Physician

Full-time - Senior
Ketchikan, AK

Ketchikan Indian Corporation

Posted On: Apr-23
Status: Open
Details

Purpose

Ketchikan Indian Community (KIC) job descriptions are a management tool to help organize duties and provide employees with the employer’s expectations with regard to a specific job classification.  The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is a reasonable assignment for the position.  This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.  Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

 

Job Summary

Incumbent will provide direct acute primary health care services including diagnosis, treatment, referral, and follow-up requirements.  Stresses preventative measures to patients in avoiding health problems as well as necessity for compliance with prescribed treatment measures. Record accurate and complete medical records of all patient contacts, both inpatient and outpatient.  In conjunction with other medical/pharmacy/dental staff, assist with development of the appropriate formulary for the clinic. 

 

 

ESSENTIAL PHYSICIAN JOB FUNCTION

 

ESTABLISHES A COMPASSIONATE ENVIRONMENT BY

  • Providing emotional, psychological, and spiritual support to patients, friends and families.

     

    PROVIDE PATIENT CARE SERVICES BY

  • Utilizing age appropriate procedures for all age groups;
  • Examining and diagnosing health-related conditions of individuals presenting themselves for acute outpatient care;
  • Determining when patient referral to specialized care or testing is required;
  • Working with administrative and clinical support to follow-up patient care;
  • Educating patients in the nature of their health conditions;
  • Recommending therapies as well as the general promotion of health and prevention of disease;
  • Maintaining accurate and complete medical record of all patient contacts;
  • Assisting in the development of clinic formulary with Chief Pharmacist and other medical professional staff;

     

    PROMOTES PATIENT’S INDEPENDENCE BY

  • Establishing patient care goals;
  • Teaching and counseling patient, friends, and family and reinforcing their understanding of disease, medications, and self-care skills.

     

    MAINTAINS DOCUMENTATION OF PATIENT CARE SERVICES BY

  • Auditing patient and department records;
  • Performing quarterly peer review.

     


    MAINTAINS PATIENT CARE SERVICES PRODUCTIVITY BY

  • Monitoring workload of functional areas;
  • Identifying peak and slack periods;
  • Making operational or staffing adjustment.

     

    RESOLVES PROBLEMS BY

  • Addressing complaints regarding patient care services and works with supervisors to resolve;
  • Consulting with laboratory managers, technical coordinators, directors, physicians, nurses, and other health care professionals;
  • Attending and participating in appropriate administrative and committee meetings.

     

    MAINTAINS MEDICAL SERVICES EQUIPMENT BY

  • Establishing quality standards;
  • Inspecting and evaluating the physical condition of the patient care area, recommending necessary changes to Maintenance to improve sanitation, appearance, and efficiency;
  • Developing operations, quality, and troubleshooting procedures;
  • Ensuring staff compliance;
  • Certifying instrument performance;
  • Arranging equipment replacement, service, and repair.

     

    ESSENTIAL ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS

     

     

    MAINTAINS A COOPERATIVE RELATIONSHIP AMONG HEALTH CARE TEAMS BY

  • Communicating information;
  • Responding to requests;
  • Building rapport;
  • Participating in team problem-solving methods.

     

    IDENTIFIES PATIENT SERVICE REQUIREMENTS BY

  • Establishing personal rapport with potential and actual patients and other persons in a position to understand service requirements.

     

    ASSURES QUALITY OF CARE BY

  • Developing and interpreting clinic and medical department philosophies and standards of care;
  • Enforcing adherence to state board of licensing requirements and to other governing agency regulations;
  • Measuring health outcomes against standards;
  • Making or recommending adjustments.

     

    MAINTAINS SAFE WORKING ENVIRONMENT BY:

  • Reporting any unsafe conditions to appropriate supervisor upon discovery.
  • Adhering to all local, state, and federal regulations
  • Complying with federal and state laws and regulations regarding the protection of the health of employees and provide for appropriate occupational health services for those employees

     

    MAINTAINS QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PROCESS BY

    • Understands the Tribe’s and employees needs by demonstrating courtesy, diplomacy and tact during interactions with internal and external parties;
    • Prepares and monitors indicators for quality and continuous improvement;
    • Demonstrates continuous initiatives for improvement of nursing services;
    • Takes a systems approach to problem solving and process improvement, which involves staff.

       


      CONTRIBUTES TO TEAM EFFORT BY:

      • Participating in the appropriate patient care services committees and other workgroups;
      • Initiating and directing training programs and in-services for new employees;
      • Performing other related duties as directed by supervisor.

         

        MAINTAINS PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE BY

      • Attending educational workshops;
      • Reviewing professional publications;
      • Establishing personal networks;
      • Benchmarking state-of-the-art practices.

         

        Additional Job Duties: 

      • Being accessible to staff for consultation as needed;
      • Maintain partnership with other medical organizations at local, state, and national level;
      • Recognize, identify, and resolve problems and issues without direct supervision;
      • Provide instruction to other employees of this or similar job classification in all aspects of procedure and technique relating to the duties required by this job description unless such instruction requires a specialized certification which the employee doing the training does not have;
      • Perform other related duties as directed by supervisor.

         

        KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

      • Knowledge in the general concepts, principles and practice of medicine;
    • Knowledge of AAAHC Accreditation requirements
    • Knowledge and ability to carry out rules of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which protects patient rights;
      • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and RPMS computer application skills;
      • Knowledge of office equipment and limited maintenance;
    • Skills in conceptual thinking and orderly planning in the diagnosis treatment of patients
    • Skill in writing as would be required for reports, plans, grants proposals, program justifications, etc.
    • Ability to exercise mature judgment in working with patients to allow for good communications and doctor-patient relationships
    • Ability to work effectively with physicians, nurses, supervisors, and ancillary staff
    • Ability to perform consistently from day to day and under unusual stress
    • Ability to analyze complex situations efficiently
    • Ability to express oneself clearly and succinctly through oral and written communication skills
      • Ability to communicate professionally over the telephone and in person in a positive and clear manner;
      • Ability to manage simultaneously multiple tasks, including telephone, computer operations and in-person visits;
      • Ability to be flexible in order to perform at the highest level as a team player;
      • Ability to utilize maximum degree of professionalism and diplomacy with those who may be experiencing a high degree of stress both mentally and/or physically;
      • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and able to prioritize assignments;


        Physical Activities Include

        Must be able to hear.  Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Ability to use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; and taste or smell.  Each of the listed activities also requires standing, sitting, walking, bending, and stooping, climbing on stools and ladders, and routinely being required to lift, pull, push, and manipulate equipment and patients.

         

        Writing by hand and using a personal computer. Long hours in front of computer screen.  Frequently required to work extended hours.  Attending evening and lunch time meetings as requested by supervisor.  Traveling occasionally, using air and/or water transportation, to out-of-town meetings and functions.

         

        Working Environment

        The employee may be exposed to communicable diseases.  Safety precautions for employees such as blood drawing for screening of various diseases such as hepatitis, required immunizations, etc. are necessary.  The employee is occasionally subject to verbal abuse, threats, and physical violence from angry, hostile, or disgruntled patients and/or family members.

        Education

        Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Medicine of Osteopathy (DO), or Nurse Practitioner from a school in the United States approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant’s graduation.

        Licensure

        Employee must have a permanent full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Alaska, another state, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

         

        Possess current valid State of Alaska driver's license with a record acceptable to KIC’s Insurance carrier.

         

        Experience and/or Training

         

      • Post-licensure professional experience in the general practice of medicine
      • Approved internship training
      • Approved residency training
      • Graduate-level study in an accredited medical school
      • Post-licensure professional experience in a specialized area of practice
      • Other advanced study or training (outside of medical school or hospital) creditable toward satisfaction of training program requirements for Board eligibility
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