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Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Associate Medical Director of Respite in Boston, Massachusetts

Since 1985, BHCHP’s mission has been to ensure unconditionally equitable and dignified access to the highest quality health care for all individuals and families experiencing homelessness in greater Boston. Over 12,000 homeless individuals are cared for by Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program each year. We are committed to ensuring that every one of these individuals has access to comprehensive health care, from preventative dental care to cancer treatment. Our clinicians, case managers, and behavioral health professionals work in more than 30 locations to serve some of our community’s most vulnerable—and most resilient—citizens.

From our earliest days as a program, we have always sought to do work that is transformational: recognizing our shared humanity; centering dignity, compassion, mutual respect and supporting the right of every individual to access the highest levels of health care and every staff member to reach their fullest potential. We continue to be committed to building bridges and breaking down barriers, including systemic racism which harms us all. We provide community-based health care services that are compassionate, dignified, and culturally appropriate, incorporating social determinants of health, with the goal of breaking down the physical and systemic barriers that our patients face.

Bilingual, Bicultural, LGBTQIA identifying, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color are encouraged to apply.

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Job Summary:


Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program (BHCHP) is seeking a talented Associate Medical Director of Medical Respite to work-in close collaboration with the Respite Medical Director and be responsible for the daily clinical operations of BHCHP. At our medical respite facility, The Barbara McInnis House, our committed staff provides short-term medical and recuperative services for adults experiencing homelessness who are far too sick for life in shelters but not sick enough for the hospital.

This position works closely with the Respite Leadership Team to maintain a high level of clinical excellence, solve problems in real time, support front-line staff, and shape organizational policy and vision.

Hours: Full-time; 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday


  • Providing support and mentorship to Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants who work in Medical Respite.

  • Participating in interviewing/hiring prospective staff, onboarding new hires, and conducting annual performance reviews. The Associate Medical Director will also work closely with the Medical Director to plan and conduct weekly meetings for the Medical Respite providers; sharing responsibility with the medical director for hiring, training, and supervision of Harm Reduction Techs as well as collaborating with the Tech manager in other areas of the program.

  • Working closely with the BMH Admissions office and nursing leadership to identify patients that are appropriate to receive medical respite care; working closely with the Medical Director and Pharmacy director to determine medications that are eligible to be vouchered for patients in Medical Respite;  facilitating specialty care at Barbara McInnis House including Dermatology and Gerontology.

  • Working closely with the Medical Director, Director, and Associate Directors of Nursing and Director of Operations to shape the vision and goals for Medical Respite at BHCHP . ; helping to shape BHCHP program-wide policies by participating in the monthly Clinical Care and Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee meetings.  

  • Providing direct patient care by covering provider teams on a regular or as-needed basis ; . phone support every other week for medical or administrative issues that occur in Medical Respite.

  • Serving as a liaison between clinical staff and the BHCHP IT department with respect to helping staff navigate EPIC and Matrix Care issues that are unique to Medical Respite and the supporting IT in making changes to the EHR templates for the customized version of OCHIN-EPIC designed for Medical Respite.

  • Participating in weekly Medical Respite operational meetings including the Respite Leadership meetings and the Length of Stay meeting.


  • At least 5 years of clinical experience as an NP/PA is required. Management experience is strongly preferred. DEA X-waiver required.

    Compensation and Benefits:



  • The compensation range is $118,200- $180,120.

  • BHCHP full time employees are eligible for our competitive time off policy of 4 weeks’ vacation, health, dental and vision insurance, 403B retirement savings plan and employer retirement contribution, and pre-tax MBTA pass program with 40% discount. In addition, eligible employees will receive yearly increases, additional compensation of seven thousand five hundred added to your base hiring rate for demonstrated bilingual proficiency and the opportunity to work with local hospitals and community health centers.

    Does this amazing opportunity interest you? Then we'd love to hear from you.

    As an Equal Opportunity Employer, BHCHP pledges not to discriminate against and encourages those from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds to apply, particularly Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA identifying, first generation college students and adults without a college degree, Bilingual and Bicultural persons; and individuals from low economic backgrounds.

    Covid-19 Vaccination: Proof of Covid-19 vaccination(s) is optional for employment. Candidates who are offered employment will be given details about how to demonstrate receipt of vaccination if they choose to.

Please Note: Employment at Boston Health Care for the Homeless is at-will. Boston Health Care for the Homeless does not sponsor work authorization visas.

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