Family Practice Physician

Family Practice Physician                   

Department:
Health Services                                                                                   

Reports To:
Health Services Director, Bonnie Sanchez                                                      

FLSA Status:        
Exempt                                                           

TS Range:
DOQ    (eligible for certain loan repayments plans)

Opening Date:
January 19, 2018

Closing Date:
February 2, 2018                                                                                                                          

SUMMARY:
Practice medicine involving diagnostic, preventive, and therapeutic services to patients who visit the Squaxin Island Tribal Health Clinic.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Other duties may be assigned)

  • Serve as medical doctor at the Squaxin Island Tribal Health Clinic.
  • Evaluate, diagnose, and treat medical and surgical diseases and emergencies as credentialed and privileged.
  • Perform histories, physicals and direct the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients.
  • Make referrals to specialists as per Squaxin Island Tribal Health Clinic protocol and follow-up to assure quality care.
  • Provide on-site health education and counseling to patients.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Applicants must have demonstrated:

  • Ability to work productively and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Skill in providing diagnostic, preventive and/or therapeutic services to patients;
  • Ability to establish support and gain confidence of other staff, including physicians, nurses, members of the medical team, patients and health clinic staff;
  • Ability to communicate in writing, including maintaining patient medical records.
  • Ability to provide leadership.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Doctorate of Medicine, board certified in family practice or appropriate field. Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Washington. Experience and/or ability to work with Electronic Health Records System AND a minimum of two to four years experience in family practice or appropriate field is preferred. Experience working in Tribal Community is also desired.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.  Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

REASONING ABILITY:
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases.  Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee may occasionally be required to lift and /or move patients.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment is characteristic of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is performed in a health care setting, which requires the ability to cope with constant change in a potentially stress related environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

DRUG FREE WORKPLACE:
The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

BACKGROUND CHECK:
Must pass a WATCH and Tribal Court Background Check.

INDIAN PREFERENCE:
Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

CONTACT:
Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781.