Job ID: 290113552
Last Updated: 8/25/2022
Family Physician with Obstetrics
Under indirect supervision, provides and manages direct health care for a specified patient population. May supervise physician assistants and/or nurse practitioners.
A current medical license from the State of Idaho. The medical license must be free of restriction and no litigation or disciplinary actions may be pending against the incumbent. The incumbent must have Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP), Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO), and DEA and State of Idaho Controlled Substance Registration numbers. M.D. or D.O. degree required. At least 1-3 years experience as a primary care provider is desirable.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care.
Knowledge of community medical diagnostic and patient care services in area of medical expertise.
Knowledge of community health care and OB related services.
Provide obstetric care, both in the inpatient and outpatient setting, with appropriate privileging through St. Lukes Magic Valley Regional Medical Center.
Understanding of patient billing procedures and collection policies.
Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
Ability to supervise, advise, and train clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to create effective clinical relationships with individuals of different cultural beliefs and lifestyles.
Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise.
Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage.
Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions.
Ability to obtain and maintain privileges at relevant local hospitals.
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
1. Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment for a specified patient population.
2. Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions.
3. Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate.
4. Trains and supervises physician assistants and/or nurse practitioners.
5. Directs and coordinates the patient care activities of nursing and support staff as required.
6. Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
7. As appropriate to the position, participates in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs.
8. Works in collaboration and coordination with other health-care providers within the clinic team and community agencies to provide comprehensive client care.
9. In coordination with other clinic staff, maintains system of quality assessment and assurance in accordance with quality assurance plan.
10. Participates in program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation relating to specific job, clinic, and program functions.
11. Participates in staff meetings, conferences, in-service training, and continuing education.
12. Participates in recruitment, interviewing, and performance evaluation if clinical personnel.
13. Participates in a shared call system with other providers.
14. Responsible for accurate, timely, and complete documentation in patient records. Including providing appropriate code level and diagnosis of patient visits using CPT & ICD-10 coding standards.
15. Counsels and educates patients and family members regarding health maintenance, disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and need for follow-up as appropriate for each visit. Verifies and documents the patients understanding of diagnosis, treatment and follow-up recommendations.
16. Perform minor procedures and in-house lab work in accordance with FHS policy and candidate qualifications.
17. Participates in staff meetings, in-service meetings, participate in quality assurance, risk management and peer review when asked to participate.
18. The candidate may be asked to provide some inpatient services if proper privileges are obtained and the candidate is qualified to perform in the inpatient setting.
19. Participates in planning programs and in developing specific health policies and procedures.
20. Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
21. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Family Health Services enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe working environment. Each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements, participating in emergency response tasks as requested, and serving on safety committees and teams as requested. In addition, employees must accept the responsibility for maintaining the safety of themselves and others by adhering to all written and verbal instructions, promptly reporting and/or correcting all hazards or unsafe conditions, and providing feedback to supervisors and management on all safety issues.
Family Health Services is committed to the very highest standards of ethics and integrity. It is our policy to properly determine the accuracy of reporting and billing our services in accordance with the rules, laws and regulations of FHS, the state government, and the federal government. FHS employees will do their part to ensure accurate documenting and billing practices, participate in compliance trainings and will identify and report any concerns or activities that may violate these standards.
Each employee will be trained on the FHS Medicare Compliance Plan and the Standards of Conduct and asked to sign a Conflict of Interest Statement at hire and annually thereafter. A copy of the Medicare Compliance Plan and the FHS Standards of Conduct are available on the FHS home page under the Compliance tab.
PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOME (PCMH):
Family Health Services is committed to providing our patients with the highest standards of care by becoming recognized as patient centered medical home. FHS staff is expected to participate in this process by being an active and willing PCMH team member. Specific duties and expectations may vary and will be identified by position and site.
Employee must read and understand the general and specific operational, safety, and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures, and policies pertaining to this job.
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