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At Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center, we welcome diversity; we encourage, uplift, and are honored to serve people who have been historically underrepresented and underserved. Our mission is to provide high-quality, culturally appropriate healthcare to low-income residents of Washington and Yamhill Counties, with a special emphasis on seasonal and migrant farm workers and others with barriers to receiving healthcare. We strive to provide an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we employ and serve.

If you are unsure whether you meet all of the required qualifications for this role but are interested and passionate about this potential position, we encourage you to apply.

Job Summary:  The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant is to provide primary care medical services to the patients of the Center in accordance with training, experience and licensure.  Participate as a member of the medical team within the Center.  Function as an educational resource to patients, the Center, students and the Community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:         

Participate in direct patient care, which may include obstetrics, family planning, newborn care, pediatrics and general adult care.
Meet minimum patient care productivity requirements as may be set by the Center to meet requirements of outside funding and/or reimbursement sources.
Provide continuous, comprehensive and culturally sensitive health care of the highest quality.
Provide case management to Center patients.
Provide all necessary documentation in the medical record of care provided to patient, including education, medications, referrals, diagnostic testing and follow-up.
May assist in organizing and participating in special clinics such as the migrant camp program.
Provide day-to day supervision of support staff with respect to individual patient management.
Participate in case management review and discussion, i.e. OB patients, diabetics.
Assist in implementation of plans to meet the objectives of the annual “Health Plan” and other goals established by the QA/QI committee and the Center’s managed care plans.
Participate in chart audits to assess success of QA/QI program.
Participate in medical staff, OB, QA/QI meetings and other committees within the Center established to improve patient care and the overall operation of the Center.
Provide supervision of students and residents in the health care professions. Become part of community groups or agencies to assist the Center’s integration into the community.
Provide assistance to the Medical or Executive Director to fulfill the work of the Center.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Handle protected health information (PHI) in a manner consistent with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).


HIPAA Requirements:

The licensed independent health care practitioners (provider) will have access to PHI in the course of carrying out his/her duties.  The provider uses the PHI for treatment purposes and quality assurance operations.  Applying the minimum necessary standard of HIPAA, the designated records sets to which this employee will have access include:  the demographic and scheduling information in the practice management system, and the full medical record.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

Bilingual Spanish/English preferred; willingness to become sufficiently competent in Spanish to provide medical care.
Strong commitment to working with patients and staff from a wide range of ethnic, economic, cultural and social backgrounds.

Education and Experience Required:

Completion of a family nurse practitioner or physician assistant training program approved by the State of Oregon.
Licensure by the State of Oregon by the Board of Nursing or the Board of Medical Examiners and DEA registration.
Basic Life Support (BLS)/Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification required, or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.

Behavioral Competencies:


Role model VG’s mission, vision, and shared values


Listen to the voice of the customer and strive to delight them by exceeding their expectations


If someone needs help, help them


Be innovative, apply fresh ideas, and continuously improve how you do your work


Maintain strict confidentiality and respect the privacy of others


Demonstrate integrity, honesty, and stewardship in all encounters at work


Demonstrate consideration and appreciation for co-workers and patients


Demonstrate the ability to convey thoughts and ideas as well as understand perspective of others

Physical Requirements:

Percentage of time spent

Standing:  20%
Walking:  25%
Sitting:  50%
Lifting/Carrying:  <5%
Physically demanding tasks:  May be asked to assist patients onto or off of exam table, etc.

Working Environment/Physical Hazards:

Work in well-lighted, ventilated environment.
Exposure to blood borne pathogens.
Exposure to potentially hazardous chemicals.

Equipment Used:

Office equipment

Computer:  Data entry and word processing
Telephone:  able to hear and communicate

Medical equipment

Stethoscope, ophthalmoscope, otoscope, dopler
Surgical/procedural instruments
Routing medical equipment
Fetal monitor
Pulse oximeter
O2 tank



Staff member must meet immunizations requirements as stated in VGMHC’s immunization policy.

Job description represent a general outline of the essential and major job duties, functions and qualifications required.  They cannot be all-inclusive and comprehensive due to the dynamic nature of work performed to accomplish VGMHC’s Mission.
VGMHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  No person is unlawfully excluded from consideration for employment because of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, veteran status, marital status or physical challenges.  The policy applies not only to recruitment and hiring practices, but also includes affirmative action in the area of placement, promotion, transfer, rate of pay and termination.

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