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  • 401(k)
  • AD&D insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Gym membership
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Lunch & learns
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Full Job Description


Community Health Connections (CHC) is a multi-site, non-profit health care center offering urgent care, primary family medical and pediatric care, preventative and restorative dental care, oral surgery, behavioral health services for children and adults, and substance use disorder treatment, and specialty services including optometry eye care, optical shop, acupuncture, nutrition consultations and podiatry. CHC is mission-driven, providing compassionate, quality health care regardless of income or health insurance status. CHC has five sites within Fitchburg, Gardner and Leominster with decades of experience as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), serving 36 communities in North Central Massachusetts.

Under the general direction of the supervising physician this Provider will be part of a team of professionals dedicated to the treatment of walk-in urgent care patients. In the center, you will: examine and treat urgent care patients, ensure proper injury care, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery; prescribe and administer medication; request necessary tests and follow-up visits and refer patients to specialists, as necessary.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provides primary care services to individuals and families across the lifespan.
  • Practices within the collaborative model with physicians, nurse practitioners and clinical psychologists.
  • Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnoses and treatment for a specified patient population.
  • Assesses patient’s physical and psychosocial health/illness status through history taking and physical examination.
  • Diagnoses, manages, and appropriately refers patients with acute, episodic, or chronic illness according to proper protocols.
  • Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate to assessed medical conditions.
  • Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate.
  • Directs and coordinates the patient care activities of nursing and support staff as required.
  • Follows established departmental policies, procedures, and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental, and/or infection control standards.
  • As appropriate to the position, participates in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs.
  • Orders appropriate laboratory and diagnostic tests according to established guidelines.
  • Facilitates and coordinates patient care referrals to specialists and outside agencies
  • Develops and provides educational materials and/or programs to patients, families, and other health care professionals at the Center.
  • Participates in defining nursing standards, practices, and educational needs of patient care staff
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • May share call responsibilities of the service.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Massachusetts Licensed MD/DO, Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified in Massachusetts to practice in the expanded role as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner
  • CLS or CPR/AED Certified
  • Demonstrated mastery of a specialty area or other related field normally acquired by 3-5 years progressively responsible nursing experience. Physical requirements include near visual acuity to observe changes in health/illness status of patients.


  • 401k
  • Generous vacation and personal time for eligible employees
  • Sick time
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 100% paid Life insurance/AD&D
  • 100% paid Long-Term disability.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Discounts on travel and entertainment!
  • Discounts on cell phone service, computer purchases, and more!
  • College Tuition Rewards/CMEs
  • Company Events & Activities (Annual cookout and holiday party, health and wellness events,” Lunch & Learn’s”, team building, and more!)
  • EyeMed Vision Care Program
  • Accident & Cancer Insurance
  • Educational development reimbursement
  • Discounts on – gym membership, travel & entertainment tickets, electronics, and more!



  • Bachelors or better

Licenses & Certifications


  • ALCS
  • Board Certification


  • Nurse Practioner
  • Physician Assistant
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