FLSA Category: Exempt
Reports To: Chief Medical Officer
Responsible for providing patient care as appropriate in the clinical setting, for medical case management, coordination of services with other agencies, clinical tracking of special population groups and any other activities or duties required to assure optimal patient services.
1. Provides comprehensive physical assessment of patients and evaluates the outcome of patient care.
2. Prescribes or recommends drugs or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.
3. Arranges referrals, consultations, therapeutic services, and confers with other specialist on course of care and treatment.
4. Establish medical diagnosis for common short-term and chronic stable health problems.
5. Order, perform, and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests.
6. Order and perform diagnostic, therapeutic, and corrective measures. Prescribe drugs
7. Provide urgent care.
8. Refer patients to appropriate licensed physicians or other health care providers as needed.
9. May refer patients to physician for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment.
10. Provides direct patient care as needed and appropriate to serve the community in accordance with the organization’s Health Care Plan.
11. Provides appropriate documentation of clinical care provided in a timely manner. This includes maintenance of patient charts in accordance with clinic protocols, and timely documentation of clinical procedures on encounter forms.
12. Complies with regulations regarding consultations and other services as required by patients’ insurance coverage.
13. Complies with Joint Commission standards for ambulatory care.
14. Performs timely entry into, and manipulation of, the Electronic Health Record.
1. Provides clinical leadership and acts as a resource to other members of the health care team, patients, or other members of the community.
2. Provides clinical supervision and acts as a resource to nurse practitioners working in the clinic as appropriate.
3. Works with center manager to facilitate smooth operation of clinic flow.
4. Assures quality of patient care by participating in the organization’s Performance Improvement activities.
5. Cooperates with compliance review activities.
6. Submits information needed for credentialing files in a timely manner.
7. When needed, assists the Safety Officer with employee health activities, especially in the event of an exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
8. Participates in team/staff meetings; attends in-service meetings and applicable workshops.
9. Performs any and all other duties required to provide for optimal patient care.
1. Students, interns, fellows and the like
1. Current License to practice medicine in the State of Maryland.
2. Current Maryland prescriber number, and current D.E.A. and C.D.S. License.
3. Board certification or eligibility in a primary care specialty. Board certification preferred, certification expected within one year of employment.
4. Insurability (malpractice)
5. Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR)
6. ACLS or Advanced Life Support within 12 months of employment, if appropriate
Core Competencies Needed
Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully, develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Communication Skills - Listen verbally in order to solve problems and provide information and direction, ensuring the experience is a positive one. Record issues and resolutions to maintain accurate records and data for further analysis by management.
Analytical Skills - The ability to tackle a problem by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach. Possess creative thinking, learning, systems thinking and problem solving. Must be effective at defining and solving problems in order to ensure that the real, underlying challenge is understood and that solutions actually address it.
Healthcare Systems - Knowledge of healthcare and medical terminology.
Organizational Skills - Effectively managing tasks and information and organize information to ensure a timely response to questions. Develops and uses systems to organize and keep track of information or work progress.
Results Orientation – The ability to focus on the desired results, setting challenging goals, focusing effort on the goals, and meeting or exceeding them.
Time Management - Understands what is required and prioritizes to get tasks/projects completed and establishes/implements an effective course of action (ex. establishes appropriate deadlines). Reprioritizes work efforts based on changing situations and emerging issues (e.g., in response to organizational, systems, and/or schedule changes).
Collaboration - Engages others by gathering multiple views and being open to diverse perspectives, focusing on a shared purpose that puts the organization overall success first.
This job operates in an outpatient office environment.
Physical and Mental Demands
1. Ability to cope with stress.
2. The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office
3. Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.
4. The person in this position frequently communicates with patients and/or employees. Must be able to summarize and exchange accurate information.
5. Must be able to lift or catch patient weighing more than 50 pounds in the event of emergency.
6. Performs with frequent interruption or distractions.
7. Adjust priorities quickly as circumstances dictate.
8. Ability to interact appropriately with colleagues for different purposes in different context.
9. Ability to perceive the nature of sound.
10. Expressing or exchanging information by means of the spoken word, or to convey detailed spoken instructions accurately, loudly or quickly.
11. Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships to perceive objects where and as they actually are.
12. Cognitive ability to analyze, count, summarize and synthesize information from multiple sources.
13. Ability to recognize social or professional behavioral cues.
Ability to read and interpret written or verbal documents and instructions. Ability to speak effectively to patients, employees and/or stakeholders of the organization.
Must be able to drive between Greater Baden Medical Services, Inc. locations.