LifeLong Medical Care is looking for an Medical Provider who is committed to providing high-quality outpatient primary care at our East Bay Community Recovery Project (EBCRP) in Oakland. Under the direction of EBCRP Program Manager, the Physician Assistant will provide integrated medical and care management services to homeless adults most of whom are recently discharged from hospital care. This is a short term (up to 45 days) respite facility providing 24/7 staff support.
LifeLong Medical Care is a Federally Qualified Health Center in Northern California with over 42 years of dedicated service to the community. LifeLong provides comprehensive, compassionate care to over 66,000 patients in socio-economically underserved regions of the East Bay Area. We provide medical, dental, behavioral health, and school-based services at 16 primary care sites across Oakland, Berkeley and West Contra Costa County.
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits: medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Accounts, dependent and domestic partner coverage, 403(b) retirement savings plan and loan repayment programs. LifeLong is a qualified site for federal and state loan repayment programs. Acceptance rate may vary year to year based on funding levels and number of applicants.
- Diagnosis, treatment, consultation follow-up care, medication orders, and interpreting the results of clinical tests while collaborating with a supervising physician with the goal of delivering comprehensive care that improves patients' quality of life and prevents unnecessary readmissions to acute settings
- provide triage services
- maintains accurate medical records through our electronic health records system, eCW.
- Works with the Program Manager and Supervising RN to shape the vision and goals for the Medical Respite Program.
- Develops clinical policies and procedures in collaboration with the Supervising RN.
- Works with the Supervising RN, the Program Manager, and referring hospital partners to identify appropriate patients to be admitted to the Medical Respite Program.
- Participates in recruitment, hiring and mentorship to Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and other medical providers who work in the Medical Respite Program.
- Participates in weekly multidisciplinary managed care team meetings. Coordinates care closely with other team members to identify patient self-care goals and to assure that medical needs are met.
- Collaborates with the administrative team to develop systems that facilitate a safe, efficient, and comprehensive care environment for both residents and staff.
- Identifies staff training needs and assists in providing in-service trainings for Medical Respite staff.
- Identifies program needs for growth and assists the Program Manager with implementation.
- Provides direct patient care by covering provider teams on a regular or as needed basis.
- Available on-call for phone support, as needed.
- Performs related functions as required.
- Current California Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant License
- Current and unrestricted DEA license
- Strong interest in caring for a diverse, multicultural patient population
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Community health center experience preferred
- Current, unencumbered license to practice as a Medical Doctor in California, with Board Certification preferred
- Expertise in Addiction Medicine as demonstrated by Board Certification or work experience
- Current CPR certification
- At least 5 years of experience working with the homeless population, disabled persons, and individuals with co-occurring medical, mental health, and addiction disorders.
- Knowledge of medical practices, procedures, regulations, and guidelines pertaining to patient care.
- Knowledge of theory, methods and techniques required for rendering patient care to adults.
- Competency in pharmacology
- Commitment to the provision of primary care services for the underserved with a demonstrated ability and sensitivity in working with a variety of people from low-income populations with diverse educational, lifestyle, ethnic and cultural origins.
- Demonstrated ability and sensitivity to provide services to persons with disabilities, who may be homeless, or who may have a substance use disorder, HIV, or psychological or intellectual impairments.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team-oriented environment with a number of professionals with different work styles and support needs
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills and an ability to effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds while being culturally sensitive
- Management experience strongly preferred
- Strong organizational, administrative and problem-solving skills, and ability to be flexible and adaptive to change.Physical Demands and Work Environment
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. The employee frequently works with a video display terminal for prolonged periods; vision abilities include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
- 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.