Family Practice Physician

    September 1, 2020
    Great Barrington, Massachussetts
    Job Type


    Our Community Health client, serving the Berkshire County region of Western Massachusetts, draws the finest health care professionals from some of the nation’s best colleges and universities. Our employees – from health care Clinicians to our front office staff – share our commitment to providing health care for who all seek our services. As one of more than 1,300 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in the U.S., our impact on the region’s health is dynamic and growing. The FQHC model of care allows us access to an unusual array of professional and financial resources.

    Reports to Chief Medical Officer

    Position Summary:

    Community Health Programs seeks a BE/BC Family Medicine Physician to join our busy family medicine office located in the heart of the Berkshires. This full-time physician will join a dedicated team of healthcare providers and will provide comprehensive and continued care to CHP patients. This will include routine and emergency office-based care, support of health promotion and preventative medical care. CHP offers an excellent starting salary (commensurate with experience) and highly competitive benefits. CHP will sponsor successful candidates who desire an H1B or J1 visa and who meet all CIS requirements for same. In addition, qualified candidates will be eligible for loan repayment programs under the NHSC.

    The Physician contributes to a work environment that is caring, collaborative, and innovative. This person will support CHP’s mission, vision, and values and will adhere to compliance protocols as well as CHP’s policies and procedures.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

    • Provides comprehensive and continuing care to CHP patients; obtains records of patient’s health history; performs comprehensive physical assessment as part of a total physical examination; diagnoses, treats, and plans appropriate healthcare for patients; refers patients to physicians and/or outside agencies as required; establishes and maintains patients electronic medical records and other necessary records.
    • Provides and prescribes medications within area of specialty; performs laboratory procedures and interprets lab results; provides case management services for select clients; provides group, community, and individual patient education; participates in the on-call physician group.
    • Participates in patient care audits for quality assurance and utilization reviews to maintain and improve the patient care standard of excellence; maintains medical professional standards and knowledge by attending continuing education programs; may provide administrative management input for staff including performance reviews, hiring decisions, disciplinary actions, etc.


    This position requires successful completion of academic requirements of an accredited medical school. Electronic medical records experience is required.

    Required License(s) and/or Certification(s):

    Must be licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    Provides supervision to professional and allied health care staff as well as residents engaged in the delivery of patient care.

    The mission of Community Health Programs is to improve the health of people throughout the Berkshires by delivering exceptional, compassionate health care.

    Skills/Knowledge/Competencies (Behaviors):

    • Ability to interact with others with tact and diplomacy; treat others with respect and consideration regardless of status or position; contribute to a positive team spirit; balance team and individual responsibilities; display highest degree of professionalism and ethics.
    • Respond appropriately to patient needs; manage difficult or emotional patient situations in a way that instills trust and respect; solicit feedback to improve performance.
    • Ability to manage multiple priorities; work well under pressure; complete tasks correctly and on time with limited supervision; step in when needed and cross train for additional site coverage; respond promptly to requests for service and assistance; confidence in leading and instructing others; ability to delegate effectively
    • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one or small group situations; respond well to questions; complete administrative duties accurately and timely.
    • Ability to calculate figures and amounts; solve practical problems; interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
    • Punctual and reliable; ability to maintain schedule commitments.
    • Spanish speaking/bilingual is a plus.

    Berkshire County, located in the far western region of Massachusetts, is one of the premier destination spots in all New England. Abutting New York State to the West, Vermont to the North and Connecticut to the South; the Berkshires is made up of 32 quaint cities and towns, each with its own history and beauty. It is rich in culture, outdoor activities, logging and fine dining. Berkshire County is also an easy drive to both Boston and New York City metropolitan areas.

    A career at Community Health Programs comes with the promise of a vibrant lifestyle in the Berkshires. Located just 2.5 hours from both New York City and Boston, CHP’s setting offers excellent public and private schools, year-round music and theater and easy access to the great outdoors. Opportunities for community engagement and service are robust. Our culturally rich, outdoor setting, along with our easy proximity to urban centers by car, train or bus, is a plus for our employees and their families.


    CHP is dedicated to creating an environment that fosters career growth, teamwork, communication, recognition, and positive workplace relationships. CHP and its community is a place where our employees thrive at work and play.

    In addition to competitive salaries, CHP offers the following benefits:

    Competitive Salary

    Comprehensive Medical and Dental Plans

    Medical and Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts

    Paid Time Off Program (Vacation, Personal, Sick Pay)

    Paid Holidays

    Catastrophic Illness Bank

    403(b) Plan

    Short- and Long-term Disability Insurance

    Group Term Life Insurance

    Dependent Life Insurance

    Employee Referral Bonus Program

    Tuition Reimbursement

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