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Family Practice Physician – St. John’s Health – Jackson, WY

Job Description Summary:
To assess, maintain, and improve the individual and collective health status of individuals in communities served. Examines and treats members of family, regardless of age or sex. Ensures proper injury care and disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. Prescribes and administers medications, performs routine vaccinations, and provides advice regarding personal health and hygiene. Requests necessary tests and follow-up visits and refers patients to specialists, as necessary.

Essential Functions:
1. Provide quality, comprehensive health care within defined scope of practice

Provide continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family, encompassing all ages, sexes, organ systems, and every disease entity. Analyze records, reports, test results, or examination information to diagnose medical condition of patient. Prescribe or administer medication, therapy, diagnostic tests, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury. Provide and manage long-term, comprehensive medical care, including diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of diseases, for adult patients in office and SJH Living Center. Manage and treat common health problems, such as infections, influenza and pneumonia, as well as serious, chronic, and complex illnesses, for all ages.

Monitor patients’ conditions and progress and reevaluate treatments as necessary.

2. Collect, record, and maintain patient information

Collect, record, and maintain accurate patient information, such as medical history, reports, and examination results. Preserve patient and co-worker confidentiality and privacy. Maintain integrity of patient medical record.

3. Perform duties with compassion and a focus on safety

Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients. Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention. Adhere to a high degree to customer service. Treat all patients, staff, and providers with courtesy, dignity, respect, and professionalism. Foster a culture of patient safety within the clinic.

4. Collaborate with other providers

Refer patient to medical specialist or other practitioner when necessary. Advise surgeon of a patient’s risk status and recommend appropriate intervention to minimize risk. Provide consulting services to other doctors caring for patients with special or difficult problems. Keep abreast with developments in family practice/urgent care medicine.

5. Teamwork

Participate in department meetings, Medical Staff meetings, Medical Group meetings, and other physician leadership duties as assigned. Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, students, assistants, specialists, therapists, and other medical staff. Adhere to Medical Staff Bylaws the SJH Code of Conduct and policies.

Job Requirements:Minimum Education:
Required- Graduate from an accredited School of Medicine with a M.D. or D.O. degree.

Minimum Work Experience:
Required- Minimum of two years experience.

Preferred- Demonstrated leadership, teaching, evaluation and communication skills. Ability to motivate others at all professional and administrative level. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common journals, reports, and documents. Effective presentation skills

Required Licenses: Valid State of Wyoming Medical License. Certification from American Board of Family Medicine. Possess SJH Privileges. Valid DEA and Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy certificate.

Functional Demands:
Working Conditions: Medical office, hospital, operating rooms, exam room and other areas as required. Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, bio-hazards, and other conditions common to outpatient medical clinic. Frequent contact with a variety of people including patients, families, physicians, mid-levels, therapists, staff, administrators, vendors, community members, public.

Physical Requirements: Standing, sitting, walking, stooping, and twisting. May be required to help transfer patients. High levels of responsibility and heavy workload may generate stress.

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