Primary care physicians at CNHC practice in an integrated health care setting, utilizing resources within the practice and external continuum of care resources to address patient care issues from an evidence-based approach to medicine. Integrated health services at CNHC include dentistry, behavioral health, substance abuse, counseling and nutrition counseling. Practice includes identification and treatment of illness or problems that are complex and potentially life threatening, requiring skills acquired in successful completion of residency in the field of family practice or internal medicine or pediatrics .The provider will recognize his/her own capabilities and utilize the skills and special knowledge of consultants and other community resources as appropriate. CNHC physicians will turn no patient away and support CNHC in its effort to remove the barriers to high-quality and compassionate health-care that low-income and minority populations often times face.
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. REASONABLEACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES TO PERFORMTHE ESSENTIAL DUTIES.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Principles of Practice:
Provide continuing and comprehensive medical care, health maintenance and preventive services to each patient regardless of sex, age, or type of problem, be it biological, behavioral, or social.
Physician is involved in counseling, patient education, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses in an outpatient
Serve as each patient's advocate in all health-related matters, including the appropriate use of consultants, health services, and community resources, depending on patient's benefits, insurance or other payer status or plan
Collaborate with other health professionals in and out of CNHC as
Work with clinical staff to secure medications for patients at the lowest possible cost, including, but not limited to, facilitating access to free medications through pharmacy assistance program (430b Prescription drug program).
Required to provide appropriate documentation of the patient encounters as well as provide accurate coding for billing
Scope of Practice:
Screen and assess patients
Take medical histories
Prepare patient sununaries
Perform both noninvasive and invasive (e.g. Pap smears) physical exams
Collect specimens through both invasive means (e.g., biopsy) and noninvasive menas (e.g., throat culture)
Order laboratory studies
Diagnose disease, injuries, or other ailments
Advise, counsel, and instruct patients on health care treatment and prevention
Review and record information in patient records
Devise and implement patient-management plans
Monitor and determine the effectiveness of chosen health care interventions
Guide patients for admission to hospitals as per medical condition
Develop and initiate medical treatment regimens or protocol
Initiate or change orders on patients ' charts in the clinic
Initiate and administer or order the administration of other patient therapies (e.g., physical therapy or visits with a nutritionist)
Prescribe and administer or order the administration of patient medications (includes controlled and non-controlled substances)
Perform surgical and other invasive procedures as well as noninvasive procedures as per individual provider privileges
Care of Uncomplicated Fractures
Foreign body removal
Wound I & D
Removal of Skin Lumps & Bumps
Application of Fluoride Varnish
NOTE: The above procedures are within the scope of practice at CNHC. Physicians must be privileged to perform any or all of these procedures. Procedures not on this scope of practice shall not be performed at CNHC.
Refer patients to other health care providers and agencies as appropriate.
Use of medical devices and equipment for the purpose of patient diagnosis, care, or monitoring as per individual provider privileges, including, but not limited to:
Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Illinois
Board certified M.D. or D.O. – family medicine preferable
Minimum 3-years’ experience in a community health center – FQHC preferable
Meets CNHC immunization and health requirement
CPR and DEA certifications
Medicaid and Medicare provider numbers
Demonstrated significant knowledge of healthcare, issues, trends and other matters related to the delivery of care
Demonstrated strengths of personal integrity, self-confidence
High practice ethics
Demonstrated leadership skills and willingness to teach and train
Knowledge of quality improvement
Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Bilingual English & Spanish skills preferred
Ability to maintain appropriate credentials and clinical privileges at referral hospitals
Some local and short, driving-distance travel required for meetings, trainings, conferences, etc. from time to time. Accessibility and mobility normally associated with practice of primary care medicine
Additional Salary Information: Compensation is commensurate with experience and record of successful achievement.
Ninety-five year old community health center in near western suburbs seeks mission-minded, skilled personnel to fill posted vacancies. Competitive salaries and benefits packages commensurate with experience.