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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Associate Medical Director, Medical Respite in Boston, Massachusetts

Your time at work should be fulfilling. Rewarding. Inspiring. That is what you?ll find when you join Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP). At BHCHP over 12,000 men, women, and children experiencing homelessness are seen each year. We are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental services to cancer treatment. You will find challenging and satisfying work every day alongside people who share the same drive and compassion as you do.

At the Barbara McInnis House, BHCHP's medical respite facility, our committed staff provide short-term medical and recuperative services for adults experiencing homelessness who are far too sick for life in shelters but not sick enough for the hospital. You will join a collaborative leadership team that works collectively to oversee the daily operations and medical care of its 104 patients.

Summary of Position:

The Associate Medical Director of Medical Respite, in close collaboration with the Medical Director, is responsible for the daily clinical operations of BHCHP?s 124 beds of medical respite. This position works closely with the Respite Leadership Team to maintain a high level of clinical excellence, solve problems in real-time, support front-line staff, and shape organizational policy and vision. Looking to gain valuable experience in management? This is a great opportunity to step into a management role and support your fellow NP/PA staff.


  • Working closely with the BMH Admissions office, BHCHP outpatient clinics, and referring hospital partners to identify appropriate patients for admission to medical respite. Participate in a daily call with Boston Medical Center and as needed with other institutions.

  • Providing support and mentorship to Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants who work in Medical Respite. This includes participating in interviewing/hiring prospective staff, onboarding new hires, and conducting annual performance reviews. The Associate Medical Director will also work closely with the Medical Director to plan and conduct weekly meetings for the Medical Respite providers.

  • Working closely with the Medical Director, Director and Associate Directors of Nursing, and Director of Operations to shape the vision and goals for Medical Respite at BHCHP.

  • Providing direct patient care by covering provider teams on a regular or as-needed basis.

  • Serving as a liaison between clinical staff and the BHCHP IT department with respect to Matrix Care and the customized version of OCHIN-EPIC designed for medical respite.

  • Helping to shape BHCHP program-wide policies by participating in the monthly Clinical Care and Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee meetings.

  • Being on-call for phone support every other weekend for medical or administrative issues that develop at Medical Respite.

  • Participating in weekly Medical Respite operational meetings including the Respite Leadership meetings and the Length of Stay meeting.

  • Facilitating specialty care at Barbara McInnis House including Dermatology and Gerontology.

  • Working closely with the Medical Director and Pharmacy Director to determine medications that are eligible to be vouchered for patients in Medical Respite


  • At least 5 years of clinical experience as an NP/PA required.

  • DEA X-waiver required.

    Does this amazing opportunity interest you? Then we'd love to hear from you.

    An Equal Opportunity Employer.