Provide medical care related to pregnancy or childbirth and diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases of women, particularly those affecting the reproductive system. May also provide general medical care to women.Essential Functions
- Obtains complete medical history and physical data on patients.
- Interprets and integrates data to determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures as needed.
- Performs a complete physical exam and records findings. Collaborates with providers in managing acute and long-term medical needs of patients.
- Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic procedures.
- Synthesizes data to determine diagnosis and therapeutic plan utilizing principles of prevention.
- Administers medications and injections. Sutures minor lacerations.
- Interviews and advises patients regarding health and illness prevention. Recommends community resources to meet patient and family needs.
- Instructs patients and family regarding medications and treatment instructions. Provides patient education.
- Maintains and reviews patient records, charts, and other pertinent information. Posts tests and examination results. Notes need to be co-signed by physician.
- Triages patient telephone calls and provides consultation.
- Manages medical and surgical emergencies.
- Provides monitoring and continuity of care between visits.
- Have a working knowledge of ICD9, CPT and HCPCS coding and managed care, and be available for training as necessary.
- Attends required meetings and participates in committees/pilot projects as requested.
- Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional affiliations.
- Follows the Legacy guidelines related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), designed to prevent or detect unauthorized disclosure of Protected Health Information (PHI).
- Maintains strict confidentiality.
- Uses oral and written communication skills to effectively convey ideas in a clear, positive manner that is consistent with the LEGACY Mission.
- Maintains established Legacy
- Participates in the Performance Improvement Program
Definitions of Age Specific Groups:
- Neonate: Birth – 24 months
- Child: 2-12 years
- Adolescent: 13-17 years
- Adult: 18-64 years
- Geriatric: 65 years and
** Medical Doctorate with current licensure in the state of Texas.
Work Experience Requirements
- Previous experience in a hospital and/or clinic setting
- Minimum of three years’ experience preferred. Expertise in high-risk pregnancy and minimally invasive gynecological procedures is preferred.
- Frequently required to sit; occasionally required to stand and walk.
- Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.
- Frequently required to talk or hear.
- Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
- Occasionally required to bend, twist or climb.
- Moderate concentration/intensity, which includes prolonged mental effort with limited opportunity for breaks.
- Normal memory, taking into consideration the amount and type of information.
- Moderate level of complexity for decision making.
- Normal time pressure of decision making.
All Legacy leadership staff are required to follow and uphold Legacy’s Mission, Vision, and Values, Behavioral Standards, Legacy’s Policies and Procedures, The Code of Conduct and The Code of Ethics and Compliance Plan. In addition, the following competencies are expectations for all employees:
Courteous – Employee is courteous in interactions with customers, which include patients/residents, physicians, fellow-employees and our community.
Respectful and Confidential – Employee respects the rights of privacy of our patients/residents and co-workers.
Ensures cultural differences are respected. Refrains from disruptive and disrespectful behavior which may include, but is not limited to:
- Obstruction of the operation of Legacy
- Interference with the ability of others to do their jobs
- Creation of a “disruptive work environment” for Legacy staff (including volunteers), or medical staff
- Conduct adversely affecting or impacting the community’s confidence in the Legacy’s ability to provide quality care
- Attacks (verbal or physical) leveled at any member of Legacy staff, medical staff, patients/residents or patients/residents’ families that are personal or beyond the bounds of fair professional conduct
- Inappropriate comments or illustrations made in patient medical records or other official documents impugning the quality of care at Legacy, or attacking specific physicians, or Legacy staff
- Non-constructive criticism addressed to the recipient in such a way as to intimidate, undermine confidence, belittle or to suggest stupidity or incompetence.
- Disruptive and disrespectful behavior includes statements that are generated verbally, in writing or electronically in any form including e-mail, text messages, social network sites and blogs.
Responsive – Employee responds quickly, graciously and appropriately to customer needs.
Gratitude and Attitude: Employee’s behavior shows that he/she believes that each of us controls our own attitude and that what is important is not so much as what happens to us, but how we choose to react to it.
Pride, Ownership and Image: Employee accepts all the rights and responsibilities of being a part of the Legacy family.
Communication- Employee is personally accountable for positive communication with the customer-patients/residents, family members and co-workers.
Teamwork- Employee contributes positively to the Legacy team and is committed to treating coworkers with courtesy, honesty and respect. Employee abides the Attendance Policy. Employee has team pride in the purpose of our work –our patients/residents.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to handle frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
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