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Physician Assistant/Nurse Practitioner

companyVirginia Garcia Memorial Health Center
locationHillsboro, OR, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Description

Starting Annual Pay: $108,015/yr + DOE
Schedule: Monday & Wednesday-Friday 8am-5pm. Tuesday 10am-7pm

At Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, we welcome diversity; we encourage, uplift, and are honored to serve people who have been historically underrepresented and underserved. Our mission is to provide high-quality, culturally appropriate healthcare to low-income residents of Washington and Yamhill Counties, with a special emphasis on seasonal and migrant farm workers and others with barriers to receiving healthcare. We strive to provide an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we employ and serve.
If you are unsure whether you meet all of the required qualifications for this role but are interested and passionate about this potential position, we encourage you to apply.

Job Summary: The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant is to provide primary care medical services to the patients of the Center in accordance with training, experience and licensure. Participate as a member of the medical team within the Center. This individual functions as an educational resource to patients, the Center, students and the Community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
• Participate in direct patient care, which may include obstetrics, family planning, newborn care, pediatrics and general adult care.
• Meet minimum patient care productivity requirements as may be set by the Center to meet requirements of outside funding and/or reimbursement sources.
• Provide continuous, comprehensive and culturally sensitive health care of the highest quality.
• Provide case management to Center patients.
• Provide all necessary documentation in the medical record of care provided to patient, including education, medications, referrals, diagnostic testing and follow-up.
• May assist in organizing and participating in special clinics such as the migrant camp program.
• Provide day-to day supervision of support staff with respect to individual patient management.
• Participate in case management review and discussion, i.e. OB patients, diabetics.
• Assist in implementation of plans to meet the objectives of the annual “Health Plan” and other goals established by the QA/QI committee and the Center’s managed care plans.
• Participate in chart audits to assess success of QA/QI program.
• Participate in medical staff, OB, QA/QI meetings and other committees within the Center established to improve patient care and the overall operation of the Center.
• Provide supervision of students and residents in the health care professions. Become part of community groups or agencies to assist the Center’s integration into the community.
• Provide assistance to the Medical or Executive Director to fulfill the work of the Center.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• Handle protected health information (PHI) in a manner consistent with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).

HIPAA Requirements:
The licensed independent health care practitioners (provider) will have access to PHI in the course of carrying out his/her duties. The provider uses the PHI for treatment purposes and quality assurance operations. Applying the minimum necessary standard of HIPAA, the designated records sets to which this employee will have access include: the demographic and scheduling information in the practice management system, and the full medical record.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
• Bilingual Spanish/English preferred; willingness to become sufficiently competent in Spanish to provide medical care.
• Strong commitment to working with patients and staff from a wide range of ethnic, economic, cultural and social backgrounds.

Education and Experience Required:
• Completion of a family nurse practitioner or physician assistant training program approved by the State of Oregon.
• Licensure by the State of Oregon by the Board of Nursing or the Board of Medical Examiners and DEA registration.

Behavioral Competencies:
Accountability
• Role model VG’s mission, vision, and shared values
Customer-Focus
• Listen to the voice of the customer and strive to delight them by exceeding their expectations
Teamwork
• If someone needs help, help them
Initiative
• Be innovative, apply fresh ideas, and continuously improve how you do your work
Confidentiality
• Maintain strict confidentiality and respect the privacy of others
Ethical
• Demonstrate integrity, honesty, and stewardship in all encounters at work
Respect
• Demonstrate consideration and appreciation for co-workers and patients
Communication
• Demonstrate the ability to convey thoughts and ideas as well as understand perspective of others

Physical Requirements:
Percentage of time spent
• Standing: 20%
• Walking: 25%
• Sitting: 50%
• Lifting/Carrying: <5%
• Physically demanding tasks: May be asked to assist patients onto or off of exam table, etc.

Working Environment/Physical Hazards:
• Work in well-lighted, ventilated environment.
• Exposure to blood borne pathogens and potentially hazardous chemicals.

Equipment Used:
Office equipment
• Computer: Data entry and word processing
• Telephone: able to hear and communicate
• Fax
• Copier
Medical equipment
• Stethoscope, ophthalmoscope, otoscope, dopler
• Surgical/procedural instruments
• Routing medical equipment
• Fetal monitor
• EKG
• Pulse oximeter
• Nebulizer
• O2 tank

Immunization:
Staff member must meet immunization requirements as stated in VGMHC’s immunization policy and state and federal guidelines.

Job description represent a general outline of the essential and major job duties, functions and qualifications required. They cannot be all-inclusive and comprehensive due to the dynamic nature of work performed to accomplish VGMHC’s Mission.

VGMHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from consideration for employment because of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, veteran status, marital status or physical challenges. The policy applies not only to recruitment and hiring practices, but also includes affirmative action in the area of placement, promotion, transfer, rate of pay and termination.

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