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Family Medicine Physician - Wellness Clinic

Department: Clinical Family Practice
Location: Houston, TX

Legacy Community Health is a premium, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides comprehensive care to community members regardless of their ability to pay. Our goal is to treat the entire patient while improving their overall wellness and quality of life, in addition to providing free pregnancy tests, HIV/AIDS screening. At Legacy, we empower patients to lead better lives by promoting healthy behaviors and offering resources such as literacy classes, family planning services, and nutrition and weight management information.


Our roots began in 1981 as the Montrose Clinic, with specialization in HIV education, testing, and treatment. Since then, the agency has expanded to 10 clinics in Houston, one in Baytown, two in Beaumont, and one in Deer Park with extensive services that include: Adult primary care, HIV/AIDS care, pediatrics, OB/GYN and maternity, dental, vision and behavioral health. We also service students within KIPP and YES Prep schools. Legacy is committed to driving healthy change in our communities.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Physician will be responsible for administering care to adult patients. Primary clinical responsibilities will include the evaluation, treatment, and management of patients presenting to a newly designed Legacy concierge-like practice. Requesting care for acute issues which may include also screening for and treatment of sexually transmitted infections and/or requesting Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis against HIV infection (PrEP), or Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) following exposure. This position will identify and refer people to a Legacy clinic for needs associated with continued care. The physician will also supervise mid-level providers (Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants) involved in the care of adult patients.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Initiates an appropriate assessment of person health status, ranging from focused to comprehensive Identifying immediate needs which can be supported or the need for a referral for long term management.
  • Performs physical examinations, performing and documenting a health history as evidenced by chart review and ability for others to understand patient needs.
  • Consults with colleagues, specialists, and other health professionals as appropriate.
  • Orders pertinent diagnostic tests and procedures to support recommended therapy.
  • Supports obtaining or performs specimen collection for   commonly performed blood, urine, and stool analyses and cultures.
  • Interprets health information and establishes diagnoses consistent with the accumulated data and formulates treatment plan, ensuring timely provision of necessary health care services.
  • Provides education and ensures understanding of members regarding the nature of the identified acute needs and further opportunities for evaluation and treatment.
  • Participates in the supervision of mid-level providers, including Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants.
  • Educates patients regarding health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a team to facilitate the ability to meet goals and objectives, in particular around timely, efficient care and highly reliable customer service
  • Attends all required safety training programs and can describe his/her responsibilities related to general safety, department/service safety, specific job–related hazards.
  • Maintains work area and equipment in condition required by Legacy standards.
  • Follows Legacy’s exposure control plans/blood-borne and airborne pathogens.
  • Participates in routine environmental audits and communicates needs as appropriate.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of techniques, procedures and correct use of protective barrier equipment (Universal Precautions).
  • Assures a safe environment by instituting appropriate control measures.
  • Attends annual education programs
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Education & Training Requirements

  • Medical Doctorate with current licensure in the State of Texas

Work Experience Requirement

  • Previous experience in a community healthcare setting.
  • Generous benefits and competitive salary offered. Spanish speaking preferred but not required.

Benefits

  • 9 Holiday + 1 Floating Holiday
  • PTO
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Medical / Vision / Dental (if eligible)

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