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
Provides 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.
Obtains and records 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.
Performs and/or orders clinically appropriate procedures for each patient and documenting same.
Analyzes 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.
Prescribes clinically appropriate medication and treatment for each patient and documenting same.
Refers each patient to other physicians, including specialists and other health care providers, whenever the patient's condition so warrants and documenting same.
Keeps and maintains 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 reports births, deaths, outbreaks of contagious disease and other information required by law to be reported to governmental authorities.
Uses and promotes 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 medical professionals 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.
Physical Activity Requirements
Constant = 67-100% of workday
Frequent = 34-66% of workday
Use of fingers
Occasional = 33% or less of workday
Physical Demand Requirements
Medium: Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently