Obtains complete medical history and physical data on patients.
Performs a complete physical exam and assessment and records findings.
Makes independent medical judgments, collaborating with other physicians in managing acute and long term medical needs of patients, as appropriate.
Interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as needed.
Maintains and reviews patients records, charts, and other pertinent information.
Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures and reports tests and examination results.
Synthesizes data to determine preliminary diagnosis and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention.
Per licensing guidelines, administers medications and injections per direction and protocols.
Interviews and advises patients regarding health maintenance, illness prevention, normal behavior, social and physical growth and development.
Recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
Instructs patient and family regarding medications and treatment instructions.
Provides telephone consultation, follow-up phone calls, and triage patient telephone calls.
Manages medical emergencies.
Provides monitoring and continuity of care between Clinic visits.
Provides consultation to nurse practitioners/physicians employed at health center in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients as appropriate.
Remains current in advanced practice changes within specialized area, and where relevant, translates these findings into clinical practice.
Demonstrates ongoing professional growth through participation in relevant educational endeavors and appropriate associations.
Maintains patient confidentiality.
Taking call on a rotation with other physicians.
Maintains professional affiliations and enhances professional growth and development to keep current in the latest trends in health care.
Attends required meetings and participates in committees as requested.
Complies with all agency policies and procedures concerning corporate compliance including privacy of protected health information.
Performs related work as required, and other duties as assigned by Medical Director or CEO.
Performance Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):
Knowledge of organizational policies, regulations and procedures to administer patient care
Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments to administer patient care
Knowledge of and skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods and techniques or professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care
Skill in taking medical history to assess medical condition and interpret findings
Skill in preparing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to correspondence
Skill in developing and maintaining department quality assurance and quality control standards
Ability to communicate clearly