Physician (AZ License)

  • Duo Health
  • Remote
  • Sep 18, 2022
Physician Family Medicine Geriatric Medicine Internal Medicine Nephrology

Job Description

Company Mission 
Duo Health is a new type of medical group designed around the needs of patients with chronic kidney disease and their physicians.  Our unique Health Mobilization™ platform partners multidisciplinary care teams with community nephrologists and activates all the other clinicians, facilities and community organizations necessary to treat the whole patient on their own terms. Our team is comprised of leaders in value-based health care, technology and behavioral science who share a vision for advancing health equity one relationship at a time.  

Our interprofessional care teams, which include physicians, nurses, social workers, and patient navigators, provide high-touch and comprehensive care to a small panel of patients.  Team collaboration is essential to our intensive, psycho-social model of care which includes assessment, medication management, social management, and behavioral health management. Duo Health is dedicated to ensuring our staff reflects the diversity of our patient population; applicants whose work demonstrates a commitment to issues of diversity and health equity are encouraged to apply.

Job Description 
The Physician will act as part of a care team that directly interfaces with a small panel of patients with CKD stages 3b, 4, 5, and ESRD in order to high quality value-based care.  This person will interact with and evaluate patients in the home, via teleconference, or via telephone as appropriate.  In this role, the Physician will create close working relationships with the patients served and with the care team members.  Every day will entail contact with care team members and patients to coordinate optimal care for the patient panel. 

Duties and Responsibilities 
  • Assume medical responsibility for an assigned small panel of patients in collaboration with care team; provide clinical services focused on patient level interventions and system level interventions (both medical and kidney-focused). 
  • Complete history and physical exams and order laboratory and diagnostic tests as needed. 
  • Educate patients about medication usage and side effects, and prescribe medications as permitted by state prescribing authorities. 
  • Collaborate with the core functional care team to provide clinical services focused on patient level interventions and system level interventions (both medical and kidney-focused). 
  • Determine prioritization and assignment of patient panel to care team members based on case complexity. 
  • Act as collaborating physician for Duo Health Nurse Practitioners in the state. 
  • Interact with and evaluate patients in the home, via teleconference, or via telephone as appropriate. 
  • Identify and manage patients’ medical conditions and obstacles to care. 
  • Educate patients and caregivers about medical conditions and treatment plans. 
  • Order diagnostic and laboratory tests and evaluate test results. 
  • Determine the need for consultation from medical, surgical, and/or psychiatric specialties. 
  • Facilitate care across a variety of settings, including emergency department, hospital, skilled nursing facility, home health agency, hospice, and/or community-based organizations as appropriate. 
  • Perform structured assessments and develop and implement comprehensive care plans for the patient panel. 
  • Document all medical encounters accurately and in a timely manner. 
  • Assist in the development and implementation of clinical protocols and guidelines of care in order to optimize outcomes. 
  • Support company efforts of continuous quality improvement. 
  • Adhere to all company policies and procedures. 
Requirements 
  • Licensed MD or DO in the state of AZ with specialty of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and/or Nephrology. 
  • Must meet Duo Health clinician credentialing criteria, including passing a background check and drug screen and meeting COVID-19 vaccine requirements. 
  • Reliable transportation and a verifiable good driving record.  Must be in the Phoenix metro area, able to work from home, and able to travel to patient homes. 
  • Must be self-motivated and able to perform work in accordance with defined operating procedures. 
  • Ability to develop and maintain inclusive and equitable relationships with patients, caregivers and staff
  • Experience working with community resources from diverse backgrounds   
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.   
  • Must be comfortable interacting with patients and care teams both telephonically and in-person.   
Working for Duo 
  • 100% remote working environment 
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision plans 
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave 
  • Educational Assistance Program 
  • Adoption Assistance 
  • Access to free wellness & personal development courses 
  • 401k plan with company matching 
  • Paid holidays and unlimited PTO 
  • A mission-driven approach to each and everything that we do, with an overall goal to improve health equity and health outcomes. 
  • A brand-new company laptop and home-office stipend so you can work your best