ADVANCED PRACTICE PROFESSIONAL (NP/PA)- BH

Job Locations US-AK-Juneau
Job ID
2021-5932
Category
BEHAVIORAL HEALTH
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

 

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

 

Job Overview:

The Front Street Clinic Advanced Practice Professional provides comprehensive family medicine and addiction services within the scope of training and experience to people of all ages and genders in an integrated care model.  The position serves a highly specialized niche focused on patients experiencing chronic and acute medical problems, substance misuse, and homelessness.  Medical care provided is consistent with SEARHC policy and procedure, Medical Staff Bylaws, and nationally recognized medical standards of care. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provides comprehensive family primary care including but not limited to diagnosis, treatment, minor procedures, coordination of care, referral, preventative care, and health maintenance to a dedicated panel of patients. Maintains accurate and timely documentation of services in accordance with SEARHC policy. Provides optimal patient experience using strong listening and communication skills that build long term patient care relationships. Consults SEARHC physician as needed for patient care, and uses other access to specialists as needed.
  • Key member of fully integrated team including behavioral health, substance abuse, dental, and primary care services.
  • Actively participates in SEARHC quality patient care initiatives and quality assurance programs.
  • Actively participates in provider and clinic meetings, and SEARHC medical staff functions.
  • Provides medical services at facilities within the SEARHC care network and other facilities and locations listed in SEARHC’s compact and funding agreement with the Indian Health Service.

Qualifications:

Education/Experience: 

  • A minimum of two years’ experience as a Family Advanced Practice Clinician (NP or PA-C)
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience in addiction medicine
  • Experience with at-risk populations and homelessness preferred

License/Certification

  • Maintains State of Alaska Medical License as a Family Nurse Practitioner or Certified Physician Assistant
  • Maintains Board Certified in specialty by accrediting body
  • Maintains active unrestricted DEA registration
  • DEA X Waiver
  • Maintains active SEARHC medical staff privileges
  • BLS and ACLS

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of primary health care practices and principles
  • Strong understanding of the impact of homelessness on healthcare and barriers to healthcare opportunities
  • Basic emergency care and protocol where appropriate
  • Common disease processes and pharmacology
  • Is aware of standards of care, EMTALA, HIPAA, health care risk management principles, medical ethics, and medical malpractice principles

Skills:

  • Effective communication skills and ability to interact with staff and patients
  • Capable of operating essential basic medical equipment
  • Makes proper assessments based upon history, exam, lab, x-ray and other data
  • Incorporates health promotion and health prevention activities into patient care
  • Educates patients and family members about diagnoses, treatment plan alternatives, risks, options, and medications
  • Provides high quality health care services including the performance of medical procedures appropriate to the outpatient and emergency care setting

Abilities:

  • Promotes teamwork and collaboration and resolves conflict
  • Ability to efficiently utilize the electronic medical record and other clinically required technology
  • Carefully listens to patients and family members
  • Express ideas clearly through oral and written communication skills, analyze complex situations efficiently and problem solve, and effectively implement clinical program strategies

 

Other Comments:

This position may include on-call consultation.

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