Neighborhood Health Seeking
Part-Time and PRN
Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants
Neighborhood Health is an innovative network of 13 community health center in Nashville, Lebanon, and Hartsville, Tennessee. We provide comprehensive primary care, integrated behavioral health, and dental services to almost 30,000 patients. Our patients primarily include immigrants, residents of public housing, individuals experiencing homelessness, and person living with addiction. As a federally qualified health center, we provide care without regard to health insurance or a patient’s ability to pay. We also strive to improve our Patient Centered Medical Home model to ensure all patients get the right high-quality care, at the right place and the right time.
The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for the provision of health care services to patients who receive their care at UNHS health centers pursuant to protocols established with the Chief Clinical Officer. Such care may involve ambulatory services, night call care, and skilled nursing facility care. The Nurse Practitioner is expected to participate in quality assurance activity, member satisfaction, appropriate utilization of health care resources, and team meetings.
The Nurse Practitioner supports the UNHS mission to assure access of the underserved to healthcare, to engage patients in a meaningful healthcare experience through the patient-centered health home model, to provide high quality healthcare and to participate in controlling the cost of such care. Must be able to work in a Patient Centered Medical Home model. Must facilitate partnerships between patients, physicians and health teams with focus on care coordination and integration of treatment internally and externally. Must work diligently to assure that services are accessible, continuous, comprehensive, coordinated, compassionate, and culturally effective. Must be committed to eliminating barriers to care that is centered on the needs and convenience of patients above all other factors.
The Nurse Practitioner supports integrated healthcare involving behavioral health providers and dental health providers in care as appropriate. The Nurse Practitioner will achieve meaningful use of electronic health records each year as the standards are updated and expanded by the federal government.
Education: R.N. and MSN education is needed in primary care or PA education in primary care.
Certification/Licensure: Licensed/certified in the State of Tennessee as appropriate. Maintain basic life support certifications. Maintains current continuing nursing/medical education and requirements for privileging.
Skills and Abilities: Must have 1 to 2 years experience as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. Have interpersonal skills to manage and develop the staff within the most immediate work group, and to participate on provider team. Has the analytical ability to review internal processes needing improvement and make suggestions. Has the verbal ability to communicate thoughts and actions to individual patients and to staff. Is able to provide the same level of care to patients and the same level of cooperation to staff regardless of age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual preference, gender identification, national origin, health status, income level, or payment plan. Bilingual English/Spanish, English/Kurdish, or English/Arabic skills a plus.