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Internal Medicine - Physician

Company: Legacy Community Health System
Location: Houston
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

About:

Legacy Community Health is a premium, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides comprehensive community care by treating the entire patient while improving their overall wellness and quality of life. - As the largest FQHC in the state of Texas, with locations in the Greater Houston and surrounding areas including Beaumont and Baytown, we empower patients to lead better lives by promoting healthy behaviors and offering resources such as literacy classes, family planning services, and nutrition/weight management education.

Position Summary:

- The physician will be responsible for administering care to adult patients. Primary clinical responsibilities will include the evaluation, treatment, and management of patients. Requesting care for acute issues, which may also include screening for all chronic diseases. The physician will also supervise mid-level providers (Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants) involved in the care of adult patients.

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Benefits: -



* Mission-focused career impacting change and improving health outcomes for all patients

* Legacy is a proud participant of several loan repayment programs that may qualify you up to $180,000 in loan repayments. Below are the loan repayment programs available to you when working at Legacy:


* Nurse NHSC Loan Repayment Program

* National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Program

* Texas Physician Education Loan Repayment Program (PELRP)

* Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)







* - - - Paid vacation, sick time, and 403b retirement plan

* - - Health insurance, vision, and dental benefits

* - - Opportunities for leadership development and continuing medical education reimbursement

* - - Paid malpractice

* - - Opportunities for high levels of responsibility and rapid advancement

* - - Medical visit copays are waived when seeing a Legacy provider


Qualifications:



* Medical Doctor with current licensure.

* Providers shall obtain, maintain and participate in the Medicare and Medicaid Programs, workers' compensation, other federal and state reimbursement programs, and the payment plan of any commercial insurer, health maintenance organization, preferred provider organization, accountable health plan, and other health benefit program requested by Legacy.

* Ability to meet Legacy Community Health's EPIC proficiency requirements.


Responsibilities:



* Initiates an appropriate assessment of person health status, ranging from focused to comprehensive Identifying immediate needs which can be supported or the need for a referral for long term management.

* Performs physical examinations, performing and documenting a health history as evidenced by chart review and ability for others to understand patient needs.

* Consults with colleagues, specialists, and other health professionals as appropriate.

* Orders pertinent diagnostic tests and procedures to support recommended therapy.

* Supports obtaining or performs specimen collection for commonly performed blood, urine, and stool analyses and cultures.

* Interprets health information and establishes diagnoses consistent with the accumulated data and formulates treatment plan, ensuring timely provision of necessary health care services.

* Provides education and ensures understanding of members regarding the nature of the identified acute needs and further opportunities for evaluation and treatment.

* Participates in the supervision of mid-level providers, including Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants.

* Educates patients regarding health promotion and disease prevention.

* Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a team to facilitate the ability to meet goals and objectives, around timely, efficient care and highly reliable customer service.

* Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, specific job-related hazards.

* Maintains work area and equipment in condition required by Legacy standards.

* Follows Legacy's exposure control plans/blood-borne and airborne pathogens.

* Participates in routine environmental audits and communicates needs as appropriate.

* Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, procedures, and correct use of protective barrier equipment (Universal Precautions).

* Assures a safe environment by instituting appropriate control measures.

* Attends annual education programs.

* Perform other duties as assigned.

Keywords: Legacy Community Health System, Houston , Internal Medicine - Physician, Healthcare , Houston, Texas

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