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Physician (Shelby Co./Memphis)

Description

PHYSICIAN

Location: (Shelby Co./Memphis) 

Summary: By utilizing a team based model, provides comprehensive medical services for members of family, regardless of age or sex, on continuing basis by performing the following duties

Description:

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reviews patient file/record, including allergies, problems, medications, and immunization status.
  • Elicits and records information about patient's medical history.
  • Examines patients for symptoms or physical information.
  • Orders or executes various tests, analyses, and diagnostic images to provide information on patient's condition.
  • Analyzes reports and findings of tests and examination, and diagnoses condition of patient.
  • Administers or prescribes treatments.
  • Determines and prescribes medication, dosage, and schedule given the patient's condition and allergies.  
  • Discusses any possible side effects to medication or immunization with patient.
  • Prescribes and administers vaccinations to immunize patient from communicable diseases.
  • Promotes health by advising patients about diet, hygiene, and methods for prevention of disease.
  • Performs surgical procedures commensurate with surgical competency.
  • Refers patients to medical specialist for consultant services when necessary for patient's wellbeing.
  • Documents the patient's visit including medical history, physical exam, diagnoses, and plan of action.
  • Conducts physical examinations to provide information needed for admission to school, consideration for jobs, or eligibility for insurance coverage.
  • Addresses and responds to daily patient calls during office hours.
  • May provide home visits to home bound patients 
  • Participates in Quality Improvement (QI), Quality Assurance (QA) and Continuous Quality Improvement Activities (CQI) as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

III.           REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Medical Degree, plus minimum 3 years of residency training. Board Eligible or Board Certified.

                 

IX.           SIGNIFICANT JOB FUNCTIONS

                 Clinical

  1. Provides ongoing high-quality primary care to patients. 
  2. Diagnoses condition of patients based on reports and tests. 
  3. Works collaboratively with members of the interdisciplinary team members providing medical support and consultation as necessary.
  4. Maintains and documents the problem oriented medical record accurately after each client visit and monitors health maintenance checks of patient panel.

                

                 Supervisory

  1. Directly supervises Clinical Staff. 
  2. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Cherokee’s policies and applicable laws. 

 

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