Nebraska Methodist Health System Physician Family Practice in Glenwood, Iowa
Purpose of Job
To provide health assessment and improve or manage the general medical care of patients.
Medical Doctor (MD) degree or EC FMG equivalent and successful completion of USMLE Steps 1, 2, and 3 or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) required.
Prior Family Medicine experience preferred.
Licensed as a physician in good standing to practice medicine in the State of Nebraska and/or Iowa required.
Successful completion of an accredited residency program in or Family Medicine required.
Board eligible or board certified in Family Medicine required.
Certified in Basic Life Support (BLS) required.
Current DEA registration and CSA registration required.
Strong interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate and interact with patients, family members and hospital personnel/coworkers.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines.
Ability to utilize critical thinking skills to manage problems, determine best course of action and effect change.
Knowledge of healthcare delivery, electronic patient records and quality/safety protocols.
Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.
Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):
Frequently Performed (34%-66%):
Constantly Performed (67%-100%):
Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)
Rare (1-33%): - Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)
Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)
Explosives (pressurized gas)
Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)
Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)
Mechanical moving parts/vibrations
Essential Job Functions
Essential Functions I
Perform primary health care for patients by utilizing the processes of assessment and diagnosis of health status.
Obtain patient's medical and history information, data collection is prioritized according to immediate condition or needs.
Perform physical exam and determine patient's mental status.
Develop and implement treatment, follow-up and evaluation plans for patient outcomes.
Collaborate with physicians and other disciplines as appropriate and provides regular and consistent feedback.
Use appropriate assessment techniques & diagnostic information. Performs tests relevant to patient condition and record findings.
Order appropriate ancillary tests.
Derive diagnosis from the assessment data and diagnostic information as data becomes available.
Use new or additional data to form a treatment plan.
Follow up on telephone portal and EMR messages in a timely manner to ensure proper treatment is expedited.
Incorporate research into clinical practice as appropriate.
Implement interventions consistent with the established plan of care in a safe and appropriate manner.
Apply established therapeutic practices to patient's problem.
Administer medications and immunizations using the appropriate method.
Prescribe medications according to Controlled Substance Registration Certificate issued by the DEA.
Generate referrals to appropriate services as needed to further diagnose and/or progress of care.
Evaluate patient care to determine response to care/interventions for optimal patient outcome.
Evaluate the patient's capabilities and/or limitations related to nursing and medical interventions.
Recognize and address patient and family capabilities and limitations (physical and mental).
Return patient telephone calls.
Monitor outcomes and documents patient response to interventions.
Seek out new treatment methods necessary to ensure patient progress.
Provide patient and family teaching and education specific to the patient's health care.
Proper use of medication and health/illness prevention to ensure adequate knowledge/awareness.
Interview and advise specific to patient needs.
Demonstrate sensitivity to family regarding need for patient information on a timely basis.
Work collaboratively with physicians and other team members to provide appropriate patient education geared to the patient's needs and family's ability to provide care.
Use adult learning principles for teaching purposes being careful to check for understanding and being available for follow-up questions.
Recommend references and resources such as printed materials, online, community and other information sources to fulfill the family's need for education.
Maintain a professional behavior in attitudes, demeanor, and interactions to achieve organization's mission.
Communicate effectively with physicians, staff and patients.
Is approachable and professional in working with other health professionals, patients and their family.
Maintain a professional appearance, behavior, and work environment.
Initiate action to correct, prevent, and/or minimize risk(s) to the patient, family or hospital/clinic employees (i.e., falls, needle sticks, patient concerns).
Communicate to appropriate personnel regarding unresolved issues.
Serve as a role model in the provision of emerging care.
Serve as a reliable/knowledgeable resource for staff.
Participate in meetings, research on special projects and professional organizations.
Comply with the bylaws, rules and regulations of the organization as they pertain to medical doctors.
Know and follow organization policy & procedures.
Follow Medical Protocols for professional discipline.
Follow guidelines of regulatory bodies (FDA etc.).
Maintain complete patient records.
Document data appropriately.
Document treatment plan of care that is individualized, appropriate and reflects patient's needs.
Document consultations with other practitioners/physicians.
Participate in performance improvement and outcome management.
Meet regularly with medical director for chart reviews.
Identify concerns in patient care & follows up according to hospital policy.
Participate in patient satisfaction and other quality improvement initiatives.
Participate in tracking of variances in care.
Essential Functions II
Participates in mandatory in-services and/or CE programs as mandated by policies and procedures/external agencies and as directed by management.
Follows and understands the mission, vision, core values, Employee Standards of Behavior and company policies/procedures.
Other duties as assigned.