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Physician, Highlands, NC




Blue Ridge Community Health Services


Highlands, North Carolina • Macon County

Date Needed:

July 01, 2021

Organization Website:

Type Of Position:

Full Time

Education Required:


Experience Required:

<1 year(s)

Date Of Job Posting:

February 16, 2021

Job Description:

Blue Ridge Health is currently recruiting for 2 Family Physicians in Highlands, NC to be a part of our growing organization.

The Family Physician is an integral member of the provider team, and provides direct medical services to patients, teaching to medical learners, and provides leadership by example in the clinical environment. Blue Ridge Health is opening a new clinic in Highlands, NC and is seeking two family physicians to staff it. There are options for outpatient-only work, outpatient with inpatient service to our patients, prenatal care and work in the long-term care facility there as well.

About Blue Ridge Health
Blue Ridge Health (BRH) is a nonprofit system of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) that works closely with communities to meet the ever-changing healthcare needs of Western North Carolina with accessible, high-quality, comprehensive primary care services. With 28 locations throughout the region and additional programs within schools, BRH offers primary care, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health, and nutrition services that prioritize an exceptional patient care experience. For more than 55 years, BRH has served as the leader in community-focused healthcare, providing services to communities in Henderson, Rutherford, Polk, Buncombe, Transylvania, Jackson, Swain and Haywood counties.

About Highlands, NC
The town of Highlands is nestled in the mountains of southwest North Carolina in Macon County. It boasts a family-friendly environment and entices visitors from across the country with its towering peaks, peaceful valleys, sparkling lakes and majestic scenery. Recreational activities are plentiful, including hiking, biking, golf, and swimming, and entertainment attractions include concerts, festivals, local shopping, arts and craft shows, full of Southern charm and hospitality. Nearby towns are Cashiers, Lake Glenville, Sapphire, and Lake Toxaway.

• Medical physician (MD, DO) licensed to practice medicine in North Carolina.
• Graduate of an accredited medical school and certified to practice by North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners.
• Board certified or Board eligible (must become board certified within 1 year of hire if eligible at time of application).
• Complete a minimum of three years in an accredited Family Medicine Residency Program or equivalent training experience.
• Experience in ambulatory care settings, and preferred experience in a graduate medical education program.
• Specialty in family medicine and geriatrics a plus.
• Interest and/or experience in collaboration with interdisciplinary health teams.
• Possesses broad range of medical skills at a high level of competency to provide full spectrum family medical care.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Medical Director of Primary Clinic Site or Service Line, Chief Medical Officer

RESPONSIBILITIES (includes but is not limited to the following):
• Provides care and coordination of medical services to clients of all ages.
• Assumes primary responsibility for the care of a panel of Blue Ridge Health clients.
• Participates in the coordination of community agencies and/or resources in providing continuity of care.
• Participates in the continuing education of the medical staff, clinical support staff, and medical students.
• Participates in individual client or family education or counseling activities in collaboration with other members of the BRH interdisciplinary team.
• Participates appropriately in BRH staff activities.
• Provides mid-level providers with consultation and direct clinical supervision. Reviews and countersigns medical records with mid-levels, as appropriate and required by the North Carolina Medical Board.
• Assists with development and implementation of medical care policies and procedures to ensure compliance with existing standards, practices and funding sources regulations.
• Assists with overall coordination and administration of center health care services and activities including clinical indicators, health care plan, peer review and quality assurance.
• Meets timelines in work schedules.
• Meets productivity standards established by the organization.
• Meets deadlines 100% of the time to maintain current license required, annual training, PPD, etc.
• Able to foster a spirit of teamwork among staff and other internal customers.
• When designated as teaching faculty, a percentage of scheduled time allocated to precepting, advising and teaching family medicine residents and medical students (with supervision of these activities by the Program Director).

• Elicits a chief complaint, history of present illness, patient profile, past medical history, family history and review of systems. This includes the social, economic and emotional data.
• Performs a physical examination, using the skills of auscultation percussion palpation and inspection.
• Establishes a problem list and plan of therapy which includes teaching and counseling, ordering and performing laboratory and diagnostic tests for baseline data, diet, pharmacotherapy, activity using problem oriented medical records system.
• Determines final disposition of client.
• Makes appropriate referrals to other resources when needed.
• Provides follow-up care for monitoring health and disease state, evaluating progress of each problem, and to include patient education.
• Provides emergency and acute/episodic care.
• Participates in clinical audits.
• Provides after-hours coverage as outlined by policy of center.
• Aids in making patient services more accessible, effective and efficient and strives to minimize unneeded costs.
• Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

Blue Ridge Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, status as a parent, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

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