The position of Physician involves the care of patients with a diagnosis in the area of the physician's specialty. This involves the evaluation and management of disorders and formal and informal educational activities. Provides direction to support personnel and provides for patient teaching and understanding of their disease process. Provides treatment and care of patients in the outpatient setting as well as in the inpatient/consult environment.
Essential FunctionsTo perform this job, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation.
Evaluates and treats patients with appropriate medical diagnostic and treatment skills. Coordinates discharge planning with Case Manager for admitted patients. Documents patient care performed, assessments made, and orders given. Recommends, participates in, and actively works to ensure the success of efforts to improve cost
effectiveness of care provided to patients throughout the organization. Accepts patient referrals from other physicians. Acts as admitting, attending and/or consulting physician for patients who require hospitalization for primary medical diagnoses, depending on needs of patients, medical staff and hospital. Participates in academic programs (e.g. medical education and research) as requested. Develops and oversees the patient care plan in connection with entire clinical care team. Works to ensure that patients receive the highest quality of care, in a timely, effective, service-oriented manner. Provides care in the context of promoting age- and culture-appropriate informed choices, shared decision-making, and the right to self-determination. Every effort has been made to make this job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties the incumbent will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position. This position description does not restrict the right of management to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities with and without notice.