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Internal Medicine Opportunity - Los Angeles, CA

Company: Permanent Placement Resources, LLC
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

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Internal Medicine Opportunity - Los Angeles, CA

POSITION SUMMARY
Under the supervision of the Lead Physician and Chief Medical Officer, the Internal Medicine
Physician is responsible for providing comprehensive direct primary and urgent care to an
ethnically and socially diverse patient population in accordance with protocols, policies, and
procedures. The Internal Medicine Physician will ensure a high level of quality in delivery of
patient services. In addition, the Internal Medicine physician must provide leadership and
supervision for other medical professionals in the clinic and support staff to enhance their patient
care skills. The Internal Medicine Physician will also manage specific clinic programs or
initiatives as assigned.

Essential Functions:

1. Patient Services:
Ensures that patients/clients receive quality, timely, professional care in
accordance with VCH's mission and values, and leads the care team by utilizing the Patient
Centered Medical Home model.
• Leads the clinic care team in directing team huddles each day, utilizing care reports to
guide delivering preventive care to all patients.
• Perform complete examinations, assessments, and formulates treatment plans for patients
including adults and adolescents over 14 years of age.
• As assigned by CMO, delivers patient care via in person, telephonic, and/or telehealth
modalities. Ensures that all documentation for patient care complies with medical-legal
standards.
• Obtains and reviews patient histories and develops patient care plans, ensuring
completeness and accuracy in both electronic health record and paper record
documentation.
• Orders and interprets in a timely fashion results of laboratory, radiology, and other tests.
• Determines and implements courses of treatment according to evidence based practices.
• Provides and monitors the results of treatment, and makes adjustments as needed.
• Proactively assists the patient and family through all facets of accessing care at VCH and
serves as a resource to resolve patient and family concerns.
• Confers with staff regarding care and treatment of patients and assists/mentors them in
management of patient care.
• Manages acute and chronic conditions and participates in disease registry.
• Screens all patients for health maintenance needs, including but not limited to 2
immunizations, cancer screening, and behavioral health screening.
• Educates patients and family members in health promotion, disease prevention and birth
control methods as appropriate.
• Assists in preparation and selection of patient education materials.
• Participates in the After-hours on call physician rotation as assigned by the CMO and
completes all documentation for after-hours calls in accordance with VCH protocol.
Directs patients to the appropriate location for care, ranging from the clinic, an urgent
care, or an emergency room.
• Contacts patients for follow-up care in case of life threatening illness.
• Helps coordinate efficient flow of patients through the system of care.
• Actively monitors and appropriately directs referrals placed for patient care.

2. Compliance:
Ensures services provided comply with regulatory agency requirements,
contractual obligations and funding sources.
• Performs/supervises functions, duties and services in compliance with regulatory
agencies, contractual obligations and funding sources such as HRSA, CHDP, EWC,
Medi-Cal, HCLA, MHLA, FPact, and Title X.
• Monitors and ensures compliance with clinical evidence based guidelines for adult
and adolescent health care.
• Participates in the review, revision, and implementation of policies and procedures to
ensure medical practices are in full compliance with regulatory requirements.
• Oversees the maintenance of records/documents in accordance with clinic policies
and procedures, contractual obligations, regulations, and funding sources.
• Monitors strict adherence to: universal infection precautions as established by the
Center for Disease Control and Prevention; Occupational Safety and Health
Administration; DHS/OA; and clinic standards.

3. Administrative
• Participates in Quality Improvement initiatives, Quality Assurance assessments, peer
review processes, performance evaluations, and maintains confidentiality.
• Participates in team meetings and administrative tasks as assigned by Lead Physicians,
Associate Medical Directors, or the Chief Medical Officer.
• Actively reviews no-show visits and lab results.
• Reviews and implements guidelines and protocols as disseminated by administration.
• Responds to patient questions for medical advice, directs staff to schedule patient
appointments.
• Executes appropriate and timely refill of patient medications.
• Participates or collaborates with marketing and other health education staff on education
and patient recruitment health fairs.
• Maintains current knowledge-base and appropriate licensure and provides proof of
Continuing Medical Education activities and board certification activities to clinic
administration.
• Maintains productivity and quality of care per VCH standards.
• Ensures compliance with license requirements as stated in Title 22.
• Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

4. Communication
• Creates and maintains effective interpersonal relationships with all employees; keeps
employees informed of changes which may affect the work environment.
• Communicates effectively with all levels of staff throughout the clinic by consistently
utilizing and facilitating effective strategies to encourage collaborative problem
solving and decision making.
• Trouble shoots difficult problems or situations and takes independent action to
resolve them.
• Through teamwork and accountability exhibits behaviors and attitudes of courtesy
and respect for all staff at the clinic in accordance with its mission and values.
• Establishes and maintains effective and positive working relationships with
representative of outside agencies, government entities, vendors, as well as other
clinical staff, volunteers, and staff; represents the clinic site when appropriate.
• Ensures patient confidentiality and demonstrates complete discretion when discussing
patient information.

5. Fiscal management:
• Practices cost-effective medicine by executing appropriate laboratory and prescription
orders in line with clinic preferred laboratory and drug formulary.
• Completes documentation for clinic sessions in a timely manner ensuring accuracy
and completeness to ensure the clinic can collect funds for the services.
Minimum Qualifications:
These are general guidelines based on the minimum experience normally considered essential to
the satisfactory performance of this job. Individual abilities may result in some deviation from
these guidelines. To perform effectively in this position, the candidate must have:
• A valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of California.
• Board certification or eligibility in Internal Medicine.
• Current DEA registration (all schedules) and a minimum of a BLS certificate.
• Competency in evaluating and treating general adult and adolescent (over age 14)
ambulatory care.
• Exhibit a high level of professionalism.
• Experience in Federally Qualified Health Centers and/or an NCQA recognized Patient
Centered Medical Home is preferred.
• Working knowledge of state of the art medical scientific and treatment methods in area of
specialty.
• Understanding of current medical, educational, and psychosocial intervention procedures.
• Ability to perform clinical duties within established guidelines in an organized, efficient
manner.
• Ability to relate and communicate well to all cultural and ethnic groups in the
community, including fluency in written and spoken English. Bilingual skills in written
and spoken Spanish are preferred.
• Ability to complete and maintain records in accordance with procedures utilizing an
electronic health record system.
• General computer skills in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, etc.) and patient
medical record system.
• Current California driver's license or identification card.

Physical Demands:
1. Ability to perform physical examination of patients.
2. Perform duties requiring a full range of body motion including handling and lifting patients.
3. May work under stressful conditions and/or work irregular hours as assigned.

Environment:
Risk of exposure to infectious disease

VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your consideration. Please let me know if you have an interest in this location/opportunity and I'll facilitate getting you additional information.

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