This postion supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by providing professional medical services to patients of Mercy Medical Center in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Job Duties/Essential Functions
Providing professional medical services to patients of Mercy Medical Center including patients of physicians who do not treat inpatients and unassigned/indigent patients who present to the Emergency Department in need of services and medical inpatients of Mercy Medical Center whose attending physician has requested consultation.
Obtaining and recording an appropriate medical history of each patient, including, but not limited to: The patient's chief complaint, past medical history, family history, social history, review of systems, physical exam, diagnosis, assessment and plan of care;
Performing and/or ordering clinically appropriate procedures for each patient and documenting same;
Analyzing reports and findings of tests and clinical examinations in order to assess the medical condition of each patient, including formulating a diagnosis and documenting same in conformity with applicable professional standards, third party payer requirements and Mercy policies and procedures;
Prescribing clinically appropriate medication and treatment for each patient and documenting same;
Referring each patient to other physicians, including specialists and other health care providers, whenever the patient's condition so warrants and documenting same;
Keeping and maintaining accurate, complete, appropriate, timely and legible medical records relating to all professional services rendered to Mercy patients in conformity with applicable professional standards, third party payer requirements and Mercy policies and procedures;
Timely reporting births, deaths, outbreaks of contagious disease and other information required by law to be reported to governmental authorities;
Using and promoting evidence-based clinical practice.
Exercises final medical judgment in all issues of health care
Reviews on a regular basis long term cases that require ongoing medical attention
Consults with Medical Director and other professionals on staff as needed regarding patient care, assessment, and education issues
Participates in quality improvement, management, continuing education, and other patient care programs established by the hospital.
Oversees mid-level medical staff as assigned as well as nursing clinical staff
Assists in the resolution of complaints, requests and inquiries from patients
Department Specific Duties
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of and ability to apply professional medical principles, procedures, and techniques.
Thorough knowledge of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment.
Effective verbal and written communication skills along with proper telephone etiquette.
Performs duties in a tactful and professional manner.
5 years of clinical experience preferred.
Previous experience in field of practice preferred.
Licensure, Certification, Registration
Licensed to practice medicine without restriction or limitation in the State of Iowa required
Iowa Dependent Adult Abuse/Iowa Child Abuse Mandatory Reporter training required. Employee must submit certification of completed training to Human Resources prior to start or transfer date.