Nurse Practitioner Clinical Support Team Provider

    • Job Tracking ID: 2021-1012
    • Job Location: Petaluma, CA
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: December 15, 2021
    • Years of Experience: Any
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:

Summary: The NP Clinical Support Team Provider will serve as an integral member of the Petaluma Health Center’s primary care team and offer critical treatment plan follow up and support for patients at Petaluma Health Center’s sites. The Clinical Support Team Provider will ensure that patients, particularly those at high risk or with complex care needs, have access to timely and appropriate care between visits with their primary care providers.  Critical to the role will be the ability to navigate the electronic health record (EHR) and manage the flow of information to improve health outcomes for patients.

Areas of Responsibility:

Team Support and Coverage: 

·          Provide support to teams to ensure timely review of labs, diagnostic imaging, and documents for patients between visits.

·         Ensure patient-centered focus on timely resulting of diagnostics ordered by primary care providers or urgent care providers by working with the Clinical Support Team to communicate these results and any follow-up needed subsequently.

·         Be available to primary care teams at all sites as backup for urgent questions or review of results if primary care providers are unavailable and patients or hospital providers need assistance for coordination of care

·         Be available to primary care teams at all sites as backup for urgent medication review or refill

Patient Care:

  • Provide patient visits via telehealth to review urgent or timely diagnostic results
  • Provide in person or telehealth urgent care on a regular schedule or as needed
  • Work with patients to establish individual health goals and identify potential problems/barriers.
  • Assist in timely scheduling of medical appointments to support patient health.
  • Ensure that pertinent diagnostics are ordered and appropriate therapies are implemented according to scope of practice guidelines.
  • Communicate with patients so as to improve their understanding of their health care, facilitate appropriate health maintenance and treatment seeking behavior, and optimize their care outcomes.
  • Function as an integral part of the clinical staff through participation in Medical Staff meetings and other PHC committees or workgroups
  • Demonstrate competent knowledge in delivering health care to patients through the peer review process
  • Maintain credentials by keeping all required licenses current, including but not limited to California Medical License, DEA licenses, CME hours, BLS certifications and any other required licenses and/or certifications.
  • Willingly perform other duties within the scope of practice as assigned
  • Abide by all Joint Commission Ambulatory Care requirements including, but not limited to, sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patients’ rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Experience and Skills:

Required Experience:

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.

Education/Experience:

  • Completion of a nationally accredited Nurse Practitioner Program
  • Two years’ experience as a licensed NP provider delivering primary care in a family practice setting, or graduation from a one-year NP residency program
  • Experience working in a NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home highly preferred
  • Experience working in a Joint Commission Accredited health care organization highly preferred

Desired Skills:

  • Comfortable with use of Electronic Medical Record
  • Modern practices and principles of method disease counseling
  • Demonstrates knowledge of compliance issues within the community clinic environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to be sensitive and communicate effectively 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

Licenses and Certifications:

  • Current State of California NP license, NPF license, and RN license
  • NP must hold current national board certification from an accepted certifying agency and provide by first day of work.
  • NP must have completed a BRN recognized nurse practitioner graduate master’s degree program;
  • Must obtain an active and/or transferable DEA license to California and provide evidence by 90th day of clinical practice. (It is the responsibility of the employee to transfer their DEA license to their new place of employment if from out of state, via online DEA portal and provide evidence of transfer).
  • Must maintain CME as required for certification renewals.
  • Must hold a current BLS Certification
  • 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 highly preferred.