NCNM Second Year Resident Position Description
LOCATION: The NCNM Clinic and satellite clinics
Residency Program Director
Dean & Assoc. Dean of Naturopathic Medicine
Director of NCNM Clinic
Clinical Faculty Members
• Deepen clinical skills and expand therapeutic expertise
• Further develop leadership/supervisory skills
• Delivery of patient care and teaching of other residents, interns, and students at the NCNM Clinic and satellite clinics
• Prepare residents to move into the private sector
FULL-TIME EQUIVALENCY: 1.0 FTE requiring a minimum of 40 hours per week
1. One 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. or Canadian licensing jurisdiction
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 NCNM.
5. Additional desired qualifications include demonstrated teaching ability, leadership skills, aptitude for research, and demonstrated ability to work well in diverse groups.
6. Satisfactory completion of a first-year Naturopathic Residency or physical experience equaling 2000 hours / 700 patient contacts.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
A. Clinical Duties:
1. Clinic Teaching shifts:
a. Conduct 1-2 clinic shifts at the NCNM Clinic or satellite clinics each week, as well as 3-4 additional shifts as Residency support to Attending Physician.
b. Conduct one (1) Skills Advancement/Refinement shift each week, and/or other clinical duties as discussed with and approved by the Residency Program Director.
c. Cover twelve (12) additional clinic shifts/quarter that are open due to wellness days, vacation and illness, with a maximum of 52 shifts per residency year.
d. Help organize and conduct Special Clinics, and/or Grand Rounds presentation.
e. Help organize and conduct Clinic Synthesis; which may include weekend classes as needed.
2. Seek consultation with a clinical faculty member as appropriate after 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. Schedule a time with each primary student working with second-year resident on each clinic shift for formal written evaluation of his/her clinical performance at the mid-term and end of each quarter.
5. Provide on-call coverage on a rotating basis for the NCNM Clinic and satellite clinics; extra coverage may be required during the first two weeks of the residency year.
6. Be current in certification of CPR.
7. Know and follow all OHSA guidelines for infection control and safety in the workplace consistently and be currently certified in OSHA standards.
8. Attend scheduled monthly clinic faculty meetings, community clinic meetings and NCNM faculty meetings.
9. Maintain confidentiality of patient records and information at all times.
10. Refer patients appropriately for care with allied health care professionals when necessary, always protecting the best interests of the patient.
11. Wear NCNM approved identification in the clinics at all times.
12. Exercise professional standards of dress and conduct while performing the responsibilities of resident.
13. Be involved in the Quality Improvement programs of NCNM including outcome studies of patient care.
B. Academic duties:
1. An average of four (4) hours/week should be devoted to the following activities, subject to discussion with and approval by the Residency Program Director:
a. Develop educational activities, which can include preceptoring with private physicians, independent study and research.
b. Participate in selected Grand Rounds/Resident Lectures/Case Presentations.
c. Be a member of the Postgraduate Medical Education Committee if selected.
d. Assist the Residency Program Director in administrative tasks.
2. Assist with additional Advancement/Refinement shifts on an “as needed” basis.
3. Other activities as directed by the Residency Program Director and Dean of Naturopathic Medicine/Chief Medical Officer.
C. Program Evaluations:
1. Keep and submit to the NCNM Residency Program Director in a timely manner and as required by the NCNM Residency Program Manual and Resident Handbook the following forms:
a. Written performance evaluation of each intern and first-year resident that s/he has supervised on a clinic shift: quarterly.
b. Procedure Logs: quarterly
c. Research logs, Rotation logs and Conference/seminar logs: quarterly
d. Residency Self-Evaluation and Program Form: prior to the end of the residency.
2. Complete other reports as deemed necessary by the NCNM Residency Program Director and the NCNM Postdoctoral Medical Education Committee.
D. Other Duties:
1. Help the first-year residents organize the residents’ call schedule and cover the call schedule for the first two weeks of the residency year and throughout the year as needed.
2. Help the Residency Program Director organize and conduct an orientation session for the new interns and residents.
3. Help develop collaborative relationships with other health care professionals and arrange for clinical rotations with these practitioners where appropriate.
4. Help NCNM, where feasible, to 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 Second Year Residency program information.