Nevada Health Centers, Inc.

Wellness Physician

Job Locations
US-NV-Reno
Specialty
Family Medicine
Type
Full-Time (30+ hrs/wk)

Overview

The Wellness Physician is responsible for diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and injuries in a Family Practice model setting; provides comprehensive, outpatient medical services for individuals and families on a continuing basis. Responsible for Transitional Care Management for patients recently discharged from hospital or emergency department and bridge the care until patient establishes with their primary care physician. Responsible for conducting Annual Wellness Visits conducted in conjunction with CMS guidelines for Medicare and Medicare Advantage patients. Responsible for Medical Assistant (MA) clinical supervision and continuing verification of the MA’s clinical skills competency. Additionally, at certain sites, the physician is responsible for dispensing pharmaceuticals from the clinic dispensary; may serve as lab director for CLIA waived tests performed in the clinic.

Responsibilities

Wellness Center Responsibilities

  • Perform patient assessments with compliance to Transitional Care Management Guidelines
  • Perform Annual Wellness Visits with compliance to CMS standards.
  • Coordinate care with specialty care, behavioral health, case managers, community social resources, clinical pharmacists.
  • Oversee Medical Assistant competency with regards to Transitional Care management outreach and Medicare Annual Wellness Visits
  • Participate in various collaborative meetings/discussion with regards for improvement of quality care with various payor partners.
  • Participate and complete education in regard to medical loss and risk contracting.
  • Perform Comprehensive Medical Visits to improve patients’ quality care and RAF scoring.
  • Participate in documentation education to improve patient quality care and RAF scoring.
  • Participate in the development and review of medical protocol to improve patient care.
  • Performs patient assessments
  • Diagnoses and treats a variety of diseases and injuries
  • Performs a variety of procedures in the clinic
  • Elicits and records information
  • Orders or executes various tests, analyses and diagnostic images to provide information on patient’s condition
  • Analyzes reports and findings of tests and exams, and diagnoses condition of patient
  • Administers, prescribes and dispenses treatments and medications
  • Inoculates and vaccinates patients
  • Promotes health by educating the patient regarding diet, hygiene and prevention of disease
  • Provides prenatal care; delivers babies in emergencies only
  • Reports births, deaths and outbreak of contagious diseases to governmental authorities
  • Refers patients to consultant services as needed
  • Performs surgical procedures commensurate with surgical competency
  • May provide clinical services via tele-health (including direct-to-consumer)
  • Conducts physical exams for school, jobs or eligibility for insurance coverage
  • Informs patient and patient family of risks associated with procedures and assures signatures are obtained in accordance with NVHC policy and procedures
  • Provides emotional support, compassion and is sympathetic to patient needs
  • Provides emergency medical services
  • Does triage for walk-ins, call-ins and urgent patients
  • Reviews and follows up all abnormal lab results
  • Reviews charts on all “no-shows” and cancelled appointments per NVHC policy and procedure

Qualifications

Graduate of an accredited medical school and Board Certified in a specific medical specialty or have completed residency and be Board Eligible.  Must be licensed in the State of Nevada.

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