Family Medicine Physician
Whittier Street Health Center - Boston, MA
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FAMILY MEDICINE PHYSICIAN
SUMMARY OF POSITION:
The Family Medicine Physician reports directly to the Associate Medical Director. Under general supervision of the Associate Medical Director, this position renders diagnostic and therapeutic care to patients at the Health Center, affiliated hospitals and other health care facilities. Medical services provided may focus on primary care, family practice, internal medicine, OB/GYN, and/or other medical surgical specialties. This position is 80% clinical and 20% administrative time.
•Provides comprehensive and continuing care to patients requiring routine and emergency and treatment through the diagnosis of disease processes and through the provision of medical treatment of patients at clinics, hospitals, nursing and private homes, and shelters.
•Refers patients to other providers as appropriate
•Provides services in support of health promotion and preventive medicine
•Supervises other health care professionals such as nurse practitioners, physician’s assistants, staff registered nurses, and allied health care staff to ensure the proper delivery of medical care to patients
•Maintains appropriate medical records on assigned patients
•Participates in patient care audits for quality assurance and utilization review to maintain and improve patient care standard of excellence
•Maintains medical professional standards and knowledge by regularly attending medical conferences, seminars, continuing education programs, and by teaching medical residents, medical students, and /or practitioners or students in other health care professions
•May serve on-call as assigned
•Performs other duties as requested
•Ability to observe, assess and record 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
•Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards
•Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops
•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 area of expertise
•Effective verbal and written communication skills
•Ability to supervise, advise and train clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise.
•Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
•Medical degree with appropriate residency training. Board certification or eligibility with expected certification required.
•Current License as a Physician in the State of Massachusetts.