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  • 403(b)
  • Commuter assistance
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Loan repayment program
  • Partner benefits
  • Vision insurance
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Are you a dedicated family medicine physician looking for an opportunity to impact the community? LifeLong Medical Care is seeking a compassionate and experienced nurse practitioner or physician assistant to join our team at the Ashby Health Center.
Our ideal candidate is committed to providing high-quality outpatient primary care to our diverse patient population. We strongly emphasize building a collaborative team model of care and seek someone with experience working with underserved communities. At our Health Center, we fully integrate case management and behavioral health services into our consideration to address various medical and psychosocial factors that impact the patient’s overall health.
As a member of our multidisciplinary team, you’ll have the opportunity to work alongside primary care providers, RNs, Social Workers, Psychiatry, Podiatry, and other specialists. We believe in a holistic approach to healthcare and strive to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care to our community.
Suppose you’re looking for a fulfilling career where you can make a real difference in people’s lives, look no further than LifeLong Medical Care. Join us in our mission to provide high-quality healthcare to underserved communities. Please apply now to be a part of our dynamic and compassionate team.
About us:
As a Federally Qualified Health Center in Northern California with over 45 years of dedicated service to the community, LifeLong serves over 66,000 patients in the East Bay Area’s socio-economically underserved regions. We provide medical, dental, behavioral health, and school-based services at over 15 primary care sites across Oakland, Berkeley, and West Contra Costa County. From opening a residential respite program for homeless persons discharged from hospitals to offering free COVID testing to the community, we are innovative and responsive to our times’ social and medical needs. We provide an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity and with which our patients can identify. To this end, we seek candidates who reflect the diversity of the East Bay communities we serve.
LifeLong Medical Care is an equal-opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, bilingual and bicultural individuals, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition. Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. If you’re looking for accommodation, please let me know in writing when you apply.
Compensation: $123,000 – $144,000/year, depending on years since licensed,
sign-on bonus
, and excellent benefits: medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, dependent and domestic partner coverage, 403(b) retirement savings plan, and loan repayment programs, and commuter benefits. LifeLong qualifies for federal and state loan repayment programs
(HPSA score is 21).
Acceptance rates may vary year to year based on funding levels and the number of applicants.
Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy:
By LifeLong Medical Care’s commitment to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we have adopted a Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccine Policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families, our patients and visitors, and the community at large from infectious diseases, that vaccinations may reduce. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Order of the California State Public Health Officer. Unless a reasonable medical or religious accommodation is approved, all employees must receive COVID-19 vaccinations.


1. Provides preventive, urgent care and primary care health services within Skilled Nursing Facilities.  Performs clinical assessment of patients, including ordering appropriate diagnostic evaluations, and plans a program of care.  Provides verbal and written education and counseling to patients, families, and caregivers.  Plans follow up care including requests for outside consultations and evaluations.  Maintains client records necessary for clinic reporting, billing and quality improvement.  Consults with the supervising physician as appropriate.

2. Supports and/or participates in triage functions, both by phone and during rounds.  Recognizes and evaluates situations that call for the immediate attention of the physician.  Provides interim or definitive care. (what does definitive care mean?)

3. Participates as a member of the site clinical services team.  Attends clinical team meetings.  Engages with clinical quality improvement initiatives.

4. Supports internal quality improvement teams to advance the mission and strategic goals of the organization. 5. Provides care in compliance with all laws, regulations and accreditation standards that govern skilled nursing facilities. 6. Other duties as assigned.


  • Commitment to the provision of primary care services for the underserved with demonstrated ability and sensitivity in working with a variety of people from low-income populations with diverse educational, lifestyle, ethnic, and cultural origins.
  • Ability to take the initiative, work independently and make sound judgments within established guidelines; understand and apply oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relations with staff, clinical providers, managers, and external agencies or organizations.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills and ability to effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds and be culturally sensitive.
  • Be creative and mature with a “can do,” proactive attitude.
  • Strong organizational, administrative, multi-tasking, prioritization, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure in a positive, friendly manner and to be flexible and adaptive to change.
  • Work in a team-oriented environment with several professionals with different work styles and support needs.
  • Conduct oneself in internal and external settings in a way that reflects positively on LifeLong Medical Care as an organization of professional, confident, and sensitive staff.
  • Ability to continuously scan the environment, identifying opportunities for improvement and intersections with other departments of LifeLong Medical Care and partner organizations.

Job Requirements

  • Current California NP or PA license.
  • Training and experience in geriatrics, internal medicine, and/or family practice with board eligibility or certification required.
  • Interest in working with a diverse patient population in a community-based organization and sensitivity to their needs and health problems; commitment to a community health philosophy of prevention and primary care.
  • Experience with electronic health records.

Job Preferences

  • Community Health Center experience.
  • Experience as part of a team-based care model.
  • EMR Epic experience.
  • DEA