Family Practice, Adult, or Internal Medicine Physician
MULTIPLE CLINIC LOCATIONS AVAILABLE
Eisner Health is seeking an experienced Family Medicine, Adult, or Internal Medicine Physician who will provide services to the undeserved communities of Lynwood, Los Angeles, or the Valley. This distinct position will provide services to an existing pediatric and adult well woman/perinatal population, with an opportunity for expansion into general adult services. Eisner Health provides multi-generational care in an environment that promotes excellent support services including dental care, mental health, and social work support. A successful candidate will be responsible for providing the full range of comprehensive outpatient and family practice medical care including direct patient care, multidisciplinary interaction with support services, and other clinical and administrative responsibilities. Career growth opportunities include the potential for involvement in an active quality of care and operations improvement program that goes beyond the standard reportable measures collection and evaluation.
- The physician as the Primary Care Provider (PCP) who has been assigned to the patient, generally on the basis of patient choice or rotation, shall see the patient at the earliest opportunity. Their responsibilities are to:
- Take care of the patient’s immediate medical needs.
- Undertake medical evaluation, including history and physical examination, laboratory, X-ray, referrals, or other diagnostic studies.
- Evaluate the patient and develop a problem list.
- Develop treatment objectives and plans.
- Initiate treatment orders and procedures.
- Educate and counsel patients to promote positive health behaviors and disease prevention.
- Work closely with clinical staff in coordinating and obtaining needed services for patients and families.
- Consult with the Director of Adult Medicine as necessary.
- Perform additional duties as assigned.
- The PCP will make every reasonable effort to follow through personally with the patients s/he evaluated initially.
- Patients will be asked to return for further services only as often as necessary and by appointment whenever possible.
- By the third visit, the PCP will complete and maintain a problem list to be kept in each patient’s medical records.
Recording of Patient’s Progress, Procedures, and Other Matters:
- A visit will be recorded, and the chart note accepted in the EHR within seven days of the encounter.
- Notes should:
- Reflect change in a patient’s condition and other significant information.
- Include documentation of pertinent history, review of systems, and physical exam
- Indicate studies performed and that results are reviewed and discussed with the patient.
- Reflect provider’s thought processes as to the patient’s problems, diagnosis and treatment
- Document the need for continuing services and the appropriateness of diagnostic evaluations and treatment plans.
- Include referrals to specialty clinic services as determined to be medically necessary.
- Specify medications prescribed by the provider
- Reflect any pertinent attitudes or behavior on the part of the patient or family towards any aspect of care.
- Include notation of the need for routine and preventive services such as screening tests, periodic laboratory examinations related to chronic disease care, and immunizations
- Results (including but not limited to labs, radiology results, consult notes, outside records) received by the provider should be attended to within 7 days, with acutely abnormal results attended to more urgently.
- On-Call notes should be entered into the patient’s chart within 3 days.
- Use, protects, and discloses Eisner Health’s patients’ protected health information (PHI) only in accordance with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
- The patient shall be informed by the PCP as to the general nature of his/her medical problem, the general prognosis and the nature and purpose of the treatment and procedures that are contemplated. Appropriate instructions in self-care shall be given by the PCP and/or the nursing staff to the patient and documented in the patient’s medical records.
- Physician interactions with patients and families are to be courteous and professional at all times.
Compliance With Productivity and Documentation Standards
- Ensure productivity standards are met. Goal is for 19-20 patients to be seen in an average 8-hour day.
- Complete all documentation, coding and data collection meet schedule and accuracy requirements for UDS data collection purposes.6. Supervision- While in clinic, physician is expected to provide supervision and consultation to mid-level providers, interns, students, and healthcare providers in training as needed.7. Participate in Eisner Health’s “Peer Review” program and provide an objective assessment of peers.
- Must have a current license to practice medicine in the State of California.
- Board Certified/Board Eligible in Internal Medicine or Family Practice.
- Must have a current DEA License.
- Proficient in English and medical Spanish preferred.
- Must possess a current CPR Certification.
- Must be able to work in interdisciplinary team setting.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills with patients and families.
- Experience in working with Electronic Medical Records, preferred.
- Timely completion of continuing education necessary to meet state licensure.