Job Summary:

Provide holistic medical care services to patients and families served by the Health and Wellness Center.  Ensure that all patients receive proper treatment in a reasonable amount of time. Ensure that the provision of healthcare services takes place in an efficient professional environment. Contribute to accomplishment of the Tribe’s holistic health and wellness objectives for patients and families. Recommends and refers cases for peer review and care management.

Essential Functions:

  • Provides professional medical screening, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of medical clinic patients.Assesses physical, psychological and social needs of both patient and family.

  • Recognizes office medical emergencies and coordinates treatment including facilitating EMS transfer when necessary.

  • Provides routine medical care in the outpatient setting, including episodic care for acute medical problems as well as development and implementation of individual treatment plans for with chronic conditions.

  • Interprets lab, EKG, oxymetry, x-ray, and other studies and provide the patient with timely reports as to the findings, appropriate treatment, and options when available.

  • Prescribes both pharmacological agents and nonpharmacological therapy tailored to the individual patient's health care needs.

  • Promotes counseling services and initiates referrals when appropriate. Maintains dialogue with other health care professionals (dental, mental health, chemical dependency, etc.) to promote and facilitate comprehensive healthcare services.

  • Performs minor surgical/invasive procedures including but not limited to: vasectomy, fine needle aspiration of thyroid, fine needle aspiration or breast, arthrocentesis, lumbar puncture, skin-biopsy- both superficial and deep, mole/skin tag destruction, cryotherapy, circumcision, IUD insertion/removal, endocervical biopsy/endometrial biopsy, venipuncture, IV starts, and procedures covered in ACLS and PALS protocols under local anesthesia.

  • Makes appropriate outside referrals to other health professionals, agencies, and support groups within the financial guidelines of Contract Health Services and contracted insurance companies.

  • Participates in after-hours call system shared by other GRHWC medical providers.

  • Modifies plan of care with the patient/family to achieve optimal health in conjunction with established treatment protocols.

  • Participates and provides insight in conjunction with clinical wellness programs as determined by administrative team.

  • Provides public health education beyond patient visits which includes speaking at community events and writing for publications.

  • Meets or exceeds the minimum professional requirements for annual CME.

  • Serves as designated medical consultant to the Health Center Outpatient Chemical Dependency Program.

  • Reviews work of medical clinic staff as assigned by Clinical Director and provides guidance.

  • Provides medical guidance and training including preparedness training for office emergencies and disasters (in conjunction with the QI coordinator).

  • Participates as a member of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

  • Attends and participates in administrative meetings.

  • Participates in internal QA/QI activities within the Medical Clinic.

  • Maintains certification in ACLS and PALS.

  • Authorized to serve both eligible and non-eligible beneficiaries in an outreach capacity both on and off site.

  • Authorized to transport native and/or nonnative patients of the GRHWC in company or personal vehicles as necessary.

  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education, Experience, and Licenses:

  • Requires a M.D. or D.O. degree, and license in the State of Oregon.

  • Requires a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in practice, not including completion of required family practice residency.

  • OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Must maintain a valid Oregon driver’s license or obtain one upon hire, qualify for the Tribe’s vehicle insurance, and provide proof of personal vehicle insurance.

Qualifications, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • Must be certified by the American Board of Family Practice.

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

  • Must respect all others regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or income level.

  • Must be committed to providing comprehensive health care to the individual, family, and community.

  • Must possess a strong knowledge base of medical conditions and treatments.

  • Must be able to perform office procedures (including both invasive and non-invasive minor surgery).

  • Must be able to complete patient visits and documentation in a reasonable amount of time (as determined by team generated protocols).

  • When required, will need to obtain appropriate medical consultation.

  • Must maintain patient confidentiality at all times.

  • Adherences to the organization’s policies and procedures covering the privacy, access, and patient health information in compliance with Federal and state laws and the healthcare organization’s information privacy practices.

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Continually requires the ability to express or receive detailed information or important instructions through oral communication.

  • Continually requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Requires repetitive movement of wrists, hands and/or fingers.Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.

  • Continually requires the use of vision, specifically close vision, color identification and depth perception.

  • Occasionally requires hearing alarms.

  • Requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time, raising objects from a lower to a higher position and/or moving objects horizontally.

  • Occasionally requires lifting of up to 40 pounds.

  • Due to the nature of the interactions with other employees and the public we serve, employees may be required to provide documentation of, or receive, certain health vaccinations.

  • This position is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.

  • Continually required to wear plastic/latex gloves and safety shoes.

  • Continually required to handle soiled laundry.

  • Occasionally required to wear safety glasses.

  • Occasionally exposed to compressed gases and detergents.

  • May be called upon to serve as a Disaster Reservist during Emergencies, or when the Tribal Emergency Operations Center is opened.

  • Local travel is occasionally required. Travel outside of the state is infrequently required.

Background Check:

Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and may be subject to fingerprinting.