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General Practice

Staff Today, Inc

Tupper Lake, New York

Locum Tenens

Shift: 8:00am-4:30pm M-F 

Salary: $160,000-200000 DOE

Scope of Work:

The candidate for this position will be responsible for the acute and chronic medical conditions of adults with developmental disabilities; many of whom have behavioral problems and psychiatric illness.  Many of the people residing on the Sunmount Campus are forensically involved and live in a secure setting.


Maintaining a leadership role in patient advocacy.  This includes following Sunmount policies as they apply to medical issues, particularly the blood borne pathogen and infection control policies.


The Physician will be responsible for performing annual medical assessments and physical exams on assigned individuals, including the ordering and interpretation of routine diagnostic tests as required.


Due to the legal background of the individuals living on the Campus, the Physician will be responsible for the following:


  • Emergency evaluations of individuals and completion of certificates of retention are required when an individual requests release from the facility.  This type of situation occurs sporadically on an average of twice per month.


  • Flexibility of work schedule may be necessary to complete certificates of retention.


Illustrative Duties:


Provides a variety of general medical care and treatment services for assigned individuals.

  • Obtains, reviews, updates and records individual information, such as medical histories, test results, diagnoses, prescribed treatments, and individual responses.
  • Conducts physical examinations; orders, performs, and interprets diagnostic tests and procedures; determines and/or confirms diagnoses; and treats a variety of general medical conditions.
  • Prescribes and/or administers treatments, medications, therapies, vaccinations, and other medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury; conducts follow-up examinations and monitors individuals condition, modifying treatment as needed.
  • Collaborates with other health care professionals and disciplines to achieve treatment goals and objectives, and ensure continuity of care.
  • Explains and discusses procedures, test results, diagnoses, and prescribed treatments with individuals, families, and caregivers; and answer questions.
  • Refers individuals to other health care providers based on diagnostic and treatment needs.
  • Participates in discharge planning, and approves individual discharges.
  • Maintains medical documentation consistent with agency, State, and federal requirements.
  • Participates in the Campus Emergency Response Team.
  • Will be required to complete a variety of documents which require a physician’s review.


Supervises individual care activities, and prescribes, orders, and oversees the administration of treatments.

  • Consults with and advises other Clinical Physicians, medical providers, and health care disciplines on diagnoses and treatment plans; and reviews and approves treatment recommendations.
  • Provides clinical supervision, guidance, and training to other medical professionals, nursing, and direct care staff; and monitors the coordination and implementation of care.
  • Reviews individual records to confirm diagnoses, and/or ensure that treatments are appropriate for diagnoses and that records are properly maintained.
  • May assign individuals and individual care activities to other Clinical Physicians and/or medical providers; approve leave and track time and attendance; and complete performance evaluations.


Functions as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team, attends meetings, and serves on various committees and workgroups to improve individual services and outcomes.


Assists in the development, implementation, and revision of clinical policies and procedures.


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