Job Opening

Nurse Practitioner

August 27, 2018

Position: Nurse Practitioner

Department: Health Center

Reports to: Integrated Clinic Manager

Job Location: Moorpark Avenue, San Jose

Work Hours: Full-time, Exempt

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) which was founded in 1973 has an amazing opportunity for the above position in the non-profit sector. AACI’s mission is to improve the health, mental health, and well-being of individuals, families and the Asian community. We do this by providing an array of high quality health and human services, sharing expertise about the Asian community’s needs and best services delivery practices, and providing Asian leadership in advocating on key health and human services issues. AACI has over 170 employees and an annual budget of over $16M.

Position Summary

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) is responsible for providing outpatient medical care services under the guidance of a licensed physician in our Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).

Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Duties: 

  • Coordinate referrals to specialists.
  • Complies with the practice guidelines established in the existing AACI Health Services Protocol/ Nurse Practitioner Standard procedure guidelines.
  • Performs appropriate patient history and physical examinations within the established MLP guidelines.
  • Assesses physical, emotional, psychological, and developmental status of patients through appropriate evaluations.
  • Develops patient treatment plan which is initiated in conjunction with consultation with the supervising physician. Whenever doubt arises as to scope of practice or type of care to be provided, NP must consult with the supervising physician prior to initiating treatment. All surgical procedures must be approved prior to scheduling the patient for the procedure.  The treatment plan may contain any of the following: diagnostic procedures including laboratory tests and X-ray procedures, specific therapies including indicated medications, preventive health maintenance procedures and evaluations, and health education.
  • Follow-up evaluations including referrals and consultations.
  • Assesses patient and family psychosocial factors.
  • Communicates, when necessary, with the patient and/or family by telephone or letter.
  • Provides referral and follow-up care to the patient and family to ancillary medical services, including mental health services, community nursing services, optometry, dental, etc.
  • Promotes preventive health maintenance for the patient and family.
  • Provides on-call telephone triage as necessary.
  • Provides clinical leadership to other ancillary staff providers and community groups.
  • Follow problem oriented medical record SOAP format and other charting formats
  • Completes chart entries on the same day of patient’s visit, reviews laboratory results in a timely manner and takes appropriate action of there are abnormal results.
  • Maintains current license and CPR certification.
  • Supplement nursing services for primary care clinic.
  • Triage incoming calls and provide advice to patients.

Operations:

  • Participates and serves as a member of various medical staff committees as requested by the Medical Director.
  • Participates in Quality Assurance and Auditing Programs.
  • Complies with referral and laboratory procedures and standards.
  • Complies with all regulations pertaining to the nurse practitioner scope of practice as required for licensure in the State of California.
  • Complies with standards of care recommended by the Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP)
  • Complies with the established Principles of Practice or contractual employment agreement.
  • Assumes tasks and assignments as directed by the Supervising Physician.

Other Duties as assigned 

Qualifications

  • RN license from State of California required.
  • Graduate from accredited Training Program.
  • Current unrestricted CA License.
  • 8 years of relevant experience in a health center.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong knowledge of cultural and familial dynamics as they pertain to Asian seniors.
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Working knowledge of health promotion techniques and health issues.
  • Bicultural and bilingual in Asian language highly desirable
  • Proof of auto insurance and valid driver’s license.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand, walk, sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

To apply for this job, please use this link: https://aaci.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=236

AACI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status. race, religious creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, religion (includes religious dress and grooming), marital status, domestic partnership status, family care leave status, medical condition as defined under California law, mental or physical disability (including persons infected with the HIV virus or persons with AIDS), genetic information, immigration status, military service or veteran’s status, pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions (including lactation), or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws and ordinances.

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