The Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant works under the supervision of the Medical Director and Lead Physician to provide direct patient care. The Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant works as part of a multidisciplinary team composed of physicians, medical assistants, mid-level providers, a Clinic Manager, community health workers, and administration to provide quality comprehensive care to our patients. CommuniCare Health Centers is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing comprehensive patient-centered primary care services including medical, dental, substance abuse treatment, mental health and outreach services to low income, multi-ethnic, uninsured and underinsured populations.
Full time, 40 hours per week at Davis Community Clinic in Davis, CA.
CommuniCare Health Centers provides an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and life experience.CommuniCare encourages people of all backgrounds to apply including, but not limited to, Black, indigenous, people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQI, people with disabilities, veterans, individuals of all ages and religions, as well as those who have experienced the criminal justice system.
The following reflects management’s definition of essential functions for this job, but does not restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Management may assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time due to business necessity, reasonable accommodation or some other reason.
Work in outpatient family practice community health center with scope of services to include primary care, reproductive health and pediatric care. Perform all aspects of health care as directed by physician including health history, physical examination, diagnosis, treatment, and health education for all age groups from newborns to geriatric care.
Order labs as needed and specified by physician. Interpret lab findings for infants, teens and adults.
Prescribe medications as directed by physician. Current knowledge of pediatric dosages.
Complete charting of all patient medical records in electronic medical records.
Request appropriate consultation with physician as needed.
Provide patient case management (referrals and follow-up care) as needed. Communicate follow-up information and high risk conditions to physician and coordinate care plans with staff.
Participate in quality improvement activities as needed.
Education: Completion of an accredited Nurse Practitioner. Current California Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant license. Current First Aid/CPR required.
Experience: Experience providing primary outpatient care including pediatrics, reproductive health and family medicine. Experience working in a clinic setting and a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive care for low income clients preferred.
Special Skills/Equipment: Bilingual Spanish/English preferred. Ability to operate all equipment used in the clinic sites. Demonstrate skills to provide age-appropriate care to clinic patients including principles of growth and development over the life span. Ability to assess data reflective of patients’ age-specific needs required. Must be able to maintain current credentialing and privileges for CommuniCare and contracted health plans. Experience using electronic health records strongly preferred.
Expectations: Proven ability to work independently. Must demonstrate commitment to excellence and high standards, acute attention to detail. Excellent written and oral skills, strong organizational, problem-solving and analytical skills required. Must have ability to manage priorities and workflow. Flexibility and willingness to work enthusiastically with changing priorities. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to understand and follow written/verbal instructions required. Ability to deal effectively with a diversity of individuals, externally and internally at all organizational levels.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: *The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires a moderate to high level of mobility, dexterity, and flexibility in order to perform essential functions. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms, and to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to sit or stand for long periods of time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Work is performed in a typical office environment with moderate equipment noise.
Internal Number: 1006
About CommuniCare Health Centers
CommuniCare Health Centers is a Federally Qualified Health Center providing comprehensive patient-centered primary care services including medical, dental, substance abuse treatment, behavioral health and outreach services to the low income, multi-ethnic, uninsured and underinsured in the communities we serve. Based on a recent employee engagement survey, 93% of CommuniCare employees believe they have opportunities at work to learn, to grow and to develop; and 94% of CommuniCare employees believe their skills and talents are effectively utilized.
CommuniCare offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, long-term and short-term disability, retirement with match, paid holidays, EAP, flexible spending account, critical illness and accident plans and a generous vacation and sick leave plan.