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Requisition Number 16-0112
Post Date 1/30/2019
Title Family Practice Physician
City Lafayette
State CO
Description At CFH, our nationally-recognized healthcare model is designed to care for the whole patient. In doing this, we have integrated dental and behavioral health care into our medical clinics to create small but efficient care teams, or what we call ‘pods’. Each pod focuses on providing quality services to all CFH patients. As a member of the integrated care team, the Physician has an opportunity to partner with the other providers on the team to encourage and help patients receive the holistic support necessary to impact their overall health.

This job exists to: Provide high quality medical care that is culturally appropriate and prevention focused. Serves as a leader on the pod contributing to the smooth, efficient, operation of the pod, the site and the organization.

• Maintains a program of high quality, comprehensive health for the family, to include preventive medicine, behavioral sciences, and community health.
• Prepares and reviews medical histories and obtains data through interviews.
• Examines patients, formulates differential diagnostic plans, defines and orders required diagnostic testing. Interprets examination findings and test results, and implements treatment plans.
• Determines need for consultation and assists in medical care and treatment and consults other specialists as needed.
• Manages family practice inpatients, conducts rounds, and prescribes inpatient therapy. Participates in surgical, obstetrical, gynecological and critical care procedures according to training and demonstrated ability.
• Provides supportive and definitive care to patients with serious medical conditions with appropriate consultation, based on documented and demonstrated proficiency (e.g., applies planned care principles; practice variations from Clinica’s treatment protocols as appropriate; limitations of training/experience are respected).
• Assists in the revision of clinical practice guidelines and Scope of Practice when needed by bringing outdated practice protocols to the attention of the Clinic Medical Director, as well as any expected/actual changes of licensure.
• Expands and maintains rapport with the medical community in the service area (e.g., interacts appropriately with other medical personnel outside of Clinica; actively seeks to broaden our referral network).
• Appropriately communicates with health & human services agencies, local governments, and community organizations as needed.
• Provides responsive off-hours medical services physically or by phone when the clinic is closed, if applicable.
• Acquires and maintains hospital privileges at the local hospital when participating in the call pool is part of the physician’s FTE.
• Supports and teaches team members at the site. Teaches students enrolled in a relevant health profession training program.
• Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, and stays current with changes in this area.
• Provides Human Resources staff the needed documentation, paperwork, and signatures to complete credentialing and privileging (initial and biannual).
• Is respectful and responsive to staff and patients (is approachable by other staff, demonstrates good team work by offering and receiving feedback appropriately).
• Handles ongoing daily clinical work in a timely and thorough manner as outlined in the Provider manual (see Provider Manual).
• Exhibits positive leadership skills on and off the pod (actively striving to improve the patient and staff experience at Clinica).
• Collaborates well with teammates, both on a clinical level (e.g., seeks/provides guidance and feedback to supervised/supervising clinician) as well as on a managerial and administrative level (e.g., follows Clinica’s procedures around requesting/taking time off).
• Effective use of the electronic health record, registries and templates.

Clinica has been named as a Denver Post Top Workplace, a list of the best places to work in Colorado published by the Denver Post, for 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015! The evaluation for the Top Workplaces program is based upon feedback from an employee survey conducted by an independent agency. Our focus is to provide quality healthcare within a fun and progressive work environment.

CFH offers competitive compensation and benefits, generous PTO, paid holidays, CME, and flexible schedules. Full time and part time federal and state loan repayment is available to those who qualify.
Requirements Education / Experience
1. MD/DO, board certified/board eligible in Family Practice Medicine.
2. Valid license/DEA in jurisdiction of clinic, certification preferred.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:
1. One year of experience in ambulatory health care preferred
2. Sensitivity to low income, ethnic minority communities preferred
3. Entry level proficiency in the Spanish language required.
4. Computer proficiency – electronic health record experience preferred.
5. Ability to flourish in a team system.
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