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Internal Medicine Physician

Lane County Springfield ,OR
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • $153,650 to $218,338 Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Internal Medicine Physicians apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.

Internal Medicine Physicians are trained in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, infections and diseases affecting the heart, blood, kidneys, joints and the digestive, respiratory and vascular systems.They are also trained in the essentials of primary care internal medicine, which incorporates an understanding of disease prevention, wellness, substance abuse, mental health and effective treatment of common problems of the eyes, ears, skin, nervous system and reproductive organs.

The purpose of this posting is to create a pool of eligible Internal Medicine Physician candidates.
The Internal Medicine Physician will medically evaluate, diagnose, and assess patient's medical status in an ambulatory setting; determine, establish and administer an overall treatment program for clients that include therapy, medication, and nutritional changes or surgery; determines the clinical need for medications and prescribes medication as a part of a treatment program;  discuss case management practices and techniques with health care professionals; provides information, consultation and assistance to other health care professionals as part of a patient centered medical home team.

Schedule: 40 hours within clinic hours.

The Community Health Centers have been providing quality primary care and behavioral health services to the citizens of Lane County since 2004.  We provide a broad array of services to adults and children in an outpatient setting. The CHC is the primary source for uninsured and underinsured.  Our clinics are Federally Qualified Health Centers whose mission is to serve the community by offering excellent care and eliminating barriers to healthcare. 

Lane County Health & Human Services is committed to providing Trauma Informed Care.  As an organization, we recognize that many of the people we serve have experienced trauma, either currently, recently or in their past.  Our agency is dedicated to incorporating an understanding of trauma, both with our clients and with each other.  Our employees receive ongoing training to develop or deepen their understanding of trauma and its impacts.
In alignment with Lane County's Strategic Plan, incumbent(s) will be expected to demonstrate the following core behaviors: Passion to Serve, Driven to Connect, and Focused on Solutions.

The 2018-2021 Strategic Plan focuses on the areas that Lane County will pursue as a way to deliver on our vision for the residents of Lane County. To meet these challenges, we know that the basis of our efforts lies in leveraging our people and partnerships to achieve our Strategic Priorities. We also recognize that the quality and commitment of our staff is essential to a shared future where Lane County is the best place in which to live, work, and play.

Examples of Duties - Duties may include, but are not limited to the following

Medically evaluates patients and assesses their medical status in both the clinic and hospital setting.

Determines, establishes and administers an overall treatment program for patients and chronically ill clients.

Determines the clinical need for medications, and prescribes medications as part of a treatment program.

Provides information, consultation and assistance to other health care professionals.

Discusses case management practices and techniques with health care professionals.

Provides appropriate medical records documentation on all patients in accordance with policy.

Provides emergency treatment and after hours coverage.

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:
Principles and practices of general, preventive and clinical medicine, surgery and pharmacology.

Federal, state and local health statutes, rules, regulations, and ordinances.

Medical and nursing care standards.

Clinical aspects of communicable diseases and disease control measures.

Causes, treatment, prevention and/or early detection of communicable diseases, chronic diseases, handicapping conditions, mental illness, and other disabling conditions.

Preventive medicine and sanitation.

Standard laboratory tests and procedures.

Medical records documentation and charting formats.

Issues of medical ethics and liability.

Ability to:
Diagnose, treat and control diseases and physical injuries in a culturally sensitive manner for underserved populations.

Effectively gather, evaluate, and convey sensitive and confidential information.

Work with professional independence and use initiative and judgment in performing medical diagnostic and treatment services for the patient population.

Prepare concise, accurate and effective medical reports, recommendations, policies and procedures.

Implement clinic services within resource limits.

Apply appropriate teaching and training techniques to improve nursing staff skills.

Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with patients, staff, peer groups, and varied agency and institutional representatives.

Develop therapeutic relationships with a wide variety of patients from diverse educational, social, and cultural backgrounds.

Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Experience and Training; Additional Information

Graduation from an accredited school of medicine with completion of a one-year internship and/or completion of residency program in an internal medicine setting by time of appointment.

An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements:
• Possession of a valid State of Oregon license as a Medical Doctor (MD)
• Eligibility for Board Certification by American Board of Internal Medicine
• Diploma
• CV or Resume
• Eligibility for appointment to the medical staff at local hospitals.
Special Requirements to apply:
• Cover Letter
• CV/Resume

This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check. If fingerprinting is required, the fee is paid for by the successful candidate and the expense is non-reimbursable. 

Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to and successfully passing a drug screening test; negative results are reimbursable.   

As part of the screening process Lane County will verify license status.

The Board of County Commissioners wants to help Lane County be the healthiest county in the state. Effective October 1, 2018, any tobacco use, including vaping devices, will not be allowed inside or on the grounds of properties owned or occupied by Lane County including: All outdoor areas, parking lots, County vehicles, and personal vehicles while on County property.
Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Amendment Act and would like to request an accommodation, you may request an accommodation during the online application process, or request an accommodation by contacting the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date at 541-682-3124.

Lane County

Mission Statement Enhancing individual and family wellness through integrated care and community connections. Information Lane County Behavioral Health Services encompasses a broad array of services and programs. Services include treatment for children, families, and adults. Services can be accessed through a variety of programs focusing on mental health issues. Lane County Behavioral Health Services is a public mental health provider receiving funding from state mental health grants and client fees, some of which may be in the form of Medicaid, Medicare, and other insurance carriers’ reimbursements. Behavioral Health Services of Lane County is a National Health Services Corps site. This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.


Springfield, OR

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