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Planned Parenthood of Greater New York Advanced Practice Clinician - Poughkeepsie in Poughkeepsie, New York

At Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY), our greatest strengths are the employees who empower every individual with the information, resources, and care they need to live happy, healthy lives.

Picture yourself here: We are a team of trusted health care providers, educators, and fierce advocates committed to advancing equity and improving health outcomes in communities that face systemic barriers to quality, innovative sexual and reproductive health services -- including birth control, pregnancy testing, emergency contraception, cancer screenings, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing and prevention, transgender hormone therapy, wellness exams, crisis counseling, and financial counseling. PPGNY also proudly provides compassionate, nonjudgmental abortion services.

When you join PPGNY as an Advanced Practice Clinician under medical supervision, you will provide medical and pelvic examinations for the purpose of assessing general health and eligibility for contraception; to ascertain pregnancy; and to ascertain the need for and provide therapeutic assistance for a determined range of infections and disorders. Provides educational and training services to staff and clients.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Administrative (10%)

  • Participates in department and interdisciplinary committees which affect policies related to the role of the Advance Practice Clinician and delivery of health care to the customer.

  • Participates in agency quality risk management program. Under the direction of the regional VP and the physician leadership, implements overall quality assurance activities at the health centers.

  • Responds with other staff to community needs by participating in educational efforts.

  • As required by law, participates in Collaborative Agreement with Medical Director or another designated Physician.

  • Accepts individual and joint responsibility for and participates in health care center efforts to comply with all organizational and quality guidelines and all pertinent government regulations.

  • Understands and commits to customer satisfaction approach to health care delivery.

  • Accepts individual and joint responsibility for and participates in overall health care center efforts to achieve all goals set to improve customer relations, increase customer satisfaction and promote repeat customer visits.

  • Complete all responsibilities according to established protocols, policies and standard practices in the areas of ADA and regulatory compliance programs such as HIPAA.

  • Works effectively with volunteers, trainees and temp agency personnel.

  • Performs other educational and experience related duties as required.

  • Adhere to affiliate goals, policies and standards of conduct in terms of professionalism. Assist center staff in achieving time efficient family planning visits as well as answering phones professionally.

  • Familiar with health center emergency procedures and responds appropriately.

  • Monitors and ensures compliance with OSHA, CLIA and State procedures, policies and regulations.

  • Prepares medical incident / occurrence reports as needed.

  • Travel: While performing the duties of this job, the employee may have to travel toother work locations at various times. Own transportation is required, with a valid driver’s license, inspection, registration and adequate insurance.

Direct Clinical Care: (80%)

  • Responsible for assessing, planning and administering health care which is individualized to the patient and consistent with the policies and protocols of PPFA and PPGNY.

  • Secures a complete health history and performs physical examinations with special emphasis on the reproductive health care, and other types of more specialized reproductive care including abortion care, and transgender hormone therapy.

  • Provides medications and contraceptive devices as needed.

  • Monitors medical aspects of all medical services offered at the health center, acting as a resource to center staff and patients regarding medical concerns.

  • Performs, orders and interprets appropriate laboratory tests.

  • Provides education and appropriate management for women and men in need of reproductive related services, including fertility control, infertility, and sexually transmitted infections.

  • Assesses and manages gynecological conditions and provides treatment consistent with PPGNY protocols, policies, and procedures.

  • Ensures appropriate medical follow-up on all patient testing and/or treatment, including direct patient contacts and laboratory test review.

  • Create & maintain medical documentation in an EHR system in compliance with EHR policies and procedures.

  • Provides postpartum care in selected settings within an interdisciplinary teamframework with appropriate pre-service and in-service education.

  • Seeks consultations as necessary from Medical Director or designee.

  • Collaborates with physicians and other members of the health care team and makes referrals to medical and community resources as indicated.

Training: (10%)

  • At the discretion and direction of the Clinical Director, AVP of clinical implementation and or Medical Director, assists in training and orientation for newly hired APC’s and new skill development.

  • At the discretion and direction of the health center management, assists in training and orientation for newly hired clinical support staff.

  • Attends agency sponsored staff meetings, medical in-services and trainings.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • A demonstrated commitment to PPGNY’s mission related to bodily autonomy, health equity, and gender and racial justice.

  • A demonstrated commitment to learning about and enhancing practices related to racial equity and its impact on healthcare systems.

  • Strong relationship building and communication skills, including an ability to work and build trust across cultural differences related to related to race, class, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or ability; and to reflect on one’s personal identity with humility.

  • Ability to provide compassionate, non-judgmental and culturally responsive care across race, class, age, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin or ability; and demonstrates deep sense of accountability to patient experience.

REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES:

  • Interpersonal

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills

  • Ability to remain focused and calm in stressful situations.

  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal skills

  • Superior oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to develop and maintain effective, professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to work effectively as part of team.

  • Technical

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite or similar software

  • Proficient and high degree of comfort with EMR system

  • Bilingual in Spanish preferred

Subject Matter Knowledge

  • Comprehensive knowledge of sexual reproductive care

  • Preferred Experience working with LGBTQ and Transgender populations

Work Habits/Attributes

  • Keen attention to detail

  • Outstanding time management skills, including the ability to work under deadline.

  • The ability to produce high quality work in a fast-paced environment with changing and/or competing priorities.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and independent decision-making skills.

  • Ability to produce reliable, high-quality work with minimal direct supervision.

  • Ability to exercise discretion in the handling of confidential information.

  • Ability to demonstrate and document evidence-based clinical judgment.

  • Ability to make strategic decisions.

  • Superior negotiation skills

  • Ability to work a flexible or extended schedule, including evenings and weekends, as operational demands require.

  • Well-developed problem-solving and critical thinking skills

  • Ability to build and lead high-performing teams.

  • Comfort making sound strategic decisions in the face of uncertain or incomplete information.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum education

  • Graduation from a formal and accredited Nurse Practitioner Program such as Ob/Gyn Women’s Health Care or Family Planning Nurse Practitioner Program plus New York State Licensure.

  • Graduation from a formal and accredited Physician Assistant program plus New York State Licensure.

  • Graduation from a formal and accredited Nurse Midwifery program plus New York State Licensure.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree

Minimum work experience

  • New graduates welcomed

Licensure/Certifications

  • State license as a Physician Assistant, Midwife or Nurse Practitioner and be certified by a national credentialing body.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in nursing or related health field preferred

  • Prefer minimum of 1-year clinical experience

PPGNY's benefits package includes:

Generous PTO and holiday schedule

Medical, dental and vision coverage options for you and eligible dependents

FSA, HSA, Commuter pre-tax reimbursement funds

Short and Long Term Disability, Free Basic Life and AD&D

401(k) Retirement Plan with Safe Harbor contributions after 1 year of employment

All positions at PPGNY require:

Proof of immunization or immunity to certain communicable diseases (including influenza during the flu season and Covid-19) and testing for tuberculosis. These certifications are required by the NYC DOHMH Health Code, NYSDOH and OSHA.

Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY) is a leading provider, educator, and advocate of sexual and reproductive health care in New York State. PPGNY is proud to provide a wide-range of family planning services at our 28 health centers and mobile care units. We care for everyone regardless of their immigration status, zip code or ability to pay. PPGNY’s education and outreach programs are backed by medically-accurate, evidence-based information that allows people to make informed decisions about their health and future. As a voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY supports legislation and policies that ensure all New Yorkers have access to the full range of reproductive health care and education.

At PPGNY, we provide the absolute best care to our patients and our communities through innovative health care delivery and education programming. We care for everyone who walks through our doors regardless of insurance, ability to pay or immigration status. As a leading voice for reproductive freedom, PPGNY fiercely advocates for policies to ensure that all New Yorkers will have access to the full range of reproductive health care services and information.

PPGNY is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We believe we are most impactful when people with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and identities come together with common purpose. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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