Adventist Health is seeking someone to join our team as a Full Time Rapid Care Nurse Practitioner (Outpatient) or Physician Assistant. Rapid care is an extended hours clinic inside our Rural Health Clinic seeing patient similar to an urgent care setting.
Incoming provider maintains responsibility for providing expert clinical care in general or specialty areas. Assesses, plans and provides patient care in collaboration with the attending physician. Provides comprehensive health assessments, performs medical diagnosis of acute and chronic illnesses, writes prescriptions and formulates treatment plans. Diagnoses medical conditions, plans and implements interventions. Assists in medical/surgical care of patients and evaluates responses in collaboration with the attending/consulting physicians.
Interviews patients, employees and/or family members. Constructs comprehensive medical histories. Performs initial and periodic physical examinations. Evaluates patient behavior and explores patient's interpretation of health needs. Works under the scope of practice of a nurse practitioner and as an agent of the physician. Provides appropriate patient education. Explains the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Secures appropriate informed consent for procedures. Instructs patients about health maintenance and preventive care. Provides patient education handouts. Makes referrals to health education classes when available. Provides continuity of care. Directly performs or orders appropriate diagnostic studies and interprets finished results.
Provides continuity of care including discussing the completion of treatment plans and administration of medications and injections. Follows-up on acute and chronic problems and significant abnormal tests.
Oversees the maintenance of adequate, concise, legible and up-to-date documentation of patient care. Makes note of problem medical, medication and discharge records, drug allergies, lab orders, subjective and objective data, diagnostic procedures, patient education and treatment. Provides treatment of patients as needed, including administering medications and/or vaccines and performing procedures. Works under the scope of practice of a nurse practitioner and as an agent of the physician. Writes orders to increase, decrease, or change medication (subject to checking and medical consultation as indicated).
Uses cost-containment measures which include, but are not limited to, prescribing only clinically necessary medications, prescribing generic medications when appropriate, making only clinically necessary referrals and ordering only clinically necessary diagnostic procedures.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications - External
You'll be successful with the following qualifications:
Board Certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
Two years relevant clinical experience: Preferred
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or Basic Life Support (BLS) certification: Required
Nurse Practitioner (NP) licensure in state of practice: Required
Registered Nurse (RN) licensure in state of practice: Required
Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA, HI and OR) etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.
Adventist Health Clear Lake (AHCL) is a 25-bed Critical Access medical center in Clearlake, California, serving Lake County. Services include 24-hour emergency care, diagnostic imaging (MRI, CT mammography), home care, ICU, laboratory, maternity, physical rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, surgery, and three rural health medical offices that provide behavioral health, dental care, family medicine, OB/GYN, pediatrics, podiatry and specialty health care services.
In 2016, AHCL had 1,663 admissions, 170 deliveries, 21,770 emergency visits and 61,075 outpatient visits. The medical center is staffed by more than 40 physicians, 417 employees and 51 volunteers.
Adventist Health Clear Lake is located in Lake County in the city of Clearlake, California, a community of roughly 15,000. Home to California's largest natural freshwater lake and the cleanest air in the nation, Lake County offers beautiful rural scenery and an abundance of outdoor activities, such as hiking, boating, fishing, water skiing, biking, windsurfing and golfing. Lake County is a family-friendly community that offers year-round community events, including fairs and festivals. St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake is less than two and a half hours by car from the San Francisco Bay Area and the Pacific Ocean, less than two hours from the Sacramento Valley and less than one hour from world-famous Napa Valley.