Virtual Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner

  • Cityblock Health
  • Remote
  • Apr 26, 2021
Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant Emergency Medicine

Job Description

In this role, you will provide virtual urgent and emergent services to Cityblock members as part of our innovative care model. You will help us in meeting members where they are by providing Cityblock care to our members virtually, responding to inbound urgent care needs from members and their care teams, and triaging decisions to dispatch our mobile field team of allied health personnel to initiate blended virtual/ in-home urgent care visits.

Location flexible.

  • You will work in a radically different model of healthcare
  • Expect collaboration, shared-decision making, and partnership across clinical and non-clinical care team members, including our team of Virtual Community Health Partners, allied health personnel, and Member Services Center
  • Partner with other members of the care team, providing physical health clinical support and collaborating closely with Nurses, Behavioral Health Specialists, and allied health personnel, among others
  • Foster trusting relationships with individuals, their families and caregivers, and communities
  • Partner with our product team to iterate and deliver a seamless experience that exceeds our member’s expectations
  • Go above and beyond to connect with people in a non-judgmental, respectful and empathic manner, to meet their needs, and to provide feedback to the system as a whole as we strive to do better every day
  • Oversee Community Rapid Response allied health personnel during home visits.  You will virtually meet with patients, obtain an appropriate  history, assist allied health personnel in a focused physical exam, order appropriate testing and treatment, and provide appropriate follow up with requesting and  primary providers.
  • Participate in the bi-weekly clinical case conference and ongoing education of our allied health personnel
  • Expect educational opportunities to expand your knowledge and skill set, including bedside ultrasound training.

Requirements for the Role:

  • You have at least 3 years of experience as an Emergency Medicine PA or NP in a high-volume emergency department 
  • You are Board Certified Physician Assistant National Certification Exam or Nurse Practitioner
  • You have unrestricted licenses to practice in the states in which you will be seeing patients. Cityblock can help in this ongoing process.
  • Active DEA Controlled Substance Registration or eligible for application
  • Maintenance of professional credentialing and CME standards
  • You are passionate about the growing role innovative technology can play in improving access to care and care delivery
  • You are passionate about tackling the issue of healthcare inequity
  • You are an independent self-starter, a leader, and a strategic thinker who is excited about the big picture of whole health, and the ongoing evaluation and iteration of our care model
  • You have experience working within an interdisciplinary team
  • You are comfortable working in a tech-heavy environment
  • Available to cover evenings and weekends as needed as we scale

How We Define Success:

  • Manage acute exacerbations of complex medical problems in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team 
  • Support the inbound escalation service line to provide clinical support/triage. 
  • Create, update and manage text/telephonic/virtual holistic assessments, care plans, goals and drive interventions that map to positive cost/quality outcomes, exceptional member experiences and exceptional care.
  • Work daily within our custom-built care facilitation platform, which will enable you to collect data, organize information, track tasks, and communicate with staff, members, and family. 
  • Foster lasting and trusting relationships and leverage motivational interviewing techniques paired with strong clinical acumen to assist members in achieving goals, identifying new needs, and coordinating care
  • Leverage strong time management skills to juggle competing priorities throughout the day
  • Strong decision making skills to ensure that we make the most impactful judgement calls as we care for members
  • Decrease unnecessary hospitalizations, emergency room visits, and urgent care use
  • Member and provider satisfaction scores
  • Timely response to Community Rapid Response team request for consult
  • Timely backup for virtual urgent care escalations
  • Timely documentation and loop closure with primary team
  • Collaborates with other providers at Cityblock and externally 
  • Engage in target setting for new clinical initiatives and managing those targets

Nice to Have, But Not Required:

  • Experience in Emergency Medical Services or Mobile Integrated Health programs
  • Experience providing telemedicine services, either over chat, video or phone 
  • Experience utilizing bedside ultrasound
  • Cross-licenced in multiple states (highest priority for CT, MA, NY)
  • Multilingual

What We’d Like From You:

  • A resume and/or LinkedIn profile 
  • A short cover letter, please!

Cityblock values diversity as a core tenet of the work we do and the populations we serve. We are an equal opportunity employer, indiscriminate of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, citizenship, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic.

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