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Adolescent Medicine Physician- Atlanta Clinic

ATC-Medical, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America Req #125
Friday, January 25, 2019
About Veritas Collaborative

Veritas Collaborative is a specialty hospital system for the treatment of eating disorders. Providing a range of services for individuals of all ages, we offer inpatient, acute residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care. Each patient’s care is individualized, evidence-based, and delivered in a gender-diverse and inclusive environment. Multidisciplinary treatment teams – made up of highly dedicated physicians, psychiatrists, dietitians, culinary professionals, therapists, nurses, education coordinators, administrative professionals, and skilled therapeutic assistants – aim to equip each patient and family with skills to continue recovery in the home environment.

Our Culture

We are a growing, mission-driven organization with a singular vision: a world in which all persons with eating disorders and their families have access to best-practice care and hold hope for a cure.

We expect a lot out of our employees; that’s why we hire people who share our passion for leaving the world a better a place than we found it. If you find yourself drawn to a stimulating, innovative environment, you’ll be happy you chose to work at Veritas Collaborative. We share a common belief that eating disorders are lethal, but they don’t have to be.

Join us, and help us save lives.

In the role of Adolescent Medicine Physician in our Atlanta clinic is responsible for providing supervision of Physician Extenders, primary medical care, and some case management in the behavioral healthcare setting, specifically for adolescent patients with eating disorders. Provides back up to Extenders in assessments, treatments and case management to patients and families. Is a resource person to healthcare professionals, families, and the general community concerning common medical psycho-social problems associated with eating disorders. Maintains performance improvement activities within the department and participates in QI activities.
 

MAJOR ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide supervision for Physician Extenders and provide some primary care in all aspects of patient medical healthcare, including diagnosis, treatments, and consultations in patients with eating disorders.

  • Provide/supervise evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of a variety of Eating Disorder medical conditions.

  • Diagnose and support the management of comorbidities and complications common to patients with eating disorders.

  • Work closely with the Utilization Review team facilitating peer-to-peer insurance reviews, determination of appropriate levels of care, arbitration of clinical appeals, etc.

  • Supervise/conduct initial medical evaluations.

  • Supervise and prescribe medication and its monitoring.

  • Supervise and provide direct medical services through the comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients, including prescribing and administering medications.

  • Provide professional consultation to staff, participate in staff conferences, and serve on clinical committees.

  • Handle medical and some psychiatric emergencies.

  • Supervise and provide necessary medical services.

  • Develop and supervise the treatment plans of assigned patients.

  • Liaise with families of patients.

  • Supervise and consult on medical screen reviews.

  • Participate on quality assurance, educational, and professional committees as assigned by the Medical/Clinical Director.

  • Supervise and assist in requirement of maintenance of licensure for Physician Extenders through case consultation and other appropriate medical education.

  • Participate in program development with Medical Director as assigned.

  • Assist with administrative duties as assigned.

  • Participate in on call schedule rotation as required.

  • Develop and/or participate in research protocols as approved.

  • Provide medical education to family, patients, and staff, in formal groups and ongoing in formal or informal basis.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Board Certified or Eligible in Family Medicine

Current Certifications Required or ability to obtain certifications of:

  • Basic Life Saving (BLS)/Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

  • First Aid (FA)

  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI Blue Card)


Experience 

  • Two (2) or more years of previous independent practice, with an emphasis in hospital, complex medical condition, and/or psychiatric work preferred.

  • Two (2) or more years serving in a supervisory capacity for physician extenders, preferably in a hospital setting.


Specific skills 

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels with patients, families, peers and manager.

  • Follows all procedures and protocols for patient care and documentation.

  • Exercises good judgement regarding interpersonal interactions with patients, families, peers and manager at all times.

  • Completes continuing education requirements as mandated by credentialing agencies.

  • Mastery of MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and other basic office software

  • Works with team; builds and fosters professional relationships.

  • Welcomes feedback; proactively offers suggestions.

  • Works independently; schedules time efficiently; thinks proactively.

  • Bilingual in English/Spanish, preferred


General Skills and Requirements

  • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

  • Demonstrates competency and sensitivity in the area of multi-cultural, racial, religious/spiritual, and sexual orientation issues.

  • Meets dress code standards; appearance is professional, neat, and clean.

  • Evaluates own performance and sees opportunity for growth.

  • Reports to work on time and as scheduled.

  • Wears identification while on duty.

  • Complies with all organizational policies.

  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.

  • Communicates the mission, ethics and goals of the facility, as well as the focus statement of the department.

At Veritas Collaborative, all full-time employees are eligible for benefits, including: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability, Paid-Time Off and 401(k).

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • ATC-Medical, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America