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  • Advanced Practice Providers - Convenient Care

    Req No.
    2018-3415
    Company
    CommUnityCare Health Centers
    Name
    Kramer
    Address
    2115 Kramer Lane, Suite 100
    City
    Austin
    Category
    Medical/Dental Provider
    State
    TX
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Shift Days
    Clinic open seven days/week - various shifts
    Shift Hours
    Immediate care clinic hours
  • Overview

    In collaboration with patients, families (as defined by the patient) and staff across all disciplines and departments is responsible for providing healthcare services in an immediate care/walk in care setting. REQUIRED: APPs must have at least three years of clinical experience in an outpatient setting.

    Responsibilities

    • Promote the mission of delivering care safely and effectively throughout the convenient care health centers.

    • Provide direct patientcare services in Convenient Care sites as scheduled.

    • Perform physical assessment of patients using observation, inspection, auscultation, palpation and percussion.

    • Treat patients following standardized protocols and clinical guidelines.

    • Refer patients to physicians for consultation when clinical exam/findings are not covered by standardized clinical protocols or are outside of the scope of the physician assistant license.

    • Assist families in utilizing health resources available.

    • Plan, promote, demonstrate, recommend and coordinate high standards of medical practice.

    • Manage patient and daily care programs in the area of specialty.

    • Compile patient medical data including health history, treatment plans, results of physical examination, etc., and record in electronic medical record.

    • Prescribe medications.

    • Directly effect improvements in patient well-being through accurate and timely diagnosis and delivery of relevant, high quality medical care.

    • Ensure all tasks provided and associated with patient care, patient administrative processes and related duties comply with all regulatory and accreditation standards including The Joint • Commission and CommUnityCare Standard Operating Procedures and CommUnityCare Policies and Procedures.

    • Develop and maintain favorable internal relationships, partnerships with co-workers, including clinical managers, clinical support staff, providers and business office staff.

    • Interact respectfully and collaboratively with patients and their families, striving to develop favorable relationships with families.

    • Collaborate with all members of the care team in providing patient-centered care.

    • Ensure all actions, job performance, personal conduct and communications represent CommUnityCare in a highly professional manner at all times.

    • Uphold and ensure compliance and attention to all company policies and procedures as well as the overall mission and values of the organization.

    • Complete all mandatory training and maintain appropriate credentials/licensure.

    • High level of skill at building relationships and providing excellent customer service.

    • Interpersonal savvy and influence skills in managing difficult clients and patients.

    • Requisite skills and ability to perform medical tasks as assigned.

    • High level of problem solving skill to better serve patients and staff.

    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

    • Ability to utilize computers for data entry and information retrieval.

    • Ability to manage multiple responsibilities and emergency situations successfully.

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

    • Ability to implement and evaluate operational and administrative processes.

    • Experience/knowledge of Joint Commission accreditation process and requirements, as well as all federal, state and local regulations and standards associated with the delivery of care in a Federally Qualified Health Center.

    • Demonstrated understanding and/or experience working in a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) environment.

    • Demonstrated understanding and/or experience working in an integrated delivery environment.

    • Other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    * APPs must have at least three years of clinical experience in an outpatient setting.

     

    Education:

    • Graduation from an accredited School of Physician Assistants.
    • Unrestricted license to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Texas.
    • Current certification in area of specialty.
    • Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Department of Public Safety (DPS) registrations IIIV for the purpose of writing prescriptions.
    • Current Health Care Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification through American Heart Association or American Red Cross. Will be required to maintain a current CPR certification during employment.
    • Current Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers.

    OR

    • Master’s degree from an accredited School of Nursing.
    • Unrestricted licensed to practice nursing in the State of Texas.
    • Current credentialing as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners.
    • Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and Department of Public Safety (DPS) registrations III-V for the purpose of writing prescriptions.
    • Current Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course completion card.
    • Current Basic Life Support Certification for Healthcare Providers.

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