Job ID: 289119211  |  Last Updated: 4/15/2016

Adult or Family Practice Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

Fair Haven Community Health Center
New Haven, CT
Applicant Contact
Sylviana Lopez
Director of Human Resources
(203) 777-7411
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Job Purpose:
To provide high quality health care to the patients of the Fair Haven Community Health Center in the primary care setting consistent with FHCHC policies and mission.

Duties and Responsibilities:
-Provides primary medical care by caring for all patients in accordance with the nurse practitioner/physician assistants medical specialty and training.
-Develops a plan of care for each patient, including medical history, physical examination, diagnosis and appropriate treatment and/or referral, including hospitalization if necessary.
-Uses all available resources in diagnosis and treatment, such as laboratory and others tests in an appropriate and cost efficient manner.
-Confers with other clinicians, patients families and other support staff concerning treatment and care of patients when appropriate.
-Refers those cases which require specialist services, but maintains primary care responsibility to assure continuity of care.
-Maintains accurate medical records and performs appropriate charting and follow up on patients
-Participates in Medical & General staff meetings and appropriate clinical teams.
-Participates in the Health Centers Quality Improvement program, in other task committees as needed, and pursues continuing education opportunities to update medical knowledge and assure high quality patient care.
-Performs other necessary duties as required by the FHCHC to achieve the goal of providing high quality services and health care.

Qualifications and Skills:
-Graduation from an accredited school of nursing or physician assistant school, with Masters level preparation.
-Certified or eligible for certification by the appropriate National Certifying Organization
-Licensed by the State of Connecticut as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse or Physician Assistant.
-Ability and willingness to serve on the active medical staff of the hospitals used by FHCHC
-Qualified in Basic Life Support techniques.
-Bi-lingual in Spanish and English is desirable.
-Experience in an ambulatory or outpatient setting preferred.
-Ability to relate with warmth and effectiveness to the patients and other staff of the Community Health Center.

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