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Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (Family Practice)

Company: Whitney Young Health Center
Location: Albany
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (Family Practice) (Req100515) Albany, NY ( ApplyDescriptionGENERAL RESPONSIBILITIESThe Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (NP/PA) functions in the primary care group at Whitney Young Health coordinating medical care, providing medical supervision and direct patient care.SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIESClinical Responsibilities:+ Provides primary care directly, emphasizing accessibility, health promotion, illness prevention and continuity of care to patients presenting with both minor and complex health issues.+ Takes a complete history including medical, psychosocial, economic, relationship and family status.+ Completes physical examinations, performs/orders appropriate diagnostic tests.+ Discusses health concerns/diagnosis with the patient and together determines an appropriate plan of care.+ Develops reviews and approves 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 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 25 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 in a manner that helps to put patients at ease.+ Participants in the Performance Improvement activities of the Health Center through chart audits, development and implementation of practice standards.+ Actively supports the implementation of the Patient Centered Medical Home model of care at all clinical sites.Team Work:+ Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to provide treatment, ongoing follow-up and evaluation of the plan of care with the patient.+ Supports established policies and procedures of the Health Center. 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.+ Assists with on-call coverage as determined by the Director of Adult Medicine, Pediatrics or the Chief Medical Officer.Miscellaneous+ 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 regulation, i.e.DHHS HRSA and NYSDOH, and all accreditation standards (e.g. Joint Commission and NCQA-PCMH).+ Adheres to the National Patient Safety Goals as defined by the Joint Commission and the Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Services.+ Other duties as assigned.TEACHING AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT+ Supervises the clinical practice of medical/NP/PA students, residents and other practitioners 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.+ Participates in community activities and research designed to promote health and prevent diseases.RequirementsMINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSGraduate of a registered approved Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Program; Completion of required State/National Certification Programs; Current licensure and registration as a Registered Professional Nurse/Physician Assistant in the State of New York and certification as a Nurse Practitioner; Previous experience providing medical care within a primary medical care environment.PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONSBilingual/Multi-lingual abilities. Experience in Community Health. Experience in delivering culturally competent healthcare. Interest in on-going learning, best practice development, and education.Please be aware that as a facility regulated under Article 28 of the New York State Public Health Law, COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of employment. Whitney Young Health also requires the COVID-19 booster. 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.

Keywords: Whitney Young Health Center, Albany , Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (Family Practice), Healthcare , Albany, New York

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