Position Summary: The Clinic Physician will provide primary healthcare services and assure that the clinic’s medical services are in full compliance with standards, ethics and license requirements of the medical profession.
- Assist Medical Director to ensure that NARA Indian Health Clinic’s medical services are in full compliance with standards, ethics and license requirements of medical profession. This may include supervision of medical students, coordination of locum tenens physicians, contractual physicians, and development of linkages with non-allopathic healthcare providers such as naturopathic doctors, acupuncturists or herbalists.
- Engage in collegial, consultative relationship with NARA’s nurse practitioners, other physicians, mental-health practitioners, registered nurses, dietitians, staffs of the Residential Treatment Center and Outpatient Treatment Center.
- Participate as member of clinic’s management team.
- Establish consultative referrals-network and coordinate linkages with contractual pharmacy, hospital-based admitting physicians, and reference laboratories.
- Provide comprehensive primary healthcare services defined as holistic healthcare which client receives at first point of contact with healthcare system and (1) is continuous and comprehensive and (2) includes the following: health promotion; prevention of disease and disability; health maintenance; rehabilitation; identification, diagnosis and management of health problems; and referral to other providers as appropriate. (Oregon Revised Statutes, Chapter 678, Division 50)
- Provide clinical treatment of acute and chronic illnesses and minor injuries.
- Treat superficial lesions such as warts, cysts, minor lacerations, abrasions, minor first and second-degree bums within physician’s scope of practice.
- Treat minor injuries such as strains, sprains, and non-complicating extremity fractures and dislocations within physician’s scope of practice.
- Evaluate medical histories and perform routine health-maintenance examinations for children and adults within physician’s scope of practice.
- Counsel and instruct patients in health-maintenance problems such as: (1) nutrition, diet and weight reduction, (2) risk-factor prevention and modification (chemical addictions including alcohol, tobacco and drugs), (3) mental-health referrals, (4) self-care measures for health maintenance, and (5) family planning.
- Coordinate care patient receives from other providers and agencies and advocates for patient within healthcare system.
- Develop and document plan of care and outcomes evaluation in timely fashion.
- Review medical histories and make referrals to other agencies and providers as appropriate.
- Maintain commitment to providing culturally-sensitive care.
- Provide health education to individual patients or groups as needed.
- Provide staff development education as requested by Clinic Director.
- Engage in ongoing education and specialized training offered by Indian Health Service in order to maintain high quality of care to clinic’s patient population.
- Attend monthly staff meetings.
- Comply with productivity standards as outlined in specified document.
- Participate in after-hours call coverage with other providers on weekly, rotating basis.
- Document patient care legibly and appropriately within medical standards of care.
- Notify Human Resources regarding any changes in State licensure, licensure by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), Board certification, Medicare provider status; send updated copies of licenses to human resources.
- Participate in periodic peer review of patient charts.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Board-certified or Board-eligible in Family Practice
- Oregon Medical License or ability to obtain one
- Certification for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
- Experience: (1) sobriety: minimum of two years sobriety/clean time, if in recovery related to substance-use disorder, (2) work within Native American/Alaska Native community, a plus
- Abilities: (1) maintain professional boundaries with clients, community, and staff members, (2) work collaboratively with clients, NARA staff, team members and treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times, (3) pass pre-employment criminal background investigation, (4) pass check by Oregon Division of Driver and Motor Vehicles and (5) pass pre-employment or for-cause drug tests
To apply: Send resume and cover letter (including job title, wage/salary requirements, and how you learned about this job) to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 503-224-4494.
Equal Opportunity Employer: NARA is an equal-opportunity and affirmative-action employer. Within scope of Indian Preference, all candidates receive equal consideration. Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with Indian Preference (Title 25, US CODE, Sections 472 & 473).