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- Medical school graduate
- Experience in Family Practice, Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine or Public Health preferred (Board Certification)
- Current licensure as a Physician within the state
- Current CPR Certification
- Current DEA number
- Reports to assigned facility at designated hour to examine referred patients.
- Conducts on-site sick call and chronic care clinics, as established by Medical Director.
- Review and countersigns therapeutic orders and corresponding progress notes of patients seen by the P.A./ARNP, if applicable, ensuring they are appropriate and effective.
- Visits the infirmary daily when on-site and records encounters in the patient's progress notes, as applicable.
- Ensures progress note documentation is in SOAP format, problem oriented, corresponds to the therapeutic order and is dated, timed and legible.
- Responds to a code or health emergency within standard guidelines.
- Ensures all verbal or telephone orders are countersigned within one business day, if possible.
- Adheres to the established formulary for therapeutic regimens before utilizing non-formulary procedures.
- Makes pertinent observations and draws logical conclusions, which validate need for non-formulary drug, which is recorded on non-formulary form and submitted to the Medical Director for approval.
- Utilizes available in-house resource personnel for treatment or resolution of identified problems before utilizing off-site referral, if possible.
- Provides emergency treatment on-site and responds appropriately in urgent or emergency situations.
- Demonstrates proper technique for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and related drug therapy.
- Supports standards of medical care through adherence to existing policies and procedures for: admission to the infirmary (when available), transfer to emergency room and utilization review process for specialty consultant referrals.
- Supervises care given by other professional or non-professional personnel providing instructions as needed.
- Reports any doubts or questions regarding the lack of appropriate referrals, nursing or medical intervention necessary for the realization of established patient goals to the Medical Director for disposition.
- Utilizes Universal or Standard Precautions at all times.
- Prescribes a planned regimen of total patient care, which is adequate, problem-oriented and appropriate to the needs of the patient.
- Keeps patient information confidential and respects patients' rights to privacy in accordance with accepted confidentiality practices for incarcerated individuals.
- Provides input into facility mandatory committees such as P&T and Medical Audit Committee as requested by DON and H.S.A.
- Must maintain privileges as a member of the The Company Medical Staff Organization.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.
- Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
- Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
- Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.
- Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.
- Post orders, if applicable, per site contract.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer