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Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc. Urgent Care Physician in Worcester, Massachusetts

Are you looking for a meaningful career caring for our community’s 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. Have an international experience right here in central Massachusetts!

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.


The Urgent Care Physician is a member of the clinical practice team and works collaboratively with other staff members to provide high quality patient care according to the PCMH model. Urgent Care Physicians at Kennedy Community Health will have the opportunity to work in partnership with the numerous other disciplines offered at the health center including mental and behavioral health, pharmacy, Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) program, Reproductive Health, Gender Affirming Care, Dental and Optometry.

Clinical Responsibilities :

  • Provides medical care to patients with acute medical problems or acute exacerbations of chronic illnesses.

  • Examines patients, formulates diagnostic plans, and orders diagnostic testing. Interprets examination findings and test results and implements treatment plans.

  • Provides acute care for patients across the entire lifespan, including infants and pregnant patients.

  • Determines the need for consultation and assists in medical care and treatment provided by other specialists. Participates in other care procedures according to training and demonstrated ability.

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

  • Promotes continuity for patients with the primary care team within EMK and facilitates appropriate follow up with primary care team when appropriate

  • Meets the Health Center’s annual productivity goal.

  • Maintains and updates Electronic Health Records (EHR) in a systematic format and completes required documentation within 48 hours.

  • Participate in after hours and Weekend call on a rotating basis according to the schedule assigned by the Medical Director.

  • Our schedule includes weekday evening hours and Saturday morning hours on a rotating basis.

    Required Qualifications

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

  • Board Certification in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Med/Peds within 1 year of Residency completion.

  • Completion of a Family Medicine, Med/Peds, or Emergency Medicine Residency program.

  • Fluent in Urgent Care procedural skills including but not limited to stitching and suturing, joint injections, EKG interpretation, skin procedures, and reproductive health procedures.

  • Our health center requires all employees have the most recent COVID19 Booster and the yearly Flu Vaccine.

  • Additional and/or different credentials, specialties certifications, and residency experience can be accepted upon agreement with the Medical Leadership Team.

    Compensation and Benefits

  • $200,000-$220,000/yr

  • Generous time off package including 4 weeks of paid vacation, 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days, 5 sick days and 3 extended sick days.

  • Qualified for HRSA Loan Forgiveness Program

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

  • Dental Insurance

  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability paid 100% by employer

  • Competitive Retirement Plan with company match

  • CME Reimbursement

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