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Physician - Primary Care
Job Code:2019-03-012
Department:Primary Care
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
Salary Minimum139,732
Salary Midpoint174,665
  
Position Closes:
Open Until Filled 

Job Responsibilities & Qualifications:
PRIMARY FUNCTION Provides direct care/services to pediatric, adolescent, adult and geriatric patients. Responsible for providing the full range of care to patients by examining, diagnosing, and treating patients and their families in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Emergency Medicine. The purpose of the work is to treat a wide range of medical problems, which affect the health, and well-being of patient and families served. EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE Successful completion of 4-year college program, 4-years medical school and 3-4 year approved residency program in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Emergency Medicine. Must have ACLS and PALS certification. Will be proficient within 6 months. Will obtain ATLS certification within 6 months if working in the Emergency Room.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
Successful completion of 4-year college program, 4-years medical school and 3-4 year approved residency program in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, or Emergency Medicine.
Must have ACLS and PALS certification.
Will be proficient within 6 months.
Will obtain ATLS certification within 6 months if working in the Emergency Room.

JOB KNOWLEDGE
Professional knowledge of a wide range of concepts, principles, and practices in the field of Family Practice, Internal Medicine, or Emergency Medicine and the skill to apply this knowledge to difficult work assignments.

Knowledge of the culture and medical health profile of the patient population.

Professional knowledge of wide range of health principles, practices and processes including physical and mental health diagnosis, establishment of care goals, development and implementation of the care program and evaluation of the results.

Ability to collect, organize, record an communicate in a concise method, data pertinent or primary health assessments including detailed family and medical history, physical examinations and selected laboratory tests.

Ability to interpret special screening and developmental tests.

Skills in making appropriate diagnoses, choosing, initiating and modifying current therapies. Ability to provide preventive service to healthy individuals including guidance in nutrition, common illnesses, child growth and development and ability to teach individuals and families. Skill in working with groups for example guiding families in the development of general problem solving ability regarding health problems, assisting with training health workers, and health counseling. Skill in making diagnoses and in choosing, initiating and modifying selected therapies; and ability to provide emergency treatment as appropriate such as in cardiac arrest, shock or hemorrhage.

Must be specialty board certified or eligible. Must become board certified within one year of accepting position.

Must have a current license to practice medicine.

Must obtain North Carolina medical license within 6 months of entry on duty at the Cherokee Hospital.

Valid driver’s license is required.