Come join Neighborhood Health Center (NHC) nestled in the beautiful Willamette Valley and be a part of NHC’s Mission: Building healthy communities – one neighbor at a time.
Where you will live:
One of the greenest cities in the United States. Portland, Oregon is a vibrant city in the highly sought after Pacific Northwest that blends the sophistication of a large city with the casual friendliness of a small town. The combination of dozens of walkable neighborhoods, all with distinct personality and charm, and the Pacific Northwest’s beauty gives individuals and those raising families many reasons to call this home. You can enjoy nearby snow skiing, hiking, fishing, and boating with city-wide emphasis on marathons and biking. You can drive an hour west to get to the ocean or an hour east to be in the mountains. Additionally, Portland’s locally grown, small-batch, and craft-brewed award-winning beer and food scene attracts visitors from all over the world.
Neighborhood Health Center is a non-profit organization located in Portland, Oregon serving underserved patients in the areas of primary care, dental services, behavioral health, clinical pharmacy, and more. Our patient-centered approach to care honors the unique needs and circumstances of each individual patient. NHC sees people, not problems, and recognizes that the time spent as a patient in a doctor’s office is only one factor in a person’s overall health. Our leading edge integrated clinical teams work in partnership with patients, their families, and the communities we serve to provide whole-person care, prevention, and ongoing support.
Essential Job Duties
- Examines treats and advises patients on physical and behavioral health, and makes referrals to appropriate social or medical providers as needed.
- Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications and treatment regimens as appropriate for assessed medical conditions.
- Performs minor procedures and in-house lab work.
- Observes assesses, and records symptoms, reactions, and progress; utilizes knowledge of modern methods and techniques of diagnosing and treating a variety of diseases and injuries.
- Provides accurate, timely, and complete documentation in electronic patient records including providing appropriate code level and diagnosis of patient visits using coding standards.
- Supplies patients with appropriate paperwork as needed.
- Provides evening and weekend consultation on-call on a weekly rotating basis.
- Displays sensitivity to the populations served.
- Contributes professional medical expertise to the consultative, educational, and evaluative activities other medical and behavioral health professionals and clinical support staff.
- Provides oversight of support staff with respect to individual patient management.
- Participates in team huddles to review the schedule at the start of the clinic day.
- Participates in process and quality improvement workflows.
- Maintains punctual, regular and predictable attendance.
- Maintains availability during scheduled on-call hours.
- Attends required meetings and in-services, and participates in committees as requested.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- We are a non-profit organization, passionate about providing the underserved population with medical and dental services across the greater Portland area, committed to making a difference daily.
- As a FQHC NHC is a qualified participant in the HRSA Loan Repayment and Loan Reimbursement program.
- We were voted in 2020 and 2021 one of the Top Workplaces by our employees!
- Competitive compensation package. NHC applies careful consideration to all compensation decisions, with the goal of being equitable and competitive within the area market. In this vein, salaries are reviewed regularly, as is the full compensation offering including discretionary bonuses and benefits.
- Comprehensive benefits package includes:
- Generous PTO - NHC employees accrue PTO throughout the year. The total earned per year increases with seniority, currently starting at 20 days per year. In addition, NHC offers 9 paid holidays per year.
- 401K - NHC’s 401K offering includes contribution to employee plans in a few ways, including an employer match.
- Health Benefits – health/dental/vision. NHC contributes generously to employee health benefit premiums, reducing the employee cost considerably. Additionally, short- and long-term disability insurance is offered at no additional cost. NHC employees can take advantage of Flexible Savings Account benefits as well.
- Other Offerings:
- Employee Assistance Program: 24/7 access to counseling, legal help, financial advice, and more.
- Wellness Reimbursement: Regular reimbursement toward a wellness activity such as yoga classes, nutrition counseling, smoking cessation programs, etc.
- Mass Transportation Pass: TriMet pass paid for by NHC.
- Ability to take and record vital signs and performed assigned lab tests.
- Ability to communicate professionally both orally and in writing with a service oriented approach, sometimes in stressful circumstances.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and comply with HIPAA policies.
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
- Must be able to display sensitivity to the population and patients served.
- Must be able to demonstrate a record of reliable attendance and punctuality.
- Intermediate or higher proficiency of MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word)
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the delivery of health care to a diverse and underserved population.
- Ability to use good judgement in difficult situations.
- Ability to communicate professionally with peers, management, and patients alike.
- Ability to act as a leader to clinic support staff.
- Experience and proficiency using Electronic Health Records.
This description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive list of duties, activities or responsibilities that are required of the employee to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job duties.
NHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate differences in the workplace and do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender (sex), national origin, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Employment Offers are contingent on successful completion of reference checks, background checks, drug screening for illegal substances and any position specific credentialing or licensure requirements.
Education and/or Experience:
Licensed Physician (MD or DO) in the State of Oregon; completion of Family Practice Residency with at least two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with underserved populations in a community health center preferred.
Certificates, Licenses & Registrations:
This position requires an active and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Oregon and be Board Certified. Must have an active DEA license. ACLS or PALS certification required. Must be able to provide all necessary documentation for Oregon credentialing.