Reports to: ADM for Addiction Medicine/COC Director
Status: Full-Time, Regular
WellSpace Health believes that everyone deserves to be seen, no matter who you are, where you come from, where you work or what place you call home. We see you and are here for you. To that end, we’ve committed ourselves to finding solutions for our community’s health and wellbeing to achieve regional health through high quality comprehensive care.
Our focus has always been to offer a full range of quality medical care, dental care, mental health and behavioral health services, and enabling services to underserved people. We do this by placing ourselves within the communities we serve and employing outstanding healthcare professionals who are devoted to our mission.
We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and are accredited by the Joint Commission for Ambulatory Care and Behavioral Health. We’re also certified by the Joint Commission as a Primary Care Medical Home and a Behavioral Health Home.
The Nurse Practitioner works within the Continuum of Care, obtains medical histories and performs medical evaluations on clinic patients, treats medical problems, maintains records, and provides health education.
Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner with the State of California required.
Two plus years related experience preferred OR an equivalent combination of education and experience to perform the essential duties of the job.
Current First Aid and CPR Certification.
Knowledge of primary care principles and practices; medications, including indications, contraindications, interactions, dosing, side effects, and proper administration; patient care, addiction treatment and mental health disorders.
Knowledge of community resources including Medicare, Medi-Cal, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and the county’s General Assistance Program.
Perform medical examinations using standard medical procedures.
Observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and progress.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.
Educate patients and/or families and to provide instruction on proper care and treatment.
Maintain detailed records.
Establish and maintain positive, professional relationships.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
Computer literacy including use of email, Microsoft Word and Excel.
Bilingual in Spanish preferred; or other languages desirable.
Obtain detailed medical history and perform physical examinations on patients in the Co-Occurring Continuum (residential, outpatient, etc.).
Assist with medical clearances for Co-Occurring Programs (including TB tests).
Assess and treat medical, mental health, and addiction problems (including Medication-Assisted Treatment).
Provide medical screenings, prescriptions, and care instructions for Withdrawal Management, and refer those who need a higher level of care to Emergency Department/Hospital.
Provide 24 hour on-call coverage to the Withdrawal Management Program.
Provide guidance to staff at the COC programs as needed/requested.
Write detailed progress notes on patients' charts following SOAP format; maintain other records as needed.
Provide health education to patients and families.
Maintain pace with assigned appointment schedule and help assure timely patient access to care.
Consult with designated physician when required to assure optimal clinical management of patients.
Perform other medical or educational functions as indicated (in the scope of practice for a Nurse Practitioner), within assigned work hours/shift.
Participate constructively in peer review activities and quality assurance/improvement projects as assigned.
Participate constructively in the annual performance evaluation process.
Practice safety, environmental, and/or infection control methods.
Comply with all State Laws governing Nurse Practitioners.
Oversee student interns including Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Nurse Practitioners as requested.
Other duties as assigned.
Successful candidate will receive regionally competitive salary, above average health benefits at reduced costs, company paid life insurance & long-term disability insurance, additional voluntary retirement plan with company match and no vesting schedule requirement.
Paid bereavement and jury duty leave
10 paid holidays per year
Paid time off
Paid sick leave
Flexible Spending Program
Company paid malpractice insurance for all providers
Professional development hours offered annually
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The work environment is characteristic of a medical clinic environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to handle, or feel. The employee is also required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must also possess hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the phone. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
The employee may be in contact with individuals and families in crisis who may be ill, using substances and/or not attentive to personal health and safety for themselves or their homes. The employee may experience a number of unpleasant sensory demands associated with the client’s use of alcohol and drugs, and the lack of personal care. The employee may also be exposed to bodily fluids (blood, urine) and hazardous chemicals.
WellSpace Health is committed to the principals of equal employment. We are committed to complying with all federal, state, and local laws providing equal employment opportunities, and all other employment laws and regulations. It is the intent of WellSpace Health to maintain a work environment free of harassment, discrimination, or retaliation because of age, race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and/or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws. WellSpace Health is dedicated to the fulfillment of this policy in regard to all aspects of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement transfer, training, promotion, rates of pay, and other compensation, termination, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
WellSpace Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Internal Number: FNP-SAC-022020JP
About WellSpace Health
WellSpace Health has provided care and support to individuals and families throughout the Sacramento region since 1953. Our focus has always been to offer a full range of quality medical care, dental care for children and adolescents, mental health and behavioral health services to underserved populations. We do this by placing ourselves within the communities we serve and employing outstanding healthcare professionals who are devoted to our mission.
WellSpace Health is a statewide leader in designing and delivering integrated care that treats the whole person, body and mind. Our people-first approach to comprehensive healthcare means that patients are embraced by a “blanket of care” delivered with competence and compassion.
We see you.