The Community Based Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Physician Assistant (PA) will provide primary health care services as a member of a healthcare team comprised of Health Center’s physicians, support staff, and other Community Based Health personnel. This position’s primary location will be Whitney on Wheels, Whitney Young Health’s Mobile Health Unit.
- Provides primary care directly on a mobile health unit, emphasizing accessibility, health promotion, illness prevention and continuity of care to patients presenting with both minor and complex health issues.
- Provides primary care at other clinical sites which may include school-based health centers as assigned by the supervisor.
- Takes a complete history including medical, psychosocial, economic, relationship and family status.
- Completes physical examinations, performs/orders appropriate diagnostic tests.
- Manages common acute and chronic illnesses, including minor trauma, episodic problems, and common chronic disorders.
- Discusses health concerns/diagnosis with patients and families, and together determines an appropriate plan of care.
- Administers vaccines according to accepted guidelines, and administers medications as appropriate.
- Provides Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT), including buprenorphine and Vivitrol.
- Develops and reviews clinical protocols and best practice guidelines.
Quality of Service:
- Documents all patients encounters completely and in a timely manner. This includes proper documentation of phone calls, prescription, and if applicable, the complete dictation of patient visits for a session prior to leaving the mobile health unit or health center
- Adheres to clinical practice guidelines that are adopted by the specialty group or an appropriate committee.
- Keeps medical knowledge current through attendance at medical CME programs at least 20 hours per year.
- Maintains an acceptable level of compliance with clinical and regulatory standards including medical record documentation per Joint Commission standards.
- Demonstrates appropriate interactions toward patients & families in a manner that helps to put patients at ease.
- Participants in the Performance Improvement activities of the Health Center and Mobile Health Unit through chart audits, development and implementation of practice standards
- Actively support the implementation of the Chronic Care Model to manage patients with chronic illness.
- Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to provide treatment, ongoing follow-up and evaluation of the plan of care with the patient.
- Assists mobile health unit and health center staff willingly in difficult situations in the interest of providing quality service to the patients
- Demonstrates constructive problem solving with colleagues and health center staff.
- Supports established policies and procedures of the Mobile Health Unit. Makes recommendations and contributes to policy formulation.
- Starts patient schedule on time and leaves after completing the work schedule including needed record documentation.
- Completes required documentation for referrals and consultations.
- Returns patient telephone calls within an appropriate time frame based on patient needs and expectations.
- Performs other administrative tasks as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer
- Demonstrates excellence in both internal and external customer service.
- Understands and is able to effectively communicate HIPAA compliance, corporate compliance and client confidentiality.
- Ensures and/or remains in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and accrediting standards, i.e. Joint Commission, NCQA, and NYSDOH.
- Adheres to the National Patient Safety Goals as defined by the Joint Commission and the Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Services.
- Completes other duties as assigned.
TEACHING AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
- Participates in promoting the awareness, enrollment, and utilization of the Mobile Health Unit among community partners and staff
- Participants in community activities and research designed to promote health and prevent diseases.
- Supervises the clinical practice of medical/PA/NP students and residents as appropriate, and contributes to the learning of students from other disciplines.
- Acts as a resource to staff and the community regarding current trends in health care as well as specific health issues.
- Graduate of a registered approved Nurse Practitioner (NP)/Physician Assistant (PA) Program
- Completion of required State/National Certification Programs
- Current licensure and registration in the State of New York, Board Certification as a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, and DEA license.
- Current X-Waiver to prescribe buprenorphine and willingness to provide Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
- Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Windows, Outlook, Word
- Demonstrated competence in multi-cultural medical setting
- Previous experience providing medical care within a pediatric/family medicine practice setting.
- Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification
- Two to three years clinical experience preferred.
- Experience in Community Health, preferably on a Mobile Health Unit.
- Knowledge of current health care needs and issues of substance use disorder, mental illness, and homelessness.
- Experience with EMR.
- Experience in delivering culturally competent healthcare.
- Interest in on-going learning, best practice development, and education.
- Bilingual/Multi-lingual abilities.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected status.
Salary range: $95,000 - $110,000 annually