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Physician - Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan Indian Community

Location: Ketchikan, AK
Company: Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Hours: Full time
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Purpose

Ketchikan Indian Community (KIC) job descriptions are a management tool to help organize duties and provide employees with the employer’s expectations with regard to a specific job classification. The duties listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is a reasonable assignment for the position. This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Job Summary

Incumbent will provide direct acute primary health care services including diagnosis, treatment, referral, and follow-up to eligible patients. Stresses preventative measures to patients in avoiding health problems as well as necessity for compliance with prescribed treatment measures. Record accurate and complete medical records of all patient contacts, both inpatient and outpatient. In conjunction with other medical/pharmacy/dental staff, assist with development of the appropriate formulary for the clinic.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Provide patient care services by utilizing age appropriate procedures for all age groups. Examine and diagnosis individual’s health-related conditions presenting themselves for acute outpatient care. Determine when patient referral to specialized care or testing is required and work with administrative and clinical support to follow-up patient care. Educate patients in the nature of their health conditions and recommend therapies as well as the general promotion of health and prevention of disease. Maintain accurate and complete medical record of all patient contacts.

Establishes patient care goals by educating and counseling the patient, friends / family and reinforcing their understanding of disease, medications, and self-care skills. Provides emotional and psychological support to patients, friends and families throughout entire process

Audits patient / department records and performs quarterly peer review to maintain patient care service documentation. Monitors workload of function area, identifies peak / slack periods, and make operational or staff adjustment as necessary for patient service productivity.

Additional Job Duties:

  • Being accessible to staff for consultation as needed;
  • Maintain partnership with other medical organizations at local, state, and national level;
  • Recognize, identify, and resolve problems and issues without direct supervision;
  • Provide instruction to other employees of this or similar job classification in all aspects of procedure and technique relating to the duties required by this job description unless such instruction requires a specialized certification which the employee doing the training does not have;
  • Perform other related duties as directed by supervisor.

KIC COMPETENCIES

Cultural Competency: To be respectful and responsive to the health beliefs, practices, and cultural and linguistic needs of KIC Tribal Members. Developing cultural competence is an evolving, dynamic process that takes time and occurs along a continuum.

Commitment: To serve Tribal Members and set a high standard for yourself in your performance; strive for results and success; convey a sense of urgency and bring issues to closure; and stay persistent despite obstacles and opposition.

Customer Service: Meet/exceed the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; identify, understand, and monitor the needs of both internal and external customers, always talk and act with customers in mind; and recognize working colleagues as customers.

Effective Communication: Ensure important information is passed to those who need to know; convey necessary information with respect, clearly and effectively orally or in writing

Responsiveness and Accountability: Demonstrate a high level of conscientiousness; hold oneself personally responsible for one's own work; and do the required fair share of work.



Required Skills

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Knowledge in the general concepts, principles and practice of medicine;
  • Knowledge of AAAHC Accreditation requirements;
  • Knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA);
  • Skill to operate software programs;
  • Skills in conceptual thinking and orderly planning in the diagnosis treatment of patients;
  • Ability to exercise mature judgment in working with patients to allow for good communications and physician-patient relationships;
  • Ability to work effectively with physicians, nurses, supervisors, and ancillary staff;
  • Ability to perform consistently from day to day and under unusual stress;
  • Ability to analyze complex situations efficiently;
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and succinctly through oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to communicate professionally over the telephone and in person in a positive and clear manner;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, including telephone, computer operations and in-person visits simultaneously;
  • Ability to take verbal instruction and complete assigned project by established deadline;
  • Ability to be flexible in order to perform at the highest level as a team player;
  • Ability to utilize maximum degree of professionalism and diplomacy with those who may be experiencing a high degree of stress both mentally and/or physically (both patients and co-workers);
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and able to prioritize assignments;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all KIC operations and staff.

Physical Activities

Must be able to hear. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to use hands to finger, handle or operate objects tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; and taste or smell. Each of the listed activities also requires standing, sitting, walking, bending, and stooping, climbing on stools and ladders, and routinely being required to lift, pull, push, and manipulate equipment and patients.

Writing by hand and using a personal computer. Long hours in front of computer screen. Traveling occasionally to out-of-town meetings and functions.

Working Conditions

The environment involves the usual risks and stress of an office environment within a public service facility. The employee may be exposed to communicable diseases. Safety precautions for employees such as blood drawing for screening of various diseases such as hepatitis, required immunizations, etc. are necessary. The employee is occasionally subject to verbal abuse, threats, and physical violence from angry, hostile, or disgruntled patients and/or family members.

QUALIFICATIONS

Licensure

Incumbent must be licensed to practice medicine in any of the fifty (50) U.S. states, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico. Direct Tribal hire employee must have a permanent, full and unrestricted State of Alaska professional Physician license.

Possess current valid State of Alaska driver's license with a record acceptable to KIC’s Insurance carrier.

Education

Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Medicine of Osteopathy (DO), from a school in the United States approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant’s graduation.

Experience and/or Training

  • Post-licensure professional experience in the general practice of medicine;
  • Approved internship training;
  • Approved residency training;
  • Graduate-level study in an accredited medical school;
  • Post-licensure professional experience in a specialized area of practice;
  • Other advanced study or training (outside of medical school or hospital) creditable toward satisfaction of training program requirements for Board eligibility.



Required Experience


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Requirements

  • Knowledge in the general concepts, principles and practice of medicine;
  • Knowledge of AAAHC Accreditation requirements;
  • Knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA);
  • Skill to operate software programs;
  • Skills in conceptual thinking and orderly planning in the diagnosis treatment of patients;
  • Ability to exercise mature judgment in working with patients to allow for good communications and physician-patient relationships;
  • Ability to work effectively with physicians, nurses, supervisors, and ancillary staff;
  • Ability to perform consistently from day to day and under unusual stress;
  • Ability to analyze complex situations efficiently;
  • Ability to express oneself clearly and succinctly through oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to communicate professionally over the telephone and in person in a positive and clear manner;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, including telephone, computer operations and in-person visits simultaneously;
  • Ability to take verbal instruction and complete assigned project by established deadline;
  • Ability to be flexible in order to perform at the highest level as a team player;
  • Ability to utilize maximum degree of professionalism and diplomacy with those who may be experiencing a high degree of stress both mentally and/or physically (both patients and co-workers);
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and able to prioritize assignments;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all KIC operations and staff.

Physical Activities

Must be able to hear. Specific vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to use hands to finger, handle or operate objects tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; and taste or smell. Each of the listed activities also requires standing, sitting, walking, bending, and stooping, climbing on stools and ladders, and routinely being required to lift, pull, push, and manipulate equipment and patients.

Writing by hand and using a personal computer. Long hours in front of computer screen. Traveling occasionally to out-of-town meetings and functions.

Working Conditions

The environment involves the usual risks and stress of an office environment within a public service facility. The employee may be exposed to communicable diseases. Safety precautions for employees such as blood drawing for screening of various diseases such as hepatitis, required immunizations, etc. are necessary. The employee is occasionally subject to verbal abuse, threats, and physical violence from angry, hostile, or disgruntled patients and/or family members.

QUALIFICATIONS

Licensure

Incumbent must be licensed to practice medicine in any of the fifty (50) U.S. states, the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico. Direct Tribal hire employee must have a permanent, full and unrestricted State of Alaska professional Physician license.

Possess current valid State of Alaska driver's license with a record acceptable to KIC’s Insurance carrier.

Education

Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Medicine of Osteopathy (DO), from a school in the United States approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant’s graduation.

Experience and/or Training

  • Post-licensure professional experience in the general practice of medicine;
  • Approved internship training;
  • Approved residency training;
  • Graduate-level study in an accredited medical school;
  • Post-licensure professional experience in a specialized area of practice;
  • Other advanced study or training (outside of medical school or hospital) creditable toward satisfaction of training program requirements for Board eligibility.

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