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Chiropractic Resident

University of Bridgeport
Bridgeport, Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 22, 2024

The mission of The University of Bridgeport is to promote academic excellence, personal responsibility, and commitment to service. Distinctive curricula in an international, culturally diverse supportive learning environment prepare graduates for life and leadership in an increasingly interconnected world.

Position Description Summary/Purpose :

Provide neuromusculoskeletal medicine patient care for both acute and chronic pain conditions at Federally Qualified Health Centers and Community Health Centers (hereafter Facility) while in training for a three-year period.

During the first year of chiropractic resident training, the chiropractic resident will rotate one day per week with a clinician educator or a senior resident.

During the first and second years of chiropractic resident training, the chiropractic resident will complete the 300-hour, online, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine program, which serves as a virtual residency program. Successfully the online Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine program requires a cumulative grade point average of 80%.

During the second year of chiropractic resident training, the chiropractic resident will also supervise rotating chiropractic clerks.

During the third year of chiropractic resident training, the chiropractic resident will also supervise rotating chiropractic clerks and first year chiropractic residents.

Maintain patient records and prepare documentation for Medicaid and Medicare or other patient billing, where permissible, and assign to Facility for processing. Work closely with Facility medical and administrative staff and University supervisors to provide high quality patient care and excellent clinical training. Regularly evaluate and document Resident and student performance and assess outcomes. Participate in and/or support research and scholarship. Demonstrate leadership with regard to the expanding role of chiropractic physicians within Federally Qualified Health Centers and Community Health Centers and the University of Bridgeport policies, handbooks, and agreements, as well as applicable laws.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Maintain patient charts and other data, billing records, and time sheets and submit to FQHC and/or University (as applicable) in a timely manner as required by FQHC, federal and state law, and University policy. Upon request, provide all information and records required for Medicare, Medicaid, or insurance carrier billing, assign all patient billing to FQHC, and cooperate with regard to FQHC’s submission of billing to Medicare/Medicaid or private carrier. Comply with Medicaid, Medicare and other pertinent laws and regulations, and supervise resident’s and student’s compliance.

  • Attain and maintain credentialing with assigned Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), which requires current vaccinations for designated diseases.

  • Responsible for the evaluation and management of patients and direct supervision of patient care as administered by chiropractic students and neuromusculoskeletal medicine residents at FQHC/community health centers and hospitals.

  • Ensures that the patient electronic health care record is current and properly documented.

  • Complete satisfactorily all education requirements by FQHC.

  • Attend and participate at FQHC medical staff meetings.

  • Submit monthly patient statistics and hourly time sheets by the third day of the following month to the program director.

  • Attend and participate at regular meetings with chiropractic residents.

  • Attend and present at neuromusculoskeletal medicine (NMSM) continuing education programs.

  • Conducts all work in a safe manner and all work safety practices are followed.

Other Functions :
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.

  • Continues professional development and training; keeps current with trends.

  • Assists other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.

Knowledge, Ability and Skill :
  • Demonstrated commitment to developing and fostering best practices and policies to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, and build an environment in which all members of the University community are treated with respect and dignity.

Minimum Required Qualifications :

Education, Training and Experience :
  • Licensed as a chiropractic physician in the State of assigned FQHC.

  • Meets credentialing requirements of Federally Qualified Health Center (offer of employment contingent upon credentialing).

  • Graduate of a CCE approved School of Chiropractic (Medicine)

Special Requirements :
  • Valid license & insured vehicle

  • Enrolled in the online, Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine program.

  • Strong interest in community health and chiropractic education

  • Previous experiences as a chiropractic clerk within a FQHC facility (Preferred)

  • Published in peer reviewed journals (Preferred)

Physical and Mental Requirements :

Work Environment


Under 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Outdoor Weather Conditions


Work with fumes or airborne particles


Work near moving mechanical parts


Risk of electrical shock




Physical Activity


Under 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3







Talking & Hearing


Using hands/fingers to handle/feel


Climbing or balancing


Bending, pulling, pushing




Lifting Requirements


Under 1/3

1/3 to 2/3

Over 2/3

Up to 10 pounds


Up to 25 pounds


Up to 50 pounds


Up to 75 pounds


Up to 100 pounds


Over 100 pounds


Vision requirements (Especially relevant if driving is required by the job)

_X_ Close vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 inches or less)

_X_ Distance vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 feet or more)

__ Color vision (i.e. ability to identify and distinguish colors)

_X_ Peripheral vision (i.e. ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or

left and right while the eyes are fixed on a given point)

_X_ Depth perception (i.e. three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and

spatial relationships)

___ No special vision requirements

Full-Time Employee Benefits:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401k employer match
  • Employee & dependent life insurance
  • Great tuition benefits for employee, spouse & dependents
  • PTO program
(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between The University of Bridgeport and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

The University of Bridgeport provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. The University of Bridgeport complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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