For the past 19 years, Community Health Connections (CHC) has been the only Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving people of all income levels including low income, insured, underinsured, uninsured, publicly housed, and homeless populations in 35 cities and towns in North Central Massachusetts.
CHC exists to make the world a better place through providing access to health care and serving as a one-stop shop for medical, dental, and behavioral health services along with integrated services like nutrition counseling, podiatry, optometry, substance abuse treatment services and now, COVID testing and vaccinations. Everyone at CHC has a voice and a role to play toward achieving our mission and vision. When thinking about your next career step, consider joining the CHC Family and making an impact in your community.
Essential Duties and Major responsibilities:
Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment for patients.
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.
Initiates and integrates established departmental policies, procedures, guidelines, protocols, 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.
Participates in the on call schedule.
Observes, assesses, and records 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.
Maintains quality, safety, and/or infection control standards.
Develops and presents educational programs and/or workshops when needed.
Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements.
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 areas of expertise.
Effective verbal and written communication skills, including the robust use of the EMR used at CHC.
Supervises, advises, and trains clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise.
Works both independently and in a team
Demonstrates understanding and commitment to the mission of the health center
Demonstrates understanding and commitment to the established CHC Values and Standards
Responsible for success of population health initiatives.
Other job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: Medical Doctor with 8 to 10 years of directly related experience which may include residency in a directly related medical specialty. Board Certified Family Practice/ Internal Medicine Physician; ACLS or CPR/AED Certified.
Internal Number: ASSOC01509
About Community Health Connections
We began in 2002 as one primary care practice in Fitchburg providing medical services to the underserved. Community Health Connections was recognized as the place to find compassionate care, regardless of income or insurance status.
We have greatly expanded in reach and scope to offer a wide range of services and care for individuals and families of all ages and incomes. Accessibility, compassion and quality remain at our core.
Community Health Connections accepts most commercial insurance plans, MassHealth and Health Safety Net. A Sliding Fee Discount Program is available for those who qualify.
Community Health Connections is a federally-qualified health center and licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
Mission, Vision, Values
Our mission is to provide high quality, affordable healthcare in our community.
Our vision is to be the leading healthcare center, committed to eliminating barriers to care and building a healthier tomorrow for the communities we serve.
High Quality Care – We strive to provide the highest quality care to our patients.
Accessible Care – We help our patients overcome barriers to care.
Patient Satisfaction... – We treat our patients with kindness, respect and in a timely manner.
Staff Satisfaction – We foster a positive work environment. We know that employees who enjoy their work and are engaged in our mission deliver excellent services.
Team Work – We work together to make CHC a more efficient organization and improve overall performance.
Life/Work Balance – We encourage our employees to maintain a healthy balance between work, family and other activities.
Building for the future – We create sustainable relationships with partners to help develop a skilled future healthcare workforce, provide educational opportunities for employees to grow, improve care and increase opportunities for our patients.
Community Health Connections receives HHS funding and has federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.