To provide high quality, efficient, cost-effective, and state of the art medical services for the Primary Care department at Catholic Medical Center. Evaluates and assess patient's needs and manages of all aspects of patient care to attain the delivery of efficient, cost effective, quality care. Foster a positive work environment for staff conducive to professional growth, accountability and autonomy. Creates and maintains a warm and friendly atmosphere for patients, Catholic Medical Center Health staff, referring and staff physicians, and visitors. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the general direction of the Chief Executive Officer and under the direct supervision of the Practice Manager, Director of Operations-Primary Care and the Medical Director of Primary Care, and the Executive Director of PPA within established Catholic Medical Center and departmental policies and procedures and all applicable laws, through own actions or by delegating to appropriate co-workers, the Urgent Care physician performs the following functions. Not with standing anything contained in this job description, a staff physician shall not be required to be licensed in any state other that the State of New Hampshire.
Primary Functions PPA physicians will deliver high quality, cost-effective healthcare services. The Department of Primary Care physicians employed by the PPA will include internists, family practitioners, pediatricians, emergency department physicians (Urgent Care). To improve the efficiency of physicians, physician extenders may also be employed. PPA's growth will occur through the recruitment of primary care and urgent care physicians in the existing medical community as well as the recruitment of primary care and urgent care practitioners from outside the hospital's service area. When reviewing recruitment alternatives, the goal of meeting the community's medical manpower needs will be considered. All physicians will strive to create and maintain a common culture within the group. This culture of PPA will represent a spirit of "collegial collaboration". PPA will be driven by the needs of the community and the interest of the patient, as determined by access, quality, cost and patient satisfaction. The interests of the group, CMC and individual physicians will be subordinate. Throughout the duration of their employment with PPA, physicians shall devote their professional time and attention and their best efforts, skill and ability to their position with the PPA. Decisions regarding which primary care or urgent care physicians and specialists will be invited to join the group will be made on the basis of quality of care, cost-effectiveness, professional coverage, economics and "fit with group culture". The behaviors of those associated with the PPA will reflect a continuing commitment to create an atmosphere in which primary care and urgent care physicians and specialists demonstrate respect for each other and an appreciation for the unique contributions that both make to patient care and the success of the organization. PPA physicians will be afforded opportunities for input into various business decisions related to or affecting the practice. Future members of the PPA will have the same rights, privileges and obligations as the initial members of the medical group with respect to the management and operation of the PPA With respect to the management and operation of the PPA, the PPA governing body will delegate certain responsibilities to the Chief Operating Officer. Within the governance and management structure, CMC will hold certain reserve powers. These powers include approval of fundamental changes in the subsidiary corporation (e.g. - structure, by-laws, etc.); approval of the PPA's strategic plan; approval of the PPA's annual business plan; approval and dismissal of board members; approval of the PPA's operating and capital budgets; the ability to commit the PPA contractually; the ability to infuse and/or take out cash; and approval of the compensation plan/methodology. PPA will maintain its tax-exempt status. The group will serve its charitable purpose by treating its pro rata share of the underserved populations in the Greater Manchester community. In developing physician compensation and benefits, the PPA will be guided by the need to be competitive and consistent with national and regional norms. The manner in which physicians are compensated will not be impacted by the third party payor mix represented by their panel of patients. The Physician's compensation shall not be determined in a manner that takes into account, directly or indirectly, the volume or value of referrals for designated health services made to CMC or any of its affiliates. The CMC trustees will annually approve the funds available for physician compensation based upon the annual business plan and operating budget and the overall contribution of the PPA to the CMC mission. The activity of the PPA physicians within the CMC system will be tracked and reported internally on a regular basis. The PPA will not incur any debt except pursuant to a business plan in accordance with approved guidelines, or as the CMC Board may authorize. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements, with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the essential functions of the job: Physical requirements include ability to bend body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist; bending the legs at knee to come to rest on knee or knees; bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine; extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction; standing for sustained periods of time; moving about on foot to accomplish tasks; using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward; downward, or outward; using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion; raising object from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to position;
picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm, applying pressure to and object with fingers and palm; perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of finger tips. Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word. Primary functions include activities in which incumbent must convey detailed or important spoken instruction to patients, families, physicians, staff and other employees. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication. Visual acuity sufficient for work which deals largely with visual inspection involving small anatomic or physiologic details, as well as the whole patient, and sufficient for preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, transcription, computer terminal operation, extensive reading and visual inspection involving small pmi/defects. Familiarity with continuous quality improvement strategies. Ability to travel to meetings and conferences which are held off site. Ability to plan and perform a wide variety of duties requiring knowledge of policies and procedures. Involves the exercise of judgment to work independently toward specific results, devising methods, modifying or adapting standard procedures to meet different conditions, making decisions for which there is little precedent. Ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force of body weight occasionally and /or up to 50 pounds of force frequently
and /or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Ability to demonstrate compassion and respect in relating to patients, families, visitors, physicians, and coworkers. Ability to communicate effectively and establish a cooperative, collaborative working environment. Ability to accept constructive feedback and initiate appropriate actions to correct situations. Willingness to identify and take action toward meeting own learning needs. OSHA RATING:
Category I (Exposure to blood borne pathogens) PHI ACCESS:
Complete WORK SCHEDULE
: A full time work schedule is equivalent to 32.5 patient contact hours per week.
Schedules may vary from based on meeting the scheduling requirements for Urgent Care. Qualifications QUALIFICATIONS:
- Graduate of an accredited school of medicine. Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine required (DO).
- Proven experience as a physician with strong understanding of examination methodologies and diagnostics including interpretation and evaluation of symptoms.
- Board Certified in INTERNAL MEDICAL/FAMILY MEDICINE, EMERGENCY MEDICINE, or Board Eligible with successful completion of boards within two (2) years.
- Current NH state license
- BLS Certification
- ACLS Certification
- PALS Certification