Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Opening in CA
Santa Rosa, CA (San Francisco CA 55m; Oakland 58m; Sacramento CA 91m)
Full Time/Permanent Position
Bilingual (Spanish) required
The Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant/Certified Nurse Midwife, under the clinical supervision of the Medical Director, assists in creating partnerships between individual patients seeking care and the providers by delivering excellent, comprehensive primary health care, prevention, and health education.
Duties and Responsibilities
Creates an ongoing relationship with each patient by taking complete medical history, performing physical exams and making an assessment and diagnosis on adult and pediatric patients; initiating, reviewing, and revising treatment and therapy plans.
Maintains adequate documentation of all patients seen, including follow-up and referral in the electronic medical record.
Manages the stable phases of chronic illnesses in consultation with the attending physician or Medical Director as needed.
Orders and interprets laboratory reports and diagnostic imaging reports.
May manage uncomplicated prenatal patients, complicated pregnancies when working under close physician supervision, and postpartum follow-up for mother and child.
Assesses mental health and provides for treatment as needed in individuals and families.
Coordinates health management with physicians and other agencies.
Assures quality and safety by a care planning process, evidence-based medicine, and active participation of patients in decision-making.
Recognizes emerging community health problems and helps initiate appropriate interventions through community action.
May provide continuity of care through periodic home visits to bed-ridden and other patients.
Meets with the Medical Director or Attending Physician on a regular basis to review charting and medical care provided.
Seeks consultation on any difficult patient as described in the mid-level protocols in the Medical Administrative protocols Manual.
Participates in ongoing training.
Current unrestricted California license as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant or Certified Nurse Midwife
At least two years experience in a community health center setting preferred.
Ability to work independently with physician telephone backup.
Knowledge and Skills
Current CPR certification
Demonstrated proficiency with all tasks on the most current FNPI/PA I/CNM I competency list.
Fluency in Spanish and English (speak, read, and write) preferred.
Demonstrates knowledge of compliance issues within the community clinic environment
Demonstrates a willingness to report any incident that is unusual or incompatible with accepted clinic procedures.
Complies with HIPAA policies
Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to be sensitive with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize projects, work relatively independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Good judgment, problem solving and decision-making skills.
While performing the duties of this job, this position is frequently required to do the following:
Use standard office equipment and access, input, and retrieve information from a computer. Use computer keyboard with manual and finger dexterity and wrist-finger speed sufficient to perform repetitive actions efficiently for extended periods of time.
Communicate effectively in person or via telephone in a manner which can be understood by those with whom the person is speaking, including a diverse population.
Give and follow verbal and written instructions with attention to detail and accuracy.
Perform complex mental functions and basic arithmetic functions; interpret complex laws, regulations, and policies; collect, interpret, and/or analyze complex data and information.
Vision: see details of objects at close range.
Coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously.
Reach forward, up, down, and to the side
Sit or stand for minimum periods of one hour at a time and come and go from the work area repeatedly throughout the day.
Lift up to 20 pounds.
Travel to other office and community locations.