Family Health Services
  • 17-May-2017 to 15-Aug-2017 (MST)
  • Fairfield, ID, USA
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, provides independent acute and/or routine medical care to a specified patient population. May supervise support staff in a clinical setting.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

A medical license from the State of Idaho to practice medicine as a Physician Assistant under a Physician's supervision plus a medical certification from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants Inc. (NCCPA) is required.  The medical license must be free of restriction and no litigation or disciplinary actions may be pending against the incumbent.  The incumbent must have Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification, DEA and State of Idaho Controlled Substance Registration numbers.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

  • Provides primary care to patients through diagnosis, treatment and management of acute and chronic problems in accordance with standards of care as described in Principles of Practice, protocols, and scope of practice as approved by supervising physician and Board of Medicine.
  • Provides and/or obtains consultation to/from other clinic providers, specialists, or other health care professionals as appropriate.
  • Assess patient needs for specialty referrals, diagnostic testing, or hospitalization.
  • Supervises and/or coordinates the activities of patient care and/or support staff.
  • Works in collaboration and/or coordination with other health-care providers within the clinic team and community agencies to provide comprehensive client care.
  • In coordination with other clinic staff, maintains system of quality assessment and assurance in accordance with quality assurance plan.
  • Participates in program planning, development, implementation and evaluation relating to specific job, clinic, and program functions.
  • Participates in staff meetings, conferences, and in-service training and continuing education.
  • Participates in recruitment, interviewing and performance evaluations of clinical personnel.
  • May be asked to participate in a shared call system with other providers.
  • Responsible for accurate, timely, and complete documentation in patient records. Including providing appropriate code level and diagnosis of patient visits using CPT & ICD-9 coding standards.
  • Counsels and educates patients and family members regarding health maintenance, disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and need for follow-up as appropriate for each visit. Verify and document the patient's understanding of diagnosis, treatment and follow-up recommendations.
  • Perform minor procedures and in-house lab work in accordance with FHS' policy and candidate qualifications.
  • Participates in staff meetings, in-service meetings, participate in quality assurance, risk management and peer review when asked to participate.
  • The candidate may be asked to provide some inpatient services if proper privileges are obtained and the candidate is qualified to perform in the inpatient setting. May participate in planning programs and in developing specific health policies and procedures.
  • Practices safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
  • Performs other related functions as required for clinic operations

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:

SAFETY:

Family Health Services enforces a safety culture whereby all employees have the responsibility for continuously developing and maintaining a safe working environment.  Each employee is responsible for completing all training requirements, participating in emergency response tasks as requested, and serving on safety committees and teams as requested.  In addition, employees must accept the responsibility for maintaining the safety of themselves and others by adhering to all written and verbal instructions, promptly reporting and/or correcting all hazards or unsafe conditions, and providing feedback to supervisors and management on all safety issues.

COMPLIANCE (MEDICARE):

Family Health Services is committed to the very highest standards of ethics and integrity.  It is our policy to properly determine the accuracy of reporting and billing our services in accordance with the rules, laws and regulations of FHS, the state government, and the federal government.  FHS employees will do their part to ensure accurate documenting and billing practices, participate in compliance trainings and will identify and report any concerns or activities that may violate these standards.

Each employee will be trained on the FHS Medicare Compliance Plan and the Standards of Conduct and asked to sign a Conflict of Interest Statement at hire and annually thereafter.  A copy of the Medicare Compliance Plan and the FHS Standards of Conduct are available on the FHS home page under the Compliance tab

PATIENT CENTERED MEDICAL HOME (PCMH):

Family Health Services is committed to providing our patients with the highest standards of care by becoming recognized as patient centered medical home.  FHS staff is expected to participate in this process by being an active and willing PCMH team member.  Specific duties and expectations may vary and will be identified by position and site.

PROCEDURE COMPLIANCE:

Employee must read and understand the general and specific operational, safety, and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures, and policies pertaining to this job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Work is normally performed in a typical interior office/clinic work environment.  Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day. Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

 

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