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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.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • 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.

  • Experience

  • Prior Family Medicine experience preferred.

  • License/Certifications

  • 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.

  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • 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.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

  • Physical Activity

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

  • Climbing

  • Crawling

  • Kneeling

  • Sitting

  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

  • Balancing

  • Carrying

  • Crouching

  • Distinguish colors

  • Keyboarding/typing

  • Lifting

  • Pulling/Pushing

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Stooping/bending

  • Twisting

  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

  • Fingering/Touching

  • Grasping

  • Hearing

  • Reaching

  • Seeing/Visual

  • Speaking/talking

  • Walking

  • Job Hazards

  • Not Related:

  • Electrical Shock/Static

  • 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)

  • Occasionally (34%-66%):

  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)

  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • Explosives (pressurized gas)

  • Frequent (67%-100%):

  • 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.

  • Maintain certification/licensure.

  • 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 interventions.

  • 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.

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