NCNM First Year Resident Position Description
LOCATION: The NCNM Clinic and satellite clinics
Residency Program Director
Dean & Assoc. Dean of Naturopathic Medicine
Director of NCNM Teaching Clinic
Clinical Faculty Members
POSITION OBJECTIVES: To broaden medical experience, deepen clinical skills and expand therapeutic expertise, becoming physicians well trained in the practice of naturopathic medicine.
FULL-TIME EQUIVALENCY: 1.0 FTE requiring a minimum of 40 hours per week
1. Both of the following:
a. Graduate of a naturopathic medical college or program that is accredited by or has candidate
status with the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME)
b. A Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine who has a full and unrestricted license to practice naturopathic
medicine in the U.S.
2. Licensed in Oregon as a Naturopathic Physician.
3. Excellent skills in naturopathic diagnosis and therapeutics.
4. Desire to contribute to the educational program at the Clinic.
5. Additional desired qualifications include demonstrated teaching ability, aptitude for research, and demonstrated ability to work well in diverse groups.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Clinical Duties:
1. Supervises, observes, or provides direct patient care at the Clinic for a minimum of 30-35 hours per week.
2. Consult with the Site Supervisor or clinical faculty at the Clinic if appropriate at the end of each patient visit concerning history, clinical findings, treatment protocols, and follow-up.
3. Complete and sign all patient records within 24 hours of the patient visit. This is Oregon law.
4. Comply with all laws and regulations and obtain any other training required by the licensing laws of the particular state, province, or country in which the Clinic is located.
5. Participate in activities at the Clinic and other selected locations as directed by the Residency Program Director.
6. Provide on-call coverage for the Clinic on a rotating basis if appropriate, with back up from the Site Supervisor/clinical faculty member who is on-call.
7. Become conversant with the AANP Guidelines for Practice.
8. Be current in certification of CPR.
9. Know and follow all OHSA guidelines for infection control and safety in the workplace consistently and be currently certified in OSHA standards.
10. Be involved in the Quality Improvement program at the Clinic as outlined by NCNM and/or the Distant Site Clinic, including outcome studies of patient care.
11. Maintain confidentiality of patient records and information at all times.
12. Refer patients appropriately for care with allied health care professionals if deemed appropriate by the attending clinical faculty at the Clinic, always keeping in mind the best interests of the patient.
13. Assist in selected administrative tasks, such as scheduling clinical training activities and preparing patient handouts and other activities as directed by the Residency Program Director.
14. Help NCNM produce scientific validation of naturopathic medical practices by conducting scientific clinical research studies and evaluations through cooperation with the NCNM Research Department or other recognized research institutions. Residents at distant sites will assist in research programs and activities as determined by the site supervisor.
15. Wear NCNM appropriate identification in the Clinic at all times.
16. Exercise professional standards of dress and conduct while performing the responsibilities of resident.
B. Academic duties:
1. Participate in Grand Rounds, Resident Education and/or case review with the other residents, interns, students, and clinical faculty members for at least four (4) hours per week.
2. Attend regular organizational meetings where appropriate with the Clinic medical director, the clinical faculty members, Site Supervisor and other residents, interns, and students at the Clinic for a minimum of one (1) hour per week.
3. Participate in evaluation of the quality of education provided to residents by the program on an ongoing basis.
4. Assist in teaching clinically relevant classes, where applicable.
C. Program Evaluations:
Keep and submit to the Residency Program Director in a timely manner and as required by the NCNM Resident Program Manual the following forms:
1. Written performance evaluation form for each supervising clinical faculty members: quarterly.
2. Core Curriculum Objectives Recording System forms: quarterly.
3. Residency Self-Evaluation and Program Form: before the end of the residency.
4. Residency Self-Goals: yearly.
5. Other reports as deemed necessary by the Residency Program Director and Postdoctoral Medical Education Committee.
D. Other Duties:
1. Advertise and promote the residency program in a professionally appropriate manner to the NCNM/Naturopathic Medical community.
2. Help develop collaborative relationships with other health care professionals and arrange for clinical rotations with these practitioners where appropriate.
3. Where applicable, help NCNM produce scientific validation of naturopathic medical practices by conducting scientific clinical research studies and evaluations through cooperation with the NCNM Research Department.
CLOSURE AT THE END OF THE RESIDENCY:
One month before the end of the residency, the resident is to notify each of his/her patients that s/he will be graduating from the residency program. A letter, the format of which is determined by NCNM, will be sent to all patients to inform them of the resident’s future plans. All patient records will remain the property of the NCNM clinics and copies will be made available on request with patient authorization.
Upon successful completion of the residency program requirements, Resident is eligible to receive a Certificate of Completion of Residency from CNME.
Download a PDF of the First Year Residency program information.