STAFF MD

POSITION SUMMARY:

Under the Direction of the Medical Director, the Staff Physician is responsible for providing direct patient care, as well as direction, supervision and provider consultation to SJMCS clinic staff. This position is responsible for quality assurance; medical chart and lab review; adherence to clinical protocols and pharmacy and radiology procedures; and compliance with CLIA, HIPAA, PCER, and OSHA regulations. This position will share on-call coverage duties.  Assists with the development of clinical protocols and is a resource and guide to the quality improvement coordinator.  Helps to ensure adherence to laws, regulations, and professional standards pertaining to quality patient care in the ambulatory setting.  In the absence of the medical director, assists in directing the Physician Dispensary and medical materials/technology under his/her DEA and GA physician’s license.   In the absence of the medical director, assists in serving as a consultant in departmental grant development, management, and compliance insofar as these relate to the provision of primary care.  Participates in health fairs or community events on weekends as requested 3-4 times a year.   

*Provides patient care and/ or support activities appropriate to ages served; primarily adults ages 18-65 or geriatric patients ages over 65.  May also include care for infant age 0-1 year, child ages 1-12 years or adolescent ages 13-17 years.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: 

Graduation from a state approved Medical School with a specialty in Family Practice or Internal Medicine. Specialty Board Certification required. Current state of Georgia Licensure as a physician and current DEA number for prescribing medications.  Bilingual in Spanish an advantage.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

At least five years medical experience as a licensed physician. Familiarity and experience in treating medically underserved and immigrant populations, including dealing with patients of diverse backgrounds, with experience in treating the homeless preferred.   Experience in the supervision of professional staff and/or administrative experience preferred.  Participation in on-site supervision of mid-level providers a plus.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:

Clinical expertise and competence in providing direct services and medical consultation is required. Knowledge regarding the role and scope of practice of mid-level providers, particularly nurse practitioners.  Knowledge of effective and efficient clinical operations is required.  Good staff supervisory skills.  Familiarity with health problems specific to immigrants, the medically underserved and homeless population preferred.  A working knowledge of principles and practices of administration, including planning, organization, and financial and personal reporting practices as required by state.