Physician Specialist

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* Salary can vary depending upon education, experience, or qualifications.

Position Summary and Responsibilities

Position Summary:  

This Primary Care Physician (Family Medicine or Internal Medicine) will be providing medical care for an adult female/male populations. The physician must demonstrate the necessary knowledge and skills  to provide patient care as outlined in the Medical Staff Bylaws. The physician will abide by the mission statement of Larned State Hospital, in addition to all applicable State and Federal laws and guidelines. This physician will be professional in all patient and staff interactions.

Job Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:  

Medical Care

  • Follows the progress of the patient, assessing the medical conditions, evaluating the effectiveness of the prescribed regimen, and modifying treatment as indicated
  • Orders laboratory tests and other diagnostic procedures 
  • Assesses the need for seclusion and restraint and takes responsibility for justifying such treatment
  • Maintains an assigned clinical caseload.
  • Consults appropriately with supervisor or other LSH personnel who can provide expertise in special treatment problems, as well as making referrals to consultants as deemed appropriate
  • Quality of patient care delivered is reviewed and evaluated on a regular basis by supervisor and subject to peer review process   
  • Participates in consultations with medical/psychiatric consultants, making adequate preparation and/or completing initial screening tests in order to provide adequate date for the consultant, and follows up as appropriate
  • Participates in hospital-wide OD rotation.

Supervisory and Administrative Responsibilities

  • Provides supervision to primary care staff including MD/Dos and APRNs
  • Communicates with the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) regarding primary care staff issues 
  • Processes primary care staff timesheets
  • Assists Medical Staff Administrative Officer in finalizing leave coverage for primary care staff
  • Sits on administrative committees
  • Chairs Infection Control and Outside Medical Committees

Patient Medical Record

  • Documents patient assessments, clinical progress, and rationale for treatment plan and subsequent changes in the treatment plan as required by accrediting agencies and LSH Policy
  • Reviews and rewrites medication and treatment orders monthly, or as needed to meet patient’s needs
  • Completes Discharge Summaries at the time of the patient’s discharge within the required time frame

Meetings/Continuing Education/Training/Activities

  • Attends and participates in treatment planning meetings and/or staffing and court hearings regarding assigned patients, as well as attending and participating in daily staff meetings as needed
  • Attends and actively participates in Medical Staff Conferences, Department Meetings, and Quality Improvement Activities, and other committees or ad hoc committees as assigned. 
  • Completes CME as needed to maintain licensure. 
  • Completes training as required by LSH.
  • Completes special projects and performs other duties as assigned including but not limited to ensuring the agency is adequately staffed during and immediately following natural and/or manmade disasters, infectious disease outbreaks, and/or acts of terrorism.  Assists other medical staff, as necessary or as assigned. 



Licensing & Certification:  

  • Kansas Licensure or Institutional License at time of hire.
  • DEA license

Minimum Qualifications:  

  • Kansas Licensure or Institutional License at time of hire 
  • DEA license
  • Requires an approved drug test approved by the Kansas Department of Administration unless the incumbent is moving from one safety-sensitive position to another safety-sensitive position within the same agency performing substantially similar duties. 
  • CPI Certification within one month of employment and maintain certification throughout employment 
  • CPR/AED Certification within sixty-days of employment and maintain certification throughout employment 

Preferred Qualifications:  

Post-Offer, Pre-employment Requirements:  

  • Ability to pass a KBI background and pre-employment drug test.

Recruiter Contact Information

  • Name: Mitchell Smith
  • Email: mitchell.smith [at]
  • Phone: 620.285.4383
  • Mailing Address: 1301 KS Hwy 264, Larned, KS 67550

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