The Collaborating Physician (CP) has primary responsibility for collaborating with the nurse practitioners in the Walmart Health Center and to ensure consistent, high-quality patient care. The CP is guided by both statutory requirements for delegating medical duties and prescriptive authorities to nurse practitioners and Walmart Health Center expectations for this role. The CP supports the nurse practitioners in the clinic by providing regular chart reviews to ensure quality care, real-time consultation to support patient care, as needed, and regular in person meeting with nurse practitioners. The CP should also be willing to consult or help coordinate referrals for patients in need of additional care beyond the scope of services provided in the WHC.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Adhere to state-specific regulatory requirements and WHC expectations regarding delegation of medical duties and prescriptive authority
Meet with APRN in person as required by the State (as articulated in the Collaborative Care Agreement) and in accordance with WHC to maintain ongoing proactive interaction with APRN
Be available for real-time, remote consultation with APRN by phone and/ or text for time-sensitive issues.
Ensure appropriate notice is provided when a substitute/designated physician is needed when not available to communicate with APRN/ clinic.
Review 10% of patient charts in accordance with the Walmart Health Center chart review policy and procedures, unless otherwise required by state requirements.
Provide appropriate feedback to APRNs using chart review tool and feedback mechanisms.
Escalate acute clinical care concerns appropriately, involving Medical Director, Clinic Manager and APRN, per WHC policy.
Willing to accept referrals to own office and/or support coordination of referrals to other primary care providers (or specialty care providers) for patients that are in need of primary care physician consultation (or specialist consultation) following appointments in the WHC.
Participate in clinic quality improvement initiatives to foster consistent, high-quality care.
Education: Medical degree (MD or DO) in good standing with the State. Board certified in Family Medicine or in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.
Experience: Minimum of two or more years of primary care practice experience;experience collaborating with advanced practice professionals preferred
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Licensed by the State to practice medicine