Family Practice Physician

Valley Healthcare System

Description
Valley Healthcare provides comprehensive primary care, selected specialties and referral services for the Chattahoochee valley regardless of circumstances. We take pride in being patient-centered, team-based care, and we are not able to do so without you!

Our company is growing rapidly and we are currently in search of providers to help our growing families! We are looking for an experienced provider who is passionate about caring for patients and treating their medical needs. You will perform exams and procedures, counsel patients, and treat patients throughout their lifetime.

Education
Professional degree in Medicine (M.D. Or D.O.) Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Georgia. Board Certified in Family Practice or if board eligible, candidate must achieve board certification in a time established by the primary care examining Board and maintain board certification in primary care area. Meet and maintain hospital privileges at the Center’s referral hospital(s).

Salary
$179,000 – Commensurate with experience

Hours of operation

Monday-Friday
Weekend availability

Location:

Columbus, GA
Talbotton, GA
Fortson, GA

 

Summary
In accordance with plans and policies established by the Board of Directors functions within the medical setting as a member of the Service Team in providing family-oriented medical care. Has the ability to get along with others, to encourage quality patient care, and to strive for excellence in medicine. Maintain current knowledge in the field and is willing to keep up-to-date through continuing medical education. Is an active participant in appropriate scientific societies and healthcare associations.

 

Duties and Responsibilities
The authority and duties of the Family Practice Physician shall include but not be limited to:

A. PATIENT CARE: Defines and implements, in union with the Medical Director, the standards of general practice and care of the patient. These standards will be coordinated among the nursing, laboratory, pharmacy and other supporting staff as appropriate; Advises patients on good health practices; Completes health evaluation forms on patients; Comments on health status of patient findings with patient, or parent when examining a minor, in a timely fashion; Provides supervision to PA’s, RN’s, LPN’s and contributes towards evaluation of work performance; Participates in peer review meetings, attends conferences and seminars to meet CME requirements for maintenance of State Licensure and Board Certification, and stays abreast of current updates in Internal Medicine; Participates in the twenty-four (24) hour coverage program; Participates in the training and in-service programs as the Medical Director indicates.

Common Procedures
Establishes data base and problem list, history, and physical examinations protocol tor patients; Follows well-care parameters, nutrition, development and growth, physical examinations and laboratory procedures; Assures immunization and screening are attended to at the appropriate age; Is able to diagnosis and institute care for disorders and disease of the following systems:

Makes hospital visits as necessary; Meets or exceeds the minimum guidelines of 4,200 encounters per year as recommended by the Department of Health and Human Services.

B. REFERRALS AND FOLLOW-UPS: Interacts with community physicians to provide services for underprivileged populations; Makes referrals to other health facilities for further testing, diagnosis or treatment and follow-up care.

Evaluation
The evaluation of work performance, including: specific duties, responsibilities, demeanor, and work ethic, will be ongoing and implemented by the Chief Medical Officer per center policies.

Status
FLSA exempt position; OSHA high-risk position; ADA negotiable position.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:
Professional degree in Medicine (M.D. Or D.O.) Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Georgia. Board Certified in Family Practice or if board eligible, candidate must achieve board certification in a time established by the primary care examining Board and maintain board certification in primary care area. Meet and maintain hospital privileges at the Center’s referral hospital(s).

Compliance
Adhere to company policies and procedures and all Federal, State and Local medical service requirements. To include HIPAA Privacy & Security.

Confidentiality (HIPAA): Every employee is required to sign a Pledge of Confidentiality. Failure to comply with our Pledge of Confidentiality can or will lead to immediate termination of employment. Confidentiality applies to a patient’s Personal Health Information (PHI) and includes: written, oral and electronic communications. Each employee has an obligation to maintain confidentiality after their employment/association with this facility ends.

Security (HIPAA)
Every employee is required to protect their computer log-on and password. You must secure your work area prior to leaving it unattended for an extended period of time. You are required to log-off of your computer and secure your work area prior to leaving at the end of the day. If you have a responsibility for closing or locking files, securing equipment, or locking the building and you do not comply with these requirements, you will be subject to reprimand and/or termination based upon the infraction. We are required by law to protect patient privacy, identifiable patient information, and all properties containing such information.

Physical Requirements
Varied activities include standing, walking, reaching, bending and lifting. Employee must possess full range of body motion including the ability to assist or lift patients when necessary; occasional weight bearing to exceed 50 pounds, use of portable stretchers/wheelchairs encouraged. Employee must possess hand-eye coordination with normal range of vision and hearing abilities. This position frequently requires working under stressful conditions and frequently requires irregular work hours.

Environmental Working Conditions
This position includes both administrative and medical responsibilities. Employee is frequently exposed to communicable diseases, toxic substances, medical cleaning and processing solutions which my included ionizing radiation plus other elements common in a clinical environment.

THIS POSITION IS AT RISK FOR OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO BLOOD AND/OR BODILY FLUIDS

Salary Description
$179,000 – Commensurate with experience

To apply for this job email your details to yblue@valleyhealthcolumbus.com