Under the supervision of the Medical Director, the Physician will provide primary
care to patients. This position will deliver the highest standard of medical care;
maintains compliance with all regulatory and professional guidelines; observes
medical staff policies, and procedures
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides medical care to patients within the scope of his/her licensure and in
accordance with community standards of care.
Observes and executes medical protocols, policies and procedures in
compliance with AAAHC standards.
Provides feedback and collaborative approaches to ensure Continuous
Quality Improvement. Supports implementation the organization’s Quality
Maintains compliance with all aspects of regulatory and funding requirements
including, but not limited to OSHA, CLIA, Title 22, insurance agencies, etc.
Ability to work a flexible schedule may be required based on need.
Other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: Minimum of two years community based medical
practice and in health care delivery and clinical systems. MD or DO degree with a
California license to practice and board certification in Family Practice or Internal
Medicine. Must possess current CPR and ACLS certification and DEA
registration. Must be sensitive to Native American culture and values. Thorough
knowledge of principles and practices of modern medicine related to public
health services; structure and functions of public health organizations. General
knowledge of state and federal laws pertaining to public health. Familiarity with
managed care systems.
License: A valid California driver’s license will be required at the time of
appointment and must be maintained throughout employment. Applicant must
be insurable under SIHC vehicle insurance policy at the time of hire and
Certifications and/or licenses appropriate to the positions required education and
profession must also be valid and maintained.
Character: Applicants must have a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness.
Must be responsible and able to exercise good judgment, accept administrative
supervision, pay attention to detail, follow instructions, including the ability to
interact effectively and communicate with people in a professional and courteous
manner. Must be highly confidential and work as a team with other staff.
Applicant should be sensitive to client’s needs.
Skills: Strong supervisory, leadership, team building, interpersonal, and
organizational skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective peer relationships
with coworkers within the Medical Department, clinic-wide, and the public. Must
be able to express ideas clearly, concisely, address audiences effectively, and
exercise balanced judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions.
Willing to be part of a team and cooperate in accomplishing department goals
and objectives. Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, take initiative, be proactive,
and function in a rapidly changing environment. Ability to work with people of all
social and ethnic backgrounds and to resolve conflicts, negotiate situations, and
Physical and Personal Requirements: Normal clinic/office environment. Sit or
stand for long periods of time. Reach, bend, climb, stoop, lift up to 25 lbs.
repetitive hand movement; use and view PC. Reliable transportation and car
insurance as required by the state. Travel as needed.
Other: Applicants must successfully pass a pre-screening, including a tuberculin
skin test or x-ray and a blood/urine drug screening test. Health must be
adequate to perform all duties of the position. Applicant must complete SIHC
Application and Authorization Form, both must be submitted to Human
Resources prior to the close date indicated.
INDIAN PREFERENCE: In the filling of any SIHC job vacancy, preference may
be given to qualified Native American Indians, pursuant to the Indian Preference
Hiring Act, 25 USC 472, unless other laws require the filling of a vacancy without
regard to Indian preference (e.g. Public Law (P.L.) 94-437, “Indian Health Care
Improvement Act (IHCIA). To receive Indian preference for any SIHC position,
the applicant must be enrolled, or be eligible for enrollment, as an American
Indian with their Tribe, or must be certified as an American Indian from the
designated Tribal Representative. Applicants claiming Indian preference must
attach verification of their claim to the SIHC application, including Certification of
form BIA-4432, which is available from the SIHC Human Resources Department.
If verification is not or cannot be verified, the applicant will not receive Indian
preference for purposes of the interview.
Additional Salary Information: Excellent Benefits package, eligibility to apply for Federal Loan repayments.
Internal Number: SIHC MD
About Southern Indian Health Council
Southern Indian Health Council, Inc. (SIHC) in Alpine, CA is committed to protecting and improving the physical, mental, and spiritual health of our American Indian community. We provide a comprehensive range of professional health care and social services in a manner respectful of Indian values and traditions. Our dedicated staff takes pride in our quality-minded, coordinated approach to personalized care. All services are tailored to be client-friendly, affordable, and easily accessible - with an emphasis on prevention, early detection, and wellness.