Primary Care Physicians

  • Job Tracking ID: 512937-732236
  • Job Location: Fall River, MA
  • Job Level: Any
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: May 18, 2020
  • Years of Experience: Any
  • Starting Date: ASAP

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Job Description:

The Family Health Care Center at SSTAR is a community health center in southeastern Massachusetts serving a diverse population of mostly low-income patients. We offer integrated primary care and behavioral health services.  This includes primary care, chronic disease management, mental health counseling, psychiatry, office-based addiction treatment, substance abuse counseling, nutrition, HIV/STD/Hepatitis C management, complex care case management, and a variety of support services.  The overall SSTAR program also includes an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility, outpatient behavioral health clinic, and walk-in Opioid Triage Center. We are using NextGen as our electronic medical record throughout the organization.

Our main clinic site is at 400 Stanley Street, with a smaller satellite clinic at 1010 South Main Street, both in Fall River. At this time we are planning for a new additional clinic on Weaver Street.

SSTAR shares a Federally Qualified Health Center designation with HealthFirst in Fall River.

Primary Care:
Our primary care physicians practice within a Patient Centered Medical Home model. Our emphasis is on the breadth of Family Medicine. Physicians have assigned patient panels that are capped at 1500 patients. Our current need is for those who are board eligible or board certified in Family Medicine.

Hours at our main site are Monday through Thursday 8:30-7 pm and Friday 8:30-4:30.

Primary Care physicians will see patients roughly 8:30-4:30 four days per week, 11-7 once per week.

Hours at our satellite site are Monday, Tuesday, Friday 8:30-4:30 and Wednesday/Thursday 6:30-4:30.

Hospital and Call:
Emergency room and inpatient care is generally at Charlton Memorial Hospital (Southcoast) or St. Anne’s Hospital (Steward). Both hospitals provide 24/7 hospitalist coverage.
On call responsibility is approximately 1 week in 8 and is telephone coverage only for patients who call our answering service.

Location: SSTAR – Stanley Street Treatment And Resources, 400 Stanley St, Fall River, MA 02720

SSTAR is an equal opportunity Firm. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


SSTAR Primary Care Physician

Compensation and Benefits

  • Our starting annual salary for a full time physician is $190,000.

  • We are happy to sponsor J-1 waivers and green card applications for H1b candidates.

  • SSTAR has a facility Health Professional Shortage Area designation with a score of 15 out of a possible 21. We are an approved National Health Service Corps loan repayment site.

  • The National Health Services Corps is currently offering a generous loan repayment program for a 2-year commitment ranging from $30,000 to $50,000. Alternatively, there is a state loan repayment program in Massachusetts that will pay up to $25,000 per year in loan repayment up to a total of $75,000, for physicians who practice in a community health center. Final determination of loan repayment awards are made by the NHSC or relevant state agency. Loan repayment is not available to physicians on visas. State-wide workforce development grants often enhance these loan repayment options.

Experience and Skills:


  • Medical Degree with current Massachusetts license.
  • Maintain privileges at local hospitals.
  • Previous experience in ambulatory care clinic preferred.
  • To be Board eligible in Internal medicine or Family medicine. Board certified preferred
  • Suboxone waiver physician preferred.

Job Benefits:

  • Health insurance – Current provider is United Healthcare of New England. SSTAR pays for two-thirds of the premium for the provider. Family members may also be included at additional premiums. There is also a medical spending account option.

  • Dental – Current provider is Altus Dental. SSTAR pays 50% of the premium.

  • Malpractice - fully covered through Federal Tort Claims Act.

  • Short term disability – This is through AXA – 60% of salary up to a cap of $750 per week for up to 6 months – no cost to employee

  • Life Insurance- AIG – Annual salary amount, capped at $100,000 – no cost to employee

  • Earned Leave: Based on years of employment, starting at 8.31 hours per biweekly pay period if full time

  • CME — Up to $3,000 annually for approved continuing medical education and related activities.

  • SSTAR covers the cost of fees associated with medical license and DEA registration.

  • Tax Sheltered Annuity – This is a 403(b) program, allowing employee to contribute up to $18,500 annually in pretax dollars.