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Pediatrician

Posted: 09/18/2022

At White House Clinics, we do health care differently.  Our multi-disciplinary care teams incorporate the expertise of medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, and care navigation professionals to provide patients with comprehensive care designed to help them achieve their health goals.  While our work is fast-paced, our teams enjoy being able to work collaboratively to support patients.
 
White House Clinics employees enjoy a competitive wage and robust benefit package including:
  • Employer Paid Health, Life & Disability Insurance
  • 4 Weeks of PTO
  • Retirement Plan
  • 7 Paid Holidays
Many employees work alternative work schedules which allow them a day off during the week. 
 
At White House Clinics, we believe in providing our employees with opportunity for both personal and professional growth in a challenging and rewarding work environment.  We recognize the contributions that each person makes to the team and value each person’s input as we work to deliver outstanding patient care. 
 
In the need to protect our staff and patients, White House Clinics is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. 
 
Physician

PRIMARY FUNCTION

The Physician is responsible for the delivery of patient care services, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning and coordination, monitoring, and evaluation of medical care to individual patients. 

PRINCIPLE DUTIES:
  • Provides direct physician services to patients including examination, diagnosis, treatment planning and coordination, and evaluation of progress.  Reviews and follows up on all reports of ancillary services provided to patients.
  • Provides outpatient, inpatient and extended care services to patients.
  • Arranges for appropriate coverage of his/her patients when unavailable.
  • Uses SOAP format for recording patient contacts and maintains problem-oriented clinical records.  Keeps records that are adequately detailed, truthful, clear and accurate to allow good continuity of patient care and accurate billing (coding of diagnoses, services provided, and charges).  The physician’s clinical notations should facilitate another provider’s assuming follow-up care.  Assures a summary of services given, generally referred to as “health maintenance”, is kept up-to-date in individual patient records.  Notations should be completed on the day that services are provided.  Dictated notes should be read, corrected and signed or initialed by the provider in accordance with clinic protocol.
  • Provides billing information relative to all billable services, i.e., completed encounter forms and hospital charge sheets.
  • Demonstrates appropriate work habits which include:
    • Arriving on time for clinical sessions and/or meetings – unless detained by an emergency.
    • Communicates appropriately with patients and other providers and returns patient/provider phone calls as promptly as possible:
    • Utilizing appropriate infection control measures;
    • Maintaining appropriate patient confidentiality.
  • Shares call coverage for Health Help patients.  Shares hospital call coverage to meet hospital active staff requirements.
  • Cooperates in promoting the team concept of health care delivery.  Available for phone consultation for Health Help’s mid-level and ancillary staff as needed.
  • Maintains Kentucky and specialty specific requirements of approved continuing medical education and secures Clinic Director’s approval of CE reimbursed by Health Help within defined benefit parameters.
  • Collaborate with Medical Director and other provider staff members in development and periodic updating of standards of care, principles of practice, standing orders and/or clinical protocols (including those governing mid-level providers).
  • As requested, participates with professional and allied health training programs in student and resident rotations.
  • Assists in recruitment and orientation of new staff.
  • Assists in health care planning.  Maintains familiarity with Health Help’s mission, goals, and objectives and works with Medical Director and staff to assure these are met.  Helps assure clinic productivity, efficiency and financial objectives are met.
  • As assigned, attends meetings or makes presentations to community groups, associations or other health organizations as Health Help’s representative.
  • Attends Health Help staff meetings as requested.
  • Maintains unrestricted Kentucky Medical License, DEA certification, and privileges to appropriate hospitals and long-term care facilities.
  • Performs related work and responsibilities as assigned.
  • Participates in fulfilling Health Help’s mission in meeting the health needs of the community.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimum Education: Board Certified/Board Eligible M.D.; D.O.
  • Qualifications
    • Provide superior customer service to all patients, external customers (office staff of other offices, hospital, community agencies, etc.), and co-workers.  Serves as an ambassador of the White House Clinics in all conversations and interactions with these parties.
    • Acknowledges that White House Clinics strive to be a patient-centered medical home and, as such, prescribe to team-based delivery of primary care services.  Recognizes that the completion of the above listed duties illustrates the employee's role in aforementioned team-based care and accepts responsibility for being an active member of the team, including identification of quality improvement opportunities.
    • Maintains personal compliance with all White House Clinic policies and procedures (OSHA, HIPAA, Standing Orders, etc.)
    • Assists with other duties or in other departments as instructed by supervisor.
    • Cooperate fully with all aspects of Corporate Compliance Plan.
    • Participates in all safety programs which may include assignment to an emergency response team.

ORGANIZATIONAL EXPECTATIONS
  • Professionalism
    • Maintain competency and knowledge of current standards of practices, protocols, and procedures of the position, department, and applicable professional standards. Complies with organizational and regulatory policies for handling confidential patient information. Adheres to professional standards, clinic policies and procedures (OSHA, HIPPA, Standing Orders, etc.), federal, state, and local requirements, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Inspector General (OIG), etc. Cooperates fully with all aspects of Corporate Compliance Plan and Standard of Conduct. Participates in all safety programs which may include assignment to an emergency response team.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Accountable to the Medical Director, and ultimately the Executive Director

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: None

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Position requires a variety of physically and mentally demanding activities.  Require full use of eyes, ears, and hands.  Sitting, some bending, stooping, stretching and lifting (generally not in excess of 75 pounds at a time).  Ability to prepare written reports, and use of telephone equipment.  Manual dexterity required to perform some duties and medical/surgical procedures.

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
A position exempt from wage and hour laws; requires hours in excess of 40 per week including night, weekend, and holiday work from time to time.  Work is performed in health care environments including, medical office, hospital and nursing home with exposure to communicable diseases.  Position may include possible exposure to aggressive or violent patients, and requires the ability to work under stressful conditions, often for long periods of time.

EVALUATION                                                                                                                   
Physician is evaluated annually by the Medical Director with input from the Executive Director and other staff as appropriate.  Degree of compliance with this Job Description and criteria noted in the employment agreement will be a major aspect of the evaluation.

The above information is intended to describe the most important aspects of the job. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required in order to perform the work. The health center reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the business need arises. Additionally, this job description is not intended as an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and the Center continues to maintain its status as an at-will employer.

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