Per Diem Internal Medicine Physician
Silver Spring, MD  / Washington, DC  / Adelphi, MD 
Posted 15 days ago
Job Description

Mary's Center is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within our organization and the communities we serve. We embrace diversity of experiences, ideas, and individuals, and seek to bring diverse group of candidates to the table.

Important Note: Mary's Center is mandating the COVID-19 vaccine + booster for all staff.

Position Summary

The Per Diem Internist (Internal Medicine Physician) will function as an interim clinician for Mary's Center, and is responsible for initiating assessment, diagnosis, and the implementation of a range of care interventions for patients presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed health problems. Be able to evaluate the effectiveness of various treatment modalities and referrals through autonomous and accountable decisions in medical practice supported by current research.

As a per diem, the Internist is expected to function as a typical member of the clinical team with regards to professional responsibilities including patient care and post-visit administrative duties. This position requires site rotations.


This position will report directly to an Administrative Medical Director. They shall work collaboratively with their respective clinical lead(s). Annually, the clinician is evaluated on clinical competency by an Administrative Medical Director or their proxies (Associate Medical Director and/or Clinical Lead).

Duties and Responsibilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.

  • Provide comprehensive quality primary wellness and sick care to Mary's Center adult patients in an efficient manner
  • Practice medicine at any Mary's Center location as per the direction of Medical Leadership
  • Practice medicine within quality standards such as HEDIS
  • Coordinate for sub-specialty care with the nursing and social work staff
  • Provide consultation and education to patients and/or parents and staff to increase the quality of patient care
  • Collaborate with Mary's Center and external healthcare providers as necessary to make appropriate medical decisions
  • Coordinate the transferring of patients to emergency facility and arrange for hospitalization as needed
  • Provide guidance and assistance to medical assistants
  • Perform routine professional duties (complete and lock medical notes, address labs, respond to telephone encounters and correct billing claims) in an efficient and well-organized manner per Mary's Center policy.
  • Perform routine medical administrative duties in an efficient, well-organized manner
  • Participate in various team and provider meetings, as possible within their working schedule
  • Participate in projects and/or policy initiatives for Mary's Center and its community
  • Participate in Saturday and evening clinic sessions as needed
  • Participate in Mary's Center Continuous Quality Improvement Plan
  • Perform other duties determined as necessary by the Administrative Medical Director and EVP of Medicine, or their delegates

Job Qualifications

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Must possess a M.D. or D.O. degree and a current license to practice Medicine in the District of Columbia and Maryland. CDS and DEA authorization in DC and Maryland are also required.
  • Board Certification in Internal Medicine preferable.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of practicing medicine in a community health clinic environment and/or experience in working with immigrant or economically disadvantaged populations highly desirable.
  • A thorough understanding and knowledge of patient confidentiality issues and HIPAA compliance/regulations are essential.

Language Requirement - Ability to communicate effectively in English is required. Additional language proficiency or fluency in Spanish preferred.

Physical Demands - Regularly required to sit; frequently required to reach with hands and arms, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk or hear; must be able to lift objects up to twenty-five (25) pounds.

Work Environment - Mostly in a typical clinical office setting with quiet to moderate noise level; a percentage of clinical care may be provided remotely depending on scheduling needs. May be exposed to potentially hazardous blood-borne/respiratory pathogens and bodily fluids which require the practice of Universal Precaution procedures.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
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