Adult Primary Care/Urgent Care Physician Specialist
El Monte Comprehensive Health Center provides essential primary care services to patients in the San Gabriel Valley and surrounding areas. Services are provided in a safe, patient-centered environment. The center is facilitated by the Health Services Ambulatory Care Network.
The Health Center focuses on primary care for adults and children. The center uses a patient-centered medical home model and patients are provided services by the same team of healthcare providers to support their health needs. The Medical Home is part of a larger network of hospitals, emergency departments, urgent care centers, behavioral health providers, and specialists in Los Angeles County. It is responsible for helping coordinate your care across multiple settings, within and outside your Medical Home location.
Urgent care physicians within Los Angeles County Department of Health Services can be hired as full-time employees in physician specialist positions, but there are also numerous ways to work part-time in Los Angeles County urgent care clinics as well. If you are interested in part-time employment, please reach out to discuss the different options and what might best meet your needs.
Must be a licensed medical doctor. Prefer physicians residency trained and successfully have completed residency in family medicine, internal medicine, or internal medicine/pediatrics. Board certified or eligible. All board certified physician receive an annual bonus of 5.5% of their base salary.
Primary Care Responsibilities
- Obtains and performs thorough and precise histories and physical examinations on patients at a frequency determined to be appropriate, by service.
- Applies current medical knowledge when diagnosing and treating patients. Follows clinical guidelines where appropriate.
- Develops a plan of care, where appropriate. Schedules patients for follow-up care as indicated.
- Performs approved clinic procedures, for which he/she has current privileges, with skill and expertise.
- Provides appropriate patient and family education regarding the patient’s diagnosis, treatment, diet, medical equipment and/or additional discharge instructions when indicated.
- Follows local (e.g., L.A. County DHS Expected Practices) and/or national guidelines in practicing preventive medicine, as appropriate.
- Provides appropriate patient and family education regarding health maintenance and preventive medicine, as appropriate.
- Recognizes the importance of psychosocial / behavioral medicine in the care of patients. Treats such conditions or refers appropriately.
- Orders diagnostic tests judiciously and as clinically indicated. Reviews and signs all test results in a timely manner and takes appropriate action.
- Appropriately refers patients externally for emergency care or admissions as clinically appropriate.
- Appropriately refers patients internally for specialty care, social work or other available services. Follows referral guidelines, where available.
- Prescribes formulary medications whenever possible.
- Prescribes more moderately priced medications when available, as clinically indicated.
Urgent Care Responsibilities
- Evaluate undifferentiated patients presenting for unscheduled and on-demand care in the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services urgent care clinics. Patients of all ages are seen in our urgent care clinics and providers trained in evaluating all ages are preferred.
- Work up urgent/emergent medical conditions including chest pain, abdominal pain, headaches, respiratory illnesses, orthopedic injuries, and other presentations.
- Perform basic procedures including: laceration repair, suture and staple removal, trephination of subungual hematoma, hernia reduction, abscess incision and drainage, closed fracture reduction and splinting, closed joint dislocation reduction, removal of foreign bodies embedded superficially in skin, Bartholin’s gland cyst incision and drainage, felon/paronychia drainage, joint aspirations and injections, epistaxis control measures, ring removal, low risk nerve blocks, bladder catheterization, superficial hemorrhage control (e.g. bleeding varicose vein), needling and trigger point injections, application of sealant to fractured teeth, ingrown toe nail removal, IUD removal, and other procedures providers may feel comfortable performing.
- Address routine health maintenance needs of patients empaneled to the Los Angeles Department of Health Services, such as administering vaccinations and ensuring appropriate cancer screening.
- Provide continuity care when patients have not been able to access their primary care doctors including refilling and titrating medications and managing chronic health conditions including hypertension, diabetes, heart failure, COPD, asthma, and other health conditions routinely managed by primary care physicians.
- Coordinate referrals for patients to specialty care or other ancillary services including social work, behavioral health, health education, medicolegal services, substance use disorder treatment, and other wrap around services to comprehensively address patient health needs.
- Accurately identify patients who require a higher level of care and assist in organizing transfer of these patients to appropriate care environments, including communicating with EMS staff and/or emergency department staff to facilitate transfers.
- Assess patients for psychiatric emergencies, including identifying when a patient may be a possible danger to themselves, others, or gravely disabled requiring psychiatric evaluation to place the patient on an involuntary hold.
- Full-time physicians are also encouraged to help participate in quality improvement and system improvement work to maximize the efficiency, value, impact, and positive patient experience of the care we deliver
- At select sites, there are opportunities to teach those in training including resident physicians, medical students, and nurse practitioner students
El Monte has an estimated population of 115,487 residents. The city’s demographics are as follows: 38.8% White, 4.9% Non-Hispanic White, 0.8% African American, 1% Native American, 25.1 Asian, 31% other races, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 3.2% two or more races.
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