JOB SUMMARY: The Endocrinologist provides clinical care to patients, based upon his/her specialty training, through an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach that takes into consideration the psychosocial aspects of both health and disease. Specifically, this position will provide direct trans-related medical care (hormone therapy), as well as primary care to trans-identified patients.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Analytical and Critical Thinking
Provides high quality clinical care in a multidisciplinary environment
Coordinates evaluations and referrals of trans people for the appropriate clinical services
Maintains the standard of clinical care, using diagnostic testing appropriately and providing appropriate treatment
Provides hormone treatment, as well as primary care to trans-identified patients
Uses diagnostic testing appropriately yet cost-effectively, and providing appropriate treatment
Considers the psychosocial aspects of both health and disease
Willingness to Learn
Seeks consultation and makes referrals when appropriate
Effectively engages patients in their care
Assures patients receive education and informed consent regarding hormone treatment and potential side effects
Coordinates and assures effective clinical access and flow for hormone readiness evaluations
Demonstrates professionalism and integrity in all aspects of patient care
Workplace Computer and Equipment
Maintains complete and comprehensive documentation
Compliance, Policy, and Procedure
Shows meaningful progress toward quality improvement goals
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to work effectively and respectfully as part of a multidisciplinary, culturally diverse staff
Ability to build and maintain effective relationships
Ability to develop, initiate and maintain clinical programs
Ability to coordinate, organize and remain flexible
Knowledge of hormone treatment and primary care issues of transgendered people
Knowledge of LGBT issues
Knowledge of HIV and common co-morbidities
Computer skills including Microsoft office suite, electronic medical records and practice management system
Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals required
Excellent communication and team skills required.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
M.D. or D.O. in a primary care specialty with completion of an accredited residency training program
Board Certified/Board Eligible
Appropriate Maryland licensure and clinical certification, DEA and Maryland CDS, X license.
Experience in providing LGBT health care required, including trans-specific care and HIV.
Expertise in trans care preferred.
interest in and/or experience in community health settings
Experience working in a diverse environment