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Diabetes Specialist (MD, DO, NP, or PA) 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
 
About the Organization The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQIA+) community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research, and advocacy. Fenway Health was founded in 1971 and has grown from a less than 10 person operation in the basement of a building near the Boston Fens to one of the largest LGBT-focused organizations in the world. It consists of three main centers:



• Fenway Community Health Center, our clinical arm, which is a federally qualified health center that operates three clinic sites (Fenway:1340, Fenway:South End, and the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center) in the Boston area and provides over 30,000 patients with primary and specialty medical care, behavioral health care, optometry care, and dental care;



• The Fenway Institute, our research/training/education/policy development arm, which houses numerous research initiatives as well as the National LGBT Education Project, the LGBT Aging Project, the National Center for Innovation in HIV Care, and the Center for Population Research in LGBT Health; and



• AIDS Action, our HIV/AIDS service organization, which provides nonclinical services (case management, housing and legal assistance, outreach, peer support) to people living with HIV/AIDS and operates numerous programs focusing on HIV/STD prevention/testing/treatment, including the Access (drug user health program), TransCEND (transgender peer support and risk reduction program), and Youth on Fire (drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth) programs.

 
Position Diabetes Specailist (MD, DO, NP, or PA)  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Description

Position Summary
Reporting to the 1340-5 Physician Floor Leader, the Diabetes Specialist provides to Fenway Health patients adequate and efficient diagnosis and treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes mellitus.

This position is part time (4-8 hours per week).

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Diagnose, treat, and assist in the management of endocrinologic problems such as…
    • Type 1 Diabetes mellitus
    • Type 2 Diabetes mellitus
    • Diabetes complications and comorbidities such as
      1. Obesity
      2. Hyperlipidemia
      3. Hypertension
      4. End organ diabetic disease of the eyes, kidneys, brain, heart, peripiheral vasculature and nervous system
  2. Record patients' health histories.
  3. Conduct complete or directed physical examinations as appropriate.
  4. Conduct or order diagnostic tests such laboratory tests and radiologic studies, based on history and physical examination findings.
  5. Prescribe a diverse array of medications and other interventions used to treat the endocrinologic problems mentioned above.
  6. Counsel patients regarding the daily management of their diseases or conditions.
  7. Provide diabetic consultation to other health professionals.
  8. Read current literature, talk with colleagues, and participate in professional organizations or conferences to keep abreast of developments in diabetes.
  9. Refer patients to other specialists, as needed.
  10. Participates in health center quality improvement efforts
    • Complies with Fenway Health Infection Control plan and ensures compliance by support staff
    • Participates in peer review and quality improvement processes
  11. Provides appropriate and timely documentation of clinical work
  • Maintains patient records in a timely manner in the electronic medical record
  • Completes forms and reports for insurance companies and other agencies, as needed
  1. Provides and maintains credentials to practice medicine
  • Maintains full medical licensure in MA
  • Maintains controlled substance licensure in MA and federal DEA license
  • Maintains board eligibility or board certification in Endocrinology
  • Maintains credentials with BIDCO and Community Care Cooperative (C3)
  1. Continues professional development activities
  • Completes minimum CME requirements
  • Participates in educational conferences with other practitioners
  • Actively participates in educational efforts through HMS and BIDMC
  • Participates in outreach programs
  • Provides supervision to mid-level practitioners and trainees, helps set up diagnosis and treatment plans, and helps provide back up to them
  1. Meets agency participatory expectations
  • Adheres to all agency and departmental policies and procedures
  • Participates in quality assessment and improvement activities as requested
  • Adheres to the highest principles of patient and client confidentiality
  • Adheres to established safety policies, procedures and precautions; identifies potential or actual unsafe situations in the environment and takes measures to rectify the situation
  • Attends all required meetings, in-services and professional trainings
  • Maintains professional competence necessary to perform job responsibilities; maintains and provides agency with records of continuing education activities
  • Serves on agency committees and in professional organizations when requested

We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.
LGBTQ-identified persons, people of color, and others from historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.

 
Number of Openings 1  
Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Experience, or Licensure/Registration

  1. MD or DO or NP or PA degree
  2. Current Massachusetts license
  3. Board eligibility or certification in Endocrinology (if physician) or Diabetes Management (if NP/PA)

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

  1. OSHA Category 1: involves exposure to blood, body fluids, or tissues
  2. Physical Requirements
    • Regularly required: sitting; using hands to manipulate objects/tools/controls; reaching with hands and arms; talking; hearing
    • Frequently required: lifting and/or moving up to 10 lbs.
    • Occasional required: lifting and/or moving up to 25 lbs.
    • Vision abilities required: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision depth perception, ability to adjust focus
  1. Noise Level: usually conversational
 
Category Healthcare  
Number Filled 0  
Location Medical - Ansin Building  
Shift -not applicable-  
Req Number HEA-19-00053  

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