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Primary Care Physician

Description

Casey County Hospital is looking for a responsible physician to provide high quality medical care primarily in an outpatient setting, but could involve a minor amount of inpatient. Physician will also undertake tasks aiming for prevention and promotion of healthy habits.

A great physician is a highly qualified professional and a compassionate individual. You must be very knowledgeable in regards to diseases, epidemiology and other medical conditions so you can interpret symptoms and diagnose conditions. The job can be demanding so a great deal of patience and physical endurance is required.

Physician Responsibilities

  • Conduct routine check-ups to patients to assess their health condition and discover possible issues.

  • Give appropriate advice for healthy habits (diet, hygiene, etc.) and preventative actions to promote overall health.

  • Conduct examinations to ill patients and evaluate symptoms to determine their condition.

  • Ask intuitive questions to discover cause of illness.

  • Reach an informed diagnosis based on scientific knowledge and the patient’s medical history.

  • Prescribe and interpret lab tests to obtain more information for underlying infections and abnormalities.

  • Prescribe medications or drugs and provide comprehensive instructions for administration.

  • Collaborate with other physicians, physician assistants and nurses to form a high performing medical team.

  • Examine and provide treatments to injuries and refer patients to other physicians when needed (ophthalmologists, orthopedists, neurologists, etc.).

  • Keep records of patients’ diseases, operations or other significant information (e.g., allergic episodes).

  • Cultivate a climate of trust and compassion for patients.

  • Remain up-to-speed with developments and best practices in medicine by attending conferences and seminars.

    Requirements

  • Proven experience as a physician.

  • Strong understanding of examination methodologies and diagnostics.

  • Excellent knowledge of infectious diseases, their symptoms and epidemiology.

  • Broad knowledge of common medications, side effects and contradictions.

  • In-depth knowledge of legal medical guidelines and medicine best practices.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Respect for patient’s confidentiality.

  • Compassionate and approachable.

  • Responsible and trustworthy.

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree and valid license to practice the profession.

    Interested candidates may contact Rex A. Tungate, Administrator/CEO, Casey County Hospital, 187 Wolford Ave., Liberty, KY 42539; 606-787-6275 ext. 601; rtungate@caseycountyhospital.com . EOE.

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