Fair Haven Community Health Care (FHCHC) 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.
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.
Fair Haven Community Health Care
FHCHC is a forward-thinking, dynamic, and exciting community health center that provides care for multiple generations at nearly 80,000 office visits in 14 locations. Overseen by a Board of Directors, the majority of whom are patients themselves, we are proud to offer a wide range of primary and specialty care services, as well as evidence-based patient programs to educate patients in healthy lifestyle choices. As we grow and are able to bring high-quality health care to more areas that need access, we continue to put our patients first in everything we do. The mission of FHCHC is “To improve the health and social well-being of the communities we serve through equitable, high quality, patient-centered care that is culturally responsive.”
This is a unique and exciting opportunity as FHCHC is about to double its current pediatric patients by virtue of a novel collaboration with its local academic health center. We believe that everyone should have access to high-quality medical and dental care, regardless of ability to pay.
To provide high quality urgent care to the patients of the Fair Haven Community Health Center in the primary care setting consistent with FHCHC policies and mission.
Duties and responsibilities
- Provides primary medical care by caring for all patients in accordance with the clinician’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
- Graduation from an accredited medical school with a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy; or graduation from an accredited program with a degree of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Doctor of Nursing Practice, or Physicians’ Associate
- Completion of an approved residency program in appropriate specialty (if a physician)
- 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.
- Doctorate or Advanced-practice provider program completion
Required Licenses or Certifications
- License to practice medicine in State of Connecticut
Direction of Others
Category I—Increased Risk Position
Potential exposure to hazardous waste and blood borne pathogens, clinical settings
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.