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Physician, Family Practice Specialty, Bremerton, WA

Peninsula Community Health Services


Bremerton, WA

April 5, 2017

Job Title: Physician
Department: Medical
Supervisor: Medical Director
FLSA Status: Exempt
Approved Date: October 2014


Provide primary medical care to Peninsula Community Health Services clients. Improve the operations of PCHS in support of its stated mission: providing accessible, affordable, compassionate, quality health care services for our communities by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Practice medicine within the scope of the primary care/clinical program.

Reviews patient file/record, including allergies, problems, medications, and immunization status.

Elicits and records information about patient's medical history.

Examines patients for symptoms or physical information.

Orders or executes various tests, analyses, and diagnostic images to provide information on patient's condition.

Analyzes reports and findings of tests and examination, and diagnoses condition of patient.

Administers or prescribes treatments.

Determines and prescribes medication, dosage, and schedule given the patient's condition and allergies.

Discusses any possible side effects to medication or immunization with patient.

Prescribes and administers vaccinations to immunize patient from communicable diseases.

Promotes health by advising patients about diet, hygiene, and methods for prevention of disease.

Performs surgical procedures within PCHS scope of primary care program and the providers surgical competency /privileges.

Refers patients to medical specialist for consultant services when necessary for patient's well-being.

Documents the patient's visit including medical history, physical exam, diagnoses, and plan of action.

Follows up with patient regarding progress in high risk or emergency cases.

Conducts physical examinations to provide information needed for admission to school, consideration for jobs, or eligibility for insurance coverage.

Review and update the medical protocols and offer ongoing informal education of the direct medical care staff.

Assist PCHS in outreach efforts as requested.

Continue self-education in primary health care to provide up-to date practice.

Family Practice Physicians will provide supervision and review of services provided by Physician Assistants as required by WAC 308-52-141 and Center's practice protocols.

Abide by Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 in reference to all confidential information obtained through job tasks.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Continuous Learning - Seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

Job Knowledge - Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills; adapts to new technologies; uses technology to increase productivity; keeps technical skills up to date.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Patient Service - Manages difficult or emotional patient situations; responds promptly to their needs; solicits patient feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.

Managing Customer Focus - Promotes & establishes patients service standards; develops new approaches to their needs.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Master's degree or equivalent; or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze and interpret the most complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive speeches and presentations on controversial or complex topics to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Computer Skills

Must have the ability to use a computer and related technology efficiently to operate a range of software programs.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

The following are required for this position:

  • HIV/AIDS Training
  • Washington State Department of Health Professional License
  • DEA Certification
  • CPR Certification
  • Board Certifications or Board Eligible
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Auto Insurance

All certifications & licenses must be kept in a current or renewed manner at all times. No inactive, expired certifications or licenses are allowed.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

To Apply

Send resume and salary requirements to Susan Chesbrough at

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