Per Diem Walk-In Center Physician - New London/Stonington, CT
The primary function of the Physician employed by Northeast Medical Group Urgent Care and Walk -In Centers is to provide primary and episodic high quality medical care to adults and children at the Centers. The Physician leads the caregivers and administrative support staff to perform assigned duties while displaying the highest standards of ethical and moral conduct as well as acting in the best interest of Northeast Medical Group, support our mission, vision and values to optimize the health and well-being of our patients.
To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values - integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.
Perform complete physical exams and assessments of patients including urgent, emergent, and non-emergent presentation
1. Select, order, perform and interpret tests, analyses, and diagnostic images to provide information on patient
condition and augment physical findings
2. Prescribe or administer treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to
treat or prevent illness or injury
3. Perform procedures including laceration repair, orthopedics, and provide referrals to medical specialists
4. Explain procedures and discuss test results and prescribed treatments with patients
5. Notate findings and treatment course in patient chart including follow-up notes
6. Provides clinical information and education to patients and families
7. Promotes health education in conjunction with other health professionals
8. Ensures that proper patient documentation is timely, accurate and complete
9. Works with practice management to ensure proper compliance with billing, coding and CPT code
10. Participates in the development of medical protocols, standard procedures and management of
11. Bill for appropriate procedures/ supplies under the billable condition for which it was performed.
12. Contributes to quality improvement activities by actively participating in the medical staff activities, serving
on committees, and suggesting and supporting process improvements
13. Acts in a positive and professional manner, complying with practice policies, procedures and federal and
14.Immediately reports any concerns about facility patient safety to Medical Director.
15. REQUIRED PROCEDURIAL COMPETENCIES:
16. Suturing: simple skin suturing (interrupted), referral is acceptable for deep/contaminated wounds or
wounds which require internal closure.
17 .1 Splinting: Basic foot/ankle, elbow and hand/wrist splinting. Custom/ fiberglass splinting is the most
cost-effective option and should be able to be performed for appropriate indications.
17 .2 Medical Assistants can provide this service once taught (under the guidance and supervision of an attending provider).
17 .3 Pelvic examination (speculum and bimanual): Pelvic examination as indicated for vaginal bleeding, vaginal discharge, pelvic pain or at the discretion of the provider.
17.4 Endocervical culture should be performed when clinically indicated and witnessed/assisted by medical assistant at all times.
17 .5 Incision and Drainage of Abscess
Cryotherapy/ lesion/ skin tag destruction: Histofreeze or liquid nitrogen lesion destruction should be
performed as an option for wart, skin tag or seborrheic keratosis removal.
17 .6 Knee/Elbow/Wrist Arthrocentesis: for acute joint effusions where pre-test probability for gout or septic
arthritis is elevated.
17.7 Synovial fluid to be sent for cell count, crystals, gram stain/ culture.
17 .8 Wound/Burn Care: DOT Physicals
17 .9 Immunizations: PPD placements/interpretation
17 .10 Foreign Body Removal
17 .11 Corticosteroid (joint/bursa) injections
17 .12 Skin Biopsy (Punch/Excisional)
17 .13 Shoulder Dislocation/ Nursemaid elbow reduction
All the above are the minimum requirements set forth for walk-in centers. Time-outs to be performed and
consent should be obtained along with documentation of the procedure in the note.
EDUCATION (number of years and type required to perform the position duties):
Degree of M.D. or DO with ABIM or ABFM recognized residency. Valid American Board certification in either
Internal Medicine or Family Medicine
EXPERIENCE (number of years and type required to meet an acceptable level of performance):
A minimum of one year of experience as a practicing physician.
Valid and unrestricted Connecticut medical license. ACLS certification. Valid DEA registration and Controlled