Nurse Practitioner Or Physician Assistant

Clinica Thornton , CO 80229

Posted 2 months ago


To uphold Clinica Family Health Services' mission to provide the highest level of continuously improving quality medical, dental, and behavioral care, health education and preventive services possible to the uninsured and underserved, embracing the values of:

  • Service to Others

  • Creativity

  • Diversity

  • Excellent Teamwork

  • Do the Right Thing

  • Make Clinica a Great Place to Work

This job exists to: Provide high quality medical care that is culturally appropriate and prevention focused. Serves as a leader on the Pod contributing to the smooth, efficient, operation of the Pod, the Site and the Organization.


  • Provides patient care as per Health Care Plans and within his/her Scope of Practice.

  • Provides high-quality, comprehensive care to all patient populations, both in acute and chronic contexts (e.g., applies planned care principles; practice variations from Clinica's treatment protocols as appropriate; limitations of training/experience are respected).

  • Expands and maintains rapport with the medical community in the service area (e.g., interacts appropriately with other medical personnel outside of Clinica; actively seeks to broaden our referral network).

  • Appropriately communicates with health & human services agencies, local governments, and community organizations as needed.

  • Provides responsive off-hours medical services physically or by phone when the clinic is closed, if applicable.

  • Supports and teaches team members at the site. Teaches students enrolled in a relevant health- profession training program.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, and stays current with changes in this area.

  • Provides Human Resources staff the needed documentation, paperwork, and signatures to complete credentialing and privileging (initial and biannual).

  • Is respectful and responsive to staff and patients (is approachable by other staff, demonstrates good team work by offering and receiving feedback appropriately).

  • Handles ongoing daily clinical work in a timely and thorough manner. This includes being present for huddle, responding to messages (by phone and e-mail), staying on time while caring for patients, charting, managing the PAQ and Tasks, submitting referrals, reviewing records, and completing paperwork needed for optimal patient care.

  • Exhibits positive leadership skills on and off the pod. (Actively striving to improve the patient and staff experience of Clinica)

  • Collaborates well with teammates, both on a clinical level (e.g., seeks/provides guidance and feedback to supervised/supervising clinician) as well as on a managerial and administrative level (e.g., follows Clinica's procedures around requesting/taking time off).

  • Handles ongoing daily clinical work in a timely and thorough manner as outlined in the Provider manual (see Provider Manual).

  • Effective use of the EMR, registries and templates.

  • Works under the supervision of a designated physician.

  • Supports and promotes MCC utilization with the Clinician team.


  • Maintains a safe work environment by remaining informed of and compliant with the clinic's safety policies, and in particular by application of safe practices in area of own responsibility.

  • Compliance:

  • Knowledgeable of and compliant with laws and regulations governing area of responsibility.

  • Responsible for reporting any potentially non-compliant conduct.

  • Cooperates fully with our Compliance Officer in upholding our Compliance Plan

  • Leadership and modeling of Clinica values.



  • Provides medical services to patients and serves as a consultant to clinical staff.

  • Works with the management staff to maintain quality of care and efficiency.

Progress is reviewed quarterly and results are measured and formally evaluated annually.


Education / Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant Program.

  • Licensed in the State of Colorado

  • Eligible for DEA licensure (new graduates should obtain within a year of hire).

  • Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • One year of experience in ambulatory health care preferred

  • Sensitivity to low income, ethnic minority communities preferred

  • Proficiency in the Spanish language.

  • Computer proficiency EMR experience preferred.

  • Ability to flourish in a team system.


  • All Clinical staff

  • All employees and managers and leadership

  • Patients

  • Outside contacts such as community, other healthcare providers


  • Medical supplies and equipment

  • Tablet

  • Electronic Health Record

  • Telephone


  • Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

  • Usual clinical environment

  • Ability to travel from clinic to clinic in own vehicle as required

  • Occasional evenings or weekends

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