Staff Physician - School Based Health Center
Department: School Wellness Center
Schedule: Part time
Contact Information: Contact: Sid Gale
POSITION SUMMARY STATEMENT:
A. Position serves as staff physician for the Meritus Health School Based Health Centers.
The specific duties and requirements of the position are:
1. Performs direct patient care of enrolled students by examining, diagnosing, analyzing the students total health condition, develops short and long-term patient care goals and prescribes treatment.
2. Administers appropriate medications within the limits of the statues regulated by the State Board of Medical Examiners and within the guidelines of pharmaceuticals available in the School Based Health Center.
3. Performs comprehensive physical examinations, orders laboratory tests according to the guidelines of approved SBHC laboratory tests, following up on results to provide advice and/or treatment to patients.
4. When appropriate, initiates referrals to students primary care providers or to clinics within the Health and Hospital facilities, working with students families to provide optimal continuity of care.
5. Completes required documentation legibly, thoroughly and in a timely manner.
6. Counsels patients about health and illness, discussing preventative health measures.
7. Maintains established SBHC policies and procedures, objectives, reports, safety, environmental and infection control standards.
8. Collaborates with other staff members, attends team meetings, and attends committee meetings.
9. Enhances professional growth and development through participaation in educational programs, in-service meetings and workshops; maintains a working knowledge of applicable current medical literature.
Role model the Meritus Health Code of Conduct:
- Our pledge: Responsiveness to Need; Excellence in Caring; Respect for All.
- The six competencies of the expert/master professional: compassionate patient care;
medical knowledge; professionalism; interpersonal communications; continuous
quality/performance improvement; and systems-based practice (teamwork).
- Advancing zero tolerance for professional disruption (as outlined in the attached
Joint Commission Sentinel Alert #40).
Advance safe; timely; efficient; effective and just patient centered care by:
- Advancing medical staff, department and division standardized practices, including
championing Clinical Pathways; Protocols; Admission Order-sets; etc.
- Advancing the pillar goals of the organization (Service; People; Quality/Patient
Safety; Finance; Growth; and, Community).
- Advancing all internal and external quality and patient safety initiatives (e.g.,
core measures; national patient safety goals; never events; etc.).
A. Education: Graduate of an accredited medical school. Have successfully
completed a residency training program approved by the Accreditation Council for
Graduate Medical Education ("ACGME"). Be certified in primary area of practice
by the appropriate specialty/subspecialty board of the American Board of
B. Experience: Minimum of 3-5 years recent experience in clinical practice.
C. Licensure: Physician is currently licensed to practice medicine and has applied
to the Maryland State Board of Physicians for a license to practice medicine.
Application must be made for medical staff membership and clinical privileges at
Meritus Health. Physician shall at all times be a member in good
standing of the Medical Staff of the Medical center.
D. Other: Adherence to the ethics of the profession, continuous professional
development, an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity, and responsible
attitude toward patients and their profession;
Ability to work harmoniously with others, including, but not limited to,
interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to enable them to maintain
professional relationships with patients, families, and other members of health
care teams, able to have nonthreatening critical conversations; and
Recognition of the importance of, and willingness to support, the Medical center''s and
Medical Staff''s commitment to quality care and a recognition that interpersonal
skills and collegiality are essential to the provision of quality patient care.