Staff Physician, Clovis, CA
REPORTS TO: Medical Director
SALARY SCALE: 9
POSITION STATUS: Exempt
The Staff Physician holds a “Safety Sensitive” position and will see, evaluate and treat patients in the main and satellite clinics of Central Valley Indian Health, Inc. This is to include all family practice care. Responsible for HIPPA Compliance.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES (Direct Patient Care 75%/Admin 25%):
- Provide, and assure other clinic staff provide, quality medical services to all patients treated by the clinic, including but not limited to diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, referrals to specialists, prescription refills, etc.
- Provide thorough and timely documentation of all patient visits, phone calls, etc.
- Promote continuity of care through health instruction, follow-up visits, and telephone contacts and coordinate care as needed with the Outreach Department.
- Participate in the annual review and approval all Medical protocols used by the clinic.
- Participate in the CVIH peer review program, pursuant to written procedures.
- Ensure that a licensed nurse is present whenever medical services are provided.
- Assist in quality assurance protocols, adherence to Licensing, Accreditation, IHS and any other required standards under the direction of the Medical Director.
- Maintain recordkeeping standards as defined by the Medical Director in the use of electronic medical records.
- Ensure productivity goals are met
- Ensure compliance with CVIH Pharmacy Formulary
- Ensure and maintain clinic schedule compliance
- Maintain Code of Conduct for Health Care Compliance.
- Attend clinic committees as assigned
- Any other duties assigned to the employee by his or her direct supervisor or CVIH management.
- A valid California Medical License, current DEA & ACLS.
- Three years experience in a clinical setting.
- Clearance from the National practitioners Data Bank, the California Medical Board and the Office of Inspector General Exclusion List
- A valid California Driver’s License.
- “Safety Sensitive” positions are subject to random drug screening and are required as a condition for continuous employment.
- Requires an awareness and keen appreciation of Indian traditions, customs, and socioeconomic needs; and ability at times to meet and deal effectively with Indian Health Organizations consisting of numerous tribes with varied cultures which requires tact, courtesy, discretion, resourcefulness, and good judgment in handling functions of a sensitive nature.
Preference in hiring is given to qualified American Indians in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, U.S. Code, Section 472 and 473). Applicants claiming Indian preference must submit verification of Indian heritage certified by tribe of affiliation or other acceptable documentation.