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Lead Physician

Company: The Petaluma Health Center
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: September 13, 2020

Job Description:

Summary: The Lead Physician, Rural Primary Care Services promotes excellence of clinical care at Petaluma Health Center’s rural sites through the following: oversight of clinical guidelines and clinical risk management; supervision of Primary Care Physicians and Advanced Practice Clinicians; onboarding of new providers; and establishment of rural health teaching initiatives.

The Lead Physician opportunity provides growth opportunity for an Associate Medical Director position.

Areas of Responsibility:

Clinical Duties (24-32 hours per week)

Provides for the diagnosis and treatment of health center patients within the scope of his/her license to practice medicine for a specified panel of patients including a minimum of 500 Coastal Health Alliance (CHA) patients and including at lease one day of on-site care provision at a CHA rural site.

Provides back-up for nurse practitioners and physician assistants on site, or by phone during the day or after hours.

Leadership Responsibilities (approximately 8 hours per week)

Clinical Supervision and Management:

Ensures provider competency in the delivery of high quality clinical care. Conducts physician and Advanced Practice Clinician evaluations via chart audit, direct observation, and analysis of patient and staff satisfaction surveys. Analyzes results on a quarterly basis and collaborates with Medical Director, Primary care and providers to set development goals and improvement plans.

Oversees clinical risk management processes at the individual and team level. Collaborates with the Director of Risk and Compliance and Chief Medical Officer to investigate issues and works directly with providers and team on necessary improvements.

Assists the organization in recruitment of new providers and maintenance of programs for provider retention.

Trains new providers in the organization’s delivery of patient care.

Quality Improvement and Services:

Collaborates with Quality Improvement and Integration teams to promote improvements in quality of care

Provides continuing medical education as requested for providers on topics related to primary care provision and Quality Improvement efforts

Collaborates with Quality and Informatics teams to provide clinical leadership for health information technology innovations, and new methods of care delivery

Collaborates with PHC Teaching Programs to develop and oversee Rural Health curriculum and training for NP/PA and Family Medicine residents.

Participate in Operations Meetings, Associate Director Meetings, and other management or quality meetings as assigned by Medical Director, Primary Care & CMO.

Other Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care.

Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.

Knowledge of quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.

Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment.

Demonstrated resourcefulness in providing solutions and setting priorities

Effective interpersonal skills to work effectively with all levels within the health center

Experience and Skills: Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education/Experience

Graduate from an accredited medical school

Board Certified MD or DO with current California License and DEA

Two or more years experience providing primary care in a family practice setting in good standing preferred

One or more years of previous management experience highly desirable.

Experience working in a NCQA Patient –Centered Medical Home (PCMH) Recognized organization; understanding of NCQA Level 3 (highest) PCMH recognition requirements highly preferred

Experience working in a Joint Commission Accredited health care organization; understanding of Joint Commission Ambulatory Care Accreditation requirements highly preferred.

Licenses and Certifications

State of California Medical License or Osteopathic Physician License.

Medical Specialty License or Certification; Board certified or Board Eligible in Specified Area of Medical Specialty.

Must maintain CME as required for certification renewals.

Must be BLS Certified.

Must be able to successfully meet PHC’s credentialing and privileging requirements

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze and interpret common technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to communicate with customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community. Bilingual in English and Spanish, both written and verbal preferred.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals at a college level.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word, and Excel.

Advanced user of electronic medical record.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Providers on team.

Physical Demands: 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Movement within health center complex environment repeatedly throughout the day

Ability to write by hand, use phone, use computer keyboard and mouse extensively to perform general office functions

Manual wrist and finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform repetitive actions for extended periods of time

Ability to effectively communicate y hearing continuously and speech in a manner which can be understood by a diverse population

Ability to give and follow verbal and written instructions with attention to detail and accuracy

Must have visual acuity near and far (20 inches to 20 feet), depth perception, field of vision, ability to focus on an object, ability to identify and distinguish colors

Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time (minimum periods of one (1) hour at a time)

Ability to frequently walk, end, squat, stoop, kneel, twist, crouch, and climb with the use of a step stool

Ability to grasp hold and pick up and reach with hands and arms

Ability to frequently lift and or move up to fifteen (15) pounds

Ability to occasionally lift and carry up to thirty-five (35) pounds (periodic lifting of supplies or equipment)

Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously

Ability to travel to and from other health center sites and community locations

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to Health Center areas and general office environment. The work environment is a clean, well-lit, well -ventilated and temperature-controlled environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The hours of duty are lengthy and irregular.

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