Job Purpose: The Abortion/Primary Care Physician provides surgical and medication pregnancy terminations in an outpatient clinic setting in accordance with Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), Planned Parenthood South Atlantic (PPSAT), and State guidelines. Additionally, this person will be responsible for providing outpatient services for the general patient population at PPSAT locations. They should be well-versed in wellness and preventative care as well as primary care disease management.
The Abortion/Primary Care Physician performs a wide range of duties including, but not limited to the following:
- Comply with all State Health Department and federal rules and regulations, PPSAT, and PPFA policies, procedures, and medical standards and guidelines.
- Obtain (or delegate obtaining) a medical history, ultrasound, physical examination, and appropriate laboratory tests as indicated.
- Perform surgical and medication abortion procedures in the first trimester.
- Supervise post-operative care until all clients are stable and/or discharged as defined by protocol.
- Order post-operative medication, including contraceptives.
- Provide comprehensive medical care for primary care patients on a continuing basis
- Order or execute various tests, analyses, and diagnostic images to provide information on patient’s condition.
- Analyze reports and findings of tests and examination, and diagnose condition of patient.
- Administer or prescribe treatments and medications.
- Promote health by advising patients concerning diet, hygiene, and methods for prevention of disease.
- Inoculate and vaccinate patients to immunize patients from communicable diseases.
- Perform outpatient surgical procedures in addition to surgical abortion commensurate with surgical competency.
- Refer patients to medical specialist for consultant services when necessary for patient’s well-being.
- Document all medical findings, prescriptions, and treatments completely and legibly in client’s medical record.
- Be familiar with PPSAT emergency policy and procedures and assume responsibility for triage in case of a medical emergency.
- Maintain a professional demeanor in dress and appearance, bedside comportment, and in communication with staff, patients, volunteers, and other professionals.
- Contribute to a positive work environment by following through on tasks, taking initiative, working with the team and identifying solutions.
- Adhere to affiliate policies and procedures including meetings and training requirements, ensuring punctuality and attendance, and following personnel policies.
- Comply with all informed consent, mandated waiting periods and parental consent notification laws. Document compliance with all laws.
|Education, Experience, and Minimum Requirements|
1. Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Osteopathy Degree
2. Licensed to practice medicine in each state privileged to provide services.
3. Minimum 1 years experience performing surgical abortions in the first trimester.
4. Minimum 3 years post-residency clinical experience providing health care in family medicine or general practice.
5. Demonstrate the necessary sensitivity and ability to function with the staff team and communicate effectively and compassionately with the client.
6. Ability to communicate with patients and colleagues in a professional, warm and sensitive matter.
7. Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities while affording attention to detail and organization.
8. Certified in BLS and capable of performing other procedures for airway management.
9. Willing to participate in a team approach to health care.
10. Demonstrate commitment to nonjudgmental approach to provision of information and services and respect for confidentiality of client records and information.
11. Experience in patient centered care model
12. Managing electronic health records, maintaining confidentiality of patient records in accordance with PPSAT policies and State/Federal regulations
13. DEA registration and any required state-specific licenses for controlled substances prescriptions
1. Board eligible or Board certified physician preferred.
2. Local hospital affiliation or ability to obtain affiliation if required.
3. Three years experience providng medication and surgical abortions in the first trimester.
4. Five years post-residency clinical experience providing health care in family medicine or general practice with demonstrated ability to work in an independent setting and supervise advanced practice clinicians.
The Abortion/Primary Care Physician supervises:
1. Clinical staff
In This Together is our service ethos; made up of 7 workplace service standards that influence patient care and staff interactions.
1. Clear the slate – We treat each patient interaction as a unique experience to provide quality service. Give high priority to patient interaction and satisfaction.
2. Make a connection – Appropriately convey your expertise in all patient interactions in a way that honors them and allows them to comprehend information we share. Be prepared to discuss next steps with them. Anticipate patient needs. Accept that we support a diverse community.
3. Keep in the loop – Prepared to collaborate and keep team members informed as much as possible. Inform administration on clinic issues that may arise as soon as possible.
4. Confirm the plan – Provide “next steps” when needed to applicable support staff quickly and efficiently.
5. Ask for feedback – Be prepared to give, receive, and accept constructive criticism. We are also prepared to inquire from patients about their experience so that we can continue to improve quality of service.
6. Acknowledge the reality – Recognize that everyone, staff and patients have outside challenges they are facing. Be prepared to share successes with staff and be mindful of interactions with patients that can be offensive or invalidating of their concerns surrounding their health. Demonstrate empathy and a nonjudgmental posture in all interactions with patients and staff.
7. Open the door – Always end each patient interaction with an invitation to return to one of our 14 locations. Communicate that you/we are here for them no matter what.
1. Environment: Work is usually performed in a clinical environment. May encounter protestor activity.
2. OSHA: Exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials.
3. Work Week: Schedules vary between Mondays through Saturdays, including evenings.
4. Driving Responsibilities: Some travel required. Willingness to use personal vehicle in the course of employment. Must possess a current driver’s license and proof of auto insurance.
5. Extra Time: May be required to work outside the regular schedule, including evenings, weekends, and/or early morning hours.
|Physical Requirements (check all that apply)|