This Primary Care Physician is a licensed physician who adheres to the highest standards of evidence based medical practice, ethics, and professionalism at all times. This position provides primary care services in an outpatient setting, consisting of diagnosis, treatment and referrals as appropriate. Duties of this position are to understand HCD Primary Care Clinics protocols and procedures and to ensure quality of care for all patients.
This position is eligible for the National Health Service Cops Loan Repayment.
The position involves providing full scope of primary care services including but not limited to diagnosis, treatment, coordination of care, preventative care and health maintenance to a complex adult population in HCD Primary Care Clinics.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following: Obtain health history and perform physical examinations; Diagnose and direct counseling for each patient on a plan for treatment; Prescribe medication in accordance with Florida statute and professional practice guidelines; Perform minor surgical procedures; Arrange referral for patients requiring services not offered at HCD PC Clinics; Review incoming reports (e.g. lab, x-ray, EKG, hospital and specialties reports etc.) sign, date and follow-up in a timely manner; Participate in utilization review, quality assurance, provider meetings, and other clinical meetings; Assist in updating protocols and principles of practice as requested; Assist in outside medical public relations functions; Adhere to UDS productivity standards and meet at least the minimum requirement.
Responsible for maintaining accurate and complete medical records, for completing proper coding requirements, and different forms as required. Participate in quality assurance and related activities. Provides oversight of mid-level providers; Maintain a close liaison with the PCP of Hospital Services for coordinating the transition of care from clinic to hospital and back to clinic.
Participates in after-hours “on-call” patient phone calls coverage on rotating basis.
Emergency duty may be required of the incumbent that includes working in Red Cross shelters or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural. Additionally, incumbents are required to perform emergency response and management duties for Palm Beach County as required.
Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree required.
Previous experience in a rural setting and in a public sponsored hospital is preferred. Bilingual /Trilingual in English, Creole and Spanish preferred.
Health Care District Primary Care Clinics providers must be licensed and registered as a physician in the State of Florida, be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Internal medicine, Family/General practice, or Preventive Medicine/Public Health. Current BLS certification required.
Unrestricted license form the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine and the Florida Medical Board.
Drug Enforcement Agency Controlled Substance Registration including schedules: 2, 2N, 3, 3N, 4, 5
Current Medicare and Medicaid provider numbers required. Demonstrates current knowledge of general/internal/family medicine ongoing professional development.