Physician Family Medicine/Internal Medicine
State - CA
Year Founded - 1995
MODEL - FQHC
Number of Locations - 2
AREA - Urban
We offer comprehensive primary medical care, dental care and mental health care to homeless people, people living in public housing, and other under-served people living in and around our urban Southern California city. We also partner with multiple organizations to serve mentally ill patients in transitional housing at multiple clinical service sites throughout our community. We offer holistic and spiritual care, addressing mind, body, soul and spirit.
Mission & Passions
Our mission is to show God's love by providing quality, comprehensive healthcare to the homeless and under-served.
Job Title - Physician, Family Medicine/Internal Medicine
Southern California FQHC clinic is seeking a Family Medicine Physician or an Internal Medicine Physician.
Perform evaluation and treatment of patients in the outpatient setting at clinic 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 to serve as a patient- centered medical home for our patients.
Clinically supervise Mid-Level Providers. 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.
Conjointly supervise medical assistants along with Medical Assistant Supervisor and clinic nurse.
Participate in 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 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.
Actively participate in Continuous Quality Improvement activities, 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 step-wise changes.
Meet productivity standards for outpatient primary care, including an expectation of 18-20 patients seen per usual 8 hour day.
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.
QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to accomplish each essential duty satisfactorily
Education, Skills, and Experience
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. BC/BE Internal Medicine, Family Medicine.
A copy of California License and DEA license are required.
Provider BLS certification (includes CPR) is also required.
Prior experience in a community clinic is preferred.