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Physician - Family Practice

Company: TrueCare
Location: Encinitas
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Job Description:

Summary of Position Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer, and in collaboration with the Practice Manager, serve as staff physician at TrueCare and provide comprehensive medical services to patients of TrueCare. Essential Functions Clinical Quality & Competence (60%) - Provide comprehensive medical services including on-call coverage and hospitalization (as applicable) for patients of TrueCare while remaining adaptable and flexible. - Perform clinical procedures & services that are within the approved skills profile and/or scope of practice. - Provide medical backup as necessary to all TrueCare health center sites and clinicians while remaining adaptable and flexible. - Display cultural competency to meet the needs of the communities served by TrueCare. - Identify patients for preventive care or care management. - Work with team for continual care coordination. - Collaborate with team to prioritize and identify patients who would benefit from care coordination. - Champion continuous quality improvement efforts. - Practice daily patient communication within the model of a huddle. - Provide supervision, consultation, medical backup and instruction when needed to Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Registered Nurses and other health care delivery team members in all TrueCare sites as applicable. - Open to serving as a preceptor to medical and paraprofessional students placed with TrueCare. - Facilitate transfer of care to other TrueCare clinicians when religious/personal beliefs interfere with the clinician's ability to offer full care options (i.e. abortion referral, contraceptive management, etc.). - Be accessible by telephone/pager during hours scheduled, when on-call and at other times as requested by the Practice Manager, Chief Medical Officer and/ or Chief Executive Officer. - Adhere to TrueCare Medical Staff Bylaws - Utilize medical staff protocols for referral, follow-up and quality assurance. - Agree to comply with adopted TrueCare clinical guidelines - Work closely with Health Educator to provide appropriate health education and follow-up to patients - Assist the Practice Manager and the Chief Medical Officer with employee evaluations for the Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Nurses and Medical Assistants as needed. - Be responsible for attending continuing education programs and provide evidence of necessary education completion to upgrade medical skills and maintain licensing requirements. - Obtain and maintain Board Certification (as applicable). - Assist the Chief Executive and /or Chief Medical Officer in program development as requested. - Participate in Quality Assurance Program including audits, peer review, patient satisfaction, protocol development and in-servicing training. - Contribute to the success of TrueCare by participating in quality improvements activities. - Attend meetings and other in-service training as established by the Chief Medical Officer. - Complete legible and legally defensible medical records in a timely manner on a daily basis. - Participate in utilization review and management. - Display knowledge of normal signs of human development and ability to assess and provide age appropriate care. - Perform other duties as requested. - Comply with all regulations regarding corporate integrity and security obligations. Report unethical, fraudulent or unlawful behavior or activity.Measured by peer review, patient satisfaction, credentialing, and QM activities Productivity & Practice Management (35%)

  • Maintain productivity standards within 10% of the practice goal and/or as required.
  • Perform in high volume and emergency situations as applicable.
  • Start clinic on or before the scheduled time.
  • Show up at meetings as required on or before the scheduled time.
  • Coordinates communication during the following situations:
    • Calls if he/she is going to be late.
    • Signs out patients to the appropriate clinician/nursing staff for call or follow-up.
    • Gives appropriate notice as required by TrueCare for time off.
    • Responds to pages in a timely manner during working hours and while on-call.
    • Works with nursing staff to facilitate prescription refills, paperwork completion.
    • Accepts additional patients into the schedule when necessary.
    • Accommodates urgent patients including walk-ins.
    • Minimizes rescheduling of patients; provides direction on what to do when it becomes necessary.
    • Completes and submits all billing in an agreed upon timely manner (usually by the end of the day).
    • Completes billing tickets to reflect accurate coding & charges of all services rendered.
    • Agrees to follow each respective health center site's Policies & Procedures.
    • Answers messages and signs off clinical reports (consults, labs, x-ray's, etc.) in a timely manner.Measured by competency assessment, productivity, coding/billing audits, department meetings and staff input Organization & Community Contribution (5%)
      • Participates in practice building activities (at least one outreach activity a quarter), which includes, but is not limited to the following: clinicians volunteering their time to approved clinical activities, appearance on TV/Radio programs, health topic speaking engagements, agency sponsored health fairs, newspaper articles, teaching, running specialty clinics and appointment as director of any department or service at a hospital that promotes the name of North County Health Services and provides an increased awareness of the care that is provided to the underserved.
      • Participates in organizational committees and task forces.
      • Provides input into the development of the Annual Health Care Plan
      • Attends 75% of clinical department meetings and is active within the provider group. Measured by competency assessment and strategic planning JOB QUALIFICATIONS Skills: Highly effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to relate to and work with people of all ages, social and ethnic backgrounds and maintain patient confidentiality. Ability to work independently and as a part of a team and inspire confidence and trust in patients and staff. Ability to share the TRUECARE mission and team orientation approach. Ability to understand patient needs as consumers of health care and focus service around those needs. Ability and willingness to obtain hospital privileges. Maintain confidentiality. Knowledge and EducationBoard Certified or Eligible for Board Certification in primary care specialties. State of California license as a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy. Current CPR certification. Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferredTrueCare requires employees to be vaccinated as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation obligations. At TrueCare, we put your health first. Our compassionate team understands your needs and provides a heartfelt welcome to each and every person who walks through our doors. Visit truecare.org to learn more! Health Inside. Come in! Salud Adentro. Bienvenido! TrueCare is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. PI191316981

Keywords: TrueCare, Encinitas , Physician - Family Practice, Healthcare , Encinitas, California

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