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Naturopathic Physician

Company: Peninsula Community Health Services - WA State
Location: Bremerton
Posted on: November 27, 2022

Job Description:

Join Peninsula Community Health Services (PCHS) in making a difference in people's lives and the surrounding community every day. PCHS exemplifies a culture of community service that is Patient Driven, Empathetic, and Staff Empowered. We are, a Federally Qualified Health Center supporting access to healthcare services (medical, dental, pharmacy, behavioral health) for Kitsap County, Mason County, and Rural Pierce County.

*Our Mission*

PCHS exemplifies a culture of community service. Our patients come from all walks of life. PCHS services are available to our patients without regard for ability to pay.

*Our Vision*

PCHS strives to eliminate healthcare disparities in our community. We have medical and dental clinics located throughout Kitsap and Mason and rural Pierce County and a dedicated team working together to create a care plan that's right for you. We also bring that care directly to our patients who can't easily make it into our traditional clinics through our mobile clinics, school-based health centers, and by partnering with our community service agencies to deliver care on their premises.

*Our Guiding Principle*

Here at PCHS, our guiding principle is to see and value every person. We believe all patients have the right to be treated with respect and dignity with an acknowledgment that this includes their cultural, social, spiritual, and personal values and beliefs.

*Our Core Values*

Every member of PCHS stands by our Core Values: Patient driven. Empathetic. Staff Empowered.

We are an employer of choice because we offer:
* Full comprehensive benefits including, health, life, disability, 403(b), CME allowance (specified positions), and more---
* Wellness benefits
* School loan repayment potential (providers only)
* Four- or five-day work weeks and flexible schedule-allows plenty of time for work/life balance (clinical staff only)
* Mission-driven-be a part of a group that truly cares about their community and has the goal to give back

*Job Summary*
The Naturopathic Physician (ND) will diagnose, treat, and help prevent diseases using a system of practice that is based on the natural healing capacity of individuals. The Physician may use physiological, psychological, or mechanical methods and may also use natural medicines, prescription or legend drugs, foods, herbs, or other natural remedies.

*Essential Duties and Responsibilities*
* Practice naturopathic medicine within the scope of the primary care program
* Analyze medical history, reports, findings of tests, and examination to determine conditions/diagnosis and provide appropriate treatments
* Advises patients about therapeutic exercise and nutritional medicine regimens. Administers, dispenses, or prescribes natural medicines such as food or botanical extracts, herbs, dietary supplements, vitamins, nutraceuticals, and amino acids.
* Collaborate with pharmacy team regarding complementary pharmacologic treatments.
* Promote health by advising patients about diet, behaviors, and methods for prevention of disease based on evidence-based recommendations.
* Perform procedures within scope of primary care and complementary medicine programs and the provider's surgical competency/privileges
* Refer patients to medical specialist for consultation especially to other traditional health care providers when necessary.
* Educate patients about complementary health care and management.
* Share in the after-hours coverage and calls as appropriate
* Mentor Advance Practice Clinicians as needed
* Familiar with using electronic health record (Ex. Athena)
* Monitor, and where applicable, oversee relevant provider and care staff to ensure delivery of care
* Other duties as assigned

*Supervisory Responsibilities*
This position has no direct reports.

*Qualifications*
* Active MD or DO License in Washington State (required)
* Board Certified or Board Eligible (preferred)
* Active DEA Certification (required)
* Active CPR Certification (required)
* Valid driver's license (required)

*Skills*

Must have excellent communication skills. Ability to work independently and as part of a team; to receive and respond well to feedback. Possess strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills; time-management and organizational skills, including being punctual, responsive, and efficient. Perform job with professionalism and good judgment.

*Work Environment and Physical Demands*

With multiple locations and settings, PCHS' work environment and physical demands vary greatly depending on the employee's role. Essential job functions include the following: The employee is required to talk, hear, see, smell, sit and stand. The employee is frequently required to move around the facility; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is frequently required to lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Employees may be exposed to mechanical parts and moderate noise levels. Reasonable accommodations may be available to individuals with disabilities to perform their essential job functions.

*Equal Opportunity*

Peninsula Community Health Services is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not exclude persons from employment or application for employment from receipt of or participation in programs, activities, services on the grounds of race, color, sex, national origin, age, military status, marital status, religion, the presence of a physical, mental, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law_._

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:
* Dental insurance
* Health insurance
* Health savings account
* Life insurance
* Paid time off
* Referral program
* Retirement plan
* Vision insurance
Medical specialties:
* Primary Care
Schedule:
* 10 hour shift
* 4x10
* 5x8
* 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:
* Bremerton, WA 98337: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location: One location%19987807%

Keywords: Peninsula Community Health Services - WA State, Seattle , Naturopathic Physician, Other , Bremerton, Washington

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