Physician, WellPath Consultant
Wellpath | Anchorage, AK
The Physician, Wellpath Consultant is responsible for the medical assessment and care of patients by collaborating with the Nurse Manager- Health Services & PI and ARNPs and providing consultations and referrals between medical staff. This position also provides on-call responsibilities.
Education for Physician:
- Medical doctorate (MD) from an accredited university.
Experience for Physician:
- Two (2) years post residency clinical experience in an inpatient setting, psychiatric experience referred.
Licenses/Certifications for Physician:
- Licensed in the state of employment.
- Current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and applicable certifications.
- Board certified or eligible in internal or family medicine.
ResponsibilitiesThe Physician, Wellpath Consultant assesses patients physical health on admission and throughout their hospital stay including physical examinations, lab evaluations, x-rays and EKG.Provides outside referrals as indicated.Ensures accurate and thorough documentation of all assessment.Provides clinical oversight of assessment and reassessment, ongoing provision of care activities, and completion of all associated documentation by ARNPs.Provides on-call coverage for after-hours care of patients.Treats medical problems including pharmacotherapy, minor surgical procedures such as sutures and I&D, IV placement, arthrocentesis, lumbar puncture, proctoscopy, needle aspiration (superficial).Makes referrals for tests and consultations and follows-up on results and recommendations.Monitors the ongoing care of the medical condition of patients and provides consultations to the psychiatric staff oversees the Axis III portion of the recovery plan.Provides education on the medical diagnoses to patients, and their families.Collaborates and communicates with staff in other disciplines in an effective and professional manner.Understands and complies with special precautions, disaster and fire safety procedures, and abuse reporting.Is knowledgeable about care and treatment needs of patients of different ages. Provides individualized care and treatment that is consistent with/sensitive to the age and life span developmental needs of each patients.Adheres to WRS Code of Conduct Standards.
Must be able to apply principles of critical thinking to a variety of practical and emergent situations and accurately follow standardized procedures that may call for deviations.
Must be able to apply sound judgment beyond a specific set of instructions and apply knowledge to different factual situations.
Must be alert at all times; pay close attention to details.Must be able to work under stress on a regular or continuous basis.Perform other duties as assigned.
Wellpath is an EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability Employer