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Physician

Employer
LOWELL COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER
Location
Lowell, MA
Closing date
Apr 4, 2024

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Profession
Physician
Specialty
Medical Management
Job Title: Physician, MD

Department: Family Practice/Internal Medicine/Pediatrics/OB-GYN

Reports to: Chief Medical Officer

FLSA Status:

Lowell Community Health Center (Lowell CHC) is a diverse, community-based health care organization. Our programs have been recognized as national models and LCHC was named one of the top five health centers in the nation for excellence in cultural competency. With a career at Lowell Community Health Center, you will be joining a dynamic team of passionate and talented people.

SUMMARY:

Physician is responsible for the medical care, treatment and education of patients within the scope of their specialty throughout their life cycles, for their hospitalization and referral if necessary; also, for establishing and maintaining minimum standards of care and for the supervision and education of all other providers in regard to direct patient care.

SPECIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment for a specified patient population. Secures history and physical examination of patient in outpatient service.
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.
As appropriate to the position, participates in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs.
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.
Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
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.
Effective verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to supervise, advice and train clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise.
Demonstrates understanding and commitment of mission and values of the health center.
Utilizes laboratory and diagnostic services as necessary.
Performs emergency treatment in cases of serious illness or injury.
Seeks outside advice and consultation as necessary; refers for medical surgical or other adjunct services those patients requiring specialty consultation, or for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment.
Participates in preventive medicine activities such as immunization, disease detection and prevention.
Assumes "on call" responsibility for hospital and outpatient service.
Participates in regular medical component meetings.
Ability to work both independently and in a team.
Fulfills the expectations of the physician contract.
Other job-related duties as assigned.

BASIC OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Medical Degree (MD or DO)
Board certification/eligibility in Family Practice
Current and valid licensure by the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine
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
Current CPR Certificate
Must have completed full residency training as required by the specialty and be BE/BC

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Program guidance and administrative supervision are received from the Chief Medical Officer; professional guidance is received from peers, or higher trained specialist if available.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Professional supervision to the assigned staff of mid-level practitioners, nurse and students.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Lowell Community Health Center offers a competitive salary with an excellent benefits program includes 4 weeks of vacation; sick, personal and paid holidays, health insurance, company paid life and long term disability, 403B, flexible spending accounts and reimbursement for license renewal and continuing education.

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