The Internist will function as one of the primary medical services providers for Mary’s Center, and is responsible for initiating assessment, diagnosis and the implementation of a range of care interventions for the patient presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed health problems. Be able to evaluate the effectiveness of various treatment modalities and referrals through autonomous and accountable decisions in medical practice supported by current research.
The Internist reports to the Site Medical Director. They shall work collaboratively with their respective clinical lead(s). Annually, the clinician is evaluated on clinical competency by the Site Medical Director or their proxies (Associate Medical Director and/or Clinical Lead).
Duties and Responsibilities
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provide quality primary wellness and sick care to Mary’s Center adult patients in an efficient manner
Practice medicine within quality standards such as HEIDIS
Perform routine medical duties (complete and lock medical notes, review laboratory results, address telephone encounters and correct billing claims) in an efficient and well-organized manner.
Collaborate with Mary’s Center and external healthcare providers as necessary to make appropriate medical decisions
Perform routine medical administrative duties in an efficient, well-organized manner
Participate in various team and provider meetings
Participate in projects and/or policy initiatives for Mary’s Center and its community
Participate in Saturday Clinics as needed
Participate in the Clinic’s on-call schedule
Coordinate the transferring of patients to emergency facility and arrange for hospitalization as needed
Coordinate for sub-specialty care with the nursing and social work staff
Provide consultation and education to patients and/or parents and staff to increase the quality of patient care.
Provide consultation and education to patients to increase the quality of patient care
Provide guidance and assistance to medical assistants
Participate in inter-departmental meetings as needed
Participate in Mary’s Center Continuous Quality Improvement Plan
Perform other duties determined as necessary by the Administrative Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience – Must possess a M.D. or D.O. degree and a current license to practice Medicine in the District of Columbia. Board Certification in Internal Medicine preferable. A minimum of two (2) years of practicing medicine in a community health clinic environment and/or experience in working with immigrant or economically-disadvantaged populations in a maternal/child healthcare setting highly desirable. A thorough understanding and knowledge of patient confidentiality issues and HIPAA compliance/regulations are essential. Bilingualism in Spanish and English preferred.
Physical Demands – Regularly required to sit; frequently required to reach with hands and arms, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear; must be able to lift objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment – Mostly in a typical outpatient medical office/clinic setting with quiet to moderate noise level. May be exposed to potentially-hazardous blood-borne/respiratory pathogens and bodily fluids which require the practice of Universal Precaution procedures.
Internal Number: 3236
About Mary's Center
Mary’s Center embraces all communities and provides high-quality healthcare, education, and social services to build better futures.
Mary’s Center believes the following values are essential to delivering high-quality services:
Participant-centeredness: As an organization, we use our cultural competency and compassion to promote and celebrate diversity by placing the needs of our participants and community first.?
Accountability: We embrace our roles, take responsibility for our actions, and are empowered to take smart risks because innovation leads to growth.
Respect: We foster an honest and supportive environment free from judgment where all voices are valued.?
Teamwork: We actively collaborate by sharing knowledge and seeking input to effectively reach organizational goals.?