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MD/DO or Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant at HOWARD BROWN HEALTH CENTER

MD/DO or Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant

Job Details


Job Location
Broadway Youth Center - Chicago, IL

Position Type
Full Time

Travel Percentage
Up to 25%

Job Shift

Job Category
Health Care

Why Howard Brown Health

  • Mission: Rooted in LGBTQ+ liberation, Howard Brown Health provides affirming healthcare and mobilizes for social justice. We are agents of change for individual wellbeing and community empowerment.
  • Vision: Howard BrownHealth envisions a future where healthcare and transformative social policies actualize human rights and equity for all.
  • Community-based health clinics in some of Chicago's most underserved neighborhoods
  • The largest LGBTQ health provider in the Midwest
  • Latinx inclusive community based on respect, equal opportunity, and appreciation of diversity to provide the culturally competent support and services within Howard Brown Health.

What is in it for you:
  • A commitment to work-life balance with:
    • 3-weeks paid vacation and 1-week of personal time
    • 12 accrued sick days per year
    • 9 paid holidays, including Juneteenth
    • PTO Exchange allows employees to turn unused PTO into liquid assets
  • Employer-sponsored health, dental, vision insurance with two PPO plans and an HMO plan.
    • BCBS HMO, PPO and PPO Select Plans
      • HMO premium = $27/month
    • BCBS Dental premium = $7.50/month
    • EyeMed Vision premium = $3.26/month
  • 401k program with up to 5% employer match after 90 days = $1,700+
  • Employer-paid basic life insurance valued at one times the annual salary up to $100K
  • Voluntary Life and AD&D, and Short-term and Long-term disability
  • Up to $720 pre-tax commuter and parking benefit account
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for healthcare and dependent care
  • Tuition Reimbursement and Student Loan Forgiveness Programs; NHSC & PSLF
  • Employee Assistance Program with 5 employer-paid counseling sessions
  • 50% off at Brown Elephant Resale Shops and discounts at local businesses

What you can expect:

The role of the Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in a community setting is a response to society's demand for accessible quality health care to all populations regardless of socio-economic status. This position will be dedicated to working with young people, with an emphasis on reproductive and sexual health. The Broadway Youth Center (BYC) of Howard Brown Health is a haven for LGBTQ youth and young people experiencing homelessness or housing instability, serving more than 1,500 teens and young adults annually with refuge and community as well as integrated medical, social and mental health care services. This role requires a dynamic integration of clinical best practices and deep collaboration with other youth service providers and community based interventions to achieve the goal of improving LGBTQ/street-based youth access to affirming and culturally competent health services. Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below.
** This position is an "Essential Worker" and will require on-site services**

How you will make an impact:
  • Facilitate entry of the patient into the health care system by assessing primary health care needs, including eliciting comprehensive health histories, performing physical examinations, ordering and/or performing pertinent diagnostic tests, analyzing collected data to determine client health status, and formulating a problem list (diagnosis).
  • Provide coordinated, continuous and culturally competent primary health care to clients that span the health continuum through mutual goal setting and planning delivery of care.
  • Demonstrate commitment to providing comprehensive primary and sexual and reproductive health care to young people that is trauma-informed, harm reducing, reflective of restorative and transformative justice and body positivity.
  • Develop and assist with implementation of comprehensive youth care plans and transformative justice initiatives in integrated team meetings with behavioral health, education, housing, and social service providers.
  • Understand the complex needs of youth experiencing homelessness.
  • Prescribe a variety of treatment modalities to meet health and illness needs.
  • Demonstrate competence in the provision of long acting reversible contraception including the placement and removal of IUDs and implantable rods.
  • Provide care to people living with HIV; be AAHIVS certified or willing to become certified within 1 year of employment.
  • Provide care to people seeking gender affirmation, including provision of hormone therapy, information and support for accessing procedures, documentation needed for legal gender-related needs.
  • Provide medication-assisted treatment for people with opioid use disorder; complete training and received DATA 2000 Waiver or is willing to do so within 1 year of employment.
  • Collaborate with community health nurses and other medical providers to assure that health teaching and counseling is provided.
  • Manage and evaluate the plan of care, process and outcome and then modify the plan as needed.
  • Follow role assignments that are in alignment with the Patient Centered Medical Home Standards, and participate in all Patient Centered Medical Home efforts.
  • Adhere to collaborative practice principles of respect and joint decision making when:
    • Consulting with health team members about managing the client treatment plan.
    • Following clinical practice standards (protocols) related to each health care providers role and responsibilities.
  • Collaborate with other multidisciplinary professionals and community agencies to provide high quality care
  • Seek opportunities for community and professional outreach to maintain and increase patient referral base. Outreach activities can include, but are not limited to:
    • Providing training and presentations on health care issues to multi-disciplinary professionals and community agencies.
    • Attend community health fairs.
    • Disseminate information about health center and services provided to other agencies or health care professionals.
  • Coordinate services in conjunction with other team members to meet patient's primary health care needs and to ensure the continuity of care.
  • Incorporate and disseminate research findings as a basis for practice and to improve health care outcomes.
  • Assume the responsibility for maintaining competence in clinical practice by:
    • Engaging in mentor relationships with experienced mid-level providers and physicians to gain clinical expertise.
    • Developing and maintaining a patient panel as clinical competence is achieved to enhance continuity of care and meet Organization productivity standards.
    • Participating in appropriate educational activities in order to maintain Board certification and continue professional growth.
  • Provide cost effective Organization productivity requirements by practicing collaboratively with the advanced practice nurses and the community health nurses to prevent the duplication of services.
  • Practice within the legal and ethical guidelines established by the Medical Practice Act, the Physicians Code of Ethics and the Specialty Standards of Practice.
  • Adhere to professional standards as outlined by governmental bodies, American Medical Association (AMA), American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), American College of Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Academy of Physician Assistants, private funding sources, Organization plans/policies and Unit guidelines. Participates in periodic evaluative reviews and/or in-house and external staff training to ensure that he/she understands and continues to adhere to such standards.

What you will bring to Howard Brown Health

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and/or Experience:
  • Graduation from a college or university accredited for Advance Practice Nursing or Physician Assistant Training. Successful completion of an approved program of residency.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
  • Active Illinois Nurse Practitioner License or Active Illinois Physician Assistant licensure, plus current DEA registration, Board certification in a specialty area (must be completed within two years of employment), documentation of a Medical Degree from an accredited APN or PA-C program.

• At least 3 years of clinical experience working with adolescents/young adults.
• Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, patients and the general public.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents. Skills in communicating effectively with patients and their families.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

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  • Communication
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