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Health Practitioner, Employee Health - Fresno/Clovis, CA

Company: Community Medical Centers
Location: Fresno
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Job Description:

Responsibilities:

Provides primary healthcare to patients and families, focusing on health maintenance, disease prevention, patient education and counseling. Works under direct supervision of a physician following established guidelines as required and within established scope of practice.

 

Accountabilities

1. Provides treatment and medically manages common illnesses, exposures and injuries complying with written departmental medical protocols and procedures. Completes required medical documentation within established timeframes.
2. Under direct supervision of the Medical Director and Supervisor Health Practitioner provides supervision of clinical nursing team and clinical systems to assure quality medical services are provided.
3. Advises worker's compensation case manager on reasonable accommodation when employee is released to modified work capacity.
4. Provides assessments of illness/discriminates between normal and abnormal findings as determined by protocols and determines employee's ability to remain at work or to be relieved of duty during minor illnesses.
5. Assures referral to appropriate providers when patients require subspecialty medical attention beyond the area's scope of service.
6. Performs physical exams on post offer/pre-employment employees and periodic employees.
7. Dispenses selected medications as prescribed by protocols.
8. Ensures that employees are counseled regarding use, dosage and possible side effects of medications at time of dispensing.
9. Contributes to the education of health care workers regarding occupational hazards and preventive steps to ensure employee health and safety.
10. Performs assigned duties in a safe and healthful manner, observing established safety policies and practices, calling to management's attention actual or potential hazards requiring correction. Attends training session identifying safety hazards.
11. Performs all duties in compliance with applicable regulatory standards. Maintains required licensing, knowledge base and continuing education to ensure compliance with Joint Commission, Title 22 and other guidelines. Notifies management of any breaches of standards and contributes to improvement processes.
12. Demonstrates competency in providing age-specific care to patients. Utilizes knowledge of age-related developmental and psycho-social needs in assessing and providing treatment for each patient. Participates in continuing education/training on an ongoing basis to retain and enhance this competency.
13. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Education
• Completion of a Nurse Practitioner program or Physician Assistant program required
• Credentialed by the CMC Medical Staff Office as an Allied Health Professional and privileged to perform Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant standardized procedures required

 

Experience
• 2 years of clinical experience in Occupational Health preferred

 

Licenses and Certifications
• BLS - Current Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers by American Heart Association (AHA) required
• If qualifying as a Nurse Practitioner, the following is required
     o NP - Current State of California Nurse Practitioner License required and
     o NPF - Nurse Practitioner Furnishing Number required
• If qualifying as a Physician Assistant, the following is required
     o PA - State of California Physician Assistant License required

Please note: Per the CDPH order, all healthcare workers are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or have an approved exemption and test regularly.

Keywords: Community Medical Centers, Fresno , Health Practitioner, Employee Health - Fresno/Clovis, CA, Other , Fresno, California

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