Job ID: 289874395  |  Last Updated: 5/26/2020

Internal Medicine Physician

Employer
Indian Health Service
Location
Tuba, AZ
Applicant Contact
Human Resources Office

Job Description

Summary:
With a staff of over 900, TCRHCC is continuously challenged to meet the needs of a growing population, to keep pace with perpetual advances in medical knowledge and technology, and to deal with limited space very close quarters. We are bursting at the seams and looking toward the future with hopes and dreams of all new facilities, in order to always deliver the best healthcare the healthcare you deserve! LOCATION AND LIFESTYLE: Live and work on the beautiful Navajo Reservation, near national parks and forests, canyon country, ski area a day trip away The unique community of Tuba City offers a culturally rich environment and a rewarding career in an underserved area Easy drive to Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Snowbowl ski area, Las Vegas Easy access to hiking, biking, fishing, skiing Excellent work/life balance Very close, collaborative professional staff The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation is located in Northeast Arizona on the land known as the Colorado Plateau. This semi-desert landscape varies in elevation from 4,400 in the Little Colorado River Valley to nearly 7,000 feet at Preston Mesa. The unique community of Tuba City offers a culturally rich environment. The Native American tribes located and served here are the Navajo, Hopi, and Southern Paiute. This mixture along with Anglo, Hispanic, and African American employees of the hospital and school systems make a pleasantly diverse community. Send an email to tcrhcchr@tchealth.org for SALARY RANGE

Duties:
Serves as a Physician (Internist) at the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, Tuba City, Arizona, which involves performance of medical care services for adult patients in the hospital, clinic and designated health care facilities.
Primary assignments include providing comprehensive continuity health and medical care for adult patients. The health care provided primarily involves patients who have common internal ailments and disabilities where the courses of treatment are fairly well known. The scope of health care delivered is typically determined by the availability of facilities or by referrals for patients requiring more complete or specialized diagnostic or treatment services. Assumes responsibility for the diagnosis, prevention, continuity of care, and rehabilitation of adult patients. Typical, but not all-inclusive assignments include the following: 1. Conducts outpatient continuity clinics appropriate to the outpatient's underlying disease and treatment plan, including current symptoms. Reviews the patient's medication, diet, therapy course, adherence to management plan; modifies regimen as indicated. Appropriately instructs and counsels patients and family members as required. 2. Interviews and examines hospitalized patients, reviews past medical history, and requests and/or performs diagnostic tests and examinations deemed, necessary to obtain all possible information related to each case. Makes preliminary diagnosis, directs, prescribes or provides treatment, or arranges for specialized care or patient referral as required. Bases decisions upon information obtained, professional medical knowledge and skills and policies and procedures. Makes notes of observations to be incorporated into clinical records. Provides emergency care as required. Provides definitive management in all medical categories for cases that do not require referral. Gives care including prevention, health maintenance, early diagnosis, and treatment and follow-up services to patients under his/her care. 3. Prepares appropriate medical records for all patients seen to assure the accumulation and organization of all pertinent clinical data needed to provide comprehensive medical care. Dictates clinical reports and correspondence concerning patients under his/her care to physicians, hospitals and other individuals and facilities. 4. Refers patients to appropriate contracted medical or other government facilities, providing full clinical information for care and diagnostic procedures that cannot be adequately provided here. Coordinates and integrates information obtained into the ongoing Health Care Program at TCRHCC and assures the provision of timely follow-up care as required. 5. Works closely with allied health professionals (i.e., Community Health Nurse, Social Workers, Health Educator, etc.) to utilize and coordinate the services of other health care professionals in the management of the patient's medical, psychological and social problems. 6. Responsible for electronic health records data entry pertinent to patient service role.

Qualifications:
Education: A Medical Degree, MD or DO Completion of a three (3) year residency program in Internal Medicine. Board Eligible or Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Licensure: Must possess and maintain a current and unrestricted license to practice as a physician in any state within the United States, District of Columbia or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Credentialing: Additional credentialing/privileging qualifications required for membership to the Medical Staff. Other Skills and Abilities: A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers. All employment references must address and indicate success in each one of the following areas: Positive working relationships with others Possession of high ethical standards and no history of complaints Reliable and dependable; reports to work as scheduled without excessive absences. Excellent clinical skills and judgment.

Work Type: Permanent, Full

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