General Physician Job Description

General Physician Job Description

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General physician provides coordinate clinical practice for chronically ill patients in the outpatient clinic setting with particular attention to care coordination and management of medical and surgical co-morbidities.

General Physician Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Floor management of surgical patients
Emergency and floor consultations
Ordering and interpreting labs and diagnostic tests
Admitting history/physicals
Minor bedside procedures and wound care
Performing complete histories and physicals on patients of all ages to establish and record patient's current health status and to develop a working diagnosis and treatment plan to provide continuing medical care
Formulating a treatment plan within scope of practice
Implementing therapeutic intervention for specific conditions when appropriate
Exercising judgment on problems requiring consultation, referral, or evaluation by the supervising surgeon or other health care professionals
Ordering, collecting, and performing appropriate laboratory or diagnostic procedures, and studies

General Physician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for General Physician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: BLS, ACLS, CPR, PA, GYN, OB, BC, NCCPA, BCLS, DEA

Education for General Physician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the general physician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Collage and Doctorate Degree in Education, Medicine, Department of Education, Osteopathic Medicine, Medical, Graduate, Physician Assistant, Medical School, Physician Assistant Studies, Health

Skills for General Physician

Desired skills for general physician include:

Epic
Organizations Core Values and incorporates them into the performance of responsibilities
Demonstrating interest
How it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence based practice by asking questions
Research
Federal regulations
Participating in journal clubs
Principles of growth and development over the life span
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to work independently

Desired experience for general physician includes:

Ordering or performing diagnostic studies such as EMG, electrocardiogram, compartment pressure measurements, and x-ray examinations including special x-ray examinations CT, MRI, and bone scans
Maintaining responsibility for adhering to Medical Center and Departmental policies to ensure that the medical center is operated in an efficient manner
Documenting patient progress and surgical care
CAPA Controlled Substance Certification preferred
6 months related clinical experience preferred
Fluency in Spanish is beneficial as this position will support our growth efforts to different communities in Santa Cruz

General Physician Examples

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General Physician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for a general physician. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for general physician
  • Determine appropriate diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and develops treatment options
  • Initiate and/or completes all administrative tasks and acquires all necessary information, instructions or materials
  • Provide acute and chronic patient care including taking histories, doing physicals, monitoring therapies, giving injections and medications
  • Examine, diagnose, and treat or prescribe course of treatment for patients having disorders, malformations, diseases, and/or injuries
  • Maintain operative skills in common surgical procedures in general surgery (such as hernias, laparoscopic, chole-cystectomy, colon resection, breast)
  • Preform preventative procedures such as colonoscopies
  • Provide consultation services for members of the hospital staff for purposes of specialty area training
  • Maintain accurate clinical records and receive consultations and laboratory work of specific patients
  • Participates in activities fostering professional growth and maintenance of certification
  • Direct, instruct and evaluate activities of P.A
Qualifications for general physician
  • 3+ years of General Surgery experience
  • BLS card for Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association
  • Valid and current CA PA license
  • 0 – 5 years’ experience in an ambulatory care setting preferred
  • Current FL LPN License
  • At least two (2) years' LPN experience preferred
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General Physician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of general physician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for general physician
  • Participates in committees as appropriate
  • Participates in activities relating to Quality Improvement as needed
  • Provide preventive health services including counseling and teaching in health maintenance and problem related areas
  • Collaboratively works with other healthcare professionals and families of patients in the physical and emotional transitions of admissions, care , and discharge
  • Participates in rounds with the attending staff and/or the housestaff on assigned patients
  • Evaluation and management of critical care patients
  • Maintain required unit records, report, and statistics necessary for administrative purpose and reimbursement, including discharge summaries
  • Provision of clinical care for patients on the Physician Assistant Service of the General Internal Medicine Service at Bellevue Hospital with an attending physician
  • Clinically evaluate and write coverage notes on patients on the PA service should coverage issues arise overnight under the guidance of an attending physician
  • Assist the attending physician in the Short Stay/Observation Unit
Qualifications for general physician
  • Minimum 3 years of clinic office management experience required
  • BE/BC in field of specialty
  • Must be board certified or board eligible in Radiology
  • Other (Copy of state medical license)
  • M-F with equitable weekend call
  • Experience in General Surgery or SICU strongly preferred
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General Physician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a general physician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for general physician
  • Assist the supervising physician with the weekly surgical clinics (general surgery, urology, vascular, colorectal, orthopedic, monthly physical medicine and rehabilitation clinic)
  • Perform history and physical examinations pre-anesthesia evaluations in pre-admission testing as assigned
  • Processes and inputs charges diagnosis for the practice
  • Processes departmental charges, records and submits cash payments and verifies submission of prior day's charges
  • Enters ICD-9 and CPT coding
  • Submits information to financial services and takes appropriate actions with patient and finance inquiries
  • Reconciles daily department activity to ensure capture of all charges
  • Provides care to pediatric patients with acute or chronic illnesses, with a patient/family centered care focus
  • Performs complete or focused physical examinations
  • Orders and interprets radiographs and ultrasounds within the PA scope of practice
Qualifications for general physician
  • Clerical and/or customer service experience preferred
  • NYS licensure and NCCPA certification
  • BC/BE General Surgery
  • Completion of residency training or its equivalent, approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which it was completed
  • Outpatient volume 20 – 25 patients per day
  • Inpatient volume 4 – 6 patients per day
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General Physician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of general physician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for general physician
  • Orders IV fluids and additives
  • Makes dietary, activity/exercise, counseling, education and health promotion recommendations within the PA scope of practice
  • Initiates any other measure/procedure for which the Physician Assistant has been trained, depending on patient’s condition and judgment of the physician and the Physician Assistant
  • Documents the above activities in the Electronic Medical Record
  • Complies with the HIPAA Regulations
  • Communicate accurate and pertinent information with patient care providers and other members of the care delivery team to facilitate effective and efficient patient care
  • Prepare medical record entries as required by facility policies, medical staff by-laws and regulatory authorities
  • Participate in medical staff/hospital committees as appropriate
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to use discretion with confidential data that may impact staff and operation of the facility
  • Facilitate patient education and maintain positive patient relations
Qualifications for general physician
  • Most common procedures
  • Da Vinci Robot ("Si" with "Firefly")- considerable console time available weekly
  • Reliable instrumentation and equipment
  • Newly renovated General Surgery office across parking lot from Hospital
  • Well-trained OR staff
  • Hospital is in the process of a major infrastructure investment
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General Physician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of general physician. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for general physician
  • Works with others to develop and implement performance improvement and quality assurance programs for specialty
  • The Physician Office Coordinator is responsible for planning, controlling, organizing and directing the day-to-day operations and activities of the physician affiliate office or physician department
  • Regularly reviews billing practices to assure physician and office reimbursement is appropriate
  • Assures correctness and timeliness of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable
  • Is responsible for the hiring, training, development and assignment of tasks to the physician affiliate office staff
  • Maintains medical records in compliance with Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, HealthCare Partners, TJC and HIPAA requirements with respect to patient confidentiality, security and completeness
  • Assists with physician credentialing as necessary
  • Associates degree required, or equivalent related experience
  • Computer proficiency required in Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Two years’ experience as a lead role in a medical setting or physician office manager required
Qualifications for general physician
  • Certification through the NCCPA required
  • Current New York State Physician Assistant License
  • Graduate of a Physician Assistant program accredited by the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation
  • Current certification by the National Commission of Certification of Physicans' Assistants
  • Clear and active license as a Physician Assistant in the State of Florida
  • General surgery and/or Pediatric experience preferred

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