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.
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
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