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Physician Urgent Care-Telehealth Opportunity - Level 1 Trauma Center

Employer
Alameda Health System
Location
Oakland, CA
Closing date
Mar 23, 2023

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Specialty / Focus
Urgent Care
Position Type
Physician
Practice Type
Telemedicine, Urgent Care Center
Practice Setting
Hospital / Health System, Telemedicine, Urgent Care Facility
Hours
Full-Time
Summary

Highland Hospital, located in Oakland, California, is the largest facility of Alameda Health System which serves a diverse patient population in California’s East Bay Area. As part of Alameda County's safety net, we provide quality, accessible care to our community's most vulnerable patients. Our providers and staff are dedicated to our patients and would love to welcome others who share our mission!

We are currently recruiting for a Full Time Board Certified Physician to join our team in a primarily telehealth position. This provider will be the point of “terminal escalation” for our centralized Call Center nurse triage. The Alameda Health System Call Center triage nurses currently handle incoming symptom triage calls for patients with emergent symptoms and COVID-related symptoms. The triage services will expand over the coming year to incorporate all symptom triage requests for patients calling in. At present, there are three to four escalations daily from Nurse Triage to a provider of the day. This provider will replace the provider of the day and assist nurse triage in determining what level of care is needed for acute patients who call in. In addition to serving as a consult service for the nurse triage team, the provider may conduct telehealth visits (especially for patients in Southern Alameda County) or live visits in the Urgent Care clinic and refer to the ER as appropriate. In addition, there are typically around three patients daily who need urgent access but cannot be seen in their home clinics who the provider would be expected to manage. Further expansion of duties is possible as our Call Center grows in scope and ability. If you are interested in this opportunity, we encourage you to apply!

*This position is eligible for a one time Sign-On Bonus!

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.

1. Cares for patients in a compassionate, culturally competent, and patient centered manner.

2. Participates in the supervision of Mid-level Practitioners/Certified Nurse Midwives in assigned clinical area.

3. Practices evidence based medicine and is up to date with current standards of care.

4. Provides cost effective care; manages time and patient flow well when providing direct care to patients and following up on patient related work.

5. Stays current with patient care responsibilities. (e.g. lab results, medication refills, and radiology reports, relevant to his/her patients).

6. Takes initiative to work well with the clinical team (including Medical Assistants, Clerks, Health Educators, Panel Managers, Nurses and Pharmacy staff, Leaders, etc.) to improve quality of care and service delivery.

7. Teaches patients, families and staff; provides counseling services related to promoting good health practices.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum Experience: Completion of an approved residency in an appropriate specialty

Required Licenses/Certifications: Possession of a current valid license to practice medicine in the state of California, AND Board Certification or be Board Eligible in area of specialty.; Board Certification must be completed within three years of the date of hire. Applicants holding a California Postgraduate Training License may apply, but must possess a valid license to practice medicine in the state of California in order to begin working.

- Basic Life Support Certification issued by the American Heart Association; a valid Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Number.

Highland General Hospital
FQHC HGH Urgent Care
Full Time
Day
Physicians & Dentists
FTE: 1

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