- Provides patient care visits in an outpatient setting, in an organized and efficient manner, regularly meeting or exceeding established productivity goals by the end of the first year of employment.
- Provides comprehensive care for a patient panel, seeing patients for both acute care and scheduled visits, unless assigned to an urgent care/"walk-in": or specialty position.
- Evaluates patient problems thoroughly and appropriately.
- Prescribes or plans appropriate and effective treatment.
- Provides clear documentation of patient visit notes, orders, telephone calls, clinical flow sheets and other records as required by quality standards.
- Demonstrates excellent communication skills. Effectively communicates with patients, families and other staff members.
- Demonstrates sound judgment and decision-making skills and practices within his/her scope of expertise and licensure.
- Consults with other physicians appropriately: knows when to seek advice. Refers patients requiring inpatient services to Teaching Service or Hospitalist Service at the patient’s hospital of choice, performing appropriate hand-off of care and following up with the patient after discharge from hospital.
- Demonstrates teamwork by working effectively with all team members, attending and participating actively in group meetings and conferring with practice manager and/or clinical managers (ie lab, pharmacy, nursing) about any issues that arise.
- Responds to organizational needs for leave coverage, office emergencies, chart completion, forms completion, peer review, lab review, and other needs in a cooperative fashion.
- Consistently demonstrates a professional demeanor and appearance. Serves as a good role model for staff and students.
- Stays current in professional field and follows principles of evidence-based medicine. Follows clinical guidelines adopted by the Corporation.
- Serves as a preceptor or other resource for mid-level practitioners. May also precept clinical students on a voluntary basis.
- Establishes rapport with public and private clinical care referral resources.
- Participates in CQI meetings, peer review sessions and special projects or activities that promote improvement in organizational performance and/or advance the mission, goals and objectives of New Horizon Family Health Services.
- Observes schedule for work, breaks and lunch. Responds cooperatively to changes in schedule and work assignments. Demonstrates flexibility in meeting patient care needs outside regular working hours.
- Must have successfully completed medical training at a four (4) year, accredited Medical School and received an M.D. or D.O. degree.
- Must be licensed to practice Medicine in South Carolina.
- Must be Board-Certified or board eligible in Internal Medicine or Meds-Peds. If board eligible, must become board-certified within one year of initial hire date and continue to maintain board certification for the length of employment.
Knowledge and Skills
- Extensive knowledge of the techniques and skills necessary to diagnose and properly treat diseases and injuries.
- A working knowledge of the administrative practices and procedures, rules, regulations and policies that govern the rendering of responsible medical and nursing care.
- A working knowledge of public health and preventative care guidelines.
- Excellent communication skills.
- The ability to relate with warmth and compassion to patients and co-workers.
- The ability to effectively supervise professional and non-professional employees in their clinical duties.
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