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Internal Medicine Lead Physician, Los Angeles, California - San Gabriel Valley - West Covina

Company: Integrity Healthcare
Location: West Covina
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Internal Medicine opening in West Covina, California. This and other physician jobs brought to you by DocCafe.com

- Lead Physician opening
- BC / Internal Medicine or Family Medicine
- Located East of downtown in West Covina
- 100% outpatient
- 60% clinical / 40% admin
- M-F 8-5 schedule
- EMR - NextGen
- Salaried plus RVU
- Base = $250,000-$300,000 depending on experience
- 10% guaranteed bonus for years one and two and then transition to RVU-based bonus in year 3
- 4 primary care providers at this location
- Full benefits


The Lead physician (LP) provides clinical leadership and drives office performance around clinical quality, cost efficiency, customer service and workplace satisfaction. LP represents the providers of the office in the Physician Leadership Council. LP works In addition, LP is a practicing physician in the office with the same responsibilities and duties of that position.

LP works with providers and management to solve complex operational problems; coordinates and implements clinical service projects; assists providers to maximize efficiency and productivity of their offices; participates in office operational planning; and has oversight of providers within the office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

Operational and Strategic Initiatives

  • Responsible for achieving corporate goals and driving performance for the following key operational metrics:

  • Patient experience/satisfaction
  • Enrollment growth
  • Billing/Charting completion times
  • Provider productivity
  • HCC/RAF scores
  • STAR/Quality scores
  • ER visits
  • Hospital admissions
  • Provider satisfaction

  • Partner/collaborate with administrative dyad partner (office manager and/or regional operations director) in the overall operation of the office.
  • Lead monthly office Provider/Clinical Quality Committee (CQC) meetings to identify opportunities for impacting utilization/clinical outcome, communicate/update office providers on office metric performance, and obtain input for performance improvement.
  • Promote relationship between specialists and primary care.
  • Responsible for reviewing and analyzing clinical metrics to identify problem areas and opportunities for improvement.
  • Develop/implement corrective plans for performance issues
  • Collaborate with dyad partner with department goals, policies, procedures, and reporting tools.

    Personnel and Management-Related Functions

    • Provide overall direction and guidance for office providers, including scheduling and productivity.
    • Serve as a physician model for other providers in quality of care, cost efficiency and customer service.
    • Supervise nurse practitioners and/or physician assistants.
    • Manage performance of providers including:

    • Annual performance evaluations and merit increases recommendations and promotions.
    • Disciplinary actions.
    • Document variance from standard performance.

    • Involved in interviewing, hiring, and training key employees.

      Interdepartmental Collaboration

      • Marketing department regarding marketing events, company promotions, health fairs, web sites, social media, etc.
      • Hospitalists, SNFists, and case managers to insure proper patient transitions/care plan implementation.
      • Vital Care to verify providers properly initiate and utilize this service
      • IT department on EMR and other information systems to identify problems, beta- test, implement changes, and train.
      • Quality Management to monitor and maintain a high standard of patient care and compliance with all appropriate regulatory bodies.
      • Specialties to facilitate patient care, efficiency, communication, and support common company goals.
      • Compliance around regulatory issues (HIPPA, OSHA, CLIA, etc.).

        Physician Interaction and/or Clinical Functions

        • Monitor metrics and drive improvements to meat corporate goals in the following areas:

        • PCP and SCP scope of practice
        • Referral rates per thousand
        • Prior-authorization denial rates
        • Appropriateness of tertiary care referrals
        • Prevention of inappropriate hospital admissions
        • Use of preferred providers and facilities
        • Hospice/Palliative Care utilization

          Regulatory and Compliance Functions

          • Ensure provider compliance with regulatory and legal requirements (HIPPA, OSHA, CLIA, etc.).
          • Responsible for the planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating and supervising of programs and services in accordance with existing federal, state and local standards, as well as the approved budget, policies and procedures

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