Primary Care Hospitalist / Physician
CCA - Boston, MA

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Organization Overview:

Commonwealth Care Alliance is a rapidly growing nonprofit organization providing integrated health care and social support services to people with complex medical needs. Our patients are seniors and persons with disabilities covered under Medicaid or both Medicaid and Medicare. Our innovative care model is nationally recognized for its effectiveness in improving health outcomes for these vulnerable populations.

Our unique care model is empowering for our employees as well as our members. Whether you are a clinical or administrative professional, all of us at Commonwealth Care Alliance receive the satisfaction of knowing our work truly makes a difference. We enjoy a company culture of passionate advocacy in a supportive work environment with opportunities for growth and learning, competitive salaries, and a generous and comprehensive benefit package.

Position Summary:

Serves as a primary care hospitalist on the CCA/CCC inpatient service at BMC and other hospital area affiliates on two hospital rotations (Friday-Friday) per four week cycle during first nine months of position; after nine months, function as hospitalist on one hospital rotation/month for a total of 12 weeks/year.


· Participates in the continued administration, development, and support with BMC Family Medicine in the operations of the inpatient service.

· Serves as the supervising physician for the NP/PA clinicians who work on the CCA/CCC inpatient service.

· Maintains a primary care panel. The primary care panel may extend beyond the greater Boston area as the CCC expansion progresses. The expectation is that twelve days/months will be spent on primary care.

· Provides telephone availability Monday & Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm to provide backup for Advanced Practice Clinician issues concerning primary care panel.

· Participates in on-call responsibilities including nights and weekends on a rotating basis.

· Participates in all “Doctor of the Day” responsibilities.

· Documents patient encounters within established timeframes.

· Updates the medical record and care plan accordingly.

· Communicates findings to the primary care team and specialists on a regular basis.

· Promptly communicates changes and/or new problems to the primary care team.

· Conducts educational and training activities that promote appropriate and effective patient care:

· Participates in the planning, implementation and coordination of health education and counseling of the patient and family.

· Teaches clinical staff, families and caretakers how to provide safe, effective care and promote optimum function for patients at home.

· Participates in orienting and training new employees, as required.

· Participates in quality assessment and quality improvement within the scope of responsibilities as appropriate:

· Actively participates in the evaluation of own performance:

· Participates in activities and education to maintain and advance competency: .

· Seeks to maintain a constructive work environment and maintains effective communication with other employees and managers:

· Makes decisions within the scope of the job, reflecting knowledge of facts and care for patients and employees

· Other duties as assigned


· MD or DO Degree; active board certification in a primary care specialty.

· Minimum of three plus years of inpatient and outpatient medicine experience with a clinically complex patient population preferred

· Interest in patients with disability and underserved populations;

· Demonstrated commitment to and interest in quality measurement and improvement

· Demonstrated multidisciplinary clinical team leadership ability.

Physical Abilities:

· Ability to make home visits in a community based setting.

· Visual and hearing ability sufficient to comprehend written/verbal communication and perform physical exams and assessments of patients.

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