As part of a Primary Care Team in the Internal Medicine Department at Yale Health, a Joint Commission-recognized Patient Centered Medical Home, the Internist serves as a Primary Care Clinician for a panel of patients and works collaboratively with team members to develop, maintain and support a team-based approach to the care of all team patients.
Provide comprehensive whole-person primary medical care to an assigned panel of patients including preventive care and physical examinations, assessment and management of acute issues, specialty referral, appropriate monitoring of chronic illness and assessment of emotional health and well being. Provide rapid access care, preoperative assessments and supportive care as needed for non-panel patients on the primary care team. Participate in cross-coverage for absent primary care team members.
Adhere to departmental and organizational standards of patient service and responsiveness, including but not limited to, timely and appropriate communication of test results and timely response to patient messages.
Work collaboratively with team members to develop and maintain team based care by participating actively in team meetings, rotating leadership responsibility and contributing to performance improvement projects.
Participate in rotation for hospital rounding, weekend and weeknight call (currently approximately 1 in 10). Provide backup jeopardy coverage for Acute Care when needed. Round on inpatients at YNHH on-call weekends; serve as attending for medical patients and consult as needed on members on non-medical services. Round in the Inpatient Care Facility during call rotation.
Adhere to organizational standards of medical documentation within the Yale Health electronic health record (Epic) including but not limited to, timely completion of notes, appropriate documentation of non-visit-related transactions, appropriate and timely management of Inbasket messages.
Adhere to the Yale Health Code of Conduct and all relevant policies and procedures.