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Family Physician, Valley Center, CA

Indian Health Council, Inc.


Valley Center, CA

May 31, 2019

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Family Physician

Full-time Regular Full-Time
Valley Center, CA, US

Requisition ID : 1029

Salary Range: 76.9200 To 91.3400 (USD) Hourly


Provides comprehensive medical services for members of family, regardless of age or sex, on continuing basis by performing the following duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Provide direct medical care to patients, including, but not limited to: physical examinations; development of differential diagnoses; assessment and planning, including ordering laboratory studies, medications and referrals, when appropriate.
  2. Administer and/or prescribe medications and other treatments as appropriate.
  3. Promote a healthy lifestyle by advising patients on diet, hygiene, and disease prevention. This advice may include appropriate immunizations against communicable diseases.
  4. Document patient information, both timely and accurately, per clinic protocol.
  5. Provide comprehensive, high quality medical services to all patients, irrespective of gender, race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status or insurance coverage.
  6. Make oneself available for consultation with mid-level practitioners regarding patient care.
  7. Review and co-sign mid-level practitioner progress notes, as required.
  8. Provide supervision, guidance, and support for mid-level practitioners when appropriate.
  9. Provides direction for ancillary staff (i.e., FNPs, NPs, Medical Assistants and Nurses) so the entire health care team may function in a coordinated and efficient manner.
  10. Effectively manage problems that require medical follow-up (i.e., abnormal papsmears, positive serologies and/or cultures for infectious diseases,) as well as chronic conditions (i.e., diabetes and high blood pressure.)
  11. Actively participate on internal quality improvement teams and work with members proactively to drive quality improvement initiatives in accordance with the mission and strategic goals of the organization, federal and state laws and regulations, and accreditation standards.
  12. Demonstrate cooperative behavior with supervisors, subordinates, colleagues, community and patients at all times.
  13. Other duties as needed for supervising Lab and/or X-ray functions per CMO direction.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Must have completed an accredited residency program and be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine. Board Eligible candidates must obtain Board Certification within one year of employment. Must be sensitive to Native American culture and values. Must be flexible to work varying clinic schedules as needed. Thorough knowledge of principles and practices of modern medicine related to public health services; structure and functions of public health organizations; and current social and economic problems pertaining to public health. General knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to public health. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships; activities among staff, public and professional groups; express ideas clearly and concisely; address audiences effectively; and exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.

Previous experience with Electronic Health Records (EHR) of Electronic Medical Record (EMR) is strongly desired. Familiarity with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) is preferred.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.


Current unrestricted physician license issued by the state of California and DEA certification. ACLS or PALS CPR certification must be acquired within six months of appointment and renewed on a regular basis as so stipulated by the certification.


  1. Responds promptly and with caring actions to patients and employees. Acknowledge psychosocial, spiritual and cultural beliefs and honor these beliefs.
  2. Maintain professional working relationships with all levels of staff, clients and the public.
  3. Be part of a team and cooperate in accomplishing department/organizational goals and objectives.


  1. Displays knowledge of normal signs of human development and ability to assess and provide age appropriate care
  2. Contribute to the success of the organization by participating in quality improvement activities.


  1. Maintain current knowledge of policies and procedures as they relate to safe work practices.
  2. Follow all safety procedures and report unsafe conditions.
  3. Use appropriate body mechanics to ensure an injury free environment.
  4. Be familiar with location if nearest fire extinguisher and emergency exits.
  5. Follow all infection control procedures including blood-borne pathogen protocols.


  1. Maintain privacy of all patient, employee and volunteer information and access such information only on a need to know basis for business purposes.
  2. Comply with all regulations regarding corporate integrity and security obligations.
  3. Report unethical; fraudulent or unlawful behavior or activity.
  4. Specify privileges and responsibilities of employment, including compliance with an adverse incident reporting system.
  5. Maintains client case files in accordance with all applicable laws and regulations and IHC policies.

Indian Preference shall be given in accordance with IHC’s Policies and Procedures Section 3, Part 3-1, Paragraph 5

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