Sault Tribe
  • - Government - Medical
  • Manistique, MI, USA
  • Year Round - Part Time



The Staff Physician, under the direction of the Medical Director, Physician Supervisor and/or Clinic Manager, is responsible for providing direct patient care services at our Sault Tribe Health Clinics located in the Eastern Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  The position assists in maintaining the daily operations of the clinical settings to meet patient medical needs or expectations.  The position is responsible for medical decisions or care provided to patients on a daily basis and providing medical oversight and assistance to nursing personnel assigned to your patient care team.       


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Provides      routine & diagnostic medical examinations and treatment. 
  • Provides      a wide range of medical and health services including assessment of      patients, diagnosis, and treatment, evaluating the effectiveness of care,      and changing or modifying treatment.
  • Refers      patients to specialty care, as indicated.                                                                                  
  • Maintains      competency and renders broad based care within their scope of services and      generally accepted standards of care.                                                                           
  • Provides      direction and assistance to personnel assisting in the care of patients.
  • Follows      privacy act guidelines as established by HIPAA & other privacy      regulations.                                                                                                                   

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • All other job related duties as assigned.




Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, patients and customers and outside vendors/service providers.




Physical factors include constant standing, with lifting of 20 pounds and frequent lifting/carrying of 10 pounds.  Use of hearing, smell, near/midrange/far vision, depth perception, color/field of vision, typing; frequent sitting and occasional carry/lifting, pushing/pulling, stooping, reaching, manual handling and bending. Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather, extreme cold and wet/humidity. Potential hazards include patient contact and/or client contacts, needles/syringes, computer use, medical and other equipment use. Personal Protection Equipment required and must follow universal precautions.




Education: Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) Degree required. Professional Certification required; prefer Family Practice Certification but will consider Pediatrics or Internal Medicine Certification.


Experience: No experience required.


Certification/License: License to practice as a Physician (MD or DO) in the State of Michigan or ability to obtain by date of hire required. Must have no previous suspension or revocation of license. DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) License or ability to obtain within six weeks of hire required. BLS (Basic Life Support) or CPR Pro (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Pro) Certification or ability to obtain date-of hire required. ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) Certification preferred. Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Sufficient knowledge to provide primary medical care within scope of practice required. Knowledge of outpatient medical procedures as educated and approved thru clinical privileging process, e.g., colposcopies, IUD insertions, trigger point injections, OMT, acupuncture preferred. Previous experience documenting in electronic records preferred. Working knowledge of medical best practices preferred. Must be able to work with minimal supervision. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.


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