Physician

Multnomah County Health Department | Portland, OR, United States

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Posted Date 10/06/2021
Description

Current employees: Please apply through the employee portal to be considered for this opportunity.

Pay Range:

$7,887.36 - $10,291.19 Semimonthly

Department:

Health Department

Job Type:

Regular Represented

Exemption Status:

United States of America (Exempt)

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):


The Opportunity:

The Physician provides professional, comprehensive primary medical care and treatment services with an emphasis on prevention of disease and promotion of health. Establishes a therapeutic relationship with a diversity of patients, including refugees and low-income population groups. Creates a work culture of respect, trust and understanding for the highly diverse populations the Health Department serves in the office and in the community.

As the Physician, you will:

  • Diagnose and treat acute and chronic medical conditions according to scope of practice to include conducting a comprehensive health assessment of the patient's medical history by conducting physical exams, ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, devising a course of treatment, discussing alternative treatment, risk and benefits of treatment, prescribing and monitoring medications, appropriate counseling of patient and reassessment of the patient at appropriate intervals.
  • Utilize panel based information technology tools to prioritize and direct proactive care for patients assigned to provider panels including preventive health screening and chronic disease care management.
  • Follow-up on utilization issues (ED, hospital admissions).
  • Maintain training on new or updated systems and processes to support patient health maintenance or improvement, and quality of health delivery.
  • Establish need for specialty and rehabilitative services and make appropriate referrals.
  • Assess and counsel patients regarding preventive care needs; deliver services or make appropriate referrals.
  • Determine need/schedule for high risk referrals. Referrals to external/non Health Department providers or resources will entail detailed EHR and chart notes to document reason and medical necessity or benefit for the referred event.
  • Provide clinical consultation to Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, nurses and support staff. Prioritize and direct activities of the care team. Coordinates with Behavioral Health providers to effectively integrate care for overall patient health and experience. Provides coverage for clinical colleagues in their absence.
  • Participate at clinic, department, county level and beyond for conferences, committees, and related events to share and gain information and input into improved and modernized public health processes and standards.
  • Complete patient documentation and manage electronic in-basket according to established policies and procedures. Tag records for follow-up, consultation or verification to ensure all appropriate details and events are recorded for full record and shared process with team and Behavioral Health staff. Enter encounter and event codes for correct billing for internal and external medical billing events to minimize error or need for follow-up, clarification or correction.

Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. As a Health Department employee you will create a work culture of respect, trust and understanding for the highly diverse populations the Health Department serves in the office and in the community. Every employee shares the responsibility for promptly bringing to the County's attention conduct that interferes with providing a work environment free of illegal discrimination and harassment.

TO QUALIFY:

We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item in a section is labeled required. For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process.

Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills*:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be as noted below. All non-traditional education, training and experience will be evaluated.

Education/Training/Experience:

  • Graduation from an accredited school of Medicine AND
  • One (1) year residency in a primary care setting

Certification:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate and valid license to practice medicine in the State of Oregon and ability to obtain credentialing approval
  • CPR Certification

Preferred Qualifications/ Transferable Skills*: You do not need to have the following preferred qualifications/ transferable skills to qualify. However, keep in mind we may consider some or all of the following when identifying the most qualified candidates. Please clearly explain on your application how you meet any of the following preferred qualifications/transferable skills.

*Transferable skills: Your transferable skills are any skills you have gained through education, work experience (including the military) or life experiences that are relevant for this position. Be sure to describe any transferable skills on your application and clearly explain how they apply to this position.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:

  • To protect the health of the community and employees, Multnomah County requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exception by October 18, 2021 as a qualification of employment.
  • The rule applies to all employees, as allowable by law. Candidates who receive an offer of County employment must provide proof of vaccination upon hire or submit an exception request prior to their start date.

SCREENING AND EVALUATION:

The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

  • Initial review of application/ resume and cover letter for minimum qualifications and all required attachments. If you do not address the minimum qualifications in the application, your application will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the recruitment process.
  • Supplemental questions
  • Phone screen
  • Oral exam
  • Consideration of top candidates
  • Background, reference, and education checks

Required:

The Application Packet: You must submit all requested items below. Failure to do so will be deemed as an incomplete application.

1. An application/ resume demonstrating you meet minimum qualifications, AND

2. A cover letter addressing:

  • Why you are interested in the position, AND
  • How your skills, training and experience meet the required minimum qualifications for this position.

Note: Please be mindful of checking your email inbox for messages from the Recruiter as you may be emailed requesting additional information. If a response is not received in a timely manner your application may not be considered.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

Type of Position: This position is not eligible for overtime.

Type: Represented

FLSA: Exempt


Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

Veterans’ Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans’ preference. Review our veterans’ preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.

Questions?

Recruiter:

Carrie Gundermann

Email:

carrie.gundermann@multco.us

Phone:

+1 (971) 2710891

Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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