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
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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.
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