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Organization: Valley Family Health Care
Date Posted: 7/6/2017
City: Payette
Location: Idaho
Country: United States
Primary Category: Clinical - DO or MD
Type of Position: Full-Time

Description & Details

Would you like to work for a well-established health care center in a spectacular location that offers a wealth of recreational activities?
Valley Family Health Care is an FTCA deemed health center offering accessible, quality, comprehensive health and social services to all people in the upper Treasure Valley area regardless of ability to pay. We have 9 locations: 6 medical and 3 dental clinics in Oregon and Idaho.
If you are looking for a place to further advance your career then consider joining our highly skilled team that is experienced and educated in the latest medical knowledge and techniques.



  1. Graduate of an accredited medical school with US or ECGME certification.
  2. Must have license to practice in Idaho and Oregon.
  3. Family Practice specialty, with Board certification or Board eligible from AOA or ACMGE approved specialty board.
  4. Professional clinical experience in Family Practice, Internal Medicine or Pediatrics, or completion of a FP, IM or Ped’s residency.
  5. Experience teaching residents and students.
  6. Strong community health/public health orientation and be experienced in patient care              management.
  7. Ability to optimally utilize intellectual, cognitive, and reasoning judgment.
  8. Commitment to working with medically underserved patient population.
  9. Must maintain active Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) licensure.
  10. Current provider card in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
  11. Bilingual in Spanish and English highly desirable.


The physician is responsible for providing direct patient care in the clinic, hospital, and nursing homes and must have authoritative knowledge of the principles, practice and techniques of primary care practice.


The physician reports to the Medical Director on clinical issues and to the VFHC Chief Executive Officer on administrative issues.  The physician should be able to work cooperatively and effectively with the Medical Director and other VFHC staff. The physician will be expected to maintain professional relationships with other healthcare providers in the community.


Physicians have clinical supervisory responsibilities for Physician Assistants.


Physicians participate in the periodic management review of practice functions, e.g. reception, telephone triage, patient flow, outreach services, laboratory, follow-up missed appointments, and referral tracking.


Physicians are expected to participate in the development of health risk management protocols and participate in quality assurance activities. Must have good working knowledge of administrative practices and procedures, teaching methods, rules, regulations, policies and standards related to medical services and risk management.           


Clinical Practice:

  1. Clinical medicine, i.e., direct patient care.
  2. Adheres to the highest standards of medical ethics at all times.
  3. On a scheduled basis may be required to work at any satellite facility.
  4. Productivity standards of the US Public Health Service expects a full-time physician to minimally see 4200 patient encounters per year, or in combination with a midlevel, the team will see at least 6300 encounters per year. (At least 2100 encounters are expected of the midlevel but they often exceed this and assist in meeting the team goal. Part-time physician productivity will be pro-rated.)
  5. Other duties as required.

Quality Improvement:

Participate in improving VFHC performance, processes, or programs through quality improvement which will be demonstrated in at least one instance annually.


Patient Centered Care:

1.    Facilitate health and disease patient education.

2.    Support patient self-management of disease and behavior modification interventions.

3.    Coordinate continuity of patient care with external healthcare organizations and facilities, including referrals to specialty care providers, and continuity of patient care with patients and families following hospital admission, discharge, and ER visits.

4.    Promote clear communication amongst a care team and treating clinicians by ensuring awareness regarding patient care plans.


Physical Requirements:

  1. Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.
  2. Continuous standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling.
  3. Normal manual dexterity.
  4. Correctable vision and hearing.
  5. Must be able to read, write and speak clearly.
  6. Must have proficient keyboarding skills.

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