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Internal Medicine Physician General Internist - Physicians Only Apply - Perm

Company: Advancement Agents
Location: Tacoma
Posted on: April 17, 2019

Job Description:

Medical Doctors Only Apply. A Internal Medicine Physician General Internist practice is seeking a qualified physician for Tacoma, WA. This and other physician jobs brought to you by ExactMD.

Looking for Physicians to provide medical care to patients in detention facilities.

COMPETENCIES:

1. Maintains clinical professional skills via continuing education opportunities.
2. Maintains CPR/BLS certification.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Provides specialized medical services to outpatients and provides medical care to inpatients in facilities with a short stay unit. Specific duties involve all aspects of health care delivery. The incumbent will work in concert with both facility staff and consultant specialists in various clinical areas.
2. Performs all duties in accordance with current accepted medical practices and procedures.
3. Conducts physical examinations, initial and follow-up assessments for acute and chronic medical condition.
4. Collects comprehensive medical and social history to include a review of all body systems.
5. Performs physical assessment in correlation with historical findings, records preliminary objective findings.
6. Acts as a consultant for mid-level providers and/or registered nurses, providing oversight and direction. Incumbent will provide input for the performance rating of nurses and mid-level providers.
7. Examines and orders appropriate diagnostic testing and provides necessary treatment and/or medications as required. Refers selected cases to consultant specialists when necessary. Refers detainees requiring hospitalization to a community hospital and to an appropriate admitting physician.
8. For facilities with a short stay unit the incumbent will make rounds on detainees admitted to his/her care, mid-levels providers, and nursing personnel, as described in applicable local procedures. Additionally, the clinician may see detainees who are in locked/segregated status in their designated housing area or are housed in segregation units.
9. Administers or directs administration of both curative and preventative inoculations.
10. Prescribes medications (including narcotics and routine psycho tropics), treatments, diets, and nursing care.
11. Renders emergency medical/surgical/mental health services as required.
12. As the licensed provider, the incumbent provides clinical oversight. It is the incumbent's responsibility to consult with other health care providers to provide training and mentoring and to be directly involved with the evaluation and treatment of severely ill and medically complex patient care problems. Is responsible for providing direct patient care.
13. Ensures that proper evaluations and treatments are carried out and documented.
Incumbent shall constantly monitor and evaluate the quality of patient care, providing data to the departmental Performance Improvement program, and other agencies or committees as required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

1. Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or
2. Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation.
3. Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical
4. Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country).
5. Subsequent to obtaining a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree a candidate must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct service in a clinical setting, i.e., a 1-year internship or the first year of a residency program in an institution accredited for such training. For purposes of this standard, graduate training programs include only those internship, residency, and fellowship programs that are approved by AGCME or AOA accrediting bodies recognized within the United States or Canada. Listings of accredited programs are published yearly in the Directory of Residency Training Programs and the Yearbook and Directory of Osteopathic Physicians.
6. Evidence of board eligibility/certification is required in an appropriate primary care specialty (internal medicine, family medicine, emergency medicine) by an ABMS or AOA approved board.
7. Board certified required.
8. Certification of American Heart Association Basic Life Support for Healthcare
Providers is required.
9. Candidates must have a permanent, full, and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a State, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. The license must be maintained in a permanent, full, and unrestricted status during the term of employment.
10. Continuing education requirements must be met as required for licensing and board certification maintenance.

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