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Internal Medicine or Geriatric Physician

Company: Fair Haven Community Health Care
Location: New Haven
Posted on: September 12, 2020

Job Description:

Internal Medicine or Geriatric Physician For nearly 50 years, we have been a health care leader in our community focused on providing excellent, affordable primary care to all patients, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. Fair Haven is proud to have a diverse and motivated team of professionals who are constantly seeking ways to enhance and improve the health and well-being of all patients.

It’s an exciting time for FHCHC. We are growing and looking for great talent to join us! If you are a passionate, caring professional interested in improving the health of our community, we’d like to know more about you.

Job purpose

To provide high quality health care to the patients of the Fair Haven Community Health Center in the primary care setting consistent with FHCHC policies and mission. To focus, particularly, on high-needs elderly patients and other vulnerable adult populations.

Provides primary medical care by caring for adult patients in accordance with the physician’s medical specialty

Develops a plan of care for each patient, including medical history, physical examination, diagnosis and appropriate treatment and/or referral, including hospitalization if necessary

Uses all available resources in diagnosis and treatment, such as laboratory and others tests in an appropriate and cost efficient manner

Confers with other clinicians, patient’s families and other support staff concerning treatment and care of patients when appropriate

Refers those cases which require specialist services, but maintains primary care responsibility to assure continuity of care

Maintains accurate medical records and performs appropriate charting and follow up on patients

Participates in Medical & General staff meetings and appropriate clinical teams

Participates in the Health Center’s Quality Improvement program, in other task committees as needed, and pursues continuing education opportunities to update medical knowledge and assure quality patient care

Performs other necessary duties as required by the FHCHC to achieve the goal of providing high quality service and health care

Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited medical school with a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy.

Completion of an approved internal medicine residency program

License to practice medicine in State of Connecticut

Ability and willingness to serve on the active medical staff of the hospitals used by FHCHC

Qualified in Basic Life Support techniques

Bi-lingual in Spanish and English is desirable

Experience in an ambulatory or outpatient setting preferred

Ability to relate with warmth and effectiveness to the patients and other staff of the Community Health Center.

Experience or specialty training in geriatric medicine is desirable

Required Education

Doctorate

Required Licenses or Certifications

License to practice medicine in State of Connecticut

BLS/CPR

Direct reports None

OSHA Status:

Category I—Increased Risk Position

Potential exposure to hazardous waste and blood borne pathogens, clinical settings

Physical requirements:

Physical Demands: Requires walking, bending, sitting, standing, writing, reading, telephone use, data input into computer, pulling medical records,

Mental Demands: Ability to cope with continual changing priorities under potentially stressful conditions

Manual Dexterity Required: Ability to use a keyboard, telephone.

American with Disabilities Requirements:

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled, must be able to perform the essential job specific functions (listed within each job specific responsibility) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by the organization on a case by case basis.

Fair Haven Community Health Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FHCHC does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Keywords: Fair Haven Community Health Care, New Haven , Internal Medicine or Geriatric Physician, Other , New Haven, Connecticut

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