The Primary Care Physician works with a team of health care staff to provide outpatient primary care services. The physician works as a part of a multidisciplinary team composed of the clinic manager, practitioners, medical assistants and health workers to provide comprehensive care.
CommuniCare Health Centers is a federally qualified health center providing comprehensive patient-centered primary care services including medical, dental, substance abuse treatment, mental health and outreach services to low income, multi-ethnic, uninsured and underinsured populations.
Full-time/40 hours per week. Evening hours may be required. Position is located at Salud Clinic in W. Sacramento, Hansen Family Health Center in Woodland or Davis Community Clinic in Davis.
CommuniCare Health Centers provides an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and life experience.
CommuniCare encourages people of all backgrounds to apply including, but not limited to, Black, indigenous, people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQI, people with disabilities, veterans, individuals of all ages and religions, as well as those who have experienced the criminal justice system.
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job, but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time with reasonable accommodation.
Serve as Primary Care Physician to a panel of patients. Patients (aged newborn to 90+ years) may present a wide variety of health problems requiring diagnosis and the selection and management of appropriate care. Such care would include, as necessary, admission to institutional care, referral to specialists, and the coordination of these and other types of care through diverse resources.
Coordinate and provide appropriate care by means of initial diagnosis and treatment, obtaining second opinions as necessary, consultation with referral specialists and follow?up of care to assess the results of the primary care, medication regimen and special treatment within the framework of integrated continuous care.
Record completely all patient visits, treatment, communication with patients, treatment, and consultation reports in the electronic medical record.
Participate in the CommuniCare Health Centers utilization review process.
Participate in the quality assurance program and collaborate on quality improvement activities.
Provide clinical supervision of nurse practitioner and physician assistant staff assigned to the clinic. Assist with training, supervising and evaluating clinic staff and volunteers.
Perform administrative tasks required by clinic licensure, hospital privileges, and funding agencies.
Assist in the general oversight of clinic operations to ensure effective health care, efficient working conditions, and client?focused services.
Coordinates with the Training and Volunteer Manager to meet volunteer needs of the program. Engages volunteers and/or students/residents to meet program needs; may include duties such as interviewing, selecting, supervising, training, and managing performance. Provides direct and timely performance and behavior feedback as necessary for volunteers and/or students/residents.
Attend meetings and perform other duties and projects as needed.
Education & Experience: Graduation from an accredited school of medicine, successful completion of a three-year accredited residency program and current California licensed, Board certified or Board eligible in Family Practice or Internal Medicine. Demonstrated commitment to high quality health care for low income populations. Demonstrated commitment to controlling outpatient and inpatient specialty and procedure costs.
Special Skills/Equipment: Bilingual Spanish / English preferred. Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients in the clinic practice including the principles of growth and development over the life span. Ability to assess data/information pertaining to patients’ age-specific needs. Ability to operate all clinical equipment. Effective communication skills and ability to encourage patient understanding of prevention practices and early diagnostic services. A valid California driver’s license, proof of insurance and personal transportation are required. Current certification in basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation is required. Experience with electronic health records and ability to use or learn to use eClinicalWorks. Current CPR certification required.
Physical Requirements and Work Environment: *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.
Requires a moderate to high level of mobility, dexterity, and flexibility in order to perform essential functions. The employee is occasionally required to walk, bend, reach with hands and arms, and to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time. Close vision is required. Work is performed in a typical clinic environment with moderate equipment noise. Occasional travel to other clinics and locations required. Ability to bend and move arms and hands in sufficient range of motion to complete physical assessment and type chart notes.
Internal Number: 1005
About CommuniCare Health Centers
CommuniCare Health Centers is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing comprehensive patient-centered primary care services including medical, dental, substance abuse treatment, behavioral health and outreach services to the low income, multi-ethnic, uninsured and underinsured in the communities we serve. Based on a recent employee engagement survey, 93% of CommuniCare employees believe they have opportunities at work to learn, to grow and to develop; and 94% of CommuniCare employees believe their skills and talents are effectively utilized.
CommuniCare offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, long-term and short-term disability, retirement with match, paid holidays, EAP, flexible spending account, critical illness and accident plans and a generous vacation and sick leave plan.