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Family Practice Physician

$163,000.00 – $226,000.00 Salary/year


Health Care
Family Practice Physician
Position Summary
The physician will establish a patient panel of services, inclusive of patient care within assigned Northeastern Rural Health Clinics facilities.  Performs hospital call duties on a hospital call rotation determined by the Medical Director.  Works independently without day-to-day supervision in the performance of work in all phases of family practice, office, hospital, and local nursing home.  Physician co-manages, observes, supports, and advises, consults on patients cared for by physician assistant and family nurse practitioners.  

Attention to building trust in the community and the population we serve is paramount.  Focus on patient care practices tailoring to the Federally Qualified Health Clinic (FQHC).  The family physician reports directly to the Medical Director. 


  • Ability to provide quality customer service
  • Ability to work well with others in a professional manner
  • Ability to work various shifts and occasional weekends for on-call assignments
  • Ability to be flexible in approach
  • Ability to build trust with patients
  • Ability to develop a clientele from a rural community
  • Skills in reasoning techniques
  • Skills in excellent communication
  • Skills in supervisory roles
  • Skills in working in a fast paced environment
  • Knowledge of maintaining patient confidentiality
  • Knowledge of best practices for medical care
  • Knowledge of working within a team

Duties and Responsibilities

Conducts a program of family practice care with responsibility for examination, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric and adult patients, including emphasizing longitudinal family health care

Provides medical treatment and advice to patients as may be indicated

Serve in this role as a family practitioner and will see patients in all age groups and serve as a consultant in family practice to other health professions

Secures case history and related pertinent information

Examines patient, utilizes laboratory and x-ray diagnostic tests, interprets findings for differential diagnosis; diagnoses ailments; and performs necessary treatment including surgical procedures, carrying out such follow-up treatment as may be medically indicated

Refers patients with serious conditions to hospital for inpatient care or refers for consultations to medical, surgical or other adjunct services for those patients the family practitioner is not qualified to treat or for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment procedures

Prescribes and/or dispenses required medication to patients

Seek advice from other medical specialists, as required

Provides professional supervision to the assigned staff or nurses and other professionals

Observes, supports, co-manages, and consults on patients cared for by Physician Assistant (PA) or Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

Supports others in the care of complicated medical problems or complications which arise out of their care

Serves as a mentor and advisor to others

Supports all phases of family practice

Maintains licensure and certification

Directs, organizes and participates in preventive health programs such as immunization, disease detection, disease prevention, special health screenings and Northeastern Rural Health Clinics’ public health programs, i.e., Family Planning, etc.

Responsive to supervisory feedback, utilizing constructive criticism in a positive manner 

Maintains open communication and observes chain of command

Woks well with peers and other employees as a team player

Sensitive to customer service issues, displaying a positive attitude to patients, co-workers, and the organization as a whole

Maintains strict confidentiality.  Does not disclose confidential information regarding patients, co-workers, or the organization to unauthorized individuals in or out of the organization

Models appropriate conduct.  Observes the dress code for appearance and grooming standards

Must maintain confidentiality relating to NRHC personnel, patients, and information which could result in proprietary damage to NRHC

Maintains HIPPA compliance, at all times

Adheres to office policies

Manages quality initiatives to ensure metrics are met

Performs other duties as assigned, demonstrating flexibility and willingness to do extra work as needed

Questions on how to apply:

Human Resources Department

Address: 1850 Spring Ridge Drive                         

Susanville, CA 96130                                                 

(w) 530-251-5000                                                    


Experience and Education

  • Doctorate of Family Medicine
  • Board certified or Board eligible
  • Current unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of California
  • Current DEA registration
  • Current BLS and ACLS certificate
  • Must meet current medical continuing education requirements, at all times
  • Must possess current valid driver license and vehicle liability insurance
  • EOE
Board certified Doctor of Family Medicine

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: Vocational Certificate
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No
    Salary Range: $163,000.00 - $226,000.00 Salary/year/DOE