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Lead Family Practice Physician

Company: Wheeler Clinic
Location: Waterbury
Posted on: June 27, 2020

Job Description:

Wednesday, May 20, 2020


Wheeler's vision is that all people will have the opportunity to grow, change and live healthier, productive lives. Our mission is to provide equitable access to innovative care that improves health, recovery and growth at all stages of life.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Lead Family Practice Physician will provide whole person healthcare from infants to older adults in an integrated care setting. The Physician will diagnose and treat acute and chronic illnesses, provide routine health screenings and counseling on lifestyle changes in an effort to prevent illnesses before they develop. The Physician will guide and coordinate all aspects of care as an engaged and active member of a multi-disciplinary treatment team. The Physician will work with the team to achieve the best possible patient outcome in the most cost-effective manner.

Other staff include: Medical Director, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Primary Care Nurse Practitioners, Medical Assistants, Patient Care Coordinators, front desk staff and behavioral health staff.

This position will serve 20 patients per 8 hour day and will provide supervision to Nurse Practitioner staff.

Up to a $10,000 sign-on bonus available! Click here to learn more.

SCHEDULE

Full Time or Part Time, rotating on-call.

LOCATION

FQHC in Waterbury, CT- a NHSC Loan Repayment approved site.

QUALIFICATIONS

- Licensed Physician

- Board Certification in Family Practice

- Active DEA controlled substance registration

ADDITIONAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS

-Must have or be willing to obtain the suboxone waiver.

-Will be required to acquire and maintain certification in Basic Life Support for

Healthcare Professionals no later than 90 days from date of hire.

-Must be able to pass a respirator fit test at time of hire and on an annual basis.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

Wheeler Clinic offers access to a comprehensive array of benefits, including:

For Good Health

-Anthem Medical, Prescription, Dental and Vision insurance

-Health Savings Account (HSA), with company contribution

-Wellness Programs

-Free annual flu shots

For a Secure Future

-Company paid Life and AD&D insurance

-Company paid long-term disability insurance

For Retirement

-403(b) Plan, with clinic contributions for eligible employees

For Career Advancement

-Education Reimbursement Program

-Training and development opportunities

-Paid release time and reimbursement available annually for CMEs

For Work Life Balance

-Generous paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal leave

-Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Free and confidential counseling

-Employee discounts at local spa and on cell phone services

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Obtains accurate and comprehensive health history, assess and evaluate patient complaints and concerns and develop a plan to address those complaints and concerns.

Develops and carries out treatment plans or alternative options as required.

Refers patients who need specialized treatments or treatments that cannot be provided in the health center to an appropriate resource or provider and prescribe and administer medication.

Provides and maintains optimal management of chronic conditions such as hypertension, asthma/COPD, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia that result in complications and premature death.

Provides care that maintains an ongoing engaged, relationship focused on the patients' needs over a lifetime.

Prevents illness and premature death by providing immunizations, screening services and support for healthy lifestyles.

Works with the multi-disciplinary team to create integrated treatment plans that address the patient's physical and psychological needs and address the social determinants that impact health outcomes.

Works directly with VP of Health Center Operations, Medical Director and clinical staff to gather, review trends and share UDS data; develop pertinent training related to requirements; chart audits for compliance and work with leadership team and clinical champions to encourage compliance and review best practices to improve outcomes and compliance.

Maintains an understanding of the facilities and populations served to review trends in diagnosis, demographics, care and treatment to assist with completion of annual risk assessment, as well as providing suggestions for new program development.

Compiles data in an organized and easily understandable method for presentation to leadership and staff groups to evaluate trends and report on plans for improvement.

Takes lead role with APRNs and provides day to day clinical oversight in the absence of the Medical Director.

Assists the department vice president in developing clinical protocols, continued quality improvement and provides recommendations regarding clinical workflow and process improvement.

Meets direct service productivity goals of 18-20 visits per day. Demonstrates knowledge of program/department/agency goals and target outcomes and adheres to practice standards and to data collection and reporting protocols.

Working with the VP of Health Center Operations and Medical Director provides clinical oversight for the performance improvement activities of the health center including oversight and management of clinical performance outcomes.

Continues to develop knowledge and understanding about the history, traditions, values, family systems, and artistic expression of groups served as well as uses appropriate methodological approaches, skills, and techniques that reflect an understanding of culture.

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Rebecca Blake

Recruiting Manager

860-793-3871

rblake@wheelerclinic.org

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Wheeler Clinic is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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