Physician

Job Summary

Provide the full scope of primary care services which fall under his/her field of training, including but not limited to diagnosis, treatment, coordination of care, preventive care and health maintenance to patients. Work with the goals and objectives of BeverlyCare in collaboration with the team in order to achieve them. They must be cognizant of, and comply with, all BeverlyCare policies and procedures, as well as pertinent state and federal regulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Examine patients, take medical history, record results and make a preliminary diagnosis or decision on follow-up procedures;
  2. Administer or order diagnostic tests (e.g., X-rays, electrocardiograms and blood work) and interpret test results;
  3. Perform preventive and therapeutic procedures (e.g. immunizations, injections, suturing, wound care and management of infection);
  4. Exercise professional judgment regarding consultation with the medical director concerning appropriate treatment;
  5. Develop and implement patient care plans, instruct and counsel patients, and record progress;
  6. Prescribe medications to the extent allowable by state guidelines and clinic regulations;
  7. Provide general health education regarding matters such as proper diet, family planning, emotional problems of daily living and health maintenance;
  8. Provide in-house specialty consultations and services (e.g., psychiatric services) for patients;
  9. Take charge of “code” situations, initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and advanced cardiac life support as appropriate;
  10. Insert difficult intravenous and subclavian (central) lines;
  11. Provide medical coverage for the employee health clinic;
  12. Prescreen cases requiring review by the Medical Director;
  13. Participate in staff meetings, planning meetings and other meetings, as needed.

Skills and Knowledge Requirements

  1. Examine patients, take medical history, record results and make a preliminary diagnosis or decision on follow-up procedures;
  2. Administer or order diagnostic tests (e.g., X-rays, electrocardiograms and blood work) and interpret test results;
  3. Perform preventive and therapeutic procedures (e.g. immunizations, injections, suturing, wound care and management of infection);
  4. Exercise professional judgment regarding consultation with the medical director concerning appropriate treatment;
  5. Develop and implement patient care plans, instruct and counsel patients, and record progress;
  6. Prescribe medications to the extent allowable by state guidelines and clinic regulations;
  7. Provide general health education regarding matters such as proper diet, family planning, emotional problems of daily living and health maintenance;
  8. Provide in-house specialty consultations and services (e.g., psychiatric services) for patients;
  9. Take charge of “code” situations, initiate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and advanced cardiac life support as appropriate;
  10. Insert difficult intravenous and subclavian (central) lines;
  11. Provide medical coverage for the employee health clinic;
  12. Prescreen cases requiring review by the Medical Director;
  13. Participate in staff meetings, planning meetings and other meetings, as needed.

Training, Education, and Licensure

  1. Current license to practice medicine in California;
  2. Board-certified or board-eligible in internal medicine, surgery, emergency medicine or psychiatry;
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