Physician - OKC Area

Physician - OKC Area

Community Health Centers, Inc. (CHCI) is seeking an ASSOCIATE PHYSICIAN.

Benefits Package


Under general administrative direction of the Medical Director, the Associate Physician provides comprehensive, primary medical care to patients of CHCI. At the direction of CHCI – CEO or designee, the employee will be assigned a variety of specific job duties and responsibilities as a member of the CHCI Emergency Response Program Team (i.e. Bioterrorism Response Program). Also, as a member of the Emergency Response Program Team, the employee is required to complete all necessary emergency responder training and may be designated as a member of the first-responder team.

1. Evaluates and treats patients by taking a health history, performing the appropriate physical examination, diagnosing the condition, planning a course of treatment, prescribing medication , follow-up and health maintenance. Refers patients as necessary for appropriate specialty care within CHCI or within community at large.

2. Provides administrative and clinical supervision of mid-level practitioners that are assigned to him/her. Works with Clinic Nurse Manager to identify and address related nursing issues.

3. Serves on various staff committees of CHCI with active participation in health team conferences and discussions. Participates in CHCI Quality Improvement Program, involving collaboratives including peer review, medical review and chart audits.

4. Embraces the team concept in providing clinic coverage as needed. This may involve clinic coverage at other CHCI locations as assigned by the Medical Director or CEO.

5. Observes OSHA universal precautions. Properly disposes of biohazard materials as required. Receives OSHA’s Bloodborne Pathogens training upon initial assignment and at least annually.

6. Accepts consults from medical providers at Mary Mahoney Memorial Health Center, Mary Mahoney Health Center at Langston, Healing Hands Health Care Services for Homeless, and the Perry A. Klaassen Family Medical Center.

7. Completes a record of the health visit in the CHCI patient’s medical record chart within three days of visit. This record includes developing the problem list, recording medication and reconciliation of Laboratory data.

8. Submits privilege list to Medical Director for approval.

9. Shares call coverage with Community Health Centers, Inc. medical group providers.

10. Assists in development of disease specific protocols.

11. Obtains hospital privileges as required.

12. Engages in collaborative partnerships with outside agencies and medical providers.

13. Actively promotes patient participation on his/her health care by striving to improve patient health literacy.

14. Acts as preceptor for medical students or residents.

15. Participates in accreditation and quality improvement activities.

16. Complies with all HIPAA Privacy and Security rules/laws.

17. Performs assigned jobs at any CHCI facility as requested by the Medical Director or CEO.

18. As necessary, this Job Description may be modified.

♦ Arm/hand steadiness and digital dexterity enough to perform medical examinations and other procedures, required paper-work, etc.
♦ Vision enough to read written communications such as computer printouts, instructions, hand or machine-generated documents, etc., as well as print on CRT.
♦ Speech and hearing enough to communicate face-to-face, via telephone and in a public place.
♦ Flexibility and strength enough to lift, move and carry items and equipment weighing up to 20 pounds.
♦ Flexibility enough to bend over exam table, stoop to pick up objects from floor, etc.

This position requires frequent contact with other CHCI personnel to give and receive information and/or to provide assistance. The employee is required to interact with patients, other health care providers and clients as well as the general public in the performance of the job. Tact and diplomacy are required in the performance of duties. The employee may be required to occasionally deal with hostile persons.

♦ Primarily indoors in climate controlled building.
♦ May be subject to standing and/or sitting for prolonged periods of time.
♦ Smoking/ tobacco use not allowed on grounds or in Agency buildings or vehicles.
♦ OSHA category: performs tasks that involve exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

M.D. or D.O., Board Certified/Board eligible in Primary Care, i.e. Family Medicine, Internal Medicine or Preventative Medicine. M.P.H. / M.B.A. Administrative experience, Community Health Center / Emergency Room experience. Preferred. Unrestricted Oklahoma State Licensure to practice medicine; Unrestricted DEA license. Meet qualifications and obtain license to distribute narcotics. Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.


Contact:  DeLois Anderson 

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