Clinica Sierra Vista is one of the oldest and largest Federally Qualified Health Centers in California and the nation, having earned the trust of its patients, partners and the communities it serves over a 46-year history distinguished by rapid growth and innovation, exceptional primary-care physicians, and a reputation for treating the most vulnerable residents with respect and compassion.
If you have a servant's heart, consider a career with Clinica Sierra Vista, which opened out of a trailer in a field in 1971 but has grown to care for a diverse population of 150,000 patients.
Clinica Sierra Vista, accredited by the rigorous Joint Commission, serves patients at 31 health centers in Kern, Fresno and Inyo counties. Our services include Pediatric Care, Adult Care, Dental Care, Behavioral Health, Case Management, Prenatal & Women's Health, Substance Abuse Treatment, HIV/AIDS testing and treatment, Health Education, Outreach and WIC services. We partner with local governments, social services departments, businesses and nonprofit leaders to address the full range of needs for our patients. Our dedicated providers and staff make Clinica Sierra Vista an ideal place to call your medical home.
The PA/NP is responsible for providing medical services for the patients of Clinica Sierra Vista and includes the following: Patient evaluation, which should include: histories both brief (interval) and more thorough, histories on children, adults and the elderly. Physical examinations: focused or thorough, as needed to define patient problems adequately. Develop diagnoses or differential diagnoses appropriate to patients' complaints. Consult with Physician when needed. Patient problem confirmation and testing including the (ordering of laboratory tests, X-rays and other diagnostic measure). Participate in the performance of the necessary diagnostic maneuvers such as anoscopic examination, pelvic examination and pap smears, electrocardiography, chest xray interpretation and the ability to draw venous blood when needed.
Evaluate Patients for medication utilization or other therapeutic or preventative measures.
Counseling patients with respect to the meaning of health problems, the usefulness and rationales of laboratory and X-ray tests and the essentiality of preventative and therapeutic steps.
Suggest and help to implement referrals when indicated.
Carry out certain therapeutic and preventive maneuvers including place and removing I.U.D.'S, fitting diaphragms, suturing lacerations, and putting on casts for minor fractures. All of the above activities are done in collaboration with Clinicas physicians per privileges granted.
Participates in clinical activities in all clinic sites on a scheduled basis, in the same fashion as do physicians.
Demonstrates good interpersonal abilities with patients and associates.
Participates in clinical consultations with associates and continuing education both within the institution and extramurally.
Performs other work related duties as assigned.
Education, Experience and Skills Required:
Good interpersonal abilities with primary concern for the patient and clinical function.
Self-critical attitudes which permit the review of problem definitions and leads to further learning in primary care.
Should be organized, punctual, considerate, neat and agreeable.
Speak Spanish or be in the process of learning to do so.
Graduate of an accredited Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant Program.
National certification in his/her primary care specialty.
Has had practical experience of at lest two years in primary care.
Qualified to practice by certification in the State of California.
Base salary (Commensurate with experience)
Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance for physician and family (begins on first day of employment)
Sign-on bonus of up to $50,000
Pay for performance
Loan repayment through the NHSC
Malpractice coverage through the FTCA/Federal Tort Claims Act
J1/H-1B visa candidates are welcome, CSV is cap exempt for H1-B Visa
About the Central Valley
Located in the heart of California, the Central Valley feeds America as the leading agricultural region of the nation. In the southern part of the valley, oil production also powers the economy, though aerospace, the healthcare industry and alternative energy are emerging as key drivers as well.
We specialize in sunshine in California, with a mild climate year-round. Beaches are less than two hours away, and several mountain ranges and the high desert are even closer. We're two hours north of Los Angeles, and a tank of gas will get you to San Francisco, San Diego or Las Vegas.
But our greatest natural resource is not the bounty of our fields or our oil; it's the people. Bakersfield and Fresno take great pride in our reputation as generous, giving cities who offer metropolitan amenities but a small-town sense of community.
We also offer the most affordable cost of living in the entire state, plus great schools and universities, a thriving arts scene, and family-friendly communities.
Clinica Sierra Vista