Ryan Network

Community Health Outreach Provider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant)

Job Locations US-NY-New York
Posted Date 1 month ago(1/9/2018 4:39 PM)
Job ID
2018-1039
# of Openings
1
Category
Clinical Providers

Overview

The William F. Ryan Community Health Network is a group of not-for-profit, federally qualified health centers that deliver high quality, affordable and comprehensive medical care to diverse and underserved communities. We are currently seeking a Community Health Outreach Provider (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) for our CHO shelter sites on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and in Harlem.

 

Position Overview:

To provide assessment of, and treatment for, health problems to residents of temporary housing. This work is carried out in support of mission and goals of Ryan Network.

Responsibilities

  • Assess the medical needs of the homeless population.
  • Provide care to patients with acute or subacute medical problems. This responsibility includes the recognition of acute symptoms, management of emergencies, detection of abnormal findings on physical assessments, reporting of findings, and clinical decision making. In collaboration with supervising physician, provide routine treatment based on policies, protocols, and practice agreements appropriate for licensure for treatment of acute medical problems. Provide appropriate information to patient.
  • Provide care to patients with chronic disorders. Initiate requests for indicated diagnostic tests, begin appropriate pharmacological therapy, make adjustments in prescribed medication as needed, monitor compliance with treatment plans, and ensure continuity of care. Provide direct nursing treatments, administration of medications, and other nursing services as needed.
  • Develop and implement a plan of care for each patient, including additional diagnostic studies; treatments, including prescribing medications within protocols under physician's supervision; referral to other health care providers and for social services; teaching, counseling, and assisting patients and other involved persons to assume responsibility for self-care, prevention of illness, and promotion of health; document and complete all patient encounters and follow-up in a timely manner in accordance with agency and regulatory policy; follow-up to assure continuity of care.
  • Participate in on-going session with supervising physician regarding medical care responsibilities.
  • Assist in developing procedures and protocols for patient care.
  • Work at other clinical primary care areas, as assigned by supervisor.
  • Participate in peer review sessions and other Quality Improvement activities.
  • Maintain and increase clinical skills by participating in professional training.
  • Collect and report statistical data on services provided to patients.
  • Immediately report any problems or unusual occurrences to supervisor.
  • Practice accepted infection control measures in accordance with the OSHA Bloodbome Pathogens standards, and Center policies and procedures.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Experience and Skills Required:

  • 1-2 years of experience in Ambulatory Care Setting and Community Health Care.
  • Mobile Van/Outreach experience.

Education, Licenses, and/or Certifications Required:

  • Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Certification
  • New York State License
  • Board Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

William F. Ryan Community Health Network is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.

 

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