Job ID: 289629497  |  Last Updated: 10/15/2018


North Shore Community Health
Salem, MA
Applicant Contact
Ann Gallant
(978) 825-1128
(978) 744-0079
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

We are passionate about our mission here at North Shore Community Health! Our mission is to build healthy communities by providing exceptional care to all. If you are someone that shares our mission and believes that first impressions are lasting impressions, you are a great candidate for us. We have a full-time opening for Family Physicians in all three of our sites, Salem, Peabody and Gloucester Family Health Centers. Under the general direction of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) but the direct supervision of the (associate) medical director, the physician will provide continuing and comprehensive health care for the individual and family across all ages and genders. Within the context of Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) policies and procedures and within standards of care for each respective specialty (Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Gyn), the clinician will exercise individual initiative and independent action to ensure high quality and comprehensive primary care. The two central tenets of PCMH lie in team based care and care coordination. The physician is expected to function as integral part of the Primary Care Team, sometimes as a leader and sometimes as engaged member. As a team member at our health center, you will work with staff who are racially, ethnically and culturally diverse, so being culturally competent is required. A sense of humor is also very important!

Works as an integral member of the PCT, which includes careful attention to customer service, population management, appropriate delegation and participation in the quality initiative of the health center. Because of the inherent authority and responsibility of the position, the physician is expected to display exemplary communication skills and to lead by example.
Conducts a program of care with responsibility for examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients. Obtains history and physical examinations of the patients in an ambulatory setting. Utilizes laboratory and other diagnostic services as appropriate.
Makes a diagnosis and administers treatments based on evidence-based medicine whenever possible but always within accepted standards of care.
Seeks outside advice and consultation as necessary; refers for specialty care and for confirmation of diagnosis and treatment when appropriate.
Maintains appropriate and timely medical records on patients under care. Although the NSCH policy in 2013 is 72 hours, the expectation is for clinically relevant records to be signed and closed within 24 hours.
Performs emergency treatment consistent with established policies and procedures.
Assumes "on call" responsibilities for NSCH.
Participates in extended access to patient care as needed.
Attends scheduled meetings in hospitals and NSCH. Each Physician is expected to maintain good standing within his or her specialty department either at NSMC or at Beverly Hospital. Physicians working in Salem and Peabody are expected to attend 6 meetings per year with NSHS, the PHO to which NSCH belongs.
Participates in health promotion and disease prevention activities including screening, immunization and health education events sponsored by NSCH.
Takes part in quality assurance and patient care assessment activities. PCMH relies on each PCT to act on data provided to it, to continuously improve the quality of care.
Physicians with osteopathic training perform manipulation within the scope of their practice.
Scope of practice for invasive procedures will be established on the date of hire and reviewed annually on or near the anniversary of the date of hire. New procedures can only be added with the written approval of the (associate) medical director and the CMO.
Fulfills the expectations of the physician contract.
MD required with current Massachusetts License
Board Certified in his or her specialty
Three years working as an MD in an ambulatory care setting; experience in a Community Health Center preferred
Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with commitment to establishing a safe and respectful environment for team members
Ability to work in a culturally diverse environment
High level of commitment to continuous improvement in the quest for comprehensive and quality health care
Demonstrated interpersonal relationship skills
Fluent in Spanish a plus
Competency in working with Microsoft Office Suite and GE Centricity is a plus

North Shore Community Health (NSCH) offers comprehensive primary care, dental services, behavioral health care, care management, pharmacy, medication-assisted treatment and enrollment services. In 2016, NSCH provided services to 13,157 patients through 54,460 visits. NSCH has 10 services sites: Salem Family Health Center, the largest and highest volume site, the school-based health centers at Salem High School and Peabody Veterans Memorial High School, Gloucester Family Health Center, Peabody Family Health Center, and behavioral health services only at the Bentley Academy, Collins Middle School, Nathaniel Hawthorne School, Bates Elementary School, and the Peabody Learning Academy. NSCH offers competitive benefit plans. NSCH is an equal opportunity employer. Visit for more information.
Workplace Anti-Discrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The policy of NSCH is to provide equal employment opportunities by recruiting, hiring, training and promoting applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics, pregnancy, marital status, gender identity or expression, disability, handicap, military obligations, veteran status or any other category protected by law (protected class status). We affirm that the above policy reflects NSCH's attitude and its intention to do the following:
Recruit, hire and promote for all job classifications without regard to protected class status;
Base decisions on employment so as to further the principles of equal employment opportunity;
Make promotion decisions are in accord with principals of equal employment opportunity;
Administer personnel actions such as compensation, benefits, transfers, determinations and Center-sponsored training without regard to protected class status;
Make equal employment opportunities available to qualified disabled or handicapped persons;
Provide equal employment opportunities to those who are Veterans.

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