Join us as we change the way health care is provided to those who need us most. Hennepin County Health Care for the Homeless is seeking a full-time Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant who has an interest in and skill and experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness. In this role, you will provide health care services at local shelters and drop-in centers in downtown Minneapolis area. Preventative and acute care services are provided on a walk-in basis to adult men and women, youth, children, and infants. You'll join a strong, diverse, multidisciplinary team of medical providers, registered nurses, social workers, licensed practical nurses and medical assistants.
Hennepin County Public Health is committed to advancing health and racial equity. We recognize racism is a public health crisis. We are committed to change and co-creating solutions with those impacted to support communities where everyone experiences optimal health and wellness. Racial diversity is critical to this mission. We encourage you to join us in this work!
Location and hours:
This position will provide clinic-based care throughout Minneapolis and may require travel between different locations. Regular work hours may include one evening per week. Clinic hours range from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. No weekend, overnight, or holiday shifts are required. This position will require occasional after-hours on call.
This position is subject to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interim Final Rule on COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination. As such, it requires the job offer to be conditional based on the candidate being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days after receiving the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a full or emergency-use basis, or 14 days after receiving a single-dose vaccine approved by the FDA on a full or emergency-use basis. After a conditional job offer is made, the candidate must show proof of full vaccination prior to their start date. A COVID-19 vaccination card from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vaccination record from your doctor’s office or a personal digital vaccination record constitutes sufficient “proof.” The candidate must also attest they are vaccinated by completing a form on the first day of employment. Reasonable accommodations to this vaccination requirement will be considered upon request by a candidate for medical or religious reasons as required by applicable law.
In this position, you will:
Provide medical consultation, care and education to youth, adults, and children.
Perform initial and ongoing assessments of patient mental, physical, and psychosocial status, while doing triage for patients who require a higher level of care.
Obtain and evaluate patient health and medical history and document in the EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR).
Perform physical examinations and conduct preventative screening procedures based on age and medical history; identify medical and health risks.
Complete accurate and timely documentation of observations, interventions, referral, and follow-up; develop patient care plan.
Provide health education, counseling, consultation, and advocacy based on needs identified in care plan.
Need to have:
For hire as a Nurse Practitioner:
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the state of Minnesota AND a National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (CNP) OR certification in the area of specialization by an agency authorized to certify professional nurses in advanced practice OR an approved equivalent as provided under M.S. 148/284.
For hire as a Physician Assistant:
Graduation from an accredited physician assistant (PA) program.
Certification or eligibility for certification from the State of Minnesota as a Physician Assistant. Must also complete the Delegation Agreement and Notice of Intent to Practice as required by the MN Board of Medical Practice.
For both positions:
Access to reliable transportation to travel for street outreach to provide medical services.
Nice to have:
One or more years of full-time experience working as a Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.
Current CPR certification.
Providing healthcare services to people experiencing homelessness.
Working with Electronic Health Records (EHR)
Sensitivity to the needs and issues of diverse and disenfranchised Individuals.
Strong leadership and written and verbal communication skills.
Work independently and interdependently with professionals from other disciplines.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external partners.
Provide care to patients with substance use disorders.
Professional experiences with health care disparities and inequities.
Interest or experience in providing medical care to young adults.