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Internist 0.5 FTE (DH4067) 

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 Physician (Internist) at Sacred Peaks Health Center, Flagstaff, Arizona, 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 continuity health and medical care for adult patients. The health care provided primarily involves patients who have common internal ailments and disabilities where the courses of treatment are fairly well known. The scope of health care delivered is typically determined by the availability of facilities or by referrals for patients requiring more complete or specialized diagnostic or treatment services.

Assumes responsibility for the diagnosis, prevention, continuity of care, and rehabilitation of adult patients. Typical, but not all-inclusive assignments include the following:

  1. Conducts outpatient continuity clinics appropriate to the outpatient’s underlying disease and treatment plan, including current symptoms. Reviews the patient’s medication, diet, therapy course, adherence to management plan; modifies regimen as indicated. Appropriately instructs and counsels patients and family members as required.
  2. 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 diagnosis, directs, prescribes or provides treatment, or arranges for specialized care or patient referral as required. Bases decisions upon information obtained, professional medical knowledge and skills and policies and procedures. Makes notes of observations to be incorporated into clinical records. Provides emergency care as required. Provides definitive management in all medical categories for cases that do not require referral. Gives care including prevention, health maintenance, early diagnosis, and treatment and follow-up services to patients under his/her care.
  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. Dictates clinical reports and correspondence concerning patients under his/her care to physicians, hospitals and other individuals and facilities.
  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 medical, psychological and social problems.
  6. Responsible for electronic health records data entry pertinent to patient service role. 

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 (for cardiac examinations) and see well for complete diagnostic skills.

Mental:

Must be able to perform night call on a regular basis and handle the stresses of rural medicine with critically ill patients. 

 
Position Requirements

Education:

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

Licensure:

  • 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
  • Reliable and dependable; reports to work as scheduled without excessive absences.
  • Excellent clinical skills and judgment.
 
Close Date  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Location Sacred Peaks Health Center  
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 8/26/2022  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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