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Staff Podiatrist

Full Time/Part Time


Date Posted: May, 2021

Department: Adult Medicine

Since 1970, Community Health Services has existed to provide comprehensive health care services to the struggling residents of Hartford and Windsor. We were made for the community, by the community, to offer a full spectrum of services to include medical, behavioral health care, dental care, a full-service pharmacy and more. Our goal is to offer our patients a medical home; a place where they can come for all of their needs; a place where the clinical staff know them by their first name. Our dedicated staff demonstrate the good we can do on a daily basis when we provide quality care with dignity to each and every individual. We want to help our patients get all of the health care they need -- when they need it -- so they may too live a healthier and happier life.

Community Health Services, Inc. is seeking an experienced, professional Medical Receptionist for a full time opportunity in our Adult Medicine Department. Reporting to the Practice Manager, the Medical Receptionist is the face of our department and provides excellent customer service while managing phone calls, schedules appointments, checking in patients in our busy practice and ensuring patient information is accurate in the electronic health record system.

The successful candidate will:


  • Manage an active panel of patients, addressing both acute and chronic conditions, in accordance with professional standards of care as well as organization policies, and procedures, and protocols

  • Deliver superior quality patient care to all patients who present for care on an acute basis or for chronic care management during scheduled, same-day, walk-in, and urgent care appointments, in accordance with department and organizational scheduling protocols

  • Prescribe and fit corrective footwear and orthotics as necessary

  • Diagnose and treat foot ailments, ulcers, skin or nail diseases, and congenital or acquired conditions affecting the foot, ankle and related structures of the leg

  • Co-manage care with, and act as a resource to, primary care and other providers on podiatric matters

  • Collaborate with PCMH team to educate and support patients and their families related to disease prevention, their health status, medications, procedures, or other plans of care

  • Support population health efforts by using data analytic tools to monitor and continuously improve outcomes across various patient populations

  • Contribute to care coordination and continuity of care by referring patients for laboratory and diagnostic tests and specialty consults and following up appropriately on reports; develop and maintain positive working relationships with specialists and other clinical partners

  • Submit accurate, timely documentation that captures clinical decision-making in both routine and complex cases and that complies with federal, state, third-party payer, and organizational documentation, coding, and billing standards

  • Adhere to clinical and administrative quality measures as demonstrated by ongoing and focused professional practice evaluation

  • Communicate with nurses, medical assistants, and other members of the care team before, during, and after patient visits to ensure clinical and social determinants of health needs are addressed

  • Work collaboratively with providers within the department and across the organization consistent with the Primary Care Medical Home model and organizational standards for co-managing care


  • Participate in department initiatives designed to improve the efficient and effective function of clinical operations

  • Demonstrate citizenship by leading or providing clinical guidance on departmental and organizational committees or teams, including the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement Committee, Infection Control Committee, PCMH teams, and other ad hoc committees or work groups, as needed, requested, or directed

  • Contribute to systems and process designed to ensure the quality and safety of clinical care by participating in ongoing and focused professional practice evaluation and peer review activities

  • Complete on a timely basis all credentialing and privileging requirements, including renewing all licenses and Board certifications and completing an application for clinical privileges as requested 

  • Support the ability to seek and receive reimbursement for services rendered by assisting Human Resources and Billing with information requests, where requested

  • Complete ongoing clinical education requirements and other skills-based programs as necessary to ensure the maintenance of clinical competencies

  • Remain well-informed of evidence-based practice standards, health care advances and incorporate such standards and advances into the health center’s clinical practices

  • Perform all duties in accordance with CHS Core Values, Compliance Program, and other policies and procedures

  • Participate in quality and process improvement efforts in the department and the organization as requested or as directed

  • Complete training and professional development requirements in a timely manner

  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed

Minimum education and experience required:

  • Graduate of an accredited school of podiatric medicine and an accredited residency program

  • Eligible for board certification

  • Valid State of Connecticut license as a podiatrist

  • Valid DEA and Connecticut Controlled Substance permit

  • CPR certification at the healthcare provider level or eligible to obtain certification within 90 days of hire

  • Strong community health/public health orientation

  • CPT-4 and ICT-10 coding experience

Preferred knowledge/experience required beyond minimum qualification:

  • Three (3) years of experience practicing in an outpatient or ambulatory setting, especially as part of a multi-provider medical group

  • Experience working in an ambulatory setting,

  • Experience co-managing care with primary care or other providers

  • Experience working with socioeconomically diverse populations

  • Familiarity with federally qualified health centers

Some benefit programs available to eligible employees include:
  • Medical Insurance

  • Dental Insurance

  • Vision Insurance

  • 401(k) Plan and up to 4% Employer Match

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • 9 Paid Holidays

  • Competitive Pay

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance

  • Employer Paid Short Term Disability

  • Employer Paid Long Term Disability

  • Employee Assistance Programs

  • Worker's Compensation

  • Various Leave Programs - Bereavement, Military, Maternity, and more

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

CHS requires all new employees to be vaccinated against Covid-19 prior to starting employment with CHS unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, or religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated.

Community Health Services is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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