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Primary Care: Internal Medicine or Family Medicine in private clinic in sunny San Diego

Employer
Wave Wellness, San Diego
Location
San Diego, California
Salary
240,000-275,000/yr, full malpractice, CME, licensing paid
Closing date
Apr 15, 2024

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WAVE WELLNESS, INC is an independent medical practice exclusively dedicated to delivering compassionate, effective, highly personalized and holistic healthcare to the San Diego North County community.

WAVE WELLNESS is seeking a Primary Care Physician to join our healthcare team in beautiful North San Diego, 10 minutes from the beach. In this role, the physician will be responsible for providing holistic medical care to patients while working both independently and if necessary, collaboratively with other members of the patient's health care team. This position requires strong diagnostic, assessment, and treatment skills as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a desire to treat patients in a holistic manner that takes into account both traditional Western medicine as well as other treatment options into consideration, specifically mental wellness, physical therapy, acupuncture, meditation, etc. An emphasis on patient-centered care with a high-touch/concierge-like approach is the goal of how care is delivered. Willingness to work independently in a smaller private clinic setting is a must.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Wave Wellness physicians will approach the patient in a holistic fashion, with emphasis on preventing future disease but with a confident approach to acute and chronic existing disease. This role provides primary health care, second opinion, episodic, and preventive care to patients.
  • Examine and diagnose patients, order appropriate diagnostic tests, and prescribe medications to adults over the age of 18. Clinic makeup is approximately 50% Medicare, 50% private insurance, no Medicaid
  • Light on call (phone triage) duty expected, no ER or hospital inpatient work required
  • Hours of operation are 8-5pm Monday through Friday where physician will be available to see patients
  • Average time scheduled shall be 15-20 minutes for patient return visits and 40 minutes for consultations or complex patients as determined by physician and Wave Wellness. Max ~20 patients per day.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Comfortable with change and willingness to work in a non-traditional practice model where patients have a primary care physician in place but may need additional care or support in between appointments
  • Acts as a patient advocate for patients and family members in times of crisis and is proactive in assisting patients find care as needed.
  • Focuses on quality of care and the patient experience including timeliness and effective communication.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work well with other providers in a small group setting
  • Educates patients and families about health issues, disease prevention, and medical treatment options as well as non-traditional approaches to treatment
  • Provides "second opinion" service for patients who have primary care physicians and are seeking to understand their health care better or to discuss further options for treatment
  • Communicates with family members during appointment time or other healthcare providers to coordinate quality patient care
  • Keeps concise but thorough, timely medical records (AthenaHealth EMR)

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Unrestricted medical license to practice in the state of California by May 1, 2024
  • MD degree only, no DO
  • 3 years of experience as a primary care physician is preferred
  • Board certification in family medicine or internal medicine
  • Knowledge of medical and diagnostic treatment and procedures
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills with full command of the English language
  • Personal and professional integrity and enthusiasm for healing
  • Maintains the strictest confidentiality
  • Is willing to work in small clinic setting, excited about building patient volume and helping shape this unique new practice model within an experienced group 

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