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Health Care District of Palm Beach County  Physician Jobs

Family Medicine Job In West Palm Beach, Florida

Family Medicine or Internist Physician (Board Certified/ Board Eligible)

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Company: Health Care District of Palm Beach County Profession/Specialty: Family Medicine Location: West Palm Beach, Florida 33401 Type of Facility: Group
Job Description

 To be the Health Care Safety Net for Palm Beach County
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County is an integrated public health system established by the voters as a special taxing district.  The safety-net system is an equal opportunity employer of approximately 1,300 employees.  The Health Care District provides challenging and fulfilling employment opportunities through its health coverage programs for uninsured residents, a pharmacy operation, a nationally-recognized Trauma System that includes the Trauma Hawk Aeromedical Program, adult and pediatric services at the C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics throughout the county, a School Health program which staffs registered nurses in nearly 170 public schools, short-term or long-term inpatient care at the Edward J. Healey Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, and the county’s only public hospital, Lakeside Medical Center, which serves the rural, western Glades’ communities.  For more information, visit


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Rapidly expanding and financially secure CL Brumback Primary Care Clinics (Health Care District Palm Beach County) -  Federally Qualified Health Centers – is seeking a Board Certified/ Board Eligible Family Medicine or Internist physicians to provide complete, comprehensive care to individuals and families regardless of their ability to pay. Outpatient only. Must be comfortable caring for the underserved. Fully utilizing Electronic Health Records. Patient base 25,000. In-house services include pharmacy, full lab, pediatrics, mental health. See 18 – 22 patients/day. Join approximately 22 physicians and Mid-levels. Educational loan repayment through the National Health Service Corps is available, HPSA score of 17. On-Call 1:15 telephone coverage only. Full time, M-F, some Saturdays hours (paid additionally.) Competitive salary and benefits. 3 weeks vacation. Paid holidays. 401A with 4% first year and additionally up to 4% match following years.  FTCA malpractice. Spanish or Creole helpful but not required (multi-language support staff)


General Statement of Job

This Primary Care Physician is a licensed physician who adheres to the highest standards of evidence based medical practice, ethics, and professionalism at all times. This position provides primary care services in an outpatient setting, consisting of diagnosis, treatment and referrals as appropriate. Duties of this position are to understand HCD Primary Care Clinics protocols and procedures and to ensure quality of care for all patients.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Essential Functions:

The position involves providing full scope of primary care services including but not limited to diagnosis, treatment, coordination of care, preventative care and health maintenance to a complex adult population in HCD Primary Care Clinics.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following: Obtain health history and perform physical examinations; Diagnose and direct counseling for each patient on a plan for treatment; Prescribe medication in accordance with Florida statute and professional practice guidelines; Perform minor surgical procedures; Arrange referral for patients requiring services not offered at HCD PC Clinics; Review incoming reports (e.g. lab, x-ray, EKG, hospital and specialties reports etc.) sign, date and follow-up in a timely manner; Participate in utilization  review, quality assurance, provider meetings, and other clinical meetings; Assist in updating protocols and principles of practice as requested; Assist in outside medical public relations functions; Adhere to UDS productivity standards and meet at least the minimum requirement.

Responsible for maintaining accurate and complete medical records, for completing proper coding requirements, and different forms as required.  Participate in quality assurance and related activities.  Provides oversight of mid-level providers; Maintain a close liaison with the PCP of Hospital Services for coordinating the transition of care from clinic to hospital and back to clinic.

Participates in after-hours “on-call” patient phone calls coverage on rotating basis.

Emergency duty may be required of the incumbent that includes working in Red Cross shelters or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural. Additionally, incumbents are required to perform emergency response and management duties for Palm Beach County as required.

Customer Service: 

As a patient care facility the HCD PC Clinics and its staff are responsible for providing a high quality of internal and external customer service.  The Physician must demonstrate a focus on customer service and the ability to attain high levels of customer satisfaction by providing appropriate leadership.  Maintaining positive relationships with customers both internally and externally is essential.


The Physician position requires excellent oral and written communication skills.  This includes the ability to share information in a timely manner, both verbally and in writing; keeping peers, colleagues, and staff appropriately informed.  The position also requires interpersonal skills such as effective listening, appropriate use of style and language for audience, and productive processing of information.

The Physician is expected to process information in an analytical fashion and be able to communicate findings and results effectively.  This includes effective verbal presentation and written analysis adjusting language and terminology to the needs of the audience.


The Physician has responsibility over clinical care as assigned by Medical Director.  The Physician must be adept at dealing with varying personality types, patients, families, physicians, peers, supervisors and external parties.  The must be able to independently determine the timing and manner of presentation in which each situation is addressed.

Initiative and Ingenuity:  

The Physician must possess the ability to focus on improving health outcomes by encouraging innovation, using best practices.  Ingenuity and strong analytical skills are essential.  The Physician must be able to effectively balance priorities.

Commitment to Quality:  

The Physician must possess the ability to identify and implement quality processes to meet identified health outcomes.  They must stay abreast of current techniques, methods and skills, and regularly measure adherence to quality clinical measures.


The Physician must be able to work toward multiple goals concurrently and set priorities according to standards and guidelines.

Leadership/Creating a Shared Vision:

The  Physician must have the ability to interact effectively at different levels with different audiences, develop and maintain relationships with physicians’, colleagues and superiors across organizational lines, exhibit high ethical standards and personal integrity/

Managing and Developing Human Resources: 

The Physician provides formal feedback on residents’ performance.

Promoting Quality, Customer Service and Productivity: 

The Physician must thoroughly understand and ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

Meeting Strategic Goals and Objectives:  

The Physician assists the Program Director in the development of strategic plans and initiatives related to the residency program. 

Practice Operations and Leadership:

The Physician has operating responsibility over a clinical team providing care to assigned patients.

Diversity Competencies:

The  Physician ensure that service delivery is provided in a culturally competent way and consistently treats customers, stakeholders, partners, and coworkers with dignity and respect.

Position Qualifications


Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy degree required.


Previous experience in a rural setting and in a public sponsored hospital is preferred.  Bilingual /Trilingual in English, Creole and Spanish preferred.


Health Care District Primary Care Clinics providers must be licensed and registered as a physician in the State of Florida, be Board Eligible/Board Certified in Internal medicine, Family/General practice, or Preventive Medicine/Public Health. Current BLS certification required.


Unrestricted license form the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine and the Florida Medical Board.


Drug Enforcement Agency Controlled Substance Registration including schedules: 2, 2N, 3, 3N, 4, 5.


Current Medicare and Medicaid provider numbers required. Demonstrates current knowledge of general/internal/family medicine ongoing professional development.

The Health Care District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and maintains a Drug Free Workplace. Veterans preferred. Qualified individuals with disabilities who require an accommodation to participate in the application process or candidates with other questions should contact Human Resources.

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About Health Care District of Palm Beach County

Dedicated to the Health of the Community The Health Care District of Palm Beach County is an integrated public health system established in 1988 as a special taxing district that is an equal opportunity employer of approximately 1,000 employees. The Health Care District's mission is to ensure access to a comprehensive health care system and the delivery of quality services for the residents of Palm Beach County. The Health Care District provides challenging and fulfilling employment opportunities through its health coverage programs for uninsured residents, a nationally recognized Trauma System, adult and pediatric services at the four C. L. Brumback Primary Care Clinics, a School Health program which staffs registered nurses in nearly 170 public schools, a pharmacy operation, a long-term skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, and its acute care hospital, Lakeside Medical Center, in rural western Palm Beach County. 

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