(Physician/MD qualifications required) Family Practice - Facility offers a comprehensive scope of healthcare, social services, outreach, and education programs for Latinos and other low-income, underserved families living and working in Southern Chester County. As a Federally Qualified Health Center and Level 2 Patient-Centered Medical Home, provides nurse-managed healthcare in a bilingual and bicultural environment that encourages compliance and fosters improved patient outcomes. Using a holistic approach to care,integrates healthcare with supportive services and education to empower patients to stay healthy, build strong families and lead productive fulfilling lives.
The primary function of the staff physician is to provide high quality primary care commensurate with training and expectations including but not limited to diagnosis, treatment, coordination of care, preventive care and health maintenance to patients across the lifespan. The physician is a member of the practice care team, which includes nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, registered nurses, behavioral health consultants and medical assistants. In that capacity they are expected to be familiar with the mission, goals and objectives and work collaboratively to achieve them. They must be cognizant of, and comply with, all policies and procedures, as well as pertinent state and federal regulations.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide direct clinical medical services in the area of board certified medical specialty in accordance with the highest applicable standards of medical and professional practice and in full accordance with protocols and policies. Provide same-next day attention for patients in need of acute or urgent care services. Provide consultation on cases referred by other staff according to team-based care approach. Complete medical charts after each visit according to the problem-oriented electronic health record protocols. Review incoming labs, diagnostics, and consult reports in a timely manner according to protocols. Prescribe medication in accordance with Pennsylvania statute and according to professional guidelines. Participate in peer review and internal quality control audits. Participate in community outreach and education programs as requested. Assure confidentiality of patient information in accordance with HIPAA regulations. Adhere to quality benchmark standards of care. Assist in protocol review and updates as requested.
Maintains regular attendance; Performs all duties in a timely manner; Attends all meetings as scheduled and-or directed by supervisor or CEO. . Collaborates with staff of all LCH programs as appropriate to ensure efficient integration of services and support. Respects confidentiality at all times.
Performs other duties as assigned. Job description subject to review and may change based on business necessity.
Current, valid license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including DEA License and BLS-CPR-AED, required Board certification in Internal Medicine (Primary Care preferred) Credentialed or eligible for credentialing under Medicare, Medicaid and other commercial insurance. Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and as part of a care team, required. Public Health- Community Health Center experience is preferred. Experience working with a second culture is preferred.
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