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Community Health Connections Physician (Family Medicine) in Fitchburg, Massachusetts


Essential Duties Major responsibilities:

  • Provides primary care services to individuals and families across the lifespan.

  • Practices within the collaborative model with nurse practitioners and clinical psychologists.

  • Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment for a specified patient population.

  • Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions.

  • Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate.

  • Directs and coordinates the patient care activities of nursing and support staff as required.

  • Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.

  • As appropriate to the position, participates in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs.

  • Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.

  • Knowledge of legal and ethical standards for the delivery of medical care.

  • Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids and ability to prescribe dosages and instruct patients in correct usage.

  • Participate in On Call coverage.

  • Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.

  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.

  • Knowledge of community medical diagnostic and patient care services in area of medical expertise.

  • Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment in area of expertise.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to supervise, advise, and train clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise.

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team

  • Managing patient care is a team effort that involves clinical and non-clinical staff interacting with patients

  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment of the health center mission and established CHC Values and Standards

  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Medical Degree (MD or DO)

  • Board certification/eligibility in Family Medicine

  • Current licensure by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine

  • ACLS or CPR/AED certified.

  • Current DEA, DEA-X and Massachusetts Controlled Substance licensure for prescriptive authority

  • Eligible for unrestricted health center and hospital privileges at facilities utilized by the health center

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills


Licenses & Certifications


  • Physician

  • Board Certification

  • Mass Control

  • DEA


  • ALCS

  • CPR