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Whidbey General Hospital Physician - Urologist in Coupeville, Washington

JOB DESCRIPTION

Position Title / Job Code: Physician / 2130

Department Name / Number:

Reports To: Executive Director of Practice Management

Collective Bargaining Agreement: Non-Contract

FLSA: Exempt

EEO Job Group: Professionals

Effective Date: 6/1/2021

Reviewed By: Executive Director Practice Management

Review Date: 6/1/2021

Reviewed By: Human Resources

JOB SUMMARY

Responsibilities include direct patient care, liaison activities with local medical staff members and participation in policy development and long-term planning for clinic operations.

PRINCIPLE FUNCTIONS includes the following, other duties may be assigned:

Management of Patient Care
  • Provides direct urologic services to patients on ongoing basis in the clinic or at WhidbeyHealth Medical Center. Be available to provide for the postoperative care of the clinic’s urology patients and/or participate in a call coverage arrangement with other provider(s) suitable to WH.

  • Remains available as a resource for planning, implementing and evaluating patient care services.

  • Ensures that ongoing patient and family education is provided, and facilitates the development & evaluation of standardized education plans and approaches.

  • Assists in ongoing Quality Improvement activities, including planning, conducting, reporting, and evaluation via the performance review process.

    Personnel Management and Development

  • Provides leadership and direction to mid-level practitioner staff, if present, in accordance with practice act guidelines, as well as department & system goals and objectives.

  • Assists in professional growth and development of clinical staff, including education within and beyond the department.

  • Participates in and fosters ongoing staff communication and support via regular staff meetings, work group meetings, committees, etc.

    Management of clinic programs, services

  • Remains aware of and assists in meeting or exceeding clinic external review requirements to maintain operations and reimbursement including: Medicare/Medicaid requirements, and DNV accreditation.

  • Ensures that third party payor requirements are met, including application and credentialing processes, and maintains an ongoing dialog with primary payors. Assists as needed in third party payor contract negotiation and compliance.

  • Maintains current knowledge of industry climate, and trends, including community needs and requests for services

  • Works closely with the Clinic Manager to:

  • Foster open, supportive communication and conflict management within and beyond the clinics.

  • Establish and maintain a departmental climate conducive to healthy work relationships and collaboration.

  • Participates in interdepartmental, and systems meetings and work groups as required or requested.

  • Serves as a resource to other departments and community providers as needed.

  • Provides community education and/or information as requested, and attends community meetings as appropriate.

  • Assumes responsibility for own professional education and developmental needs, and seeks support and assistance as needed.

  • Supports the clinic’s vision, mission values and objectives, in addition to supporting and carrying forward the Patient’s First philosophy.

    The following are expectations of all WhidbeyHealth and Clinic employees:

  • Attends a minimum of 80% of monthly department staff meetings throughout the year. Actively participates in monthly department staff meetings, to include active participation in setting department goals and supporting department functions to meet set goals.

  • Checks hospital email account a minimum of three (3) times per week.

  • Utilizes AIDET in all interactions with patients, employees and visitors.

  • Completes all mandatory education within given timeframe.

  • Adheres to all hospital, department, and safety policies, procedures and guidelines at all times.

    CONFIDENTIALITY

    All WhidbeyHealth and Clinics employees are required to maintain confidentiality in accordance with organizational policy, state and federal regulations including not but limited to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

    JOB KNOWLEDGE & QUALIFICATIONS

    Education

    Degree in medicine (MD or DO). Certified by the American Board of Urology (http://www.abu.org/) .

    Training and Experience

    A minimum of three years as a practicing urologist preferred. Must demonstrate current clinical skills, well-developed communication skills, and independent decision making skills. Must demonstrate ability to provide oversight and support to mid-level staff. Must possess working knowledge of factors impacting clinic practice, including standards of care, reimbursement issues, industry trends, and networking.

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

    Current professional licensure in Washington State required.

    OTHER SKILLS & ABILITIES

    Outlined below is the level of Language Skills, Mathematical Skills, and Reasoning Ability needed to perform the essential functions of this position. Each area is evaluated and the level description included is intended to provide a summary. Please note that all skills listed may not pertain to this position.

    Language Skills

    Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedures manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

    Mathematical Skills

    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

    Reasoning Ability

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

    PHYSICAL DEMANDS

    The attached Work Environment & Physical Demands addendum indicates the physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT

    The attached Work Environment & Physical Demands addendum indicates the work environment characteristics an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    STANDARDS OF BEHAVIOR

    The Standards of Behavior were developed to reflect WhidbeyHealth’s commitment to excellent community healthcare. The employee’s commitment to practice these Standards of Behavior will promote an optimal environment of care and foster a positive work environment. Every employee is responsible for and must follow the Standards of Behavior.

    EMPLOYEE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

    I have received, reviewed and understand the job duties and responsibilities in this job description and I am able to perform the essential functions as outlined. I further understand that future performance evaluations are based on my ability to perform the duties and responsibilities outlined in this job description.

    Employee Name Signature Date

    The above statements are intended to describe the key aspects of the work performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive listing of all requirements relative to the position. Therefore, the employee may be required to perform other duties as assigned. WBH reserves the right to modify job duties or job descriptions at any time.

    PHYSICAL AND / OR MENTAL DEMANDS FOR THIS POSITION:

    Check box as appropriate

    Physical activities in relation to the time on the job

    None or N/A

    Up to 1/3

    1/3 to 2/3

    2/3 or More

    Standing

    x

    Sitting

    x

    Walking

    x

    Manual dexterity (fine motor control)

    x

    Reach with hands and arms

    x

    Climb or balance

    x

    Stoop, kneel or crouch

    x

    Talk

    x

    Repetitive movement

    x

    Physical Demand

    (Check box as appropriate)

    Sedentary

    Light

    Light Medium

    Medium

    Medium Heavy

    Very Heavy

    Lifting, Pushing, Pulling

    < 5 lbs.

    10 lbs.

    10-20 lbs.

    20-40 lbs.

    40-80 lbs.

    < 120 lbs.

    Occasional (up to 1/3)

    x

    Frequent

    x

    Constant (2/3 or more)

    x

    Check box as appropriate

    Close

    Distance

    Color Vision

    Peripheral

    Depth

    Able to Focus

    Vision Requirement

    x

    x

    x

    x

    x

    x

    Check box as appropriate

    Telephone

    Face to Face

    Close Proximity

    Distant

    Hearing Requirement

    x

    x

    x

    x

    Mental Functioning Incidence (Check box / only as they apply)

    Rarely / Never

    Occasionally

    Frequently

    Always

    Follows well defined, prescribed rules, guidelines and / or directions; exercises limited judgment

    x

    Simple decision making

    x

    Exercises some amount of decision-making affecting the work of others

    x

    Processes complex information and provides assessments, evaluative data and / or decisions

    x

    Must interact cooperatively as part of a team to complete daily assignments

    x

    The Work Environment & Physical Demands are intended to describe working conditions for the majority of the work performed in this position but may vary based on department needs.

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