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Community Health Connections Family Physician - Urgent Care (per diem) in Gardner, Massachusetts



Community Health Connections (CHC) is a multi-site, non-profit health care center offering urgent care, primary family medical and pediatric care, preventative and restorative dental care, oral surgery, behavioral health services for children and adults, and substance use disorder treatment, and specialty services including optometry eye care, optical shop, acupuncture, nutrition consultations and podiatry. CHC is mission-driven, providing compassionate, quality health care regardless of income or health insurance status. CHC has five sites within Fitchburg, Gardner and Leominster with decades of experience as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), serving 36 communities in North Central Massachusetts.

Under the direction of the Medical Director, this Provider will be part of a team of professionals dedicated to the treatment of walk-in urgent care patients. In the center, you will: examine and treat urgent care patients, ensure proper injury care, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery; prescribe and administer medication; request necessary tests and follow-up visits and refer patients to specialists, as necessary.

Essential Duties Major responsibilities:

  • Provides urgent care services to individuals and families.

  • Perform common urgent care procedures such as wound repair, abscess drainage, splinting, ECG and

  • X-ray interpretation.

  • The provider should be comfortable with sutures and fractures

  • 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.

  • May participate in On Call coverage.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to the established CHC Values and Standards

  • Other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Medical Degree (MD or DO)

  • Board certification/eligibility in Medicine

  • Current licensure by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine

  • ACLS or CPR/AED certified.

  • Current DEA 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

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team

  • Urgent Care experience strongly preferred.

  • Experience in occupational health a plus but not required

  • Proven ability to work in a fast pace environment


  • 401k

  • Generous vacation and personal time for eligible employees

  • Sick time

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • 100% paid Life insurance/AD&D

  • 100% paid Long-Term disability.

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Discounts on travel and entertainment!

  • Discounts on cell phone service, computer purchases, and more!

  • College Tuition Rewards/CMEs

  • Company Events & Activities (Annual cookout and holiday party, health and wellness events,” Lunch & Learn’s”, team building, and more!)

  • EyeMed Vision Care Program

  • Accident & Cancer Insurance

  • Educational development reimbursement

  • Discounts on - gym membership, travel & entertainment tickets, electronics, and more!


Licenses & Certifications


  • DEA

  • Mass Control

  • ALCS

  • Physician

  • Board Certification