AHP Urologist

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  • Oakland, CA
  • Alameda Health Partners (AHP)
  • AHP Urology
  • Full Time - Varies
  • Physicians & Dentists
  • Req #: 21053-13242
  • Posted: September 12, 2019
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Position Summary


Examines, diagnoses, and treats, by surgical means, injuries and disorders of the genitourinary tract.

  • Prepares and reviews case histories and obtains data through interviews.
  • Examines patients and determines x-ray examinations and laboratory tests required.
  • Interprets test results and evaluates examination findings.
  • Directs nurses in procedures for preoperative and postoperative care such as administering sedatives, prescribing diets, and preparing operative area of patient.
  • Applies surgical procedures and coordinates operation with the anesthesiologist.
  • Administers and prescribes such conservative measures of treatment as antibiotics, drugs, and compresses.
  • Treats patients suffering from surgical complications and appropriately consults other services as needed.
  • Advises on quality of urological surgery services with other medical activities.
  • Instructs interns and residents in urological surgery procedures.
  • Provides on-call services on a regular basis involving evaluation of/consultation for urgent or emergent urological conditions on inpatients and patients being treated in the emergency department.
  • Assist the Chief of Urology in the planning and coordination of Urology services.

DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification, however, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual in the classification.

1.            Systematically assesses patients' health status, arrives at appropriate diagnosis(es), and implements care plan for effective clinical outcomes

•             Considers thorough range of treatment/preventive options and arrives at a recommended course of action that is age appropriate, culturally appropriate, realistic, and attainable

•             Appropriately manages patient care and health status following initiation of treatment/preventive plan, and monitors and adjusts as warranted

•             Communicates effectively with patients and family so that they understand their diagnosis, treatment plans, and need for follow-up care

•             Educates and encourages patients to become active participants in their own healthcare-related behavior and provides patient education materials for use in encouraging wellness

•             Seeks consultation and advises by providing adequate information to consulting physicians. Communicates requests effectively, or responds to such requests from the referral source in a courteous, professional, and timely manner

•             Documents according to established guidelines to facilitate ongoing quality of care in a timely manner

•             Performs the appropriate medical procedures within the scope of the Practice as defined by the Practice's credentialing and privileging processes

•             Delegates direct and indirect patient care activities to appropriate personnel

•             Responds appropriately to emergent situations

•             Maintains and improves skill level through participation in continuing medical education

•             Actively participates in clinical quality improvement initiatives

•             Reviews and follows up on complaints and concerns about medical care

•             Takes actions to ensure continuity of care for patients

2.            Contributes to effective and efficient practice management policies and practices that support patient access to medical care

•             Participates in access planning for the Practice site, ensuring appropriate amount of same-day patient access

•             Meets number of Practice patient contact hours as outlined in the contract agreement

•             Fulfills commitments for call assignments with clear communication and follows through on work initiated

•             Supports appropriate billing for professional services through timely documentation and maintaining adequate knowledge of the Practice's billing policies and procedures

•             Adheres to all relevant policies, procedures, and practice guidelines

•             Assists with the preparation for regulatory surveys

•             Responds to communications in a timely fashion

3.            Manages patient care through appropriate use of available resources

•             Appropriately prescribes and orders ancillary services

•             Utilizes Practice referral network appropriately

•             Promotes the appropriate length of stay for patients

•             Manages chronic health/disease conditions

4.            Provides leadership for Practice and community relations

•             Serves as a resource to colleagues and support staff, enhancing quality of care

•             Participates in the training, orientation, and evaluation of Practice support staff

•             Regularly attends and actively participates in Practice staff meetings or physician/staff meetings

•             May participate in short- and long-term planning for the site or care system, providing input to the annual operational and capital budget

•             Participates in appropriate Medical Staff committee structure

•             Participates in community education and other professional activities to promote Practice services and the site

*Demonstrates commitment to customers

•             Is aware of different patient needs/desires

•             Takes action to meet patient needs/desires with respect to patient diversity

•             Helps improve processes to meet patient needs

•             Suggests and acts on ideas to improve overall customer service

•             Respects confidentiality and shares information with only those who need to know

*Demonstrates commitment to fellow employees

•             Seeks to understand and value differences between employees

•             Treats other employees with dignity and respect

•             Demonstrates open, honest communication and behavior

•             Resolves conflict in a positive manner

•             Contributes to the productivity of the work group

*Demonstrates commitment to the Practice

•             Lives the values of dignity, integrity, service, and compassion

•             Supports the Practice's mission/vision

•             Speaks positively about the Practice

•             Chooses to make the Practice a better place




Minimum Qualifications: Education: Completion of an approved residency in urology. Required Licenses/Certifications: Current status as board-eligible or board certified by the American Board of Urology. Board certification required if the applicant completed residency more than 5 years ago. Required Licenses/Certifications: Possession of a valid license to practice medicine in the State of California, current California fluoroscopy operator's license.


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