30+ days ago
The Family Practice Physician (Physician/MD/OD), provides primary and continuing medical care for patients seen at the Brighter Beginnings Family Health Clinics (BBFHC). Physicians take account of physical, emotional and social factors when diagnosing illness and recommending the required treatment. Patients may be referred to hospital clinics for further assessment and possibly for treatment, working with the Brighter Beginnings Family Health Clinic providers to ensure quality outcomes. QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION AND LICENSURE 1. Licensed by the State Board of Medical Examiners to practice medicine in the state of California. 2. Certified by an appropriate American Medical Specialty Board (preventive medicine, family practice, pediatrics or internal medicine) Preferred. RESPONSIBILITIES: ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF FAMILY PRACTICE PHYSICIAN: Typical work activities include: • Respond to medical/health problems presented by patients including history taking, diagnosis, investigation, treatment and referral to secondary and tertiary care as appropriate; • Maintain patient confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA regulations. • Organize preventative medical programs for individual patients; • Provide specialist clinics for specific conditions or for certain groups, e.g. diabetes, pregnancy and post-partum, pediatrics; • Meet targets set by federal agencies for specific treatments, such as child immunizations; • Use Electronic Health Records to keep track of patient visits, billing, and clinical outcomes; • Keep up to date with medical developments, new drugs, treatments and medications, including complementary medicine; • Observe and assess the work of other providers in the clinic. • Participate in quarterly clinical chart review studies in order to enhance patient outcomes. • Review any medical records as requested by providers for quality care and treatment issues.