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Staff Physician

Department: Health Services
Location: Bedford Heights, OH

Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio works for healthy bodies and healthy communities by maintaining 19 health center locations in communities throughout North, East, and Central Ohio. PPGOH provides essential reproductive health care services to women and men. Our services are designed to help people make lifelong informed choices that focus on responsibility, prevention of unintended pregnancies, sexually transmitted infections, and reproductive cancers.

The Staff Physician will act as part of the medical services team providing abortion care as outlined in Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio (PPGOH) protocols for practice and polices and procedures for first and second trimester abortions as trained and privileged. Provide direct abortion services according to PPFA Medical Standards and Guidelines. Staff Physician participates in accomplishing customer-focused goals, meets agency Key Performance and Productivity Indicators as identified/outlined, as well as expense management policies and procedures to help support revenue cycle goals. Consults with Chief Medical Officer to ensure compliance with guidelines. Participates in Risk and Quality Management Program, clinician meetings, and other agency and center meetings as required.


  • Responsible for participating in overall quality assurance activities, assessing, planning and administering abortion care which is individualized to the client, and consistent with the policies and protocols of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio.
  • Review changes in policies and procedures in Abortion Services as they become effective and review quality assurance audits related to Abortion Services.
  • Reviews and interprets the medical and social history of reproductive health clients.
  • Demonstrates the necessary sensitivity and ability to function with the surgical team and communication with the client.
  • Review gross examination of fetal material.
  • Order Rhogam or Microgam Rh negative clients.
  • Complete and sign abortion records.
  • Must remain in the surgical facility until all patients have completed recovery room care.
  • May refuse to perform an abortion for any patient based on his/her medical judgment.† The reason for not terminating the pregnancy must be documented in the patientís chart.
  • Interprets laboratory data, orders additional laboratory investigations when indicated and ensures appropriate follow-up.
  • Performs appropriate medical management of surgical complications related to abortion and other ambulatory procedures, as is privileged in such areas.
  • Provides ultrasound for gestational age estimates and medication abortion follow-up.
  • Acts as a medical consultant to clinic staff.
  • Provides expanded gynecological services as privileged.
  • Manages emergency situations in the center.
  • Is compliant with OSHA, CLIA, and State Board of Pharmacy procedures, policies and regulations.
  • Participates in after hourís on-call system, as needed.
  • Punctual response to work schedule required. Replacements are not acceptable without approval of the Vice President of Health Services or designee.
  • Participates in staff meetings relating to center management and provides staff training in current medical procedures which are relevant to reproductive health as needed.
  • May act as a preceptor.
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Surgical Services.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


LEVEL FIVE:†A board eligible or certified OB/GYN or family physician or a resident (3rd or 4th year) in OB/GYN or family specialty training†and must have had previous documented experience in termination of first and second trimester abortions.Must be licensed and in good standing to practice medicine in the State of Ohio.†Excellent communication skills.†


LEVEL THREE: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.


LEVEL TWO:Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


LEVEL FOUR:Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.


Required: Board eligibility or certification in OB/GYN or Family Medicine or a resident (3rd or 4th year) in OB/GYN or Family Medicine specialty training, current Ohio Medical License,

valid driver's license, and automobile insurance in accordance with agency liability policy.

DEA Certificate.

Desired but not required: CPR/ BLS Certification and ACLS.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical ability to continuously talk, feel, and hear. Also requires frequent standing, walking, reaching, sitting, grasping, and handling small objects. Occasionally requires fingering, bending, and stooping, and rarely requires repetitive motions of the hands/wrists or feet, kneeling, or climbing. Must be able to occasionally lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Requires the ability to use a computer including keyboard, multi-key telephone, during peak activity periods work in excess of 7.5 hours per day and/or 37.5 hours per week, and move throughout the clinic.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job may involve evening and weekend hours, early morning meetings, contact with hazardous materials, frequent interruptions, and may occasionally involve travel to multiple sites. May require on-call status. Work takes place in a clinic environment.

This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change.


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