Position Title: Physician
Reports to: Chief Medical Officer
FLSA Status: Exempt
Job Code: PHY01
Date: March 2013
Revised: January 2014 (ADA)
Provide the full scope of primary care services which fall under his/her field of training, including but not limited to diagnosis, treatment, coordination of care, preventive care and health maintenance to patients sixteen (16) years of age and above. In that capacity they are expected to be familiar with the philosophy, goals and objectives of the Center and work collaboratively to achieve them. They must be cognizant of, and comply with, all Center policies and procedures, as well as pertinent state and federal regulations.
Essential Position Duties
- Provides medical patient care by interviewing, examining and treating of clinical patients in order to meet their medical needs
- Educates patients on wellness, prevention and early detection by providing materials and resources to the patients and families
- Determines which referrals are required based on examination and patient needs
- Determines level of urgency of follow-up, referral/consultation appointments
- Exercises final medical judgment in all issues of health care
- Prescribes medical treatment and clinical drugs to patients
- Orders studies, test and ancillary services
- Documents all services in patient medical record
- Reviews on a regular basis long term cases that require ongoing medical attention
- Consults with Medical Director and other professionals on staff as needed regarding patient care, assessment, and education issues
- Comply with the Infection Control plan which includes personally utilizing universal precautions. Ensure compliance by support staff.
- Participates in quality improvement, management, continuing education, and other patient care programs established by the hospital or clinic requirements
- Oversees mid-level medical staff as assigned as well as nursing clinical staff
- Assists in the resolution of complaints, requests and inquiries from patients
- Maintains confidentiality of all patient information according to federal guidelines and regulations
- Performs miscellaneous duties as required by management.
- Must maintain appropriate attendance.
- Participate in rotating lunch hour coverage schedule.
- Participate in teaching activities as appropriate.
- Participate in night and weekend call schedule and record patient calls according to the Principles of Practice.
- Attend patients in the hospital according to the schedule established by the Chief Medical Officer.
- Attend hospital meetings sufficient to maintain admitting privileges.
- Complies with applicable legal requirements, standards, policies and procedures including but not limited those within the Compliance Process, Code of Conduct and HIPAA.
- Participates in required orientation and training programs, as required.
- Reports concerns and suspected incidences of non-compliance in accordance with COHC Compliance Reporting Process.
- Cooperates with monitoring and audit functions and investigations.
- Participates, as requested, in process improvement responsibilities.
Core Competencies/Skill Sets
- Knowledge of and ability to apply professional medical principles, procedures, and techniques
- Thorough knowledge of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment
- Effective verbal and written communication skills along with proper telephone etiquette
- Performs in a tactful and professional manner
- Eligibility for hospital privileges
- Abstinence from drugs
Professional Experience/Educational Requirements
- Medical degree in medicine from an accredited school and licensed to practice in Connecticut
- Current DEA and DPS Certificate of Registration
- Minimum two years of direct work or intern experience
- Current D.E.A. Certificate
- Board Eligible or Board Certified in Internal Medicine. If Board Eligible at the time of hire, must be Board Certified within 3 years of hire date.
- Insurability (malpractice)
- Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR)
- ACLS or Advanced Life Support within 12 months of employment, if appropriate
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
|Working Condition & Physical Requirements||N/A||Occasionally
|Able to lift and/or carry objects up to 30 lbs||X|
|Able to climb, push or pull||X|
|Able to bend and/or crouch||X|
|Able to assist patients on to exam tables||X|
|Hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms||X|
|Walk, stand and/or sit for prolonged periods||X|
|Able to see objects closely and hear normal sounds with some background noises||X|
|Able to concentrate on fine detail with some interruption and attend to tasks for more than 60 minutes at a time||X|
|Able to understand and relate to theories behind several related concepts and remember multiple tasks given to self and others over long periods of time||X|
|Able to work closely with others||X|
|Visual and hearing acuity with or without the aid of mechanical devices sufficient to assess patient safety and ability||X|
|Exposure to outside weather conditions||X|
|Exposure to communicable and/or infectious diseases, bodily fluids, and minimal hazardous waste||X|
|Exposure to sharps||X|
How to Apply
Charter Oak Health Center