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Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc. Physician Assistant - Worcester in Worcester, Massachusetts

Looking for Providers with 3+ years of experience in a Primary Care or related environment.

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.

Job Summary: The Physician Assistant provides comprehensive primary care to patients within an assigned outpatient primary care and/or school-based health center location. Coordinates care of patients under the supervision of a Board Certified physician. Acts as a member of the clinical team and works collaboratively with other team members in providing patient care. Follows evidenced-based approaches. Engages in health center projects and quality improvement, and utilizes effective and appropriate communication strategies when working with patients and colleagues.

Essential Functions:

  • Delivers direct primary care and preventative services to assigned children, adolescent, and adult patients. Develops therapeutic plans of care for prevention, management, and maintenance of good health for patients. Provides health education and counseling patients.

  • Provides care for Acute and Chronic Illness and Urgent Care services, which includes assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of illness.

  • Works closely with multidisciplinary team and instructs and assists other team members in management of patient care.

  • Follows established practice standards and current evidence-based clinical practices and guidelines.

  • Provides care related to prenatal/postnatal services and care for uncomplicated pregnancies, in conjunction with physician partners, as delineated and approved for in request for clinical privileges. Provides family planning counseling and services.

  • Adheres to established protocols, responds to medical emergencies within the facility assigned.

  • Consults with physician partner and refers patients with more complex/dynamic problems to subspecialty care, as appropriate.

  • Maintains and updates Electronic Health Records (EHR) in a systematic format and completes required documentation within the specified amount of time expected by the Clinical Director.

  • Ensures that patient records are kept confidential consistent with Health Center policies and procedures, Joint Commission, and HIPAA standards. Monitors HIPAA compliance within the work environment.

  • Attends trainings, weekly Provider and Team meetings, and collaborates on practice, administrative, and quality improvement projects, as assigned by Clinical Director

  • Provides clinical supervision and mentoring to Nurse Practitioner, Medical, and Physician Assistant students by mutual agreement with the Clinical Director.

  • May work a fluctuating schedule, including days, evenings, weekend shifts, and holidays according to schedule approved by Clinical Director.

  • Supports a work environment that is responsible and sensitive to the needs of a diverse staff and clients. Contributes to the professional team, supporting our Mission Statement.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree as a Physician Assistant . Substitutions considered, with corresponding patient demographic limits: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

  • Active, Unrestricted Physician Assistant  License in Massachusetts.

    Benefits

    1. $100,000-$110,000/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

    Physical, Mental, and Environmental Requirements:

    Frequently sitting, standing, and walking during clinical day. Required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Routinely involves exposure to blood, bodily fluids or tissues. Routinely involves exposure to patients that may potentially carry an air-borne pathogen.

    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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