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Physician

Physician

SUMMARY:

Renders comprehensive health care within the limitations of professional licensing to 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:

  • Perform evaluation and treatment of 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, 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Clinically supervise Advanced Practice Providers employed by LACHC.
    • This includes thoroughly reviewing a minimum of 50 charts of all new providers under their clinical supervision, per guidelines for supervision of new providers to confirm clinical competence, and reporting findings to the Chief Medical Officer.
  • Conjointly supervise medical assistants along with Medical Assistant Supervisor and clinic nurse.
  • Participate in LACHC meetings 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, competent care for patients who, depending on the clinic site, are predominately homeless, may suffer from mental illness, have high rates of substance use disorder, and often lack resources to care well for themselves.
  • If seeing adult patients, may be asked to complete waiver training to provide Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in order to care for patients with substance use disorder.
  • 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 for usual face- to -face visits. Standards may vary for different types of visits, i.e. hybrid visits or TeleMedicine visits.
  • Periodically serve “on call” for the clinic, answering urgent phone calls from patients or other agencies in the off-hours for one week approximately every 10-15 weeks.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Licensed to practice medicine in California. BC/BE Internal Medicine, or Family Medicine.  A copy of California License and DEA license are required.  Provider BLS certification (includes CPR certification) is also required.

Regular, Full-time, Exempt position. Medical, dental and Vision benefits.  403B retirement plan with employer match. Equal Opportunity Employer.  We will consider candidates with criminal histories. Salary information available upon request.  Please submit resume to cbarnes@lachc.com .

 

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Downtown Los Angeles

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