Chronic Disease Physician

Fort Worth, Texas
Posted 3 months ago

Northside Community Health Center
2332 Beverly Hills Drive,
Fort Worth, TX 76114

JOB SUMMARY
Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), delivers primary care commensurate with training to patients of North Texas Area CHC, Inc. (NTACHC). Delivers care appropriate for an out-patient, primary care community health center with multicultural, multilingual patient population.

POSITION GOAL
Provide patient care with utmost customer service, compassion, and integrity to patients/clients in a clinic setting.

SCHEDULE/COMPENSATION
Excellent and competitive benefits package offered which includes medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance. Company matching retirement plan and generous paid time off to include vacation and sick leave accruals starting from the date of hire.

RESPONSIBILITIES
• Perform direct patient care duties.
• Examines, diagnoses and treats patients of all ages.
• Referral of patients that require services beyond the services that are offered at NTACHC
• Referral of NTACHC patients to other NTACHC providers if the patients requires services beyond the referring NTACHC’s provider’s scope of practices
• To care for patients referred by other NTACHC providers for primary care services.
• From time to time, provide in-service training for staff in selected topics as deemed necessary by the CMO.
• Completes medical charts after each visit according to the problem-oriented medical records system. If not feasible, to comply with NTACHC’s policy and procedures regarding chart completion.
• Adhere to NTACH’s policy and procedure regarding management of lab results, diagnostic imaging results and after-hours calls.
• Assists in internal quality control audits.
• Provides quality medical care according to standards established by the providers specialty and by NTACHC’s committee on quality assurance.
• Provide supervision to physician assistant(s) or nurse practitioner(s) assigned to the provider by NTACHC up to the number of mid-level providers allowed by the Texas State Board. The provider’s responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to chart view and co-signing of mid-level provider charts.
• Supervises medical assistants, lab personnel, and other health care professional in area of specific support services for patient care delivery.
• Attends internal and external meetings, workshops, and conferences required by NTACHC
• To participates on task forces or committees, as necessary and/or required by NTACHC.
• Performs all duties and services in full compliance with NTACHC’s policies and protocols.
• Provides medical orders for prescription refills, administration of medications, ancillary testing, and/or referrals.
• Administer appropriate contraceptive methods.
• Provide follow-up exams, problem revisit exams, and pregnancy assessment.
• Insert IUD’s; remove IUD’s, insert subdermal contraception, remove subdermal contraception.
• Provides medical orders for prescription refills, administration of medications, ancillary testing, and/or referrals.
• Provide referrals to other agencies and medical resources for evaluation/follow-up or treatment; responsible for follow-up of referrals made.
• Act as resource person for other staff on medical matters; keep informed of current developments in family planning field; may assist in training new staff, students.
• Work towards agreed personal and service objectives, with freedom to establish how to meet these within a broad framework.
• Reviews ancillary test results and coordinates notification to the patient.
• Provides patient education as needed.
• Supervises patient care by non-clinic agencies including, but not limited to health care, nursing home, or hospice.
• To be accessible to patients personally, electronically, or through clinical staff to answer questions and relay information regarding their care.
• Completion of appropriate paper work to comply with insurance and reimbursement guidelines.
• Completion of all documentation and paperwork in a timely manner.
• Participate in NTACHC’s on-call schedule.
• Works closely with the Chief Medical Officer to provide leadership and medical direction for the clinic and clinical staff.
• Attends all staff, retreats, clinical, board or other special meetings as requested by NTACHC.
• Performs other appropriate duties as requested by NTACHC’s supervisors.
• Represent NTACHC at functions as requested.
• Supports the mission of NTACHC.
• To always maintains patient confidentiality.
• Will be available to participate in providing continuity of care.
• Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the CMO.
• Remain abreast of current clinical practices/guidelines of the provider’s specialty.
• Remain abreast of NTACHC’s policy and procedures.
• To adhere to NTACHC’s policy and procedures regarding assignment of duties to other clinical staff members.
• To practice within the scope of the providers specialty and in accordance with NTACHC approved privileges.
• To avoid same day clinic cancellation.
• To obtain approval from CEO or CMO before cancelling or instructing any NTACHC staff member to cancel a provider’s clinic.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS
• Courteous, honest and professional at all times.
• Sets an example as a medical professional by observing work start and stop times, giving adequate notice for absences, and following clinic’s operational and personnel policies and procedures.
• Able to communicate and relate well with providers and clinical staff.
• Maintains appropriate licensure and certification including meeting and/or exceeding CME requirements. Observes standards of medical care.
• Efficient, organized and accurate.
• A high degree of organization and accuracy.
• Perform complex and comprehensive medical care on a variety of patients.
• Must have strong listening, written and oral communication skills, with ability to communicate clearly.
• Must have the ability to understand and respond effectively and with sensitivity to all age spectrums.
• Train and evaluate assigned staff.
• Give information and carry out screening for STI’s, perform HIV point of care (POC) test and also carry out cervical smears.
• Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and efficient manner.
• Ability to work with diverse staff as needed.
• Demonstrate a special interest in the area of community medicine.
• Ability to travel between all clinic locations as needed when directed by NTACHC.
• Participate in any special projects, community events, and committees as required by NTACHC.
• Meet regularly with the Chief Medical Officer as required by NTACHC.
• Provide leadership to other clinical staff and healthcare workers.
• To act as a mentor to staff who require additional support and training
• To promote a positive image for all who come into contact with NTACHC’s clinical staff
• Have a broad knowledge of policies and guidelines and ensure appropriate use of these
• To ensure services at NTACHC are delivered in a clean, well maintained, and safe environment
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
• M.D. or D.O.
• Must be in possession of a valid license to practice in the State of Texas.
• Have a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of medicine and allied services commensurate with his/her training. Board eligibility in Family Practice or Internal Medicine is required; board certification is desirable.
• Must be registered and have current DEA, DPS and other such certificates to legally operate as a practitioner in the State of Texas.
• Must possess current CPR course completion card level C.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish optional.
• Must have strong listening skills, written skills, oral communication skills, and be able to communicate clearly.
• Consent to scheduled and random drug screen testing as required by NTACHC.
• Able to navigate NTACHC’s chosen EMR and other computer programs effectively
• Maintain Board Certification once obtained
• Complete all CME training required by the Texas Medical Board
• Completed all CME training required by the providers specialty Board in order to maintain specialty certification once specialty certification is obtained
• Remain eligible for FTCA coverage
• Successfully complete NTACHC’s credentialing process

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by a staff member to successfully perform the essential functions associated with this position. Because we are committed to inclusion of those with disabilities, reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions associated with their position.
• Carrying: Transporting an object, usually by hand, arm or shoulder.
• Lifting: Raising or lowering an object 25-50 pounds.
• Repetitive Motions: Making frequent movements with a part of the body.
• Exposure: To communicable diseases, body fluids, toxic substances, medicinal preparations and other conditions common to a clinical environment.
• Requires working under stressful conditions or working under irregular hours.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
• Ability to work in a moderate noise level in the work environment is required.

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