Internist (outpatient)

Phoenix, AZ 33607

Post Date: 10/15/2015 Job ID: 8072 Specialty: Internal Medicine

BC/BE Internist needed to join an established group of Spine Surgeon. The Clinic Physician provides care to the incoming patients by collecting personal information, clinical assessments, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation. The Clinic Physician provides safe clinical decisions and care to patients within the clinical area of practice. This position focuses on education patients in a medical environment while working with team members to meet patient? s needs and incorporate the policies and procedures. Essential Functions, Duties, Responsibilities:? Performs history and physical exams, MRI reviews, post-operative visits and manages patient triage encounters.? Works closely with clinic practitioners for imaging reviews, patient symptom discussions, medication issues, medical/surgical complications.? Orders appropriate imaging and diagnostic studies (MRI v. CT, EMG, lab work, EKG, chest X-rays, etc.), as well as knowing their indications and contraindications.? Interprets necessary pre-operative testing results, clearances, reports, referral responses, labs, etc. and develop appropriate plan of care/manage the results according to current protocols.? Completes pre-operative review of all records, clearing patients for their next day of surgery.? Must have basic knowledge of X-rays and imaging pertaining to the lumbar and cervical spine. Must be able to differentiate between T1 and T2 images, axial v. sagittal, various X-ray types and manipulate the imaging system accordingly.? Develops an appropriate plan of care for pre-operative and inter-operative surgical cancellations.? Manages and fully understands the worker? s compensation/LOP patient process in the clinic.? Assists in the medical screening of potential patients by reviewing PMH and coordinates with anesthesia in contacting external physicians for clearance information.? Assesses common medical illnesses and places patients on appropriate treatment plans.? Collaborates with the anesthesia team, surgeons, and other clinic providers on best treatment plan preoperatively and postoperatively.? Execute all duties in accordance with our CHOICE values CARE? Treat others with unconditional respect, dignity and equality? Acknowledge a need or concern by pausing from your task? Customize your approach when meeting with customers (i.e. sitting down at bedside when communicating with a patient)? Always go that extra mile? Anticipate the needs of others by providing support and assistance before being asked HAVE FUN? Maintain a positive attitude? Celebrate the success of your teammates? Participate in teambuilding events? Look for ways to make co-workers smile? Encourage your teammates to meet their goals ONE TEAM? Attend and actively participate in staff meetings? Share information with coworkers to achieve team success? Cooperate and build collaborative relationships with one another? Encourage coworkers to develop their own skills and abilities INTEGRITY? Behave ethically by demonstrating honesty, maintaining high standards and by always doing the right thing? even when nobody is looking? Take ownership of mistakes without placing blame - apologize quickly? Demonstrate reliability and responsibility? Maintain confidentiality? Meet deadlines and follow through on all commitments COMMITMENT? Follow established patient, employee and? environment of care? safety policies and procedures? Constantly work to improve job-related knowledge? Promptly report and/or correct unsafe acts or conditions in the workplace? Provide education to department staff when applicable and necessary EXCELLENCE? Consistently look for opportunities to exceed our customer' s expectations by personalizing your approach? Be on time.? Acknowledge a customer' s presence immediately by making eye contact, smiling and introducing yourself? Search for opportunities to improve processes? Submit innovative ideas to improve the way we do business? Actively pursue development goals and career objectives Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:? Demonstrates knowledge and compliance of HIPAA regulations? Demonstrates critical thinking and problem solving skills? Must have excellent time management skills? Must have excellent computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Office, diagnostic imaging systems and EMR? Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills? Must possess extensive knowledge of orthopedic, neurological and spinal anatomy and physiology and understand/perform the appropriate exam techniques for evaluation.? Must be comfortable with pre- and post-operative patient management in a surgical setting.? Must have knowledge of pre-operative contraindicated medications and supplements.? Must have general pharmaceutical knowledge of common medications ordered for pre- and post-operative patient management: antibiotic therapy, pain management, post-op nausea, etc.? Must possess current state license where practicing and be nationally certified? Must have knowledge of reading MRI and X-rays related to the spine. This group is the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery. Our goal is to help alleviate chronic neck and back pain through our seven surgical facilities. Often, our patients have endured continual pain for several years, finding little to no relief in conservative methods of pain management, such as chiropractic care and steroid injections. Our goal is to help our patients find relief from pain and regain their quality of life through minimally invasive spine surgery specific to each patient? s spinal condition. We are passionate about helping our patients. Our commitment to quality, advancement and exceptional patient care. We remain below industry average for complication and infection rates. Types of minimally invasive spine surgery performed at Laser Spine Institute include Laminotomy, Foraminotomy, ACDF and TLIF. - 7 comprehensive, outpatient medical facilities - > 9, 000 Minimally Invasive Decompressions (MID) performed annually o Laminotomy o Foraminotomy o Discectomy? > 600 Minimally Invasive Stabilizations (MIS) performed annually o Lumbar Fusions o TLIF o ACDF o Arthroplasty? > 50, 000 patients helped since 2005? 1132 employees enterprise-wide? 65 employees in Cleveland? 65 employees in Cincinnati? 18 surgeons (including chairman) enterprise-wide? 13 anesthesiologists enterprise-wide? 7 physiatrists enterprise-wide? 9 chiropractors enterprise-wide Schedule is: M-F / 6: 30am? 5pm Surgery: 5 days / week Clinic hours: 5 days / week @ 1-2 hours / day
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