Delivers primary health care and patient care management in a residential setting.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Take history, examines, determines diagnoses, and treats scheduled patients. Provides written documentation of patient's visit, per NCQA standards. Takes patient vital signs, as necessary, if Medical Assistant is unable to obtain. Performs phlebotomy (venipuncture only), as necessary, if Medical Assistant is unable to complete draw. Performs injections and/or immunizations. May perform ECG, Holter and/or Pulse Oximetry occasionally. Instructs patients/caregivers on proper medication and treatment regimens. Performs minor surgeries, as necessary, limited to I&D, removal of foreign body, suture removal, minor lacerations, minor aspirations. Works with Patient Care Coordinator to assure orders and referrals are properly/timely placed. Communicates with patients, caregivers, agency nurses, other providers and vendors as necessary to assure proper diagnosis and treatment. Performs all clinical duties with observing OSHA Universal Precautions. Maintains patient confidentiality. Attends required meetings and in-services and participates in committees, as requested. Participates in professional development activities and maintains professional licenses and affiliations. Performs related work as required
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Experience in Geriatrics or complex patients preferred Active/unrestricted medical license and DEA EMR experience
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