Endocrinologist / Internal Medicine Physician - Hartford, CT

East Hartford, CT 06108

Employment Type: Permanent Specialty: Endocrinology Job Number: 21126

Job Description


Responsible for providing coordinated and quality primary care services to patients utilizing the clinical services. Clinical services provided shall include routine, appropriate, acute and chronic disease care, ambulatory and gynecological care as assigned and as dictated by specific training certification and licensure. The Practitioner will be knowledgeable about agency and clinical policies, keep all patient information confidential, and shall assume responsibility for the development and realization of an individual ongoing care plan for all patients including the performance of selected procedures.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Perform comprehensive physical examination, and compile patient medical data including health history and results of physical examination. Orders or performs therapeutic procedures such as injections, immunizations, and basic wound care. Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems of daily living, and health maintenance.  Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care.   Gain competence in Electronic Medical Record System.  Billing submission at time of office visit.

 
  1. Full scope of adult endocrinology and primary care, including comfort in complex disease management of the elderly.
  2. Assures provision of primary health care to all Center patients including but not limited to:
  1. Establishing a database on patients by obtaining an appropriate health, developmental and psychosocial history, as well as thoroughly conducting a physical examination and ordering/performing and interpreting screening and diagnostic procedures and tests.
  2. Providing treatment according to accepted agency standards and protocols.
  3. Assisting in the management of referred and/or complex problems with other members of the agency and community health nurses, mental health workers, social workers, and other community resources.
  4. Performing therapeutic procedures such as injections, immunizations and basic wound care.
  5. Working in a collaborative and appropriate manner with other agency providers, clinical support staff, and administrative personnel.
  6. Recognizing and utilizing opportunities for health education for patients and families.
  7. Enter all patient visit information into Electronic Medical Record at time of visit.
  8. Satisfies all requirements of local hospital necessary to maintain admitting privileges.
  9. Provide night and weekend coverage in rotation with colleagues. 
  10. Provide coverage in health center during leaves of fellow staff in rotation with colleagues.
  11. Provide weekday telephone call up to five (5) weeknights a month
  12. Provide weekend call one in every six weekends, and holiday call once a year.
  1. Acts as a Supervising or Collaborating physician for Physician Assistants and Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, respectively.
  2. Demonstrates efforts to maintain and improve job specific competencies and incorporates new knowledge into practice.
  3. Acts in accordance with standing agency contractual agreements with health maintenance organizations, insurance plans, and other managed care organizations.
  4. Teaching and research opportunities through affiliated academic partners, including title and resources.
  5. Employee understands and agrees that she or he is responsible for participation, as appropriate, in the Center’ s risk management, quality assurance, performance improvement, and compliance programs and related management plans.
  6. Works jointly, as requested, with the Chief Executive Officer and/or Chief Medical Officer in areas of utilization management, data retrieval, and the establishment and/or revision of clinical policies and protocols.
  7. Maintains ongoing education through completion of required continuing medical education credits.
  8. Demonstrates knowledge and application of principles of fire safety, infection control, hazardous communication program, universal precautions and general safety.
  9. Assists other staff, when time permits, in the completion of their duties to assure smooth function of the office.
  10. Assists as requested in ongoing education efforts for on-site medical, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant students.
  11. Maintains target productivity standards as established by Center as influenced by infringing factors of access, practice load and complexity of problems seen.
  12. Works in coordination with other community agencies and providers to integrate patient objectives and strategies.
  13. Attendance at meetings required by clinic  and affiliated hospitals.
  14. Work with Board of Directors, Management and other providers on grants for funding.
  15. Reports any discrepancies, irregularities and/or violations involving clinical care, administrative procedure, billing issues or other Health Center protocols to their immediate supervisor and/or the Chief Medical Officer.
  16. Complies with all infection control policies and procedures outlined by the organization in accordance with professional, state, and federal guidelines.
  17. Other appropriate duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

 

Experience:
  • Experience in working with the LGBTQ community and hormone therapy preferred
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served. 
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. 
  • Ability to identify and categorize each patient’ s age specific grouping of needs, such as those for adolescent, adult, or geriatric patients.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collegial relationships with coworkers.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and resilience in response to changing clinical or administrative environments.
  • Ability to function in a calm manner during stressful and emergency situations.

 

Skills:
  • Experience in ambulatory primary care setting preferred
  • Experience performing therapeutic procedures
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Effective communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Listening skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Computer skills (Microsoft office suite)
  • Flexibility
  • Interest in serving low income-multicultural populations

 

Education:
  • MD or DO from an accredited medical school
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible
  • Connecticut Department of Health License
  • Federal and State Controlled Substance Licenses
  • State Narcotic Registration (CTPMP)
  • MAT Medication-Assisted Treatment) for Substance Use Disorders certified or willingness to certify as part of orientation.
  • BLS Certification

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