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Northampton Health Center

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Valley Medical Group is seeking to hire an experienced Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner for our Family Practice department at our Greenfield, Amherst, Northampton and Easthampton sites. 

Who We Are  

  • We are a 100 provider, independent, primary care based multi-specialty group caring for more than 60,000 patients at four locations throughout the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts 
  • Located in some of the most desirable communities in New England with historical towns, heritage farms, cultural activities and outdoor pursuits that include downhill and cross-country skiing and kayaking 
  • We are a lifestyle driven practice and have a strong value around creating balance between life and work 
  • Full service health centers including lab and radiology for convenience of patients and easy collaboration with providers 
  • Services include primary care (Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics), PT/OT, Behavioral Health and Psychiatry, Optometry, Podiatry, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Sports Medicine, Diabetes and Nutrition Care 

Patient and Population Health Focused  

  • NCQA, Level Three, Certified Patient-Centered Medical Home  
  • We have long experience in population health having been part of Kaiser Permanente until 2000 
  • Our unique practice model uses a state of the art electronic health record and outreach systems to offer patients same day appointments, and immediate access to care that is highly coordinated and focused on achieving the best possible health outcomes 
  • We have same day mammography and lab draws for improving access to services that are essential for quality goals and patient health 

Team-Based care  

  • We work in teams for better communication and coverage 
  • Our teams are well supported by patient focused clinical and administrative support staff 
  • We support our clinicians in the following ways: 
  1.  Integrated behavioral health services available in primary care exam rooms for quick assessments and to help with emotional problems and behavioral issues interfering with medical treatments
  2. Controlled Substance Refill program for help with patients presenting with pain and/or addictions
  3. Clinical Clerks in primary care to assist with refilling prescriptions and other administrative burdens 


Position Highlights  

  • Competitive compensation and full, comprehensive benefit package 
  • Expected shareholder status after two years 
  • Flexible schedule for a guaranteed work/life balance 
  • No hospital rounding 
  • On-call by phone, evenings and nights, shared among all physicians (ratio roughly 1:23) 
  • Weekend urgent care hours every 12-15 weeks 

We have our own full service lab, radiology, ambulatory surgical center, and optical shops on site.

Northampton is a thriving cultural center and an increasingly popular tourist destination with several eclectic restaurants and lively arts and music scenes.