Provides direct medical care for a panel of patients of all ages within the scope of privileges granted and within a PCPCH care model. This includes performing patient assessments, diagnosing conditions, treatment of diagnosed conditions, prescribing medications, performing specialized tests and treatments within the scope of privileges, and patient education. In addition to direct care and documentation duties, will participate in clinical quality improvement, peer review, PCPCH, Meaningful Use and other programs as required of a Federal Qualified Health Center operating in the State of Oregon and Washington. OCH Family Practice Physicians may provide supervisory and administrative oversight of the education of physicians and other allied professional learners.
1. Embrace the philosophy, mission, and values of OCH.
2. Adhere to the guidelines and procedures of OCH.
3. Perform assessment of patients to assess the patient’s general health and to identify disease, including: Newborns, infants 2 years, children through 12 years, adolescents through 19 years, adults, geriatrics.
4. Diagnose and treat medical conditions and documents the diagnosis, treatment, and results for all age groups.
5. Develop patient treatment/care plans in conjunction with the patient, parents or guardian for all age groups.
6. Refer patients to appropriate specialists or OCH dental providers as needed following referral protocols.
7. Provide for patient, parent or guardian education regarding health maintenance and disease management for all ages.
8. Provide appropriate triage, diagnosis, and treatment for no-emergent and emergency walk-in patients of all ages following clinical protocols
9. Prescribe medications consistent with the standards of medical care for all ages.
10. Complete billing encounters that accurately reflect the procedures completed and compliance with authorized 3rd party billing rules/plans.
11. Provide accurate, timely and complete documentation in EHR system and participate in systems/EHR enhancement focused on improving access, quality care, documentation/coding, and PCPCH team efficiency. Comply with Meaningful Use and PCPCH programs in use of the EHR system.
12. Obtain required treatment consents and authorizations prior to initiation of special medical procedures.
13. Provide quality medical treatment for all patients with appropriate consideration given to the cultural and economic characteristics unique to underserved populations.
14. Promote health maintenance and healthy lifestyles with patients of all ages.
15. Participate in quality improvement programs, activities.
16. Participate in the call group as assigned and within authorized privileges
17. Conform to current clinical protocols as developed by OCH, OHA, The Gorge Community Care Organization.
18. Participate in Peer review and other performance management programs.
19. Precept PAs, NPs, and/or Residents in training as assigned.
20. Develop Cultural Competency and customer service skills to meet the needs of OCH patients.
21. Comply with FQHC/HRSA/State Grant requirements, federal/state regulations, accreditation standards and/or health insurance terms, as required [e.g., DHS/OHA, HIPAA, OSHA, Office of Performance Reviews (OPR), CLIA, Joint Commission, NCQA, etc.].
22. Safeguard, preserve, and maintain confidential patient, employee and business information in compliance with HIPAA and Privacy laws.
23. Practice within the scope of training, abilities, and practice approved under the Credentialing/Privileging Program, HRSA grant, and FTCA professional liability coverage.
24. Other Duties as assigned or needed
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
* Strong oral and written communication skills, including public speaking. Ability to communicate clinical concepts to clinical and non-clinical audiences.
* Able to collect, research, analyze, and present statistical data and reports in written form. Able to compose correspondence and narrative reports.
* Successful relationship management skills involving multidisciplinary teams in a diverse, multicultural environment.
* Able to deliver care to culturally diverse populations with cultural sensitivity and compassion
* Strong primary care clinical skills.
* Able to meet timelines and productivity targets even when at times with competing priorities.
* Highly proficient computer skills, including use of Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, and Outlook, EHR, and EPM Systems, Epic preferred.
* Able to organize, prioritize, and coordinate multiple activities/tasks and team members to meet care and access needs. The ability to delegate tasks and enlist the cooperation and/or assistance of team members
* Able to support, motivate and sustain a PCPCH team-oriented culture.
* Able to inspire trust and confidence, as well as communicate and collaborate effectively with internal and external audiences. (PCPCH teams, other OCH team members, key stakeholders.)
* Able to make decisions independently in accordance with established best risk management practices, evidence-based care, protocols, policies and procedures.
* Able to use initiative and good judgment to resolve problems and challenges.
* Able to work effectively in an operation that expects and promotes teamwork and have demonstrated ability to work with ambiguity.
* Demonstrates and models professional leadership for the OCH healthcare team. Represents the organization in a professional and positive manner to the community.
* Accessible and reliable phone service and transportation for after-hours call rotation, if applicable.
* Thorough knowledge of and compliance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Maintain a high degree of confidentiality.
* Medical staff appointment and privileges at Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital and/or Mid Columbia Medical Center as appropriate.
* Must be within 15 minutes driving time from Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital if participating in on-call rotation.
* Must be within 30 minutes of Mid-Columbia Medical Center for non- OB call if participating in the on-call rotation. If the physician cannot get to MCMC within 30 minutes (for weather or whatever reason) then arrangements will need to be made to stay in town or arrange cross cover.
* Knowledge of public health principles
* Adherence to the standards of medical ethics and professional conduct as outlined by Oregon state statute and medical board. Include Washington state statutes and medical commission when applicable.
* Able to work with high initiative, energy and effectiveness in a fast-paced environment reacting and remaining calm and effective in high pressure and emergency situations. Produces work in high quantity and quality.
* Able and willing to work in a dynamic and changing community health care environment
* Able and willing to travel and support other OCH health centers when requested.
* Identify learning needs and goals and design a plan to meet them.
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
* Graduation from an accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school and current Board Certification in specialty field
* Current Oregon Medical License and DEA licensure in good standing. Will include Washington License, when applicable.
* Maintenance of required CE credits.
* Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (CPR/AED). Certification must be obtained within ninety (90) days of employment.
* Hospital privileges, obtained within ninety (90) days of employment, if applicable
* Successful completion of credentialing and privileging including recredentialing and peer review.
* Valid Driver’s license and proof of auto insurance
* Three (3) years of Professional clinical experience in family or general practice, including obstetrics, adult and pediatric acute and chronic primary care, office gynecology, and emergency care.
* Experience with electronic practice management and electronic health records (EMR). Epic preferred
* Experience in a grant-funded organization
* Experience with quality improvement, data management, risk management
* Experience in a community or migrant health center (FQHC) setting
* Experience working in single or multi-specialty medical group
* Experience using project management skills
* Internal locus of control
* Expectation to excel and be part of a high functioning team
* Understand and work within a systems perspective
* Understand and work with HRSA requirements and expectations