Physician


Description

We are North Idaho’s premier provider of integrated medical, dental and behavioral health services. Our amazing care teams deliver world-class healthcare utilizing a patient directed, community-focused approach. Providing high quality, affordable Healthcare from the Heart is our passion. Our mission is to deliver a healthcare experience that provides hope, inspires change, and extends life for our patients and our community.

Top reasons to join our team:

  • Our employees are mission – minded
  • We are passionate about providing excellent patient care
  • Community-focused
  • Committed to a fun and supportive team environment
  • We offer high-quality competitive employee benefits

Summary:

The Heritage Health physician provides high quality care in accordance with national guidelines to all Heritage Health patients in a culturally competent manner. The Heritage Health physician strives to provide care consistent with Heritage Health’s mission statement. The physician provides clinical support to all providers and staff on an as needed basis. The Heritage Health physician is a strong leader who treats all staff with respect and supports teamwork and a positive work environment.

The Heritage Health physician examines and treats members of family, regardless of age or sex; ensures proper injury care and disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery; prescribes and administers medications, performs routine vaccinations, performs minor procedures and provides advice regarding personal health and hygiene; requests necessary tests and follow-up visits and refers patients to specialists, as necessary.

Requirements

Risk Management:

0-1 medical professional liability claims with indemnity settlements in professional history.

Minimum qualifications:

Medical Degree or Doctor of Osteopathy Degree. Board Certified or Board Eligible in chosen specialty field. Active Idaho medical license, Controlled Substance License, and DEA License. BLS certification required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within primary care. Able to work independently, but also within a group, contributing to the efforts of the entire team. Able to effectively manage and direct medical staff support activities while providing quality medical care. Able to receive detailed information through oral communications; express or exchange ideas by verbal communications. Excellent written and verbal communications, listening, and social skills. Able to interact effectively with people of varied educational, socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds, skill levels and value systems. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Scheduled Primary care visits per agreed upon FTE status
  2. Ability to see 15-20 patients per clinical day.
  3. Maintenance of hospital privileges (active or associate) is recommended. Hospital care is provided primarily through agreement with another practice.
  4. Maintains a program of comprehensive health for the family unit, to include preventive medicine, behavioral sciences, and community health.
  5. Prepares and reviews medical histories and obtains data through interviews.
  6. Examines patients, formulates differential diagnostic plans, defines and orders required diagnostic testing. Interprets examination findings and test results and implements treatment plans.
  7. Determines need for consultation and assists in medical care and treatment provided at the direction of other specialists.
  8. Participates in surgical procedures according to training, volume standards, and demonstrated ability.
  9. Provides supportive and definitive care to patients with serious medical and surgical conditions with appropriate consultation, based on documented and demonstrated proficiency.
  10. Manages medical services for the health care of families.
  11. Formulates plans and procedures for operating outpatient services directed toward health maintenance and ongoing health care of families by a physician who serves as their personal physician.
  12. Promotes positive interpersonal relationships with fellow employees, physicians and patients.
  13. Ensures confidentiality of patient information.
  14. Has regular and predictable attendance.
  15. Attends all monthly staff meetings and other meetings as requested.
  16. Participates in QA/QI activities.
  17. Attends all staff meetings.
  18. Participates on QA or other committees to promote better practice within the health centers.
  19. Role models strong leadership skills and promotes teamwork.
  20. Follows all established clinical protocols and procedures.
  21. Actively supports decision making of the Senior Management team.
  22. Heritage Health staff have an active role in our Patient Centered Medical Home model of care. This role is designated as part of the Heritage Health PCMH Care Team.
  23. Regular and predictable attendance is an essential function of this position.
  24. Performs other duties as requested.

Safety:

Heritage Health 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.

Physical/Mental Requirements:

Required to stand, sit, and be mobile one-third to two-thirds of the time. They are required to use hands to finger, handle or feel over two-thirds of the time; while reaching with hands and arms occurs one-third of the day. Climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling or crouching occur less than one-third of the time. Communicating by talking / hearing occurs over two-thirds of the day. Amount of time spent lifting or exerting force is about 50% for up to 10 pounds and less than one-third of the time up to 25 – 40 pounds. Rarely is there a need to lift more than 41 pounds. Must be able to manage efficient keyboard use, hear, see, speak and read.

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.

  • Ability to solve complex practical problems
  • Positive interpersonal, communication & persuasion skills over the phone, computer & in person
  • Must be able to simultaneously manage several objectives and assign priorities
  • Deal with a wide variety of variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written or oral form
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines with a strong organization skill set for easy retrieval of information and to ensure competent closure of issues
  • Ability to work overtime as needed, maintain alertness & meet the controlled substance policy.
  • Good judgment and sound decision making and conflict management skills to inspire confidence from the customer
  • Manage complex analysis and use deductive reasoning

Working Conditions:

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment in a clinic. Work may be demanding and chaotic at times. Exposed to patient population that will present a variety of contagious diseases, physical injuries, and emotional states of mind.

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