It is OUR MISSION to offer excellent quality primary care and health education to every individual in our community while providing this care in a culturally sensitive, professional and compassionate manner with special emphasis on reaching the underserved.
nonprofit Federally Qualified Health Center serving the underserved in rural northeastern North Carolina.
• Well-established primary medical care practice founded in 1974
• Directed by a patient-majority Board of Directors
• 300+ employees group-wide focused on providing patient-centered, evidence-based, quality care
• 10 locations are Level III Patient Centered Medical Home (the rest will be soon)
• Centrally located on I-95 in northeastern North Carolina - about 1½-2 hours… northeast of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill/RTP, south of Richmond/Petersburg VA, northwest of Greenville NC
We offer: FP/IM Primary Care, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, School Based Health Centers, Dental, In-house Pharmacies & 340b pharmacy services, Integrated Behavioral Health (psychologists and LCSWs), Case Management, RN ACO Care Managers, Community-Based Outreach Program (Migrant Seasonal Farm Worker, health education, and insurance outreach). As a Community Health Center, we see everyone, with special emphasis on the underserved. Insured/Medicare/Medicaid/NC Health Choice/uninsured all accepted. Position Information
Anticipated Call is 1:3 weekdays, 1:4 weekends.
• Schedule – provider’s choice of 7 on/7 off schedule or more traditional schedule (M-F, a few evenings ‘til 7, may be asked to cover Saturday morning clinic in rotation with other providers)
Note: 7 on/7 off schedule will only require staying in the area during “on” weeks, traditional schedule will require full-time residence
• Average numbers for morning rounds:
o Floor census: 0-2 patients per day, about 15-20 minutes per patient. No complicated patients - any sick newborns or pre-term infants are transferred to other facilities.
o Nursery census: 1-5 babies averaging about 15-20 minutes to examine infant & speak with parents.
• We are a very busy pediatrics outpatient practice, but we are not a busy hospital for pediatrics; most on-call time is phone triage/advice rather than being @ hospital. Avg. 10-15 phone calls/day on weekends.
• Primary reason on-call Pediatricians do go back to the hospital is stat C-sections; very rarely to see an ER patient when ER provider isn't comfortable. Whenever possible, mothers in labor with infants with known abnormalities or pre-term labor are transferred prior to delivery. Many weekends there are no deliveries. A typical weekend will have 1-2 C-sections with remaining deliveries being routine.
• Hospital admissions are for routine Pediatric diagnoses such as asthma, dehydration, fever, pneumonia. No NICU/PICU - Admissions requiring specialty care or ICU care are transferred to other facilities.
• Must be able to be privileged for the following (rarely needed, but must be comfortable if these need to be done on newborn infants):
o umbilical venous catheterization
o IV start/fluid/electrolyte management
o Intubations (newborns only)
o EKG interpretation
o ventilator care
• Board certification, PALS, and NRP required.
• Pediatrics Director is happy to speak with candidates to answer questions
• Medical provider benefits include signing bonus and relocation, professional dues/fees/malpractice covered, CME up to $3000/up to 5 days per year, Paid Time Off, closed on several major holidays
• Our medical provider positions qualify for National Health Service Corps Scholars and the NHSC Loan Repayment Program (HPSA Score = 22)