Website Faith Community Health
Faith Community Health is a nonprofit clinic located in Branson, MO, dedicated to providing accessible and affordable healthcare services to individuals and families in Taney and Stone counties. Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of our community by offering a range of medical, vision, dietetics, and mental health services, as well as prescription services* at income-based rates. We also offer walk-in appointments for those who need timely care, and our telemedicine services allow patients to receive medical care from the comfort of their own homes. At Faith Community Health, we believe that everyone deserves access to quality healthcare services, regardless of their income level or insurance status. We’re committed to creating a welcoming and compassionate environment where our patients can receive the care they need to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.
Faith Community Health (FCH) is seeking a highly motivated Nurse Practitioner to lead daily patient care and act as a clinical leader in our organization. The ideal candidate will be passionate about providing high-quality healthcare services to patients in a faith-based community setting. This position reports directly to the Executive Director of FCH and will work under the supervision of a collaborating physician who is contracted by FCH. The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for representing FCH in the
community and building strong relationships with patients and their families.
This position will also be allocated $3,000 per calendar year for Continuing Medical Education (CME). CMEs will be approved by the Executive Director, and funds that are unused will remain with FCH each calendar year.
Salary: $90,000.00-95,000.00 per year
Benefits: Health insurance (stipend), paid time off (PTO)
Schedule: Monday to Friday (no weekends)
Essential Duties, Functions, and Responsibilities
- Lead daily patient care, including physical examinations, medical assessments, diagnosis, and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses.
- Work collaboratively with the collaborating physician and other healthcare professionals to develop and implement treatment plans for patients.
- Act as a clinical leader in the organization, providing guidance and mentorship to other healthcare staff.
- Represent FCH in the community, building strong relationships with patients, their families, and community leaders.
- Participate in quality improvement initiatives and ensure that clinical protocols and standards are followed.
- Maintain accurate and up-to-date medical records for all patients seen.
- Keep abreast of current developments in healthcare and share knowledge with other staff.
- Develop and implement health promotion and disease prevention programs for patients and the community.
- Order diagnostic tests, such as lab work and imaging studies.
- Prescribe medications and other treatments as appropriate for patient care.
- Monitor and manage chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, hypertension, and asthma.
- Provide patient education and counseling on healthy lifestyle choices, medication adherence, and disease management.
- Coordinate care with other healthcare providers, including specialists and hospitals.
- Assist with the recruitment, training, and supervision of other healthcare staff, such as medical assistants and nurses.
- Ensure compliance with legal and ethical standards of healthcare practice, including HIPAA regulations and patient confidentiality.
- Represent clinical operations reports on a monthly basis with the clinical supervisor.
- Attend all monthly board meetings.
Education and Related Experience
- Master’s degree in nursing and certification as a Nurse Practitioner.
- Active state license as a Nurse Practitioner and DEA registration.
- Minimum of 3 years of clinical experience as a Nurse Practitioner in a primary care setting.
- Advanced practice provider: 5 years (preferred)
- Ability to work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Passion for providing high-quality healthcare services to underserved populations.
- Certified Nurse Practitioner (preferred)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of primary care medicine, including diagnosis, treatment, and management of acute and chronic conditions.
- Understanding health promotion and disease prevention strategies, including health
education and counseling.
- Familiarity with electronic medical record systems and other healthcare technologies.
- Knowledge of legal and ethical standards of healthcare practice, including HIPAA regulations and patient confidentiality.
- Familiarity with quality improvement initiatives and evidence-based clinical practices.
- Strong clinical assessment and diagnostic skills.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish rapport with patients, families, and other healthcare professionals.
- Ability to work collaboratively as part of a healthcare team.
- Strong organizational and time management skills, including the ability to manage multiple priorities and work efficiently in a fast-paced environment.
- Proficient in basic computer skills, including electronic medical record (EMR) systems, Microsoft Office, and other healthcare-related software.
- Ability to provide patient-centered care and promote patient autonomy and self-care.
- Ability to adapt to changes in healthcare policies and procedures.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse patient populations, including underserved and vulnerable populations.
- Ability to promote a positive image of the organization and represent the organization professionally in the community.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of patient information and adhere to ethical standards of practice.
Supervisory Responsibilities and Interactions with Others
- Provide clinical guidance and mentorship to other healthcare staff, such as medical assistants and nurses.
- Participate in the recruitment, training, and evaluation of other healthcare staff.
- Monitor and evaluate the performance of other healthcare staff and provide feedback as necessary.
- Ensure that all healthcare staff adheres to organizational policies and procedures, as well as legal and ethical standards of practice.
Interactions with Others
- Work collaboratively with the collaborating physician and other healthcare professionals, such as nurses, medical assistants, social workers, and community health workers.
- Provide guidance and consultation to other healthcare staff regarding patient care and treatment plans.
- Communicate with patients and their families, providing education and counseling on health promotion, disease prevention, and medication management.
- Collaborate with community organizations and leaders to promote health and wellness in the community.
- Represent the organization in professional organizations and conferences, as well as in the media.
- Sitting – Must be able to remain in a stationary position for long periods of time (frequently).
- Standing – Must be able to remain in a vertical or upright position for long periods of time (frequently).
- Walking – Must be able to move about the work area, from one area to another to perform duties and assist clients (frequently).
- Lifting – Must be able to raise up to 20 pounds of supplies from a lower to a higher position or horizontally from position to position (occasionally).
- Carrying – Must be able to move 20 pounds of documents, supplies, and other equipment from one area to another (occasionally).
- Reaching – Must be able to extend upper extremities in an upward or downward direction to pick up files, work supplies, or other items (occasionally).
- Seeing – Must have visual acuity to make observations and work on a computer (constantly).
- Talking – Must be able to communicate verbally with co-workers, clients, and the general public to exchange information, respond to questions, and solve problems (constantly).
- Hearing – Must be able to receive information through oral communication (constantly).
A Nurse Practitioner at Faith Community Health can expect to work primarily in a clinical setting, such as a community health center or outpatient clinic. They will spend a significant amount of time on their feet, performing physical examinations and other clinical assessments. Work hours will generally be standard business hours, Monday through Friday, with occasional evenings or weekends for community outreach events or patient care needs.
Nurse Practitioners may be exposed to infectious diseases and other hazardous materials and may need to use personal protective equipment as necessary.
They may also need to travel locally for community outreach events or meetings with collaborating healthcare professionals or community leaders. The job can be stressful due to heavy patient volumes, patient needs, and the need to balance multiple priorities and responsibilities. They will work collaboratively with other healthcare professionals and support staff in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
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