Full Job Description
Primary Care Providers: Health Advocates Delivering Patient-Centered Care
Who we are: La Clínica de La Raza is a community-based health center committed to providing culturally appropriate, high-quality, and accessible health care to the diverse communities of the San Francisco Bay Area. We have spent over 40 years advocating for and creating a health home for the many that have been denied access to care. As health care activists, we are dedicated to making sure individuals who do not have health coverage get the same level of quality healthcare as those who have it. From our genesis as a community health center in 1971, we understood that we cannot heal our communities without also addressing the economic and social factors that affect health. Many times, this requires that we go outside and provide services in other settings to build the bridge that links individuals to our health center for preventive and primary care. Over 90,000 individuals come to La Clínica because it is a welcoming place that addresses the whole person, coordinating and connecting them to a broad network of services to improve and maintain their health and well-being. While we are still known for our activism and spirit of social justice, we are also proud to have grown into a sophisticated provider of primary health care services with 35 sites across Alameda, Contra Costa and Solano counties.
Be part of an excellent care team: At La Clínica, you will be able to provide primary care in an outpatient setting, allowing you to practice comprehensive medical care. You will deliver care to a resilient patient population that is ethnically diverse and medically complex, with the aim of achieving optimal health outcomes for every patient. We attract and retain engaged staff by supporting providers in their pursuits of a meaningful role and offering opportunities in mentorship, quality initiatives and preceptorships. La Clínica is committed to continued provider education; we host a Nurse Practitioner incubator program to prepare new graduates for their roles. You will do this work alongside energetic comrades who are dedicated to an exceptional patient experience just as they are committed to health innovation and delivery of quality care. As a NP/PA, you will be surrounded by a collaborative care team that is invested in your success and shares ownership of tasks to help improve your efficiency as a provider. We offer robust perks including educational leave plus stipend, license reimbursement, FTCA malpractice coverage, and flexible work schedules. In addition, we are a National Health Service Corps (NHSC) approved site for tax free loan repayment. Our clinics are located in the thriving Bay Area known for its cultural diversity, beautiful weather, highly sought after schools and year-round recreational activities.
Additionally, you will be eligible for the CCHP incentive dollars specifically targeting recruitment and workforce development. For NP/PA, this could mean a total of $15,000 to be paid in two installments as follows: 1. $7,500 after three months and completion of credentialing with health plans 2. $7,500 at the completion of one year commitment. (Signing bonus are prorated by FTE)
Major Areas of Responsibility include but are not limited to:
- Provide medical triage of patients, medical care management, and patient education and counseling to a panel of patients
- Make referrals to specialty providers and follow-up to ensure that patients’ bio-psychosocial needs are addressed
- Deliver evidenced based care that supports our aim for improved health outcomes, exceptional patient experience and efficient use of resources.
- Perform routine, acute, urgent, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative medical care to patients and determine appropriate regimen.
- Serve as a member of the cross-functional team of providers, engaged in routine and preventive primary care, care for chronic illnesses, urgent care, and telephone triage
- Prescribe medications, treatments or therapies and order medical diagnostic or clinical tests
- Deliver well and chronic disease care with cultural humility to a diverse patient population of all ages.
- Have flexibility in meeting patients’ needs, and participating in evening and Saturday rotation clinics.
- Develop a positive rapport with patients and families to foster the provider/patient relationship.
- Conduct in-home assessment of patients as appropriate
Collaboration & Mentorship
- Serve as a member of the cross-functional team of providers consulting on the assessment, management and treatment of complicated cases, chart review, co-signing, and case conferences.
- Consult with physicians on the management, assessment and treatment of specific cases as needed, and per protocol
- Suggest improvements for clinic flow, patient scheduling and service delivery, and collaborate professionally with interdisciplinary team members, including providers, health educators, medical assistants, registered nurses, and case managers.
- Supervision of medical assistants by providing patient consultation as needed
Minimum Job Requirements
- Knowledge and experience with Electronic Health Record programs, such as NextGen or Epic.
- High degree of interpersonal competence with both staff and patients, and thorough knowledge of evidence based care
- Cultural competence working in diverse/low income communities
- Familiarity with Electronic Panel Management
- Ability to deal courteously and effectively complex patient profiles, and maintain good working relationships with other staff
- Must have the physical stamina to function effectively in a position that involves heavy lifting (50lbs)
- Ability to work courteously and effectively as a team member to support the quality/efficiency standards established for the clinic; work independently; exercise good judgment; communicate effectively orally and in writing, make and thorough manner with speed and accuracy with minimal supervision
- Ability and willingness to work under pressure and as part of an interdisciplinary team
- Demonstrate flexibility and ability to accept changes gracefully
- Ability to work and communicate with people from various ethnic, socio-economic, educational and life experience
- Ability to keep accurate and clear records of patient information
- Top-notch time management skills and evidence based approaches to medical care
- English/Spanish proficiency preferred but not required
Experience and Other Certifications
- Must hold a current BLS (Basic Life Support) Certificate. You will have 30-day grace period to obtain your certificate from the date of hire.
- Nurse Practitioner: Requires a current license from the California Board of Registered Nursing, a national certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners or other national certifying bodies, and a certificate of completion of a Nurse Practitioner Program with a minimum of 2 years clinical experience.
- Physician Assistant: Requires a current license from the California Physician Assistant Committee, graduation from an approved program of instruction in primary health care as attested by the American Medical Association, having passed a certification examination administered by the Bureau of Medical Quality Assurance, and a minimum of two years of full-time clinical experience after clinical practicum with emphasis in the areas of family medicine or geriatrics.
- Requires board certification. In the absence of a board certification, candidate may still be eligible for hire but must become board certified within 6 months of employment with La Clinica.
- Requires valid California license and DEA