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Primary Care and Homeless Health Physician

Chattanooga, TN 37403

Posted: 11/21/2023 Job Category: Medical Job Number: HA958214929

Job Description

Sirius Staffing is seeking a Homeless Health Care Physician for a Direct Hire opportunity in Chattanooga, TN. Please contact us today for more information!
The Physician under general supervision, provides medical care to patients and clinical and/or administrative oversight of health department programs; and serves as medical director of Primary Care and Homeless Health Clinic.
  • Provides primary care including sick and preventative care and chronic disease management
  • Diagnoses and treats diseases and injuries
  • Orders medical tests and reviews test results
  • Provides medical supervision of nurse practitioners; provides patient counseling.
  • Provides appropriate referrals to other health care providers when appropriate.
  • Acts as consultant for nursing staff; provides after-hours on-call coverage as needed. 
  • Develops and maintains Primary Care Protocols and Clinical Guidelines; develops and maintains liaison activities with community health providers, hospital staff and local specialists and practitioners. 
  • Assist the County Health Officer in clinical and administrative responsibilities of the Health Department.   
  • Maintains all appropriate clinical files, records and credentialing and privileging requirements; performs internal audits of medical charts for completeness and accuracy.
  • Develops and maintains liaison activities with community health providers, hospital staff and local specialists and practitioners. 
  • Provides medical leadership and support for various Health Department committees. 
  • Provides clinical updates, media interviews and presentations as needed.
  • Provides medical back-up to the County Health Officer and other county physicians.
  • Knowledge of professional practice of medicine laws, rules, regulations, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of professional medical practice in area of assignment or specialty.
  • Knowledge of safety and health laws, rules, regulations, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of public health laws, rules, regulations, practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of medical equipment, materials and supplies utilized in the practice of medicine in assigned area.
  • Knowledge of customer service/public relations practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of counseling methods practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of maintaining patient medical records.
  • Skill referring patients for additional medical care or other community resources.
  • Skill providing medical care and assistance to patients who may be upset, argumentative, or non-cooperative.
  • Skill utilizing verbal and written communication in counseling patients and parents, and family members.
  • Skill instructing and utilizing universal health and safety precautions in the practice of medicine.
  • Skill providing oversight to other medical staff.
  • Skill utilizing customer service techniques in responding to inquiries and complaints.
  • Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Skill effectively communicating in both oral and written form.
  • Graduation from an accredited school of medicine 
  • State of Tennessee medical license and DEA registration.  
  • Must have completed residency for Internal Medicine or Family Practice 
  • Must be board certified or eligible for board certification in Internal Medicine or Family Practice. 
  • A valid driver’s license is required.
**Work requires risk of exposure to infectious diseases and dangerous or difficult situations during clinic site inspections or while providing direct medical care services to patients, and irregular hours when providing on-call coverage for primary care patients.
Sirius Staffing is an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to characteristics such as race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by law.

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