Functional Medicine Physician

Job Details

The Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine requires a physician who is experienced in Functional Medicine and able to integrate this patient care approach with the reputation and integrity of the Cleveland Clinic. This physician will focus on the Functional Medicine team approach to provide excellent patient experiences and deliver innovative, value-based care at the Cleveland Clinic. Key functions will include:

Building a patient-focused functional medicine practice
Building an internal and external referral network that results in chronically ill patients coming to the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine
Working closely with the Medical Director in clinical program development and implementation
Working closely with team members to optimize the patient care experience
Providing feedback to Medical Director and Practice Administrator on effective mechanisms to improve patient flow, patient care, EMR documentation, diagnostic testing options, and nutraceutical therapeutics.
Providing clinical support for shared medical visits
Providing education to support patient groups aimed at supporting health behaviors and lifestyle changes
Providing education to medical staff, residents, and students on functional medicine
Job Activities

Provide chronic disease care from a Functional Medicine perspective by interviewing, assessing, and treating clinical patients, meeting their medical needs, and improving their quality of life
Consult with Medical Director and other professionals on staff as needed regarding patient care, assessment, and education issues
Educate patients on wellness, prevention, and early detection by providing materials and resources to patients and families
Participate in quality improvement, management, continuing education, and other patient care programs established by the hospital or clinic requirements
Oversee mid-level medical staff as assigned, as well as nursing clinical staff; assign appropriate aspects of care to non-physician staff
Assist in the resolution of complaints, requests, and inquiries from patients
Maintain confidentiality of all patient information according to federal guidelines and regulations
Present case studies on a monthly basis to promote clinical staff education/ training
Complete all charts and dictation (if applicable) on the day of visit assuring completeness and accuracy
Take responsibility for comprehensive and accurate coding of each patient encounter submitted the day of encounter
Participate in utilization, research, and quality activities within practice setting as well as in activities affecting the ambulatory care network as a whole
Represent the Cleveland Clinic  and the Center for Functional Medicine  in the local and broader community, participating in educational and other medically oriented programs for the public, physicians, and patients
Demonstrate the philosophy, mission and core values associated with Patient First in performance of job responsibilities, including courteous and cooperative behavior toward patients, visitors, volunteers, and peers
Demonstrate initiative and creativity, decision-making abilities, and work flexibility
Follow organizational policies, procedures, and protocols
Provide mentoring and/or coaching to nutritionist, health coach, and other clinicians
Fulfill all requirements as detailed in the Employment Contract and meet all regular responsibilities of a CC physician, including:Providing medical services in the general care and treatment of patients in both practice and hospital settings
Providing comprehensive medical services for patients on a continuing basis
Analyzing reports and findings of tests and examination, and diagnosing condition of patient
Administering or prescribing treatments and medications
Promoting health by advising patients concerning diet, hygiene, and methods of prevention of disease
Referring patients to specialists when necessary for the patient’s well-being
Working collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues
Specific Characteristics and Skills Required

Ability to work effectively and efficiently  with diverse team members, caregivers, students, and patients
Superior communication skills, emotional intelligence, and the ability to function in a rapidly changing environment
Knowledge of EPIC medical records a plus

Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner or Functional Medicine Trained Practitioner
Medical degree from an accredited school
License to practice in state of Ohio
Current DEA and NPI Certificate of Registration
Active ABMS (or ABPS) Board Certification