Joslin Diabetes Center

Clinical Director for Underserved Populations (Physician/Endocrinologist)

US-MA-Boston
9 months ago(3/30/2017 4:40 PM)
Job ID
N2931-17
# Positions
1
Category
Clinic

Overview

The Clinical Director of Underserved Populations (Physician/Endocrinologist)

 

The Clinical Director of Underserved Populations will oversee clinical programs that address health disparities and provide diabetes care to underserved populations. S/he provides leadership for the Joslin Diabetes Center community outreach initiatives and directs efforts in developing and managing clinical and educational programs and services for people with diabetes in underserved settings

 

Also functioning as a Joslin Clinic Adult Diabetes Physician, s/he treats patients with diabetes of all types with special emphasis on current techniques for management of Type I and Type II diabetes.   Also recognizes and treats, or refers for treatment, complications of diabetes. Functions as a member of the medical staff of the hospital(s) where he/she practices. Interacts with other members of Adult Diabetes as well as members of other Joslin clinical, research and administrative departments in a positive and constructive fashion.

 

Responsibilities

Clinical Director for Underserved Populations

  • Leads efforts in developing and managing clinical and educational programs and services for people with diabetes in underserved settings
  • Evaluates and determines market needs for community outreach initiatives
  • Acts as a liaison between Joslin Diabetes Center and the greater Boston community, in providing diabetes information, education, referrals and treatment
  • Provides and oversees clinical care for diverse populations, including Latinos and African-Americans
  • Establishes and maintains community networks, and collaboratively promotes Joslin’s specialized services in diabetes care and education throughout the local community and beyond.

 

Clinic Physician

 

Treats patients with diabetes.

  • Evaluates and diagnoses types of diabetes.
  • Chooses appropriate therapy.
  • Actively refers patients for diabetes education, eye, renal, cardiac, and foot care, etc., per ADA Recommendations.
  • Recognizes complications of diabetes.
  • Chooses treatment to avoid and minimize complications.
  • Provides ongoing management assistance.
  • Maintains open lines of communication with each patient’s primary care team

 

Works in a collegial fashion with other diabetes health professionals.

  • Provides management plan for diabetes treatment.
  • Uses consultative advice as to meal plan.
  • Uses consultative advice from nurse educator.
  • Effects management plan in a cooperative manner and shares responsibility with allied health professionals.

 

Interacts with the medical staff.

  • Fulfills obligations specified by hospital and Center Bylaws.
  • Functions on committees as needed.
  • Attends and participates in conferences.
  • Deals in a collegial fashion with other Center and hospital community physicians.

 

Interacts with fellows, residents and medical students.

  • Satisfies departmental teaching obligations.
  • Participates in conference with fellows, residents and medical students.
  • Discusses patients and cases of interest with the fellows, residents and medical students.
  • Communicates about inpatient management with appropriate staff and services.

 

Interacts with the Administrative Staff.

  • Deals effectively with the clinical director adult diabetes and chief medical officer.
  • Works constructively with the Center Administrator and other Administrative Personnel.

       

 Participates in referral development activities.

  • Presents lectures and promotes the program to physicians, hospital staff and potential referral sources.
  • Participates in Joslin community activities (e.g. lectures, health fairs, radio programs).

Qualifications

  • M.D. degree from an accredited school
  • Residency in internal medicine; Fellowship in endocrinology and metabolism
  • Certification and licensure in Massachusetts
  • Board certified in internal medicine;  Board certified in diabetes, endocrinology and metabolism (or eligible for Board certification with certification expected,) or, if hired before board certification subspecialty availability has five years’ experience in the treatment of diabetes and its complications
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary diabetes care team
  • Experience working with underserved populations
  • Experience addressing health disparities
  • Fluency in Spanish

 

 

Joslin is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Female/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans

Joslin Diabetes Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law.

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