Family Practice Nurse Practitioner (NP/PA)

US-CA-Union City
Job ID
2017-1148
UNION CITY -UC
Category
Clinical Services
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center Inc. is looking for a Family NP/PA for our Union City health center.

 

As part of a multi-disciplinary team of healthcare providers under the leadership of the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) or designee, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) works to achieve organizational goals of Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center (TVHC), which is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), through the delivery of outpatient primary care services at an health patient-centered environment. The NP works in a collaborative effort across all departments to remove barriers for accessing healthcare. The NP must incorporate health center policies into their clinical practice to provide quality care commensurate with training and licensure.

 

This position helps with handling operational issues on the clinical floor to ensure continuity of services and a smooth patient flow and serves as coach/mentor/trainer to clinical support staff, giving guidance in best practices, troubleshooting of medical services and operations issues in priority of urgency to ensure continuity of services and a smooth patient flow according to TVHC policy and FQHC standards.  The NP delivers culturally sensitive appropriate care for an outpatient, primary care health center with a multicultural, multilingual patient population. 

 

This is a full-time benefited position working 40 hours per week, typically Monday through Friday (may include periodic Saturday hours); however, part-time arrangements may be considered. 

 

We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision (including dependent and domestic partner coverage), generous paid leave benefits including holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, AD&D and LTD insurance, EAP, malpractice insurance through FTCA coverage, a pension/retirement plan with employer contribution, flexible spending account, commuter benefits, professional membership reimbursement and continuing medical education reimbursements.   As a federally qualified health care health center, you may be able to apply to National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program. 

 

Loan repayment/forgiveness candidacy is available as our service area qualifies as a Medically Underserved Area (MUA) and a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) through the National Health Service Corp (NHSC) loan repayment program. To learn more, visit the following link: www.nhsc.hrsa.gov

 

The Bay Area boast a laid back California style with big city energy and opportunities. Living in the Bay Area provides great weather combined with beautiful natural attractions such as beaches, redwoods, state parks, wine country and wildlife. We also offer great restaurants and a vibrant and varied food culture. It is culturally diverse and alive with music, art, theatre and literary events year round. The Bay Area is the kind of place where you can find exciting, big city living (Oakland/San Francisco) or go right up the road and enjoy a simpler and smaller community (Orinda/Lafayette) all within reach. Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center is nestled in the heart of the Bay Area with easy access to most major highways and public transportation.

Responsibilities

  • Performs health assessments, including a thorough history and physical examination, ordering or performing certain diagnostic tests, medication orders, evaluation of the psychosocial and family aspects of the situation sufficient to make a general health assessment, and diagnose the nature of common acute and chronic conditions, and any necessary follow-up care.
  • Promotes and maintains health, including periodic health assessments and preventive screening, assessment and guidance with regard to health hazards, good history taking, family planning, assessment of mental and emotional health issues and continued maintenance of contact and rapport with the family.
  • Manages common acute and chronic illnesses, including minor trauma, episodic problems, common chronic disorders, as well as counseling and education with regard to such problems, performance of minor surgical procedures and initiation of life-saving procedures in emergencies.
  • Directs various clinical oversight of NP trainees, medical assistants, lab personnel, and other non-professional medical staff.
  • From time to time, provides in-service training for staff in selected topics within scope of practice of medicine as appropriate, and/or as deemed necessary by the CMO or his/her designee. Works as a member of the health care team and assists in education of patients and the target community in preventive health care and health maintenance concepts.
  • Performs all duties for successful electronic health records maintenance including but not limited to; completion of medical records after each visit, completion of documentation, timely management of Inbox and results, coding, and signing off charts within the designated time set by the organization.
  • Assists in internal quality control audits, performs and maintains the standards of quality of care based on specialty and organizational standards.
  • Assists in internal quality control audits, performs and maintains the standards of quality of care based on specialty and organizational standards.
  • Discusses or refers as needed, complex and high priority cases to the physician on duty with regard to complicated diagnostic problems, serious illness, complicated therapeutic problems, re-evaluation of chronic conditions, etc.
  • Works as a member of the health care team and assists in education of patients and the target community in preventive health care and health maintenance concepts.
  • Performs all duties and services in full compliance with the organizations Service Excellence Standards. Adheres to all canons of ethics including the organizations code of conduct for clinical providers.
  • Demonstration of patterns of continued learning in order to ensure growth as a practitioner.
  • Attends internal and external meetings, workshops, and conferences, and participates on task forces or committees, as necessary and/or required by TVHC, Inc.
  • Must be willing to travel to and from the service sites as needed by CMO or designee.
  • Provides additional assistance within and outside of clinical arena, as requested and/or as appropriate, to ensure the ongoing success of the organization.
  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the CMO.

Qualifications

Job Requirements:

  • Must be in possession of a current medical nurse practitioner license to practice in the State of California, including DEA license, and CPR.
  • Board Certified in designated specialty field of practice is preferred; Board Certification is required after two years of employment as a licensed NP.  
  • Experience working with an EHR system (NextGen preferred)

Job Preferrences: 

  • Bilingual, Spanish is strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience providing medical care within a community health center environment.

General Skills Required:

  •  Have a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of medicine and allied services commensurate with his/her training.
  • Demonstrated ability to build the trust and respect of patients, staff, colleagues, external contacts, and other organizational members.
  • Willingness and ability to work periodic evenings and/or weekends.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills required, including creativity, resourcefulness, timeliness, and technical knowledge related to analyzing and resolving medical problems.
  • Sensitivity to needs of culturally and linguistically diverse patient and employee population.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technology and to willingness to develop and adapt to the evolving technological requirements of modern medical health center practices required.
  • The ideal candidate must be dedicated to building a collaborative team model of care, and ideally experienced working with the under-served. 

 

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