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Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant -Float- SS- MP at HOWARD BROWN HEALTH CENTER

Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant -Float- SS- MP

Job Details


Job Location
Howard Brown Health 63rd St. - Chicago, IL

Position Type
Full Time

Travel Percentage
Up to 50%

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
  • 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/Physician Assistant -Float (Southside Clinics) position in a community setting is a response to society's demand for accessible quality health care to all populations regardless of socio-economic status. Individual accountabilities and work volume will be established through the development of annual Success Objectives, within the framework outlined below. The float provider will be assigned to cover clinical shifts when providers are out of the office and or on extended leave and may be assigned to any of the HBH clinical sites.

How you will make an impact:
  • Facilitates entry of the patient into the health care system, by assessing the 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.)
  • Provides coordinated, continuous and culturally competent primary health care to clients that span the health continuum through mutual goal setting and planning delivery of care
  • Prescribes a variety of treatment modalities to meet physical health, behavioral health and illness needs
  • Support patient and community behavioral and mental health care through collaboration with integrative health team.
  • Collaborates with community health nurses and other medical providers to assure that health teaching and counseling is provided
  • Meets average monthly provider productivity standards including but not limited to number of visits
  • Will follow role assignments that are in alignment with the Patient Centered Medical Home Standards, and participate in all Patient Centered Medical Home efforts
  • Manages and evaluates the plan of care, process and outcome and then modifies the plan as needed.
  • Adheres 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.
  • Assures continuity by obtaining hospital privileges at designated hospitals as directed by Chief Clinical Officer.
  • Collaborates with other multidisciplinary professionals and community agencies to provide high quality care
  • Coordinates services in conjunction with other team members to meet patient's primary health care needs and to ensure the continuity of care.
  • Assumes the responsibility for maintaining competence in clinical practice by:
  • Engaging in mentor/mentee 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.
  • Practices within the legal and ethical guidelines established by the Medical Practice Act and the Specialty Standards of Practice.
  • Documents comprehensive, accurate and continual data on clients' records and program reports according to organization standards.
  • Adheres 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.
  • The float provider will be assigned to provide medical care at any of the HBH sites based on need with flexibility of rotation to other sites as necessary. The provider will be available to cover when other providers are out of the office or on extended leave.
  • Other duties as assigned

What you will bring to Howard Brown Health:

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.
  • At least 2 to 3 years of clinical experience.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees, patients and the general public.
  • Knowledge: Knowledge of the principles and practice of medicine and the structure and function of community health centers.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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