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Primary Care and Homeless Health Physician
Chattanooga, TN 37403 US
- 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.