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Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc. Family Medicine Physician in Worcester, Massachusetts


Are you looking for a meaningful career caring for our communities most vulnerable populations? 

The Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center is one of the largest community health centers in Massachusetts serving Worcester, Framingham, Milford and the surrounding communities.  We are a thriving and growing organization, and our team is expanding across sites to support this growth.

As an employer of choice, the Health Center prides itself on its inclusive workplace environment which fosters teamwork, accountability and respect and supports the growth and development of each employee.  We are an equal opportunity employer and embrace the richness of the diversity of our staff and community.  You are a good fit for our team if you’re passionate about helping people live healthier lives and enjoy working in a supportive, team-based environment.


Provide medical services for the patients of the Health Center including performing other duties in accordance with funding agency requirements, contractual agreements, adhering to policies and procedures, and protocols established by the Health Center. The Family Physician is a member of the clinical practice team and works collaboratively with other team members in providing patient care. As part of the team-based approach to care, the Family Physician will participate in coordinating care for individual patients, will support patients and families in self-management, through evidenced-based approaches as may be appropriate, will engage in health center projects that are aimed at specific patient population needs, and will utilize effective and appropriate communication strategies, such as health literacy approaches when working with patients. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


1 Adhering to the established preventative health standards according to Practice Standards, manage and maintain a program of comprehensive health for assigned patients to include preventive medicine, chronic disease management, and community health. Provide supportive and definitive care to patients with primary care appropriate medical conditions, based on documented and demonstrated proficiency. 

2 Prepares and reviews medical histories and obtains data through interviews. Examines patients, formulates diagnostic plans, defines and orders required diagnostic testing. Interprets examination findings and test results, and implements treatment plans.

3 Provide medical care to patients with acute medical problems, chronic illness, or requesting preventive health services. Evaluates, diagnoses, treats and makes appropriate use of diagnostic testing and consultation.

4 Determines need for consultation and assists in medical care and treatment provided at the direction of other specialists. Participate in other care procedures according to training and demonstrated ability.

5 Prescribes and assesses effectiveness of pharmaceuticals, other medications and treatment regimens as appropriate for patient medical conditions.

6 Meet or Exceed the Health Center’s annual productivity goal specified within the Physician Contract. Maintain an assigned schedule necessary to meet or exceed the Center’s annual minimum expected patient expectations.


1 Maintain and update Electronic Health Records (EHS) in a systematic format and complete required documentation within the specified amount of time expected by the assigned manager/director. Ensure that client records are kept confidential consistent with Health Center policies and procedures, Joint Commission, and HIPAA standards. Monitors HIPAA compliance within the work environment.


1 Participate in After Hours Call and Hospital Coverage on a rotating basis according to the schedule assigned by the Medical Director.

Critical Demands of the Job:

1 Supports a work environment that is responsible and sensitive to the needs of a diverse staff and clients.

2 Contributes and is an active part of a positive and professional team, supporting our Mission Statement.

3 Proficiency in the use of Electronic Medical Records.

4 Adheres to the highest standards of medical practice, ethics, and professionalism at all times.

5 To participate in any contracts in which the Center is engaged and where his/her services are required.

Subject to all quality assessment and assurance activities established with his/her input by the Health enter or as required by a funding or regulatory agency.

6 To participate in on-site and off- site continuing educations and in-service training, and to meet license, funding, or regulatory requirements.

7 Develop proficiency in the use of the Electronic Health Record.

8 Maintain contact with all departments at the Health Center for the purposes of coordinating and supporting ongoing health and nutrition education programs.

9 To participate in any contracts in which the Center is engaged and where his/her services are required.

10 Using specialist equipment for diagnosis and testing.

Required Qualifications

1 Graduate of an accredited medical school (M.D., or D.O.).

2 MA Board of Registration to practice medicine.

3 Completion of a Family Medicine Residency program.

4 Board Certification in Family Medicine within 1 year of Residency completion.

Our health center requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID19 and the Flu.

Preferred Qualifications:

One year of post full licensure experience in the practice of medicine or osteopathic medicine.


  1. $200,000-$220,000/yr

  2. Qualified for HRSA Loan Forgiveness Program

  3. Health Insurance plans starting on day-1 of employment. Employer pays 79% of premiums.

  4. Short Term and Long Term Disability paid 100% by employer.

  5. Competitive Retirement Plan

  6. CME Reimbursement

Patient Age Group Served:

Neonates (Under 1 Month)

Pediatric (1 Month to 12 Years)

Adolescence (12-17 Years)

Adult (18-64 Years)

Geriatric (65+ Years)

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