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Family Nurse Practitioner, Cloverdale, CA


Organization: Alexander Valley Healthcare
Category: Nurse Practitioner
Location: Cloverdale, CA
Date Job Posted: December 16, 2022
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Family Nurse Practitioner

Salary Range

$135,200.00 – $157,697.00

Position Description

As a member of the Patient Centered Medical Home Team, the Family Nurse Practitioner, under the clinical supervision of the Chief Medical Officer, assists in creating partnerships between individual patients seeking care at Alexander Valley Healthcare and the providers, by delivering excellent, comprehensive primary health care, prevention, and health education. (The activities of the Family Nurse Practitioner shall be in accordance with the FNP regulations as contained in Title 16, Division 13.8 of the California Code of Regulations, as issue by the Family Nurse Practitioner Examining Committee.)

Tasks/Duties:

  • Creates an ongoing relationship with each patient by taking complete medical history, performing physical exams, and making an assessment and diagnosis on adult and pediatric patients; initiating, reviewing, and revising treatment and therapy plans, as described in section 1399.541 California Code of Regulations.
  • Maintains adequate and timely documentation of all patients seen, including follow-up, referrals to specialist, and shares rotating coverage for after-hours telephone coverage.
  • Manages the stable phases of chronic illnesses in consultation with the attending physician or Chief Medical Officer as needed.
  • Orders and interprets laboratory reports and diagnostic imaging reports.
  • May manage uncomplicated prenatal patients and postpartum follow-up for mother and child.
  • Supports integration of primary care and behavioral/mental health care services, when assessing the mental health needs of patients/families.
  • Coordinates health management with members of the care team.
  • Assures quality and safety by a care planning process, evidence-based medicine, and active participation of patients in decision-making.
  • Meets with Chief Medical Officer or Attending Physician on a regular basis to review charting and medical care provided.
  • Seeks consultation on any difficult patient as described in the mid-level protocols in the Medical Administrative protocols Manual of AVH.
  • Participates in ongoing training.

Education:

  • Current unrestricted California license as a Family Nurse Practitioner.
  • CPR/BLS certification.

Experience:

  • Two years’ experience in a community health center preferred.
  • Ability to work independently with physician on-site or telephone backup.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Proficiency with tasks on the most current FNP competency list.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English (speak, read, and write) preferred, but not required.
  • Knowledge of compliance issues within the community health center environment.
  • Knowledge of HIPPA policies.
  • Knowledge of incident and mandated reporting requirements and systems.
  • Completes assigned policy review items.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Outlook Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to be sensitive with persons of various social, cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good judgement, problem solving and decision-making skills.

Send all career inquiries to HR@alexandervalleyhealthcare.org. Or call Erika Werelius-Laniohan, Director of Human Resources at 707-669-1809


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