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TENTATIVE

Occ. Code 5252010

CLINICAL PHYSICIAN (PART TIME), NS

5252010

CLINICAL PHYSICIAN 1, GRADE 34

5252100

CLINICAL PHYSICIAN 2, GRADE 36

5252200

CLINICAL PHYSICIAN 3, M-8

5252300

 

New York State Department of Civil Service

Classification Standard

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF CLASS SERIES

          Clinical Physicians are licensed physicians who provide a variety of general medical care and treatment services to individuals* in accordance with Article 131 of the Education Law.  Incumbents conduct physical examinations; diagnose medical conditions and prescribe treatments; and collaborate with other health care providers and disciplines to achieve treatment goals and objectives. 

          Positions are classified in various State agencies. 

*Individual refers to a person who is being treated or cared for, and is used in place of patient, client, or other nomenclature specific to an agency.

 

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

          CLINICAL PHYSICIAN (PART TIME): diagnoses, treats, prescribes, and provides general medical care and treatment services on a part-time basis, typically under the general direction of a Clinical Physician 2. 

          CLINICAL PHYSICIAN 1: diagnoses, treats, prescribes, and provides general medical care and treatment services for assigned individuals, typically under the general direction of a Clinical Physician 2. 

          CLINICAL PHYSICIAN 2: independently diagnoses, treats, prescribes, and provides general medical care and treatment services for assigned individuals; provides clinical supervision and guidance to Assistant Clinical Physicians, Clinical Physicians 1, and other medical providers; and may manage and supervise medical services for an assigned facility, unit, or program.   

          CLINICAL PHYSICIAN 3: serves as chief of service; manages, directs, and administers medical services for an assigned facility(s), unit(s), or program(s); develops, implements, and revises clinical policies and procedures; and directly supervises Clinical Physicians and/or other medical providers.  

RELATED CLASSES

          Medical Specialists are licensed physicians who are certified in a medical specialty by a Member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), and provide medical care and treatment services within a specialty area of practice in accordance with Article 131 of the Education Law and ABMS standards of care.

           Psychiatrists are licensed physicians who are certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), and provide psychiatric care and treatment services in accordance with Article 131 of the Education Law and ABPN standards of care. 

ILLUSTRATIVE DUTIES

Provides a variety of general medical care and treatment services for assigned individuals, facility, unit, and/or program. 

·       Obtains, reviews, updates, and records individual information, such as medical histories, test results, diagnoses, prescribed treatments, and individual responses. 

 

·       Conducts physical examinations; orders, performs, and interprets diagnostic tests and procedures; determines and/or confirms diagnoses; and treats a variety of general medical conditions. 

 

·       Prescribes and/or administers treatments, medications, therapies, vaccinations, and other medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury; conducts follow-up examinations and monitors individuals condition, modifying treatment as needed. 

 

·       Collaborates with other health care professionals and disciplines to achieve treatment goals and objectives, and ensure continuity of care.

 

·       Explains and discusses procedures, test results, diagnoses, and prescribed treatments with individuals, families, and caregivers; and answers questions.  

 

·       Refers individuals to other health care providers based on diagnostic and treatment needs.

 

·       Participates in discharge planning, and approves individual discharges. 

 

·       Maintains medical documentation consistent with agency, State, and federal requirements. 

 

Supervises individual care activities, and prescribes, orders, and oversees the administration of treatments.   

·       Consults with and advises other Clinical Physicians, medical providers, and health care disciplines on diagnoses and treatment plans; and reviews and approves treatment recommendations.

 

·       Provides clinical supervision, guidance, and training to other medical professionals, nursing, and direct care staff; and monitors the coordination and implementation of care. 

 

·       Reviews individual records to confirm diagnoses, and/or ensure that treatments are appropriate for diagnoses and that records are properly maintained.

 

·       May assign individuals and individual care activities to other Clinical Physicians and/or medical providers; approve leave and track time and attendance; and complete performance evaluations. 

 

Functions as a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team, attends meetings, and serves on various committees and workgroups to improve individual services and outcomes. 

Assists in the development, implementation, and revision of clinical policies and procedures. 

May develop, implement, and/or supervise training programs, and health care and treatment education programs. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

           CLINICAL PHYSICIAN (PART TIME)

Non-Competitive: possession of a license and current registration to practice medicine in New York State, and one year of post-licensure medical experience.

          CLINICAL PHYSICIAN 1

Open Competitive: possession of a license and current registration to practice medicine in New York State, and one year of post-licensure medical experience.

          CLINICAL PHYSICIAN 2  

Promotion: one year of service as a Clinical Physician 1.

Open Competitive: possession of a license and current registration to practice medicine in New York State, and two years of post-licensure medical experience.

          CLINICAL PHYSICIAN 3

Promotion: one year of service as a Clinical Physician 2.

Revised:  6/18

NOTE: Classification Standards illustrate the nature, extent, and scope of duties and responsibilities of the classes they describe. Standards cannot and do not include all of the work that might be appropriately performed by a class. The minimum qualifications above are those which were required for appointment at the time the Classification Standard was written. Please contact the Division of Staffing Services for current information on minimum qualification requirements for appointment or examination.