Internal Medicine/ Pediatrics Physician

    • Job Tracking ID: 2020-759
    • Job Location: Petaluma , CA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Doctoral Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: November 17, 2020
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Summary:   Provide quality primary care in a compassionate and caring environment. Work as an integral part of the Medical staff by participating in all strategic initiatives. Perform other duties as assigned, including but not limited to after-hours call, weekend clinics, supervision of PA/NP staff, assignment to outside locations within PHC federal scope such as school-based clinics, skilled nursing facilities, and assignment to inpatient hospital duties in accordance with clinical training and hospital-based privileges.



  • Take appropriate history, perform physical examination of patients, order pertinent diagnostics and implement appropriate therapy in the outpatient setting according to standard medical practice per AAP and ACP guidelines
  • Provide admission, work-up, diagnosis, and provision of non-surgical treatment for patients the hospital setting and/or Skilled Nursing Facility setting in accordance with clinical training and maintenance of skilled nursing and/or hospital-based privileges.
  • Obtain appropriate consults when problems presented are outside scope of practice or when unfamiliar with a particular aspect of the patient’s care.
  • Communicate effectively with the patient throughout the physician patient relationship, provide appropriate patient education, and demonstrate respect for the culturally determined needs of patients.
  • Shows consistent and determined intent to be competent, meeting or exceeding the community standard of care.
  • Demonstrate competent knowledge in delivering health care to patients through peer review as established through the medical staff bylaws, recommendations of each licensing Board, and clinic Quality improvement Program. Participates in the peer contribution, considering carefully the opinions of colleagues.
  • Cooperates with the rest of the medical staff in assuring after hours and Saturday and evening hour’s coverage for the clinic patients.
  • Supervises PA’s and FNP’s according to the standardized procedures agreed upon which defines their scope of practice while complying with all federal and state regulations and codes.
  • Provides consultation to all practitioners for adult and pediatric patients with complex medical conditions.
  • Provides continuing medical education to providers at least twice yearly in topics of internal medicine and/or pediatrics.
  • Supports and contributes to in a positive manner clinic effort to maintain and improve patient satisfaction in all aspects of health delivery.
  • Works at maximum potential to meet productivity requirements in order to improve patient access and fiscal viability while maintaining quality medical care.
  • Meets all time commitments by arriving on time to the clinic and working entire shift or more as needed.
  • Responsible for maintaining credentials by keeping all required licenses current, including but not limited to California Medical License, DEA licenses, CME hours, BLS Certifications and any other required licenses. It is the responsibility of the physician to give the Credentialing Department current credentials before old credentials expire.
  • Willingly performs other duties within the scope of practice as assigned.


Other Duties

  • Become an integral part of the Medical staff through participation in medical staff and other clinic meetings.
  • Willingly performs other duties within the scope of practice as assigned.

Experience and Skills:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



  • Graduate from an accredited medical school.
  • Completion of an accredited residency program.
  • Board Certified with current California License and DEA.


Licenses and Certifications:

  • State of California Medical License or Osteopathic Physician License.
  • Federal DEA Registration.
  • Medical Specialty License or Certification; Board certified or Board Eligible in Specified Area of Medical Specialty.
  • Must maintain CME as required for certification renewals.
  • Must be BLS Certified.


Language Skills:

Bilingual in English and Spanish, both written and verbal preferred.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Movement within health center complex environment repeatedly throughout the day
  • Ability to write by hand, use phone, use computer keyboard and mouse extensively to perform general office functions
  • Manual wrist and finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform repetitive actions for extended periods of time
  • Ability to effectively communicate by hearing continuously and speech in a manner which can be understood by a diverse population
  • Ability to give and follow verbal and written instructions with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Must have visual acuity near and far (20 inches to 20 feet), depth perception, field of vision, ability to focus on an object, ability to identify and distinguish colors
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods of time (minimum periods of [one (1) hour at a time)
  • Ability to frequently walk, bend, squat, stoop, kneel, twist, crouch, and climb with the use of a step stool
  • Ability to grasp, hold and pick up and reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to frequently lift and or move up to fifteen (15) pounds
  • Ability to occasionally lift and carry up to thirty-five (35) pounds (periodic lifting of supplies or equipment)
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to travel to and from other health center sites and community locations


Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to general office and health center area environment with frequent interruptions by staff, visitors and phones.  The work environment is a clean, well-lit, well-ventilated, and temperature-controlled environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  The hours of duty are Monday through Friday during the business day.  The employee must be willing to work varied hours to accommodate meetings and special functions.


Acknowledgment:  This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position.  The Employee may be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at-will" relationship.