The Nurse Practitioner will provide primary care to a diverse population of homeless and low income children and adults, in a Federally Qualified Health Center. Outside In provides both acute and chronic care at the medical clinic, school-based health centers and through mobile medical outreach. This position will utilize professional skills in diagnosing, treating and managing acute and chronic health problems, and providing preventive care focused on health risk factor reduction and patient self-management. The Nurse Practitioner will ensure efficient, effective and integrated patient care through joint planning and problem solving with internal and external care team members. Provide team-based integrated and culturally respectful patient-centered care consistent with medical best practices and the policies and procedures of the organization.
This position is 40 hours a week, with full medical and dental benefits and 27 paid days off in the first year. The salary range is $87,360 - $99,840 DOQ. This position will be open until filled.
- Provide outstanding acute and chronic care to low income youth (infants through high school) and adults who have limited resources.
- Provide Obstetrics and Gynecological care.
- Perform history taking, physical examinations, diagnosis and therapeutic treatment planning consistent with clinical best practice guidelines, clinical policy and procedures, and the limits of your individual license and specialized credentials.
- Work in collaboration with multidisciplinary provider team (allopathic, naturopathic, acupuncturist, dentists) to provide innovative and evidence-based care.
- Maintain specialized clinical skills as applicable, e.g., minor procedures and biopsies, pelvic exams.
- Order and interpret diagnostic lab and radiologic tests assuring that test outcomes are communicated to individual patients or a parent/guardian based on the age of the patient.
- Share after-hours call with other staff providers.
- Meet all regulatory obligations of the Health Center’s medical practice: CLIA medical, HIPAA, State and Federal regulations, and other appropriate regulatory bodies as applicable.
- Optional participation in Health Center’s collaboration with the Oregon Primary Care Association and Coalition of Community Health Clinics on the Primary Care Home initiative.
- Fully participate in the clinic and medical staff development through involvement in service evaluations, health care plans, chart reviews, and program development.
- Act as a resource and communicate appropriate knowledge, skills, and conduct.
- Maintains a high level of quality, accuracy, and ethical behavior.
- Prioritizes customer service and satisfaction.
- Master the Health Center’s electronic medical record and other technologies supporting quality patient care and disease management.
- Maintain a record of assessments, plans, treatments and referrals.
- Promote an environment of continuous quality improvement leading by example, mentoring team members and maintaining clinical skills.
- Required travel between clinical sites and school based health center sites.
- Master's Degree in Nursing or a Doctorate in Nursing from a CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education) or NLNAC (National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission) accredited graduate nursing program.
- Current, unencumbered certification by the Oregon Board of Nursing as a Family Nurse Practitioner with prescribing authority.
- Current DEA number and National Provider Identifier (NPI) number.
- Current Basic Life Support CPR credential.
- Experience in provision of primary care with this population is highly desirable.
- Ability to participate effectively as a team member by supporting change decisions and other staff, and by managing conflict appropriately.
- Demonstrated ability to provide patient-centered care utilizing clinical best practice guidelines.
- Ability to properly code medical encounters.
- Commitment to support and contribute to mission achievement, safety and risk management efforts, continuous quality improvement, and team based patient-centered care.