Primary Care Doctors are needed to help care for the underserved population of the SouthEast Side of Chicago. Growing FQHC celebrating its 40th Anniversary needs you to help lead its centers and integrated teams. Excellent compensation, including productivity bonus, and full benefits. Great success with the NHSC loan repayment program. We need your expertise! Combine a great career with an even greater mission! We are looking for both early-career and experienced Primary-Care Physicians to add to our strong staff.
Responsibilities and Duties
Manages and maintains a program of comprehensive health for the patients, to include preventative medicine, behavioral sciences, and community health.
Assists patients with chronic conditions in navigating and accessing all levels of chronic care services, including quality care, health education, and social services.
Prepares and reviews medical histories and obtains data through interviews.
Examines patients, formulates diagnostic plans, defines and orders required diagnostic testing. Interprets examination findings and test results, and implements treatment plans.
Prescribes and assesses effectiveness of pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate for patient medical conditions.
Determines need for consultation and assists in medical care and treatment provided at the direction of other specialists.
Participate in other care procedures according to training and demonstrated ability.
Provide supportive and definitive care to patients with primary care appropriate medical conditions, based on documented and demonstrated proficiency.
Manages primary care services, formulates plans and procedures for operating outpatient services directed toward health maintenance as patient’s primary care provider.
Actively participates in the Family Practice Clinic by supervising assigned medical staff, nurses, and other medical technicians as assigned.
Attends and actively participates in departmental meetings, PCMH team meetings and huddles.
Determines needs for, and advises on kind and quality of, medical supplies and equipment if applicable.
Care management of highest risk patients to reduce risk, decrease hospital and ER utilization, and improve outcomes.
Maintenance of a care management registry for documentation of highest risk patients, care management interventions, and care plans.
Timely and ongoing communication with the PCP and practice team to identify highest risk patients and to maximize the management of patient needs and related risk reduction.
Observes that communications with patients are culturally and linguistically appropriate.
Interviews patients, obtains patient history, updates all information in EHR according to standards.
Provides patient medication information for all new prescriptions according to standards.
Responsible for coordinating medical care with internal and external medical specialties as needed.
Ability to supervise, advise, train clinical professionals and/or students in area of expertise as well as, a variety of health-related topics, including first-aid measures, basic and advanced health care maintenance.
M.D. Degree or D.O. degree from accredited school of allopathic or osteopathic medicine.
Completion of a residency in family practice acceptable to the State of Illinois for licensure or board certification by the American Board of Family Practice, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Board of Medical Specialties, American Board of Physician Specialties or the American Osteopathic Association of Bureau of Osteopathic Specialties is mandatory.
Practice in a federally qualified health center or like practice serving diverse uninsured and underserved populations preferred.
Current and valid Illinois license as a physician and surgeon.
Current and valid DEA Controlled Substance Registration Certificate.
Eligible for, or maintenance of, hospital privileges at affiliated hospitals.
Effective verbal and written communication skills. English language fluency, bilingual capability strongly desired.
Ability to pass a pre-employment (and annual thereafter) physical exam is required. Baseline assessment of TB immune status required; annual assessment thereafter.
Occasional evenings or weekend work is necessary.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary
Internal Number: 1104
About Chicago Family Health Center
In 1977, CFHC opened its first clinic, and that year it provided care to 400 community residents. Today, our health network runs a $22M+ budget, has over 210 employees, and has five locations spread throughout South Chicago. Headquartered at 9119 S. Exchange Avenue in Chicago, in 2016 CFHC cared for more than 29,606K underserved, uninsured, and underinsured patients in their surrounding areas. CFHC’s mission is to promote health, work to prevent disease, and provide treatment through the delivery of quality, accessible primary healthcare that is culturally sensitive, affordable, and responsive to community and individual needs. Our vision is to become the provider of choice for comprehensive primary healthcare by achieving excellence in quality, access for all who seek care, and the improvement of the health of the communities they serve by utilizing innovative health solutions.