Physician-Family Practice

Forest County Potawatomi

POSITION TITLE: Physician-Family Practice
DEPARTMENT: Health and Wellness Center
SUPERVISOR: Medical Director

Position Summary:

Under limited supervision of the Medical Director, provides and manages direct medical evaluation, diagnosis, procedures, and care for patients within a recognized area of family practice.  Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

This list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only of the tasks performed by this position and is not all-inclusive.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment for a specified patient population.
  • Provides direct patient care in outpatient.
  • Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions.
  • Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate.
  • Orders laboratory tests, x-rays, special imaging studies and other diagnostic procedures. Interprets appropriate diagnostic procedures and tests. Explain the necessity of preparation, nature, and anticipated effects of procedures to patient and patient’s family.
  • Evaluates and revises patient care/treatment plan with patient and family as necessary to achieve improved health
  • Provides education for patients and/or families about preventative care, medical issues and use of the prescribed medical treatment.
  • Provides accurate documentation of patient care, document orders, directives, procedures and patient responses in the medical record and communicate them to other members of the health care team; maintain accurate, legible and confidential records,
  • Work as a team member with medical/nursing staff to provide comprehensive care and promote continuity of care.
  • Bills for clinical service.
  • Actively participates in the advancement of a Medical Home. Incorporates the Medical Home Standards into practice: Relationship, Continuity of Care, Comprehensiveness of Care, Accessibility and Quality.
  • Participates on clinic committees as requested.
  • Attends meeting and in-service of the medical staff or as specified by the Medical Director.
  • Ensures communication within the department as well as across departments to ensure that information is shared for effective operations.
  • Maintain professional knowledge, skills and refine expertise by attending continuing education programs; maintain certification in compliance with current state law; participate in professional affiliations.
  • Active participant in quality improvement and peer review.
  • Directs and coordinates the patient care activities of nursing and support staff as required.
  • Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
  • Participates in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs.
  • Ensures strict confidentiality of records.
  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Medical doctor; at least three years of directly related experience which may include residency in a directly related medical specialty. State of Wisconsin and Federal DEA Certification; Current licensure in designated area of Medical Subspecialty; Board certified in designated area of Medical Subspecialty.  Valid Driver’s License.  Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen, tuberculosis screening, and background investigation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care.
  • Knowledge of community medical diagnostic and patient care services in area of medical expertise.
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in area of expertise.
  • Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage.
  • Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
  • Knowledge of clinical operations and procedures.
  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
  • Advanced working knowledge understanding of current principles, methods, and procedure for delivery of medical care within designated area of medical sub-specialty.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to supervise, advise, and train clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs.
  • Ability to perform medical examinations using standard medical procedures.
  • Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
  • Ability to educate patients and/or families as to the nature of disease and to provide instruction on proper care and treatment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with vendors and co-workers at all levels.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment in decision making.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Skill in operating computers and equipment to the extent necessary to function with an Electronic Health Record.
  • Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to walk.  The employee occasionally is required to stand; and stoop, kneel, or crouch.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment:

Work is generally performed in a medical office with exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment and exposure to blood borne pathogens.  Exposure to latex products on a routine basis.


As authorized by Federal Law, the Forest County Potawatomi Community reserves the right to exercise preference in hiring for qualified Tribal members/Indians in connection with all job openings.



POSTED:     8-1-18

CLOSING:   Until Filled

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