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Internal Medicine Physician Job with Greater New Bedford Community Health Center in New Bedford, MA

Outpatient Primary Care - Women's Health Physician Needed for busy FQHC

FULL TIME/PART TIME: Primary Care Physician-Women’s Health (BC/BE) Opportunity

Become a part of our dedicated, team of skilled professionals – providing patient centered quality care to a community with unique needs.

Greater New Bedford Community Health Center is a 40-year old Federally Qualified Health Center located 58 miles south of Boston. Located in the historic downtown area of New Bedford, the health center serves a diverse population of low-income medically complex and at risk patients.

We are seeking an experienced physician to provide comprehensive primary care women’s health. You will be responsible for coordinating, delivering and participating in the development of clinical health care programs including innovative teen, HIV/AIDS, substance use disorders, WIC, lactation and family planning.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Responsible for conducting individual patient health history, physical assessments and screenings to include various diagnostic testing as needed.   Management of complex medical illnesses within the scope of Internal Medicine practices. 
  2. May provide initial interpretation of X-Rays, which are officially studied and reported by a consulting Radiologist.  Interprets Laboratory reports and Electrocardiograms within the scope of medical practice.  Responsible for interpreting the results and providing feedback to patient and/or designated family member.
  3. Responsible for prescribing/performing various treatment modalities - including, but not limited to: medications, injections, wellness counseling, suturing, and ancillary testing.
  4. Responsible for development, implementation and evaluation of treatment plans.
  5. Consults and collaborates with a variety of health care professionals and makes referrals as necessary.
  6. Monitors and ensures patient satisfaction. 
  7. Facilitates appropriate utilization of the healthcare system and encourages appropriate follow-up care.
  8. Provides educational opportunities for the patient and/or family related to health status, utilizing additional resources when indicated. Responsible for facilitating patient’s participation in medical and health care by providing information needed to make informed appropriate healthcare decisions.
  9. Maintains accurate, legible, timely documentation of patient encounters.  Promptly responds to all inquiries and documentation of medical services provided.
  10. Serves on and actively participates as a member on committees as assigned. Attends a variety of meetings, discussions, conferences, seminars, and workshops, both within and outside the organization as applicable to own position's responsibilities. Maintains certification in compliance with current State law.  Fulfills other requirements for maintaining a license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
  11. Able to demonstrate the knowledge and skill necessary to manage and provide the care appropriate to the ages of patients served on his/her assigned practice setting. Incumbent must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development relative to the patient’s specific age. Additionally, incumbent must be able to provide the care needed as described in the Health Center policies and procedures.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer and/or Director of Women’s Health

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION & OTHER CREDENTIALS:

  • Medical Degree and current and unrestricted Massachusetts Physician License
  • DEA and Massachusetts Controlled Substance Registration
  • Internal Medicine Board Certification/Board Eligibility
  • Current CPR/BLS Certification
  • Maintain continuing medical education
  • Knowledge of community health and public health principles/practices

 

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