Physician - Rheumatology

Employer
St. Charles Health System
Location
Bend, Oregon
Posted
Oct 02, 2021
Closes
Oct 02, 2022
Ref
2117064
Specialty
Rheumatology
Hours
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent
The SCMG Rheumatology clinic deals with the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases with arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles, and bones. This clinic sees patients impacted by many conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, and other autoimmune disease. The clinic works closely with other specialties within SCMG and hospital departments. The Rheumatology Clinic is in Bend, Oregon with a small presence in Redmond, OR.

POSITION OVERVIEW: 
The Rheumatologist will evaluate, treat and manage patients in our Rheumatology Clinic. The physician demonstrates an advanced level of medical knowledge, clinical/technical competence, solid clinical decision making and critical thinking skills, professional communication skills, timely and compliant documentation, and is responsible for personal and professional development and competency validation. Provides quality patient and family centered care as a member of the health care team in accordance with SCHS mission, philosophy, policies, and procedures.

Work schedule: The Rheumatologist will work a minimum of 40 hours per week.

Work location: The Rheumatologist primary work location will be the Rheumatology Clinic in Bend, Oregon. Other outreach locations may be added as patient and business needs dictate.

Hospital Consultation:  Physician will participate in clinic call, which is shared equally by all providers in the rheumatology clinic.

Clinical Expectations:  

  • Practice and role model excellence in the Rheumatology domains of diagnosis, aligning treatment goals to patient values, definitive treatment, supportive care treatment, follow-up care, promote good health and prevent illness.
  • Practice medicine within the scope of license, training and credentialing.  Cooperate with other SCHS physicians and caregivers to insure optimal patient care.
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate individual patient care while demonstrating expert knowledge of evidence-based, Rheumatology care.
  • Collaborate with other members of the family medicine care interdisciplinary team and referring providers to ensure a world-class patient experience.
  • Calculates dosages and administers medications accurately in accordance with SCHS policies and procedures for medication administration.
  • Document all patient care in the proper form and in a timely manner in compliance with hospital policies and regulatory agencies.
Administrative Expectations: 

  • Be familiar with the SCMG organization structure, communications systems and billing process, completing billing and coding documentation within time assigned by SCMG administration.
  • Keep all licenses and appropriate certifications current and unrestricted.
  • Increase understanding and collaboration throughout the medical community regarding Family Medicine care and services.
  • Documents within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) and completes other necessary documents.  
  • Document all patient care in the proper form and in a timely manner in compliance with hospital policies and regulatory agencies.
Behavioral Expectations:  

  • Participates in creating a healing environment that supports all aspects of the care environment and the wholeness of each individual, patient and caregiver.
  • Participates in creating intentional relationships, and put a high level of focus on attitudes and behaviors that enhance the care experience.
  • Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.
  • Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. 
  • Performs comprehensive histories and physical exams and identifies normal and abnormal findings, including physical, cognitive and psychosocial status.
  • Performs advanced procedures consistent with privileges and competency validation, including but not limited to: infusion, ultrasound, DEXA scans
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and diagnostic tests.
  • Develops pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment plans.
  • Monitors effectiveness of plan of care.
  • Educates patients and families on injuries and treatment plans.
  • Performs procedures as trained and appropriately credentialed.
  • Collaborates and/or consults with physicians and other health care providers as appropriate.
  • Educates, counsels, and assists patients and families regarding current health problems, health maintenance activities and preventive behaviors.
  • Documents reassessment and response to treatment to determine effectiveness of plan of care.
  • Performs routine bedside or clinical procedures.
  • Provides counseling and teaching, related to the management and prevention of disease, for patients and family members.
  • Serves as liaison with discharge planners or with other agencies providing post-hospital care; accurately completes patient discharge instructions and/or discharge summaries.
  • Provides emergency care, as required, according to basic life support and advances cardiac life support protocols. 
  • Practice of medicine within the scope of license, training and credentialing.  Cooperate with other SCHS physicians and caregivers to insure optimal patient care.
  • Calculates dosages and administers medications accurately in accordance with SCHS policies and procedures for medication administration.
  • Keep medical knowledge and skills current through regular CME activity.  Must attest to having obtained 60 hours of Category 1 continuing medical education (CME) relevant to the practitioner’s current medical practice over the prior two-year period of work.
  • Keep all licenses and appropriate certifications current and unrestricted.
  • Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the health system’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violations of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all health system’s investigations and proceedings.
EDUCATION

Required: 

  • Graduation from an accredited medical school.
  • Successful completion of an accredited residency program in rheumatology medicine
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION

Required:

  • Oregon license as MD/DO
  • Board certified or eligible in Rheumatology. To be board certified or qualified to sit for the boards in primary area of practice at the Hospital.  Those applicants who are not board certified at the time of application but who have completed their residency or fellowship training are required to become board certified within seven years of residency or fellowship training.
  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to meet SCHS driving requirements.
  • Maintain unrestricted DEA number.
  • Maintain unrestricted ability to participate in Medicare / Medicaid, or other federal or state governmental health care programs.
  • Current BLS and ACLS certification required. 
EXPERIENCE

Required: >2 years experience in hospital and outpatient practice environments providing care in Rheumatology Medicine

Preferred: Five years active practice in Rheumatology Medicine

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