Physician Family Medicine/Primary Care (FP/PC) physician with emphasis in Sports Medicine - Navy Medicine Readiness and Training Command (NMRTC) San Diego
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Physician (Family Medicine) with emphasis in Sports Medicine
-This position is that of a staff primary care physician. The incumbent is responsible for a full range of independent primary care practice including the evaluation, and treatment of beneficiaries within the scope of their clinical privileges granted by the Commanding Officer using government furnished facilities, supplies, and equipment. The position reports to the Director of the Branch Clinic where he/she is assigned.
-The physician will be Board Certified in an appropriate clinical specialty (family practice, internal medicine pediatric occupation medicine, emergency medicine) and have demonstrated experience in ambulatory clinical practice. Ambulatory care responsibilities are to document patient history and physical examination, orders and interprets appropriate diagnostic studies, prescribes medications, performs appropriate patient education, and documents the above activities in our electronic medical record. Maintains health records in accordance with established policy and prepares reports/clinical summaries in compliance with Privacy Act and HIPPA. Promotes preventive and health maintenance care, including regular physicals, stresses positive health behaviors and self-care through education and counseling, and refers patients to other specialty or sub-specialty clinics, when necessary.
-Participates in clinic Quality Assessment (QA), Performance Improvement (PI), Peer Review programs, and completes Performance Appraisal Reports (PAR), Focused Professional Practice Evaluation (FPPE), and ongoing Professional Practice Evaluations (OPPE) as directed by their Department Head and the DBC Medical Director. Demonstrates awareness and sensitivity to patient and family member’s rights as defined by NMCSD. Demonstrates awareness of legal issues in all aspects of patient care. Complies with all standards of the joint Commission on the Accreditation of Health Care Organizations.
-Uses a family-centered care approach to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of healthcare creating a mutually beneficial partnership between the healthcare team, patients and their families
-Serves as the Senior Medical Officer (SMC) within the clinic as needed. As SMO, provides clinical practice oversight by reviewing medical care and clinically related processes and policies and ensures conformity with directives and community standards. Ensures total provider FTE availability is adequate to meet access standards. Additionally, the SMO orients, coordinates, counsels, and evaluates all clinic providers (including IDCs, trainees, reservists, and visiting clinicians).
-Authorized to approve non-formulary drug requests for cooperative care.
-Provides Input on Command Inquiries, patient contract concerns, etc.
-Participants in education and training programs required by NMCSD. Will have a teaching responsibility for students from a variety of medical training programs including, but not limited to medical students, Interns and residents assigned to them for training in their specialty, Physician Assistant students, Nurse Practitioner students, and Independent Duty Corpsman students.
Board certified Family Medicine/Primary Care (FP/PC) physician with emphasis in Sports Medicine
-US Citizenship required
-This position requires a degree in Medicine or Osteopathy from an American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Medical Association accredited university;
-Valid, current unrestricted state medical licensure from any of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam or a territory of the United States;
-Must be able to maintain Board Certification and a valid current unrestricted state medical
-Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification
-Must have a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree from an American Medical Association/American Osteopathy Association accredited institution. Must have a current, unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia. Board certification in an appropriate specialty is required, along with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine (CAQSM).
- The SMP is expected to maintain certification and full privileges in Sports Medicine.