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Physician

Gardnerville, United States

Position Title

Physician

Job Type

Full-Time

Classification

Professional

Grade

P3 (149653.0 - 224473.0)

Department

Clinic Medical

Supervisor

Position Summary

Under direct supervision the Physician is responsible for providing primary medical care to all patients at the Washoe Tribal Health Center. Provides guidance and participates in continuous quality improvement. Participates in efforts to achieve and maintain accreditation. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Graduation from an accredited U.S. Medical school.

  • Current unrestricted medical licensure from any state within the United States.

  • Must be specialty specific board certified or eligible; must be insurable through the Tribe’s medical malpractice carrier; must have United States Citizenship.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid California or Nevada driver’s license or capable of obtaining one within thirty-days (30) of employment.

  • Must be able to be insurable by the Tribe’s Driving Policy.

  • Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen, background investigation, and National Practitioner Data Bank review.

  • Preference will be given to Qualified Native American Indians.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Supervises Medical Assistant in the setting of assigned provider care teams.

  • Provides primary care medicine to all patients at the Washoe Tribal Health Center, its satellite clinics, or at designated Washoe Tribal functions.

  • Conducts comprehensive history and physical examinations.

  • Provides competent assessment of acute and chronic health problems.

  • Respects and maintains awareness of Washoe Tribal culture.

  • Performs, orders and/or interprets laboratory tests and imaging studies.

  • Continually strives to achieve target number of patient encounters as determined by the Health Center Director and Medical Director.

  • Completes medical documentation in a timely fashion.

  • Assists to secure and maintain accreditation through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

  • Motivates and leads the medical team in daily clinic operation and provision of quality medical care.

  • Participates and provides sound input and guidance to WTHC work groups, programs and committees in efforts to improve health care delivery.

  • Maintains current certification in BLS and ACLS.

  • Maintains continuing medical education per licensure requirements.

  • Acts as the Medical Director in his/her absence.

  • Complies with applicable Federal, State and Tribal laws, codes and regulations.

  • Assists in securing related licensing and additional licensing as needed.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications
  • Knowledge of a Tribal community clinical setting and demonstrates the ability to be sensitive to and work with American Indians.

  • Knowledge of current principles and practices of medicine.

  • Knowledge of HIPAA and how it pertains to the medical record.

  • Knowledge of clinic medical programs.

  • Knowledge of current management principles and practices including supervision and personnel management.

  • Knowledge and management of the medical practice finances and revenue generation.

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulatory laws and regulations including established professional standards.

  • Ability to demonstrate competence as a primary physician to read and interpret radiographs.

  • Ability to instruct patients and members of the clinical staff in medical care.

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and other personnel.

  • Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner, building respect and confidence.

  • Ability to provide leadership.

  • Ability to analyze and problem-solve.

  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.

  • Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, and presentation software (such as PowerPoint).

Physical Demands
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee occasionally is required to operate a motor vehicle; stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment
  • Work is generally performed in an office setting with a moderate noise level.