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Family Practice Physician 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
Category Healthcare  
Description

Overview: The physician provides comprehensive health care to all patients of the Lower Elwha Health Clinic. The MD shall provide medical services during established weekday work hours with the exception of Federal Holidays. He may also be required to provide acute medical treatment at other times including evaluating patients in the hospital and nursing homes on weekdays and weekends.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides comprehensive health care to all patients of the Lower Elwha Health Clinic
  • The MD shall provide medical services during established weekday work hours with the exception of Federal Holidays. He may also be required to provide acute medical treatment at other times including evaluating patients in the hospital and nursing homes on weekdays and weekends.
  • The MD shall represent the Tribe's interests and maintain good relationships with patients of the clinic, the Tribe, and with the community at large.

· The MD shall devote his entire time, skill and energy to the practice of medicine on behalf of the Tribe.

· The MD shall not engage in the practice of medicine as an employee or independent contractor except as an employee of the Tribe or with express written agreement of the Tribe through the Health and Human Services Director (hereinafter 'HHSD'), or her designee and in a manner as to not affect performance of his duties with the Tribe.

  1. Job Description: The MD shall provide quality primary care medical and health care services to patients at the Tribe's Lower Elwha Health Clinic (hereinafter 'LEHC'). This shall include, but not be limited to the following:

· Provide direct patient primary care medical on office surgical services, diagnosis, treatment and referral when appropriate.

  • Obtain and interpret diagnostic tests as needed.
  • Provide oversight and clinical consultation and support to midlevel medical providers within the clinical setting.
  • Provide support and oversight of clinical support staff team.
  • Shall be an active participant in continuing quality improvement processes.
  • Participate and cooperate as needed with the activities of the Health and Human Services Administration and attend meetings regarding patient care management.
  • Admit and care for patients in the hospital setting including hospital rounds on LEHC patients and other services that may be required for quality of patient care.
  • Provide hospital outpatient services as may be required for LEHC patients.
  • Admit and provide ongoing care for patients in nursing homes.
  • Direct and work with hospice and home health care nurses.
  • Respond to telephone calls from OMC hospital staff, nursing home staff and others.
  • May be required to make house call visits to patients in their homes.
  • Shall keep and maintain appropriate records for all professional services rendered by him in a timely manner.
  • Documents all patient encounters immediately post visit legibly on PCC form
  • All chart notes to be documented in Problem oriented, SOAP format, dictated if possible
  • Primary responsibility will be patient care with limited administrative duties
  • Diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic injuries and illness within scope of training
  • Orders and interprets lab and medical imaging/x-ray data appropriately within scope of training
  • Initiates appropriate referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate
  • Adheres to CHS/managed care guidelines and priorities
  • Attend clinic staff meetings and health department meetings as assigned
  • Perform all clinic activities within CLIA and OHSA standards with appropriate education and monitoring of other staff personnel as appropriate
  • Promotion of and participation in quality assurance activities
  • Adhere to all approved policies and procedures of the clinic and the tribal organization
  • Participate in policy development, committees and projects as assigned by the Medical Director
  • Work in coordinated manner with other providers of the clinic and the health department to provide comprehensive quality care to all patients
 
Position Requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current WA State medical licensure
  • Current ACLS and BLS certification
  • Knowledge and competence in family medicine, minor orthopedics and minor surgical procedures
  • Ability to work successfully with other health care professionals, patients and community
  • Demonstrated ability to be a team player
  • Knowledge of cultural sensitivity issues and ability to work with entire patient population
  • Ability to handle conflict and crisis in a professional manner
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Professional manner and appearance in all work activities
  • Documentation of maintenance of CME requirements

OTHER DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working within a Native American or Tribal health care system
  • Working knowledge of cultural sensitivity issues involved in tribal health care
  • Familiarity with RPMS data systems
  • Ability to work flexible hours and provide cross-overage for other providers if needed

SUPERVISION

All duties will be performed under the direction of the Medical Director, or Her Designee.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Requires prolonged standing with occasional sitting, stooping and bending

Use of basic office equipment such as computers and clinical equipment

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is performed in a primary care outpatient clinic environment

Involves extensive interpersonal contact with staff and patients

Full time, 40 hours per week

Flexible shifts to include possible evening hours required

POSITIONS SUPERVISED:

None

COMPENSATION:

To be determined; dependent on qualifications and experience

Salary Level: Grade 21

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Open:   April 1, 2016  Closed: Open Until Filled

As with all positions of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe this position is Indian Preference in hiring, in Accordance with P.L. 93-638.

 
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 10/6/2021  
Location Lower Elwha Tribal Center  
About the Organization Information ---- about Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe  

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