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Outpatient Rheumatologist

companySea Mar Community Health Centers
locationVancouver, WA, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Company Overview

Sea Mar Community Health Centers was founded in 1978 with a single clinic in the South Park neighborhood of Seattle. Today, Sea Mar is Washington’s largest provider of community-based, comprehensive health care with over 38 medical clinics along the Puget Sound. We are looking for a mission driven Rheumatologist dedicated to serving underserved and diverse communities. The position will be based at our new multi-specialty clinic in the White Center area of Seattle.

Job Summary

The physician will provide Rheumatology services to patients of Sea Mar Community Health Centers in accordance with training, experience, certification, insurance and licensure in a manner consistent with guidelines established in the principles of practice at Sea Mar and its mission statement. The physician will work collaboratively with staff to provide team-based coordinated care. The physician prescribes and/or dispenses required medication to patients according to the individual prescriptive authority granted by the Washington State Board. The physician participates in organizing and directing preventive health programs such as immunization, disease detection and disease prevention activities, including educational programs for patients and community groups in the service areas with approval from the Medical Director and/or Health Center Administrator. The physician is expected to participate in clinical affairs, working with administrative personnel, the Medical Director and the Chief Medical Officer to improve the patient care experience.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • The physician will work as part of a care team  to provide quality comprehensive services to Sea Mar patients. 
  • The physician provides Rheumatology services to patients of Sea Mar Community Health Centers in accordance with training, experience, certification, insurance and licensure in a manner consistent with guidelines established in the principles of practice at Sea Mar and its mission statement.
  • The physician may refer patients to medical specialists or other sources of service when necessary. 
  • The physician prescribes and/or dispenses required medication to patients according to the individual prescriptive authority granted by the Washington State Board. 
  • The physician participates in organizing and directing preventive health programs such as immunization, disease detection and disease prevention activities, including educational programs for patients and community groups in the service areas with approval from the Medical Director and/or Health Center Administrator.
  • The physician is expected to participate in clinical affairs, working with administrative personnel, the Medical Director and the Chief Medical Officer to improve the patient care experience.
  • The physician assures accurate and timely completion of all clinical records; completion of paperwork in a team-based approach and necessary paperwork for patient care.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Licensed MD or DO
  • Successful completion of an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) approved post-graduate residency; board certification in the appropriate specialty or actively seeking board certification preferred but not required. 
  • Successful completion of a fellowship in Rheumatology
  • A current DEA certificate 
  • Uphold all current vaccine requirements for employment 
  • Bilingual ability in English and Spanish is preferred but not required
  • Prior community health experience preferred

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary 
  • 1 medical assistant per provider
  • Robust ancillary staff
  • EMR- EPIC 
  • Sabbatical leave
  • Retirement contribution
  • 401(k) plan 
  • Employer paid Life Insurance 
  • Relocation reimbursement 
  • Generous paid time off 
  • Annual CME allowance and paid time off 
  • 3 month on-boarding and ramp-up period 
  • Occurrence based malpractice insurance including tail coverage 
  • Comprehensive benefits package including dental, medical and vision (insurance premium 100% covered)
  • Loan repayment options (all sites have a minimum HPSA score of at least 19)
  • Opportunity to work with a diverse and friendly team of compassionate mission driven providers!

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