Our ability to carry out our mission depends upon the quality of medical and administrative staffs. We’re always looking for talented individuals to join us. When you work for LACHC, you’re part of an organization that cares for forgotten or ignored members of our community who are sick, poor and, all-too-often, homeless. Many attempt to manage chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, hypertension and depression, from meager supplies. They also may be looking for ways to survive the grips of poverty, addiction, pain and abuse. You have a chance to make an immediate difference in their lives, shown through the spontaneous smiles on their faces and moving expressions of gratitude.
Mid-Level Provider (Per Diem)
Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner renders comprehensive health care within the limitations of professional licensing to patients of the Los Angeles Christian Health Centers. Assesses needs and prescribes treatment. Actively supports the mission of LACHC: to show God’s love by providing quality, comprehensive healthcare to the homeless and underserved.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES, RESPONSIBILITIES, AND PRIVILEGES include:
- Under supervision of staff physician, perform evaluation and treatment of patients in the outpatient setting at Los Angeles Christian Health Centers sites. Assess medical needs and compile care plan, addressing acute needs, chronic conditions, and preventive health maintenance. Assessing needs may include assessment of spiritual, emotional, mental and social needs. Furnish/transmit appropriate medications and treatments. Perform in-office procedures such as incision and drainage, arthrocentesis, nail removal, skin biopsy, and cryotherapy.
- Work within clinical privileges that are clearly delineated either through a delegation of services agreement (Physician Assistant) or Scope of Practice agreement (Nurse Practitioner).
- Keep accurate, concise, and thorough documentation of all medical history, exam findings, assessment, treatment/interventions, and education; complete documentation and lock progress notes in a timely manner.
- Review and electronically sign off on all laboratory results, diagnostic results, and outside consult notes in a timely manner for patients, ensuring patient is contacted for follow up if clinically appropriate.
- Initiate and follow through on specialist referrals and e-consults (electronic consults), communicating with specialist providers as necessary, in the provision of whole- person care.
- Primary care providers work with a care team and other staff at LACHC to serve as a patient- centered medical home for our patients.
- During and after covering shifts for primary care providers, communicate with the primary care providers about follow up needed for particular patients, to ensure ongoing care by the primary care provider and their clinical care team.
- As a provider, conjointly supervise medical assistants during each patient care session, along with the medical assistant supervisor.
- Participate in LACHC meetings including morning “team huddles”, Provider Meetings, and All-Staff Meetings.
- Actively participate in spiritual care for patients and staff which may include prayer, and referral to community resources.
- Provide compassionate care for patients who, depending on the clinic site, are predominately homeless, may suffer from mental illness, and often lack resources to care well for themselves.
- Actively participate in Continuous Quality Improvement activities at LACHC, including teaching other providers on selected topics, implementing team- based care, participating in peer reviews, evaluating clinical performance measures, and implementing improvements using a Plan-Do-Study-Act method of stepwise changes.
- Meet productivity standards for outpatient primary care at LACHC, including an expectation of 13-18 patients seen per usual 8 hour day; actual productivity may vary per site.
- Periodically serve “on call” for the clinic, answering urgent phone calls from patients or other agencies in the off-hours for one week approximately every 10-15 weeks.
- Network with other health care agencies and county facilities.
- Assist in provision of health screenings (including TB, diabetes, hypertension) at outreach events.
- Maintain active enrollment in Medicare, Medicaid, Managed Care, and other payor programs as needed for clinical operations, completing credentialing paperwork in a timely manner to remain actively enrolled in these programs.
- Other duties may be assigned.
Licensed to practice medicine in California as a Physician Assistant or as a Nurse Practitioner with Furnishing Number. A copy of the California License and DEA license are required. CPR certification required. Medical Spanish required; conversational Spanish a plus.
Two years of college. Four year degree preferred. Two to three years of healthcare experience.
Part-time, Non-Exempt. Salary range $45.00 Equal Opportunity Employer. We will consider candidates with criminal histories. Please submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org