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Physician

Position Overview

As part of the Allies healthcare staff, the Physician is responsible for ensuring that our patients receive care that is respectful, understandable, and individualized.  As such, the Physician will examine, diagnose, and treat patients with acute health care concerns and maintenance of overall health, direct and work closely with other medical staff to establish and deliver standards of patient service, nurture ongoing relationships with those to whom care is provided, ensure that regulatory guidelines are being followed, strengthen the interdisciplinary care model, and be an advocate for Allies’ mission.  The Physician will work collaboratively with other clinic and agency staff, and a multitude of agencies.

Mission

To improve health and well-being, Allies provides integrated medical care, supportive human services, and community-based education for individuals living with, or at risk of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections.

Vision

Allies envisions a healthier community whereby people access integrated medical care and supportive human services in a respectful setting, free of stigma and discrimination.

Responsibilities

  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition
  • Analyze and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses
  • Diagnose or treat acute health care problems such as illnesses, infections, or injuries
  • Recommend diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy
  • Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized
  • Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances
  • Prescribe medication dosages, routes, and frequencies based on patient characteristics such as age and gender
  • Order, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic tests, such as complete blood counts (CBCs), electrocardiograms (EKGs), and radiographs (x-rays)
  • Maintain complete and detailed records of patients' health care plans and prognoses
  • Provide patients with information needed to promote health, reduce risk factors, or prevent disease or disability
  • Consult with or refer patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise
  • Diagnose or treat complex, unstable, comorbid, episodic, or emergency conditions in collaboration with other health care providers as necessary
  • Perform routine or annual physical examinations
  • Supervise and support medical staff activities
  • Act as a subject matter expert for medical professionals outside of the agency
  • Maintain departmental policies and procedures in areas such as safety and infection control
  • Keep abreast of regulatory processes and payer systems such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and private sources
  • Provide feedback to improve clinic services

Organizational Expectations

  • Seek out up-to-date information about Allies’ programs and services, as well as relevant local, regional, and national health statistics that will inform and support our Mission
  • Improve job knowledge by remaining aware of new regulations and best practices; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Embrace and exemplify organizational standards and guiding principles for processes, protocols, and utilization
  • Commit to Allies’ promise to sustain and extend diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Contribute to efforts which build and reinforce Allies’ distinctive, effective, and ethical practices

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

To improve health and well-being, Allies provides integrated medical care, supportive human services, and community-based education for individuals living with, or at risk of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections.

  • Delivery of treatment within a practice using an interdisciplinary care or medical home model of primary care
  • Significant knowledge, understanding, and interest in infectious disease, ideally AIDS/HIV, or another focus area provided by Allies’ Clinic
  • Utilization of electronic health record software for patient demographics, medical care, and scheduling
  • Coordination of care with specialists and agencies
  • Assessment and improvement of measures related to quality standards
  • Common safety hazards and processes to maintain safe work environment including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Very strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish and maintain relationships with patients, co-workers, visitors, and non-agency representatives
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Strong customer service skills with the ability to work with diverse groups and special populations
  • Contributing to an organization’s growth and/or initiative involving significant change
  • Ability to prioritize between multiple tasks and responsibilities

Experience and Credentialing Requirements

  • A minimum of 2 years working in a primary care or clinic setting providing direct care to patients and demonstrating success in performing responsibilities outlined for the position
  • Successful completion of residency from an accredited healthcare institution
  • Board Certification in Primary Care or related field of study
  • Licensure and credentials to work as a Physician in the state of Pennsylvania
  • Current registration for prescription writing through Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Department of Public Safety (DPS)

The Physician will be called upon to engage in physical activity appropriate to a primary medical care environment including the capacity to lift 25 lbs. and stand or sit for extended periods. Current PA child abuse, PA criminal history, and Federal criminal history clearances, and verification of a negative TB test within the last year are required in the first 30 days of employment.

To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and any salary requirements to Mark Marsen, Director of Human Resources, at mmarsen@alliespgh.org.