Provide urgent and non-urgent health care for pediatric/adolescent individuals commensurate with training and in accordance with the general policies and standards of practice, as established by the clinic. Delivers care appropriate for an out-patient, primary care community health center with a multicultural patient population and participates in newborn nursery duties at the area hospital. Elicits detailed patient histories and conducts complete physician examinations. Reaches diagnosis and orders appropriate laboratory tests and referrals, etc., as well as counsels patient and family on health and disease.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Provide all physician care generally provided at an ambulatory care facility, on an outpatient basis and such pre-operative care in minor surgery normally performed on an outpatient basis. Responsible for the delivery of care, treatment, and referrals. Arrange for referral resources for those medical specialties not provided by the Corporation for patients of the clinic. Evaluate patients, based on medical training and/or specialty, to determine the medical condition of the patient, through the performance of physical examinations, thereby, establishing a diagnosis and proposed treatment plan. Maintain high standard of medical practice and participate in the training development of the medical team. Assist in medical education of both the patients and clinic staff. Facilitates the patient’s transition within and between health care settings; refer and transfer patients for specialty care, provide follow-up care and discharge patients. As a member of the health care team, exemplify an example in attitude toward patients and staff, thereby, performing duties with respect, dignity, privacy, and modesty to the patients. Participate in the development of clinic protocols and formulary. Complete encounter documentation within 72 hours per protocol. Counsel patient regarding medical and other problems which might affect patient's health and well-being. Perform such clinical procedures for patient's benefit which are within scope and skill of practitioner and which are economically feasible. Prepare forms, letters, and examinations on behalf of patients for claims of disability, workmen's compensation, injuries and illnesses, etc. Participate in newborn nursery coverage at area hospitals as needed. Participate and cooperate in all reasonable efforts with the clinic to apply for and secure public or private grants, contracts, and donations, and all customary and desirable accreditations, licensing and permits. Provide direction and leadership to the clinic's medical support staff, with regard to the administering of a patient's care. Provide supervision or act as collaborating physician for any advanced practice staff. Perform other job related duties, as may be assigned, by the Medical Director.