be exposed to infectious diseases.

 
Position Requirements

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • A Medical Degree, MD or DO
  • Completion of a three (3) year residency program in Internal Medicine
  • Completion of fellowship in Rheumatology
  • Board Eligible or Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine

License:

Must possess and maintain a current and unrestricted license to practice as a physician in any state within the United States, District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Credentialing:

Additional credentialing/privileging qualifications required for membership to the 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 from co-workers or patients
  • Reliable and dependable; reports to work as scheduled without excessive absences
  • Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to optimize the care of our inpatients
 
Close Date  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation  
Navajo/Indian Preference Applicants who are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation, Hopi Tribe or San Juan Southern Paiute Tribes and who meet the necessary qualifications for this position will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position.  
Open Date 9/24/2021  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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