The four elements described below outline what CMU Partners refers to as the CARE model. Each employed physician provider may have a different proportion of his or her duties allocated to each of the elements. Additionally, the specific duties within each element may be justifiably unique respective to the demands of the department.
C = Clinical
Staff privileges at member hospitals as appropriate will be maintained with academic work rounds and attending rounds. Will be engaged in providing quality education in a clinical environment, service diverse patients, including the medically underserved and low-income population. Doctor may participate in group call and inpatient coverage as assigned.
- Provide clinical supervision, in conjunction with other faculty, for resident clinics, and in-patient settings including evaluation of residents in the hospitals.
- Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment for specified patient population.
- Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions.
- Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
- Provide applicable clinical supervision, performance, and rounding of residents and medical students. These responsibilities may include, but are not limited to providing appropriate learning experiences for both residents and students during out-patient clinic visits (both pre- and post-operative), and during routine inpatient care.
A = Administrative
Medical Director for County Public Health Department. The Medical Director is directly responsible to the Health Officer and collaborates with him in the establishment and maintenance of public health services. Provides direction in the formulation of medical public health policy and program orientation; develops and carries out medical policies; procedures and standing orders and advises the Health Officer on matters related to medical specialty judgments. The work requires independent judgment with considerable consequences of error. Exercises professional medical supervision over a varied professional, paraprofessional, and technical staff.
- Coordinates and directs medically oriented programs, including the developments, implementation and review of medical standing orders.
- Assists in planning, developing, and administering the medical operations of the Department of Public Health.
- Assists the Health Officer in establishing program priorities, procedures, and practices for public health, medical and supportive services.
- Supervises the delivery of medical public health services to the community and coordinates the delivery of such services with other health, social, and community service organizations as required.
- Maintains medical liaison with other community physicians, institutions, and organizations ensuring that whatever feasible, these community organizations have an opportunity to be involved in the development and implementation of public health programs.
- Consults with and advises the public, health professionals, and Department of Public Health employees on public health medical and policy matters.
- Represents the department in its relations with professional health organizations when required.
- Examining, diagnosing, and treating patients in County clinics.
- Assisting as required in epidemiological investigations of disease outbreaks.
- At the direction of the Board of Commissions, may function as Chief Medical Examiner for the County as follows:
- Directs the enforcement of state laws and county regulations pertaining to the Medical Examiner’s Office.
- Formulates and implements medical policies relating to the operation of the Medical Examiner System.
- May function as Medical Examiner in selected cases
R = Research
E = Educational
Faculty will aid in the planning and implementation of training and educational programs in or relating to their Program, which are under the aegis of CMU Medical Education Partners, including clinics, outpatient services, office-based programs, other community services, and assist in the evaluation of such programs.
Assist the program in the evaluation of residents and students at all phases of training.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
- Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care.
- Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage.
- Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
- Knowledge of community medical diagnostic and patient care services in area of medical expertise.
- Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
- Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise.
- Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
DOCTOR’S CARE MODEL
Additional Notes specific to Doctor
C = Clinical
A = Administrative
R = Research
E = Educational
Total Full Time Equivalent (FTE)
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
- Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
- Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.
- Will work with blood or blood-borne pathogens and will require OSHA training.