Renders comprehensive health care within the limitations of professional licensing to pediatric patients of the Los Angeles Christian Health Centers. Assesses needs and prescribes treatment. Actively supports the mission of LACHC: to follow Christ by loving and serving our neighbors through comprehensive, quality health care. Compassionately and competently provides primary health care to patients with substance use disorders, mental illness, acute and chronic illnesses, and homelessness.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND PRIVILEGES include: Actively supports the mission of LACHC: to follow Christ by loving and serving our neighbors through comprehensive, quality health care. Compassionately and competently provides primary health care to patients with substance use disorders, mental illness, acute and chronic illnesses, and homelessness.
- Perform evaluation and treatment of pediatric patients in the outpatient setting at Los Angeles Christian Health Centers sites. Assess medical needs and compile care plan, addressing acute needs, chronic conditions, and preventive health maintenance. Furnish/transmit appropriate medications and treatments. Perform in-office procedures such as incision and drainage, catheterization for urinalysis, manual cerumen removal, reduction of nursemaid’s elbow, arthrocentesis, nail removal, skin biopsy, and cryotherapy.
- Keep accurate, concise, and thorough documentation of all medical history, exam findings, assessment, treatment/interventions, and education
- Complete documentation and lock progress notes in a timely manner. The clinic requirement is to lock all progress notes within 7 calendar days.
- Review and electronically sign off on all laboratory results, diagnostic results, and outside consult notes in a timely manner, ensuring patient is contacted for follow up if clinically appropriate.
- Initiate and follow through on specialist referrals and e-consults (electronic consults), communicating with specialist providers as necessary, in the provision of whole- person care.
- Serve as the primary care physician or provider for a panel of patients, working with a care team and other staff at LACHC to serve as a patient- centered medical home for our patients. Depending on the hours worked by the provider, they may share a patient panel with another provider.
- If the pediatric provider is a physician, they will clinically supervise Advance Practice Providers employed by LACHC who serve pediatric patients, if needed and agreed upon by physician.
- This includes thoroughly reviewing at least 10 charts of all new providers under their clinical supervision, to confirm clinical competence, and reporting findings to the Chief Medical Officer.
- Serve as a pediatric champion at LACHC, advocating for the needs of pediatric patients and their families. As available, may include representing LACHC in the local community, such as in the public housing near the clinic, or local schools.
- During shifts, conjointly supervise medical assistants along with Medical Assistant Supervisor and clinic nurse or charge nurse.
- Participate in LACHC meetings as able and available, including morning “team huddles”, Provider Meetings, and All-Staff Meetings.
- Actively participate in spiritual care for patients and staff which may include prayer and referral to community resources.
- Provide compassionate care for patients who, depending on the clinic site, are predominately homeless, may suffer from mental illness, and often lack resources to care well for themselves.
- As able and available, depending on number of hours worked, actively participate in Continuous Quality Improvement activities at LACHC, including teaching other providers on selected topics, implementing team- based care, participating in peer reviews, evaluating clinical performance measures, and implementing improvements using a Plan-Do-Study-Act method of stepwise changes.
- Meet productivity standards for outpatient primary care at LACHC, including an expectation of 18 patients seen per usual 8 hour day.
- Network with other health care agencies and county facilities as needed or requested.
- Assist in provision of health screenings (including TB, diabetes, hypertension) at outreach events, as able and available.
- Maintain active enrollment in Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care, and other payor programs as needed for clinical operations, completing credentialing paperwork in a timely manner to remain actively enrolled in these programs.
- Other duties may be assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to accomplish each essential duty satisfactorily. The following requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Bilingual Spanish preferred.
Licensed to practice medicine in California, as a physician or as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. BC/BE Pediatrics, or Med-Peds. If an Advanced Practice Provider, must have at least 500 hours of pediatric experience in an outpatient or inpatient setting with pediatric patients. A copy of California License and DEA license are required. Provider BLS certification (includes CPR certification) also required.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to carriers of contagious diseases such as TB, AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. The employee may have to deal with irate and irrational clients who may or may not be under the influence of mind-altering substances such as cocaine, marijuana, alcohol, etc.
I understand the above job description and agree to comply with, and be subject to, its conditions. I understand that the company reserves the right to delegate, remove, expand or change any and all responsibilities listed above and will inform me of any such change. In addition to meeting the job duties listed above, I agree to abide by the Company policies contained in the employee handbook. I acknowledge that I can fulfill the above duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
Part-time, Per Diem, Non-Exempt position. 403B Retirement Plan with Employer match. Annual salary range $177,017 – $295,028. Equal Opportunity Employer. Will consider candidates with criminal histories. Please submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.