Physician
Santa Fe, NM
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Job Description

Full-time (40 hrs/week)

I. Position Function Summary

  • the general direction of the Medical Director, the Physician/Obstetrician-Gynecologist provides prenatal education and support, provides care to women during normal pregnancies and deliveries, attends deliveries and provides care to women after birth for patients of La Familia Medical Center (LFMC).

Physician/Obstetrician-Gynecologist Duties

  • Maintains a full or part-time medical practice at LFMC as authorized by the medical license and in accordance with the physician job description. Works in area of his/her specialized medical field in delivery of care to LFMC patients; demonstrates differential diagnosis capabilities, makes clinical judgment and decisions based on history and physical exam observations on patients and formulates treatment plan in patient medical records. Evaluates outcomes and modifies treatment plan accordingly;
  • Provides primary medical care to patients meeting or exceeding medical encounter treatment requirements, and quality of care standards established by LFMC and its grantor agencies;
  • Diagnoses and treats illnesses in adults and/or children as authorized by the medical license and in accordance with LFMC protocols;
  • Consults with the Medical Director on the delivery of quality medical care to patients;
  • Participates in setting medical and nursing standards and protocols for LFMC;
  • Assists nursing staff with triage of patient telephone calls and questions;
  • Charts patient encounters and refers patients for further diagnosis and treatment outside LFMC;
  • Provides all documents, opinions, diagnoses, recommendations and other evidence and records necessary for the purpose of supporting fees charged for the services provided. Promptly executes such documents to facilitate prompt billing and collection of said professional services;
  • Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions;
  • Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate;
  • Trains and supervises medical students and residents assigned to LFMC to learn medical practices;
  • Attends medical and health prevention meetings with LFMC and other organizations and programs affiliated with LFMC;
  • Works with other providers and nursing staff to provide a team approach to patient care; directs and coordinates the patient care activities of nursing and support staff, as required;
  • Administers medications and injections as required;
  • Participates in clinics for special populations, i.e. diabetes, vaccinations;
  • Provides educational materials to patients upon discharge from care;
  • Participates in continuing education and training for medical assistants, nurses, and laboratory technicians;
  • Initiates and/or participates in community organizations to provide resources in health care.
  • Provides counseling to parents and/or children, focusing on preventive health care;
  • Actively seeks continuing education credits in relevant topics for him/herself as well as medical staff, and shares new information and/or techniques with colleagues;
  • Follows established LFMC departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards; and medical policy and operations protocols; collaborates with Medical Director and other primary care providers to revise and update medical protocols to ensure that they are current and accurate;
  • Takes hospital call and maintains his/her appointment in good standing to the Medical staff of Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center with clinical privileges in obstetrics and gynecology sufficient to permit the performance of duties and responsibilities;
  • Provides patient care by examining and diagnosing patients, and carrying out or supervising obstetrical/gynecological treatment, therapy, and follow-up; referring patients for specialty consultation and treatment; educating patients in primary women's health care; documenting patient-doctor transactions for proper record keeping and billing;
  • Prescribes medications and maintains medication log;
  • Orders laboratory tests and interprets results;
  • Consults with physicians and other medical specialists and refers patients to an appropriate provider when necessary;
  • Performs specialized procedures and exams within scope of practice;
  • Consults with medical staff for optimal drugs and dosages and to prevent drug interactions;
  • Charts and documents all patient interactions and conducts chart audits for clinic;
  • Participates in immunization clinics, diabetes screenings, and health promotions;
  • Participates in education and training of nurses and medical assistants to improve their clinical skills;
  • Provides support in the overall LFMC operation by acknowledging, adhering to, and implementing overall organizational and medical policies and operating procedures of LFMC;
  • Provides counseling to parents and/or children, focusing on preventive health care; educates patients by disseminating patient information and literature relating to health education including but not limited to family planning, pre-natal care, and health promotion/disease prevention for all age categories;
  • Maintains compliance of clinic with state licensure by enforcing Quality Assurance protocols in the clinical, pharmacy, laboratory, medical supply, and nursing/patient care areas of LFMC for quality patient care;
  • Maintains and updates professional knowledge and skills, and maintains clinical proficiency by attending continuing education or seminars related to job responsibilities, including Age Specific Training (care giving, treatment, and assessments specific to the age of populations served);
  • Performs other duties as stated in physician contract with LFMC.

Education and Experience

  • This position requires that the physician be a graduate of an approved medical school and have completed a residency program in Ob-Gyn;
  • Preferred experience in a community health center, and working within a managed care environment.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Documentation of education, experience and licensure is required and must be maintained; physician must be insurable under the policies and requirements of LFMC;
  • Current licensure for the state of New Mexico is required;
  • Board certified or board-eligible in specified area of medical specialty; board certification in Ob-Gyn is recommended;
  • Federal DEA Certification;
  • NM State pharmacy license;
  • ACLS or CPR and First Aid certification;
  • Must be credentialed per LFMC procedures.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, accreditation standards and guidelines, government regulations, and contracts;
  • Ability to write at a high level of competence, including internal and external program reports, correspondence, program planning documents, and proposals;
  • Ability to communicate with diverse groups of people to include staff and providers, governing and advisory boards, patients, government agencies, and independent auditors on behalf of the organization;
  • Preferred fluent in both English and Spanish, and sensitivity to the multicultural nature of the service area population. Physician may be required to speak in Spanish. When doing so, such communication must be accurate and understandable by the recipient. If unable to do so, required to secure the assistance of a co-worker with such Spanish-language skill.

Leave Benefits

Four (4) weeks of Annual Leave;

Up to two (2) weeks of annual Sick Leave;

Up to one (1) week of paid CME leave each contract year;

Eight (8) paid holidays and four (4) days for personal leave.

Accruals and holidays are prorated for part-time employees.

Insurance Benefits

Medical, dental and vision coverage available for staff and eligible family members, including domestic partners;

Paid term life insurance (flat $25,000);

Optional life, critical care, short term disability insurance available;

Medical and dependent care expense accounts; Health Savings Account;

403(b) retirement savings plan (eligible for company match after 12 months of employment).

Other

Malpractice insurance;

CME stipend;

License and membership fees are paid by LFMC.

Job Type Full-time