Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer (CMO), the full-time, exempt Nurse Practitioner (NP) is a foundational member of a high performing integrated health care team. The NP is responsible for managing health problems and coordinating high quality primary medical care, with a focus on women’s and reproductive health, in partnership and collaboration with HONOR COMMUNITY HEALTH’s integrated practice team, in support of HONOR COMMUNITY HEALTH’s mission of delivery comprehensive integrated care to vulnerable populations of Oakland County in accordance with State and Federal rules and regulations and the nursing standards of care. The NP is responsible to the CMO for clinical quality and outcomes, as well as productivity. The NP will adhere to HONOR COMMUNITY HEALTH policies and procedures in accordance with the policies established by Honor Community Health. The NP will work collaboratively to create and maintain a culture of excellence and dedication to providing compassionate and high quality health care to residents and the community.
1. Under a collaborative agreement with an HONOR COMMUNITY HEALTH employed physician, provide patient-orientated, evidence-based, comprehensive, integrated primary care for HONOR COMMUNITY HEALTH patients of all ages though out their life cycle for HONOR COMMUNITY HEALTH patients, with a focus on women’s and reproductive health, in accordance with HONOR COMMUNITY HEALTH policy and procedure, and HONOR COMMUNITY HEALTH recognized evidence based practice guidelines.
2. Provide comprehensive family planning, with direction from the Associate Chief Medical Officer under Title X programming, perform reproductive health screenings, exams and procedures for both male and female patients, provide contraception education and counseling, prescribe hormonal contraceptive methods, including emergency contraception. Perform procedures including IUD and implant insertions and removals, upon training and approval from the Chief Medical Officer.
3. Provide pre and post-natal care, including the evaluation of early pregnancy complications, including but not limited to vaginal bleeding, hypertension, and sexually transmitted infections, etc. Collaborates in coordination with OB/GYN in formulating plans of care.
4. Performs routine gynecologic procedures including colposcopy, endometrial biopsy, and pap smears, etc., upon training and approval from the Chief Medical Officer.
5. Obtain a complete history, perform a physical examination and provide a professional diagnosis and treatment plan as part of evaluation and management of a patient presenting with specific medical problem(s) or concern(s). Evaluate and treat acute and chronic illness, including developing a treatment plan and assisting with coordination of care.
6. Document patient care encounters (i.e. history and physicals, patient and patient-related communication both during and after hours, etc.) in an accurate and timely manner in the patient’s electronic medical records.
7. Make appropriate referrals to both internal and external specialties within the organization and/or to non-organizational specialties, when such referrals are medically necessary. Provide consultation to other providers, Behavioral Health Consultants (BHCs), and Resident Physicians on as needed basis.
8. Work collaboratively with members of the health care team, including but not limited to Podiatrists, Dentists, Nurse Practitioners (NPs), Behavioral Health Consultants (BHCs), Physician Assistants (PAs), Medical Office Assistants (MOAs), Resident Physicians, Medical Students and physicians from other specialties.
9. Prescribe medication(s) in accordance with Michigan statute and professional practice guidelines.
10. Perform minor surgical procedures.
11. Complete all charts and review and sign-off on all incoming reports (e.g. lab, imaging) and follow-up in a timely manner.
12. In partnership with HONOR COMMUNITY HEALTH behavioral health and dental professionals and staff, embrace and apply the HONOR COMMUNITY HEALTH integrated primary care model.
13. Assist the CMO in establishing medical policies, and evaluating current practices, policies, and procedures.
14. Participate in meetings such as monthly clinician/provider, all-staff, peer review, quality improvement and assurance meetings, grand rounds, Title X workgroups, family conferences, huddles, etc. Participate on the HONOR COMMUNITY HEALTH Quality Committee; assist in development of quality improvement policies and procedures.
15. Recommend changes in all clinical areas, and/or in general areas to improve patient flow, medical records, billing practices, and appointment practices. Responsible for direction and supervision of clinical staff, as assigned by CMO.
16. Participate in quality improvement initiatives and activities as directed by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO). Participate in the implementation of and follow Meaningful Use and Patient Centered Medical Home guidelines. Participate in peer review process, providing expert and unbiased review of peer physicians and/or mid-level providers.
17. Provide after-hours telephone coverage, as assigned by CMO. Adhere to HONOR COMMUNITY HEALTH’s established productivity standards.
18. Develop and foster relationships with various community partners including but not limited to Community Mental Health core provider agencies, local health departments, local hospital networks, etc.
19. Performs other duties as assigned. During a public health emergency, the employee may be required to perform duties similar to but not limited to those in the job description.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the people assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
EDUCATION: Graduate of accredited School of Nursing. Must be a graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner program. Must be board certified.
Licensure/CERTIFICATION: Must have a current Adult/Gerontology license with experience in acute care/chronic care. Must have a current Nurse Practitioner certification in specialty area. Must possess a current and valid license to practice medicine issued by the State of Michigan. Must possess a current BLS and ACLS certifications. DEA required upon hire. Must be board certified at hire and will be expected to maintain appropriate board certification, licensure, and membership in professional organizations. Eligible to obtain and maintain credentials as a Medicaid and Medicare provider.
Experience: A minimum of 1-2 years of progressive experience as a Nurse Practitioner. Experience with Federally Qualified Health Centers is desired. CPT and ICD coding experience. Knowledge of and experience with electronic health records (EHR) systems.
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Commitment and passionate about providing health care to individuals and families in medically underserved communities ● willingness to be flexible ● results driven ● ability to deal with sensitive information in a highly confidential manner ● effective communication skills, both written and oral with patients, staff, visitors, co-workers, community partners, funders and other regulatory agencies ● innovative thinker ● effective problem solver ● manage multiple requests and prioritize accordingly ● attentive to details ● follows-up promptly ● able to work in a fast paced environment ● able to handle change ● self-starter ● takes initiative ● friendly ● polite ● professional demeanor
The qualifications listed above are intended to represent the minimum skills and experience levels associated with performing the duties and responsibilities contained in this job description. The qualifications should not be viewed as expressing absolute employment or promotional standards, but as general guidelines that should be considered along with other job-related selection or promotional criteria.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Works in a high paced work environment with multiple deadlines. Interaction with angry and hostile patients may occur. Regular work and deadlines impose strain on a regular basis. Work non-traditional hours to meet the organization’s needs and accomplish duties of position which may include evenings and weekends. Local travel between sites may occur.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: This job requires the ability to take record data correctly in HONOR COMMUNITY HEALTH EMR. Ability to correctly lift 20 pounds routinely. Perform the essential functions contained in this description. These include, but are not limited to, the following requirements; 1) ability to use and retrieve information from the computer, 2) ability to read large amounts of data and small print and 3) travel to sites requiring walking and carrying items. Reasonable accommodations will be made for the otherwise qualified applicants unable to fill one or more of these requirements.
How to Apply/Contact:
Please send your resume to Emily Pierce, Human Resource Specialist at [email protected]