Carolina Health Centers, Inc. is a Federally Qualified Health Center. We are always seeking talented, high-performing individuals to join our team!
Currently, we are seeking a full-time, pediatric physician for Hometown Pediatrics located in Clinton, SC. (Inpatient and outpatient, 4 days per week.)
The objective of the staff physician position is to establish a comprehensive, community-based, family-centered, primary care program. The overall program will be designed to: a) improve access to a comprehensive range of high quality primary care services; and b) improve health outcomes through an integrated delivery model focusing on prevention and health maintenance, health education, and evidence based chronic disease management.
All employees of Carolina Health Centers, Inc. are expected to perform the duties of their job and behave in a manner consistent with the Corporate Philosophy which supports the values of: honesty, integrity, openness, the pursuit of individual and collective excellence, and unwavering mutual respect and appreciation.
In addition, this position requires:
-Graduate of an accredited Medical School -Completion of a family medicine residency in an accredited program
Licensure and Certification:
-Active South Carolina medical license -Board certified or Board eligible in Family Medicine
-Able to read, write, and communicate effectively orally and in writing -Great interpersonal and organizational skills -Proficient in use of computer and keyboard -Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships -Knowledge of HIPAA and ability to maintain confidentiality -Able to manage self and environment calmly and appropriately in stressful situations -Demonstrated clinical skill -Critical thinking, problem solving, and consensus building skills -Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner
-Required to talk and hear -Able to push, pull and reach, sit, stoop and stretch -Occasionally required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, or crouch -Have the hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity needed to operate a computer, telephone, copier, and medical equipment -Vision abilities required for this job include close vision with moderate exposure to a computer screen
The noise level in the work environment is moderate. Moderate to regular exposure of blood borne pathogens. Requirement for out-of-town and/or overnight travel is minimal.
Duties and Responsibilities:
-Develop a plan of care for each patient, including: Complete medical history, physical examination, diagnosis of the causes of injuries and illnesses, appropriate treatment and/or referral -Stress the importance of preventative medicine and utilizes all available resources, such as laboratory and radiologic testing as aids in diagnosing and confirming or denying the presence of disease -Practice medicine by caring for patients without discrimination as regards to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual preference, weight, handicap or income -Immunize and vaccinate patients against communicable diseases as recommended and required by the standard of care as it from time to time is updated -Confer with consulting physicians, nurses, patients and patients' relatives concerning treatment and care of patients, using good care and diligence as to confidentiality -Refer those cases which require specialist services, adhering to managed care contracts, principles, guidelines, using established and approved provider networks, and maintain responsibility for assuring that those services are required -Participate in practice development, quality assurance, peer review, and staff meetings/activities as deemed necessary by the CMO and/or the CEO -Cooperate and collaborate with other medical providers and support staff at the practice site to support effective communications and continuous improvement of the site’s clinical operation -Maintain accurate and concise documentation of all patient encounters on a timely basis, in such manner and form as determined by CHC, third party payers, federal funding and national accreditation agencies with which CHC has agreements and/or obligations -Provide services to a full patient panel, with a minimum of 1,500 active patients per provider FTE (Active patients shall be defined as those individuals who have had at least one completed medical encounter in the past two years. If the physician wishes to “close” practice to new patients, the minimum full panel of patients shall be attained, and agreement with the CMO and Chief Executive Officer must be obtained in writing) -Comply with the Federal Standards as outlined in the Bureau’s Provider Productivity Initiative Review (PPIR) as it pertains to the provider aspects of productivity/performance (In particular, for a full time physician: a minimum of 4,200 encounters per fiscal year [as established by Medicare], cost per medical encounter compliance under the federal threshold as calculated each fiscal year) -Provide coordinated and comprehensive patient care throughout all major life cycles (except in the case of a provider specialty that limits the practice to a specific age, gender, or patient type), in all applicable care settings, including but not limited to: ambulatory outpatient; consultation; assistance to other providers, including mentoring and supervision; community medicine, such as sports physicals or services performed as a “Good Samaritan”; and services as defined/required by hospitals for admitting privileges or by contracts/agreements, i.e., third party payers, in which CHC participates -Perform other duties and services which may benefit patients and members of the community, or who could be patients of CHC, or which facilitates the provision of services to patients of the Corporation -Adhere to and provides services in accordance with the: a) mission of the Corporation; b) established and accepted standards of care; c) any clinical protocols and operational guidelines established by the Corporation; and c) terms and conditions as set forth in the Federal Grant, accrediting and licensing bodies (i.e. credentialing) -Cooperate with the Department of Justice in the defense of claims (including access to all pertinent documents, patient information and records). Furthermore, as the department of Justice requires, cooperate in providing information related to all previous malpractice claims as permitted by law and court action -Collaborate with Administration in the development and implementation of practice-specific strategic and operational plans
Additional Salary Information: $1,200 for each year of experience post-training up to a maximum of 10 years; and any specified and agreed upon additions to the standard base salary. Paid in 26 equal bi-weekly payments over the term of the contract. Providers may be paid an alternate Income Guarantee (which is inclusive of base salary, post-graduate experience premium, call-pay, and earned RVU incentive compensation) in lieu of the Total Base Salary.
Internal Number: CHCPEDS
About CAROLINA HEALTH CENTERS, INC
Carolina Health Centers is a non-profit, community health center based in South Carolina. Since 1977, we have served Greenwood, and the six, surrounding counties known as the Lakelands. We are a multi-site organization with services in family medicine, pediatrics, migrant health, and pharmacy. We are seeking high-performing, enthusiastic providers to join our pediatrics team!