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Family Medicine NP/PA, San Pedro, CA


Organization: Harbor Community Clinic
Category: Physician
Location: San Pedro, CA
Date Job Posted: October 18, 2021
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Family Medicine NP/PA, San Pedro, CA - $120,000 - $135,000/year

JOB SUMMARY

The Family Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care will work collaboratively with physicians and other health care professionals to provide comprehensive medical services to patients regardless of age or gender (as allowed by training/ experience). This includes preventive care, immunizations, primary care and treatment, health education, family planning, reproductive health services, physical examinations, etc. The Advanced Practitioner will practice under a supervising physician.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

To perform the 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.

Clinical Responsibilities

  • Obtain history and physical examinations.
  • Order and interpret diagnostic and therapeutic tests relative to the patient’s age, gender, and disease specific needs.
  • Review incoming reports (labs, x-rays, EKG, consult notes, outside records) in a timely manner.
  • Formulate treatment plan for acute and chronic medical conditions, provide preventive health services, arrange follow-up.
  • Determine and prescribe medication, dosage, and schedule given the patient’s condition and allergies.
  • Provide health education to clinic patients to promote positive health behaviors and disease prevention.
  • Arrange specialty referrals for services not provided by Harbor Community Clinic. Review referral/consultation reports and arrange appropriate follow-up.
  • Consult with supervising physician whenever any questions arise as to the diagnostic evaluation or treatment plan.
  • Participate in after-hours on-call duties (telephone call only).
  • Provide back up for fellow providers as needed, which may include:
    • Responding to calls from pharmacies regarding prescriptions and refills.
    • Responding to calls from other physicians.
    • Responding to calls from patients requiring medical advice.
    • Reviewing lab results.
  • Ensure that encounter notes are entered into the Electronic Health Record, and closed within 72 hours of the visit. Encounter notes should:
    • Reflect changes in the patient’s condition and other significant information.
    • Include documentation of pertinent history, review of systems, and physical examination.
    • Indicate studies performed, and that results were reviewed and discussed with the patient.
    • Reflect the provider’s thought process as to the patient’s problems, diagnosis and treatment.
    • Specify medications prescribed by the provider.
  • Develop and maintain a current chronic problem list.
  • Inform the patient of the general nature of his/her medical problem, the general prognosis, and the nature and purpose of the proposed treatment and procedures
  • Include referrals to specialty services as deemed medically necessary.
  • Integrate recommendations made by specialists into the patient’s treatment plan.
  • Reflect any pertinent attitudes or behavior on the part of the patient or family towards any aspects of care.
  • Include notation of the need for routine and preventative services including screening tests, periodic lab exams related to chronic disease care, and immunizations.
  • Ensure compliance with coding standards as required by Medi-Cal, health plans and other regulatory agencies.

Other Responsibilities

  • Use and disclose patients’ protected health information only in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) standards.
  • Promote a cohesive, cooperative working relationship with fellow providers which may include helping with excess patient loads.
  • Actively participate in Harbor Community Clinic’s peer-review and quality assurance activities to improve HEDIS, UDS and other quality metrics, including timely access to prenatal care, post-partum care, cervical cancer screening, breast cancer screening, immunization rates etc.
  • Participate in provider meetings, staff meetings, and any other committee meetings as assigned.
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required education, experience and/or training:

  • Graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner program
  • Active and unrestricted California Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant license
  • National certification as a Physician Assistant from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) OR as a Nurse Practitioner from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • Active and unrestricted DEA license
  • BLS certification
  • At least two (2) years of experience in primary health care setting
  • Familiarity with electronic health records
  • Bilingual English/ Spanish preferred

Email resumes to lprado@pickharbor.org, Dr. Lilia Prado, Medical Director


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