Primary Care Physician (MA License)

  • Firefly Health
  • Remote
  • Oct 15, 2021
Physician Family Medicine

Job Description

Be a part of the team building the future of healthcare!

At Firefly Health, we believe primary care needs re-invention to ensure that all Americans have access to the best care. That’s why we’re taking a different approach. Founded by experienced clinician and technology leaders and innovators, Firefly Health aims to provide healthcare that’s twice as good at half the cost. We’re building a full benefit offering for employers - a ‘virtual-first Kaiser’ - to be able to direct savings from higher value care back to our patients. We’re bridging the gap between a high-functioning care team, sophisticated technology, and a scalable business model, with the ambition to ensure all people have access to continuous, holistic health care that's catered to their unique needs.

Driven by a passion for bettering healthcare and a belief that there should be an easier way for more people to access it, our team puts people at the center of everything we do. If you share our innovative spirit and desire to change the world of health care, this just might be the place for you.

We are looking for a full time family medicine or med/peds physician licensed in Massachusetts. At Firefly, we approach primary care as a team sport. Each role on our care team supports our mission to provide care that is ‘half the cost and twice as good clinically and emotionally.’ Our clinicians provide virtual care, leveraging an extensive network of home diagnostics and physical care partners when needed for diagnosis and/or treatment. We currently serve adults who receive insurance through their employers; we are expanding into pediatrics in the future.

At full panel size, each Firefly care team has one MD, three NPs, two licensed independent social workers (LICSW) and three Health Guides (HG). The NPs are the primary clinical contact for all patients, responsible for acute issues, follow-up, preventative health, and low acidity chronic disease management. Our MDs deeply engage in the care of chronically or acutely complex patients, are the clinical supervisor for the NPs, and assist with additional capacity, specifically for new patients. A Firefly MD’s day is structured to enable virtual visits, team collaboration, direct patient communication through our platform, and collaboration with our technology and operations teams. Our MDs and NPs are supported by health guides, practice assistants, a referrals team, and a Registered Nurse for triage and prescription refills.

This is a great opportunity for a family medicine physician with excellent clinical skills and leadership potential to help build the future of primary care.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide unparalleled access to our patients
    • Evaluate Firefly patients via video visits
    • Create longitudinal care plans by working with each patient to generate a list of goals and associated tasks
    • Support our NP and RN teams to triage new complex complaints
  • Provide state-of-the-art individualized primary care
  • Recognize the outsized influence of behavior on health. Support our patients to change through individualized, shared, interactive care plans and collaboration with Firefly Health Guides and NPs
  • Provide outstanding individualized preventative care. Anticipate and intervene upon health needs before they can cause harm.
  • Utilize Firefly’s Clinical Programs to help patients manage and control their chronic disease for diabetes, hypertension and weight management.
  • Liaise with the behavioral health team to triage, diagnose, and treat mental illness
  • Partner with NPs, virtual expert specialist network, and Referrals team to orchestrate rapid work-ups of new an evolving illnesses or complex illness
  • Be an active part of our care model development and technology
    • Welcome continuous learning, as a physician, individual, and Firefly team member. Interact with our technology and operations teams to build and constantly improve our care model and technology platform
    • Foster trust through responsive, frequent, personal communication with our patients.
    • Leverage the strength of clearly defined care teams. Be a clinical supervisor for one or more NPs.
    • Participate in continuous quality improvement and patient safety initiatives
    • Follow evidence-based practices and discourage unproven interventions. Where evidence is lacking, work with the team to standardize, measure, learn and apply
    • Share in the experience of our patients’ burdensome healthcare costs. Actively navigate our patients to the highest value specialist partners.

Requirements

  • Have completed an accredited Family Medicine or Medicine/Pediatrics residency program
  • Practiced at least 2 of the last 5 years in an outpatient primary care setting seeing all ages (0+)
  • Board certified in Family Medicine or Medicine/Pediatrics, or Board Eligible with plans to obtain board certification within 1 year of your Firefly Health start date
  • Have an active, unrestricted license in Massachusetts, obtained before your Firefly Health start date. Current residence and license to practice as a medical doctor in a state that participates in the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (https://www.imlcc.org/participating-states/) is preferred but not required. Must be eligible for a medical license in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Our team will support you to secure and maintain license, registration and credentialing in necessary states
  • Have a current federal DEA registration
  • Have experience working effectively on teams to care for patients
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

Logistics

Our practice is open to patients 7AM - 7 PM weekdays. Physicians will have the opportunity to work a scheduled 8 hour shift within those hours. The role will also share home call with the rest of the clinicians in the practice on a predictable rotating basis to address patients’ urgent health needs on nights and weekends.

Our office is located in Watertown, Massachusetts, and while this role can be done largely remotely, there are several times of year when staff come together onsite for planning and team building. Accordingly, we do require clinical staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID.

Firefly is an equal opportunity employer. We value diverse backgrounds and perspectives. We're committed to building and sustaining an inclusive workplace culture where individuals are treated with dignity and respect. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Benefits

We take care of their futures and families.

- Medical, dental, and vision benefits; 401K, Company paid parental leave, Group Term Life Insurance, Short Term & Long Term Disability Coverage

We support their careers and learning.

- Malpractice Insurance - Malpractice coverage at Firefly Health is covered 100%.

- UpToDate Subscription - An evidence-based clinical research tool

- Continued learning - Mockingbird membership to help you identify, track, and complete your required CME, an annual stipend for continuing medical education, and numerous shared learning opportunities within the Firefly speciality network