Fenway Health Part-Time Sexual Health Provider (NP/PA) for Public Health Programs in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Part-Time Sexual Health Provider (NP/PA) for Public Health Programs
Cambridge, MA (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=359+Green+St+Cambridge+MA+USA+02139) • Prevention
Fenway Health’s Public Health Sexual Health Clinic is seeking a part-time (18-29 hours per week) Sexual Health Provider (NP/PA) to provide direct medical services to primarily gay and bisexual men, men who have sex with men, and transgender individuals. The clinic is a grant-funded low-threshold sexual health clinic that provides HIV and STI testing and treatment, HIV prevention (PrEP), and counseling for the LGBTQIA+ community. Providers are expected to provide testing and treatment for HIV and STIs in a low-threshold sexual health clinic.
This position will primarily be remote, but will require some on-site clinical work.
1.Provides direct medical services to Public Health Clinic patients
Takes appropriate medical history
Conducts physical exam
Orders and interprets appropriate tests
Formulates differential diagnosis and treatment plans according to accepted standards
Prescribes medication according to Fenway policy
Refers to medical and/or surgical specialists for consultation as appropriate and follows up on results
Discuss HIV/HCV/STI prevention and treatment information with all clients.
Build and maintain relationships with Fenway Health medical providers, Public Health staff from all programs, and community based service providers.
Communicate regularly with Public Health and Medical staff in order to share up-to-date information about progress, client barriers to care and issues impacting the community.
Communicate with DPH Epidemiologists on positive Syphilis and HIV cases.
2.Provides psychosocial screening and evaluation to patients
Provides preventative health care advice, assesses the psychosocial impact of illness and treats or appropriately refers the patient for evaluation and treatment
Assesses the social status of the patient and refers for appropriate intervention as necessary
Screens for substance abuse, tobacco use, intimate partner violence, immunization status, nutrition and exercise as necessary and initiates appropriate interventions
Provides age-specific care per Fenway Community Health policy
3.Competently performs a variety of medical procedures when indicated
Performs incision and drainage
Performs cryotherapy with warts
Performs minor surgical procedures
4.Provides appropriate documentation and credentials
Maintains patient records in a timely manner per Fenway policy in the electronic medical record
Completes forms and reports for insurance companies and other agencies, as needed
Maintains appropriate state licensures for MA
Maintains controlled substance licensure in MA and DEA license
5.Continuing education/program participation:
Completes minimum CEU requirements
Participates in educational conferences with other practitioners
Actively participates in educational efforts through HMS and BIDMC
Participates in outreach programs
Attends standing public health team meetings, contributes ideas, knowledge, and feedback to continually improve the program and clinic
6.Meets Agency Participatory Expectations
7.Performs other related duties as required
Graduate of a certified Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant program
At least 2 years of clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant in primary care, women’s health or HIV care
Ability to provide clinical care remotely primarily, as well as on-site if needed.
Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with colleagues, patients, clients and vendors across the spectrum of diversity, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, socio-economic status, national origin and immigrant status, religious or spiritual identity, disability (physical, mental, emotional and developmental), veteran status, and/or limited English proficiency.
Willingness to contribute towards Fenway’s efforts in becoming an anti-racist organization and promoting a culture dedicated to ongoing development in service of humility, equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging, where differences are acknowledged and valued.
Bi-lingual in English/Spanish/Portuguese or other languages
Experience operating within a low threshold, walk-in model clinic setting
Experience providing sexual health care to underserved populations
Knowledgeable about sexually transmitted infections and their treatment
Knowledgeable about HIV treatment and HIV prevention
Knowledgeable about the care of patients with substance use disorders and those experiencing homelessness.
Harm Reduction work experience preferred
Experience working in an ethnically culturally and racially diverse staff preferred
We offer competitive salaries, and for those who qualify, an excellent benefits package; including comprehensive medical and dental insurance plans, and a retirement plan with employer match. We also provide 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, and more.LGBTQIA+ identified persons, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC), and individuals from other historically underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged to apply.