To provide high quality, efficient, cost-effective, and state of
the art medical services for the Primary Care department at
Catholic Medical Center. Evaluates and assess patient's needs and
manages of all aspects of patient care to attain the delivery of
efficient, cost effective, quality care. Foster a positive work
environment for staff conducive to professional growth,
accountability and autonomy. Creates and maintains a warm and
friendly atmosphere for patients, Catholic Medical Center Health
staff, referring and staff physicians, and visitors.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the general direction of the Chief Executive Officer and
under the direct supervision of the Practice Manager, Executive
Director of Primary care and the Executive Medical Director within
established Catholic Medical Center and departmental policies and
procedures and all applicable laws, through own actions or by
delegating to appropriate co-workers, the Primary Care physician
performs the following functions. Not with standing anything
contained in this job description, a staff physician shall not be
required to be licensed in any state other that the State of New
PPA physicians will deliver high quality, cost-effective
Primary care physicians employed by the PPA will include
internists, family practitioners and pediatricians. To improve the
efficiency of primary care physicians, physician extenders may also
PPA's growth will occur through the recruitment of primary care
physicians in the existing medical community as well as the
recruitment of primary care practitioners from outside the
hospital's service area. When reviewing recruitment alternatives,
the goal of meeting the community's medical manpower needs will be
All physicians will strive to create and maintain a common
culture within the group. This culture of PPA will represent a
spirit of "collegial collaboration".
PPA will be driven by the needs of the community and the
interest of the patient, as determined by access, quality, cost and
patient satisfaction. The interests of the group, CMC and
individual physicians will be subordinate.
Throughout the duration of their employment with PPA, physicians
shall devote their professional time and attention and their best
efforts, skill and ability to their position with the PPA.
Decisions regarding which primary care physicians and
specialists will be invited to join the group will be made on the
basis of quality of care, cost-effectiveness, professional
coverage, economics and "fit with group culture".
The behaviors of those associated with the PPA will reflect a
continuing commitment to create an atmosphere in which primary care
physicians and specialists demonstrate respect for each other and
an appreciation for the unique contributions that both make to
patient care and the success of the organization.
PPA physicians will be afforded opportunities for input into
various business decisions related to or affecting the practice
Future members of the PPA will have the same rights, privileges
and obligations as the initial members of the medical group with
respect to the management and operation of the PPA.
With respect to the management and operation of the PPA, the PPA
governing body will delegate certain responsibilities to the Chief
Operating Officer. Within the governance and management structure,
CMC will hold certain reserve powers. These powers include approval
of fundamental changes in the subsidiary corporation (e.g. -
structure, by-laws, etc.); approval of the PPA's strategic plan;
approval of the PPA's annual business plan; approval and dismissal
of board members; approval of the PPA's operating and capital
budgets; the ability to commit the PPA contractually; the ability
to infuse and/or take out cash; and approval of the compensation
PPA will maintain its tax-exempt status. The group will serve
its charitable purpose by treating its pro rata share of the
underserved populations in the Greater Manchester community.
The majority of the annual compensation that each physician in
the group receives will be based on a measurement of their
individual productivity. This compensation will be based on the
recommendations and purview of the compensation committee. This
ultimately will be approved by the CMC PPA Board.
In developing physician compensation and benefits, the PPA will
be guided by the need to be competitive and consistent with
national and regional norms.
The manner in which physicians are compensated will not be
impacted by the third party payor mix represented by their panel of
patients. The Physician's compensation shall not be determined in a
manner that takes into account, directly or indirectly, the volume
or value of referrals for designated health services made to CMC or
any of its affiliates.
The CMC trustees will annually approve the funds available for
physician compensation based upon the annual business plan and
operating budget and the overall contribution of the PPA to the CMC
mission. The activity of the PPA physicians within the CMC system
will be tracked and reported internally on a regular basis.
The PPA will not incur any debt except pursuant to a business
plan in accordance with approved guidelines, or as the CMC Board
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Individuals must possess the following knowledge, skills and
abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual
can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without
reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills
and abilities and to possess the necessary physical requirements,
with or without the aid of mechanical devices to safely perform the
essential functions of the job:
Physical requirements include ability to bend body downward and
forward by bending spine at the waist; bending the legs at knee to
come to rest on knee or knees; bending the body downward and
forward by bending leg and spine; extending hand(s) and arm(s) in
any direction; standing for sustained periods of time; moving
about on foot to accomplish tasks; using upper extremities to
press against something with steady force in order to thrust
forward; downward, or outward; using upper extremities to exert
force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained
motion; raising object from a lower to a higher position or moving
objects horizontally from position-to position; picking, pinching,
typing or otherwise working with fingers rather than the whole hand
or arm, applying pressure to and object with fingers and palm;
perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature
or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of finger
Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken
word. Primary functions include activities in which incumbent must
convey detailed or important spoken instruction to patients,
families, physicians, staff and other employees.
Ability to receive detailed information through oral
Visual acuity sufficient for work which deals largely with
visual inspection involving small anatomic or physiologic details,
as well as the whole patient, and sufficient for preparing and
analyzing data and figures, accounting, transcription, computer
terminal operation, extensive reading and visual inspection
involving small pmi/defects.
Familiarity with continuous quality improvement strategies.
Ability to travel to meetings and conferences which are held off
Ability to plan and perform a wide variety of duties requiring
knowledge of policies and procedures. Involves the exercise of
judgment to work independently toward specific results, devising
methods, modifying or adapting standard procedures to meet
different conditions, making decisions for which there is little
Ability to exert up to 100 pounds of force of body weight
occasionally and /or up to 50 pounds of force frequently and /or up
to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
Ability to demonstrate compassion and respect in relating to
patients, families, visitors, physicians, and coworkers.
Ability to communicate effectively and establish a cooperative,
collaborative working environment.
Ability to accept constructive feedback and initiate appropriate
actions to correct situations.
Willingness to identify and take action toward meeting own
OSHA RATING: Category I (Exposure to blood borne pathogens)
PHI ACCESS: Complete
WORK SCHEDULE: Per Diem
Graduate of an accredited school of medicine. Doctor of Medicine
(MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine required (DO).
Proven experience as a physician with strong understanding of
examination methodologies and diagnostics including interpretation
and evaluation of symptoms.
Board Certified in INTERNAL MEDICAL/FAMILY MEDICINE or Board
Eligible with successful completion of boards within two (2)
Current NH state license