Provides medical services involving examination, diagnosis, and treatment of patients as Family Medicine or Internal Medicine physicians in ambulatory care facilities. The Primary Care Clinic Physician is an At-Will classification that is exempt from the provision of the Civil Service Ordinance.
Duties May Include the Following:
- Provides complete, comprehensive, family-oriented, culturally sensitive clinical care for patients throughout the life cycle. This includes obtaining medical histories, performing physical examinations, making diagnoses, and treating patients
- Prescribes medications and treatment, monitors patients’ progress, and adapts treatment as required
- Inoculates and vaccinates patients to immunize patients from communicable diseases
- Advises patients concerning evidence-based lifestyle changes that improve patient health and works with patients to develop self-management goals
- Coordinates with care team to provide high-quality patient care and ensure patient treatment goals are met
- Ability to work with high volume of patients, internal/external customers, and appropriately manage frequent changes, delay or unexpected events
- Advises nursing and related personnel as to the administration of medication and treatment; writes physician’s orders
- Gives or determines the need for medical tests, orders laboratory tests as necessary; interprets medical tests
- Consulting with other physicians and providers, referring patients to specialists when necessary, and working with other healthcare staff, such as nurses, assistants, and other physicians
- Complies with medical laws (example, HIPAA). Demonstrates knowledge of domestic violence, child and dependent abuse protocols and mandated reporting
Education & Experience:
Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency training program, including the following:
- Degree in Medicine
- At least 3 years of residency training
- Current state medical license and state DEA certificate
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge Desired: Current developments, trends, best practices, and evidence-based guidelines in the medical field; basic understanding of clinical supervisory principles and practices; pharmacology and psychopharmacology including laws regarding informed consent, dosage ranges, drug incompatibilities, and side effects; proper documentation of clinical services; principles, practices, and techniques of general medicine and its application; medical diagnosis and treatment; hospitals and clinics organization, communicable disease control; public health practices and procedures.
Skills and Abilities: Diagnose and treat patients; develop and monitor appropriate treatment plans; establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, their families, staff and others; learn and apply laws, statutes, codes and regulations governing California health service providers, and Joint Commission and other regulatory requirements; maintain medical records and prepare reports; serve on interdisciplinary teams; clinically supervise licensed and professional staff.
**Responsibility to adhere and abide by VCMC's Medical Staff Bylaws.**