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Full Time Ambulatory Job HUNTSVILLE, AL
Full Time
Huntsville, AL
2022-6912
alarm 9 days ago
Employer Defense Health Agency

Job Description

SUPERVISORY PHYSICIAN:

As a Supervisory Physician you will : Serves as Chief, Department of Ambulatory Care, and works under the supervision of the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services (DCCS), who outlines policies and objectives. Incumbent exercises independent judgment in the medical treatment and management of patients within the Primary Care Clinics. Provides advisory services that have considerable significance within the clinics. Incumbent works independently IAW methods and practices of the medical profession and established administrative policies as an expert in the field of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, and/or Pediatrics, based upon certification. Serves as a supervisory physician based upon appropriate certification for infants, pediatrics, adolescents and adult patients who have both acute and chronic illnesses and conditions covering the entire spectrum of medicine, including general and subspecialty surgical, gynecologic, psychiatric, occupational, and other illnesses and conditions (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, etc.) Sees patients, takes histories, performs physical exams, orders lab tests, diagnoses and treats all of the above type illnesses, refers as appropriate to specialty/subspecialty care. Follows full care of all patients and insures return from consultant. Refers patients to specialty clinics or consults to admit patients to the hospital when appropriate. Monitors and manages care for patients as they move through the system to ensure cost-effective care. Takes ownership and responsibility for care of assigned panel of patients. The panel size of patients is determined by higher headquarters empanelment guidelines. Provides first contact, continuous, comprehensive primary care for infants, children, youth, and adults according to current standards of care, the Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model of care, and Army policy and relevant regulations. Leads a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare professionals who collectively take responsibility for the ongoing care of patients. Coordinates and/or integrates care across all elements of the healthcare system (e.g., subspecialty care, hospitals, home health agencies, nursing homes) and the patient's community (e.g., family, public and private community-based services). Completes required records pertaining to all medical services provided in accordance with specified procedures and regulations.