Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Resident

    • Job Tracking ID: 2019-622*
    • Job Location: Petaluma, CA
    • Job Level: Entry Level (less than 2 years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: October 08, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Less Than 1 Year
    • Starting Date: April 6, 2020
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Job Description:

The Petaluma Health Center’s mission is to provide high quality health care, with access for all, in Southern Sonoma County. The Center accomplishes this mission through collaborative, innovative programs, services and referral resources that meet the economic needs of the entire community.

The residency will be a 12-month full time paid program, with didactics, precepting, mentoring, specialty experiences, and inter-professional learning. We aim to foster a culture of critical thinking and cooperative learning and to help reach goals of competency and confidence in medical practice. The end result is a graduate who will provide high quality care, reach their goals, and maintain a high level of job satisfaction. Our residents learn about our innovative team approach in a multicultural, multilingual environment.

We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that provides primary medical care and mental health services to residents of Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Penngrove and surrounding areas. We are organized as a private, non-profit corporation and governed by a consumer and community led Board of Directors.

For more information about us, please visit us at


Position Title: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Resident

 Start Date: April, 2020

In addition to attaching your CV, please submit a 500 word Letter of Intent and three letters of recommendation.

 Summary: The twelve month position prepares the NP/PA Resident to perform the duties of a primary care provider in a Federally Qualified Health Center with an emphasis on health promotion and disease prevention through patient education and counseling. Residents are prepared to perform in an expanded role in the delivery of primary health care by receiving mentoring and a didactic program to increase clinical skills.

Areas of Responsibility: 

  • Provide direct clinical care to patients at the health center in a full family practice scope
  • Work with mentoring staff to increase skills in clinical care, use of tools for decision support
  • Attend didactic sessions to increase knowledge of clinical areas, FQHC organizational skills, leadership, EMR training
  • Collaborate effectively with clinical team members in preventive care, treatment of acute and chronic illness
  • Seek consultation as described in NP/PA protocol
  • Participates in ongoing training
  • Other duties as assigned

Experience and Skills:

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



  • Graduation within the last 18 months from an accredited NP or PA program


Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated proficiency with all tasks on the most current NP/PA Resident competency list
  • Able to review medical history, assess mental health, complete physical exam
  • Comfortable with use of Electronic Medical Record
  • Demonstrates knowledge of compliance issues within the community clinic environment
  • Demonstrates a willingness to report any incident that is unusual or incompatible with accepted clinic procedures
  • Maintains confidentiality of patients at all times by complying with HIPAA policies
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to be sensitive with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize projects, work relatively independently, manage multiple tasks, and meet deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Good judgment, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Fluency in English and Spanish (speak, read and write) preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Must be able to obtain a State of California NP or PA license and NPI number before start date
  • Candidate must be able to successfully meet PHC’s credentialing and privileging requirements


Language Skills: Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions and requests from patients, co-workers, and others as necessary. Bilingual in English and Spanish, both written and verbal preferred.


Petaluma Health Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Please apply directly through our career page at