Tacoma is a progressive city of 200,000 nestled between Seattle and the state capital of Olympia, offering the attractions of larger metropolitan areas with a hometown feel. Tacoma is located 32 miles south of Seattle, 31 miles north of our state capital, Olympia, and 18 miles south of Sea-Tac International Airport, on the shores of Commencement Bay, within pristine eyesight of Mount Rainier. World-class museums, hotels and theaters draw thousands to downtown Tacoma while the shores of the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier inspire outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy the mild climate and its excellent schools, universities, parks, festivals and regional shopping centers. Incumbent is a licensed physician having completed residency training in Family Practice and be board certified or board eligible in Family Practice. Performs the following duties: Provides medical services/procedures as appropriate to examine, diagnose, and treat infants, children, and adult patients within the scope of practice of a family physician. Conserves health of patients by application of diversified knowledge of preventive, diagnostic, and therapeutic medical and surgical procedures. Performs surgical procedures in emergencies and performs minor surgical procedures. Assesses the health status of patients through physical exam and developmental history taking. Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings on the physical assessment and history taking. Prescribes medications, as appropriate, in accordance with the hospital regulations and protocols. Orders lab and other tests as appropriate to evaluate patient's health status. Interprets the results of tests and follows up on abnormal reports. Prepares and documents appropriate history, physical examinations, and diagnosis. Maintains documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with hospital directives. Ensures that ail documentation is legible. Coordinates admission of patients to the hospital. Refers patients for specialized care when appropriate.
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