Overview

POSITION:                Nurse Practitioner –  (332)

DEPARTMENT:       Medical

REPORTS TO:         Director of Clinical Services

LOCATION:              NAHC’s Seven Directions clinic, Oakland

WORK HOURS:      Full Time, 40 Hours per Week, 100% FTE

STATUS:                  Exempt, Non-union
Indian Preference Act: Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance with the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 and 473). Applicants claiming Indian Preference must submit verification of Indian heritage certified by tribe of affiliation.
POSITION SUMMARY

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Clinical Services work as part of a multi-disciplinary Care Team to deliver comprehensive primary, preventive, chronic and urgent care to NAHC’s members.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Clinical Responsibilities

1.            Provide primary care to members, including histories, exams, lab tests, prescriptions and internal and external referrals.

2.            Document histories, subjective findings, physical exams, plans, prescriptions in Electronic Health Records (EHR) system within 72 hours of the visit.

3.            Provide members information concerning their evaluation, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis. Engage members in decisions involving their healthcare.

4.            Adhere to NAHC’s Care Team model of care; huddling with MA, seeing members on time, and communicating with supervisors any barriers to this.

5.            Participate in NAHC’s integrative model of healthcare.  This includes referring and co-managing members with other NAHC programs and departments (i.e., dental, behavioral health, nutrition, Community Wellness, etc.)

6.            Report births, deaths, and outbreaks of diseases to proper authorities.

7.            Ensure completion of medication refills, inbox items, and member forms within three (3) working days.

8.            Actively participate in quality improvement initiatives and in Peer Review.

9.            Be an active educator of colleagues, including other providers, Medical Assistants, nurses, and other team members.

10.         Actively participate in Interdisciplinary Rounds.

 

General Duties and Responsibilities

11.         Quality Improvement: Actively participate in internal quality improvement teams and work with members proactively to drive quality improvement initiatives in accordance with the mission and strategic goals of the organization, federal and state laws and regulations, and accreditation standards, when assigned.

12.         Must maintain compliance with ergonomic safety standards; be mindful of posture and regularly practice ergonomic stretches.

13.         Member Care: Demonstrate understanding and apply working knowledge of safety policies and ensuring safe member practices.

14.         Safety: Responsible for ensuring that all duties, responsibilities and operations are performed with the utmost regard for the safety and health of all personnel involved, including themselves.

15.         Safety: Take appropriate corrective actions to address matters pertaining to employee health and safety that have been brought to their attention.

16.         Work extremely well under pressure, meet multiple and often competing deadlines.

17.         At all times demonstrate cooperative behavior with supervisors, subordinates, colleagues, clients and the community.

18.         Other duties as assigned by direct supervisor and or the Medical Executives.

 

Scope of Work

1.            Be able to see between 16-20 members per day, and complete accurate documentation within 72 hours of visit into the electronic health record (EHR) system.

2.            Be able to see members aged 0-100.

3.            Work as a part of a Care Team, including providing coverage and inbox support for other provider(s) in Team.

4.            Effectively manage a panel up to the goal set by the organization.

5.            Display the highest level of professionalism, integrity and a strong work ethic, serving as a model for staff.

6.            Maintain requirements of licensure, DEA certification and board certification if hired as board certified. Fulfill and maintain requirements for credentialing, privileging internally at NAHC and externally with payers and regulatory bodies.

7.            Provide comprehensive, high quality medical services to members, regardless of age, sex, gender identification, income, national origin or language.

8.            Consider individuals’ cultural, psychological, social and environmental factors in creating treatment/care plans.

9.            Actively participate in meetings as assigned by direct supervisor.

10.         Participate in trainings of other medical personnel as requested.

11.         Participate in Saturday clinics, after-hour clinics and on-call duties, on a rotating basis, as requested by Supervisor.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1.            Current RN License, FNP certificate and furnishing number.  Both must be in good standing.

2.            Current DEA license.

3.            Current CPR certification.

4.            One (1) year of experience working within a community clinic.

5.            Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

6.            Ability to work well under pressure, analyze and evaluate individual member’s needs, reach sound conclusions and make appropriate recommendations.

7.            Must be detail oriented and be able to multi-task effectively.

8.            Previous experience with an Electronic Health Records (EHR) system and working in an EHR environment is desired.

9.            Commitment to Native American Health Center’s values and mission.

10.         Must have ability to relate and communicate effectively with community interest groups, agencies, and medical facilities that serve the American Indian community.

11.         Excellent communication and written skills.

12.         Work extremely well under pressure, meet multiple and often competing deadlines.

13.         Must be able to meet set priorities as directed by supervisor.

14.         Must be detail oriented and a team player.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

1.            Three (3) years of experience working with a community clinic is highly desirable.

2.            Established leadership skills.

3.            Bilingual in Spanish.

4.            Experience with Epic EHR.

5.            Sense of humor is a plus.

 

NAHC is a National Health Service Corp (NHSC) approved site where primary care physicians who are eligible for loan repayment funding can fulfill their service obligation.

 

NAHC is an Indian Health Program site for Indian Health Services (IHS) Loan Repayment Program.

 

Benefits:

Native American Health Center (NAHC) considers our employees to be our most valuable resource and offers an excellent benefit package: competitive salaries, personal time off (PTO) program, and an employer contribution 403(b) retirement plan to full-time regular status employees.  We also provide medical, vision, dental and group term life insurance coverage for employees and their dependents—with a percentage of employee contribution.

 

Note to Applicants:

Please be advised a post job offer, pre-employment Physical and TB test are required as a condition of employment.

Additionally, you may be asked to get a Department of Justice Fingerprinting clearance as a contingency for an offer of employment.  Criminal clearances are obtained to protect the welfare and safety of clients receiving services at NAHC.

 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: Within the scope of Indian Preference, all candidates will receive equal consideration without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin or other non-merit factors.

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA): Native American Health Center abides by the mandates of the ADEA (protecting individuals 40 years and older) and considers age a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):  Native American Health Center abides by the mandates of the ADA and considers disability a non-merit factor in all employment decisions and considerations.   Furthermore, NAHC will make any practical, feasible, and reasonable arrangements to accommodate qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.

 

If interested, please forward resume and cover letter to:

Human Resources

3124 International Blvd.

Oakland, CA 94601

Fax: 510.748.0116

Email:  Jobs@nativehealth.org