Physician Assistant or Family Nurse Practitioner
Family Centers Healthcare seeks a bilingual, experienced, energetic, and compassionate Physician Assistant (Primary Care) or Nurse Practitioner (FNP or PNP) to work as part of a dynamic, multi-disciplinary team to deliver comprehensive primary medical care to our patients in the community.
Family Centers, a non-profit organization offering health care, education and human services to children, adults, and families living in Lower Fairfield County. Our health center, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), provides primary healthcare, dental and mental health services to those living in this region.
The Primary Care Provider functions as a health team member in meeting the objectives of the program. Incumbent will be responsible for the diagnosis and treatment of common and chronic illnesses, planning of periodic health assessments, vaccines, screenings, promoting optimal health and preventative care. Additional responsibilities include community referrals and monitoring of medication administration by certified staff and other regulatory compliance documentation.
Education and Experience:
Master’s or post-Graduate’s degree from an accredited program
Current active license to practice in the State of Connecticut
Minimum of 2+ years related experience and/or training is preferred
Demonstrated aptitude in providing medical services to under-served populations.
Experience in treating the Pediatric population is preferred
Excellent customer service/ communication skills.
Knowledge of infection prevention and control; Infectious Control Certified a plus
Excellent multitasker, leadership, and team oriented
Bilingual (Spanish) is required.
Demonstrated ability to utilize computer technology and to willingness learn.
Knowledge in using EPIC electronic medical record system a plus.
Medical malpractice insurance (in addition to that offered by the agency)
Current active DEA license
About Family Centers:
Family Centers is a private, nonprofit organization offering health, education and human service program to children, adults and families in Fairfield County. More than 250 professionals and over 500+ trained volunteers collaborate to provide our communities with a wide range of responsive and innovative services. Through our comprehensive network of services, more than 23,000 children, adults, families and communities receive the care, encouragement and resources needed to realize their potential.
Salary commensurate with experience. A suite of benefits including generous paid time off, medical, dental, vision, tax-free spending accounts, disability, life and AD&D insurance. Additional benefits include an employee assistance plan, pet insurance, critical accident and illness, wellness services, tuition reimbursement, and retirement savings. The opportunity to work for an employer consistently rated one of the Top Workplaces in Western Connecticut by Hearst Connecticut Media and a perfect 100 Encompass rating by Charity Navigator 10.
For fully licensed staff working in our FCHC and SBHC program: Eligibility for Student Loan Repayment Program through the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP), which offers primary medical, dental, and mental and behavioral health care clinicians the opportunity to have up to $50,000 of their student loans repaid, while earning a competitive salary, in exchange for providing health care in urban, rural, or tribal communities with limited access to care.
Family Centers is a United Way, Community Fund of Darien and New Canaan Community Foundation partner agency, and is a member of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies and the Alliance for Children and Families. The agency is also accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), The Joint Commission, licensed by the State of Connecticut Department of Public Health, and is a Department of Children and Families-licensed child psychology center.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact our community and beyond, it is Family Centers’ commitment to the safety of employees, contractors, volunteers, patients, clients, and student interns, by requiring proof of vaccinations for COVID-19 (or have an approved medical or religious exemption on file).
For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.familycenters.org/ or on our LinkedIn page
Family Centers is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers a competitive salary, training, and generous benefits package.