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Lead Clinician

Department: Health Care Services
Location: Nashville, TN

Lead Clinician


REPORTS TO:        Chief Clinical Officer
STATUS:                 Exempt/Salaried


ABOUT PPTNM

Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi is one of Tennessee's oldest and largest private, non-profit health care agencies. For over 75 years, PPTNM has remained committed to providing high-quality, affordable reproductive services and education throughout Tennessee, north Mississippi, and parts of Arkansas and Kentucky. We have four health center locations in Tennessee: Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville. 

Our mission is to improve health and well-being by providing high-quality, nonjudgmental sexual health care, honest and accurate sexuality education, and reproductive health and rights advocacy.
 

  *This role can sit in Nashville or Memphis and Includes a $5,000 Sign-On Bonus* 


JOB SUMMARY

The Lead Clinician will work in partnership and under the direction of our Chief Clinical Officer (CCO), supporting two (2) key areas of Clinical Services to improve the delivery of patient care: (1) Lead Clinician and (2) Serving as a Preceptor. The position provides strong leadership and clinical collaboration/oversight of Clinicians (APRNs, PAs, CNMs) and Registered Nurses throughout the affiliate ensuring that Clinicians and Registered Nurses on boarded, trained and oriented to providing patient care under our Medical Standards and Guidelines (MS&G’s).  Also, serves as a medical resource for unlicensed staff. This role requires travel up to 25% to all Health Centers within our affiliate.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Lead Clinician:

  • Comply with the principal responsibilities of PPTNM Clinician job description.
  • Oversee, schedule and participate in the “On Call” rotation for the emergency call line.
  • In coordination with Health Center Managers, manage/oversee licensed staff’s schedules including Clinician on-call schedule.
  • Act as ongoing resource to Health Center Manager, clinic staff, and other Clinicians and RNs.
  • Oversee utilization of medications, use of controlled medications, and the emergency carts at all health centers.
  • Meet clinic productivity goals and assists other Clinicians and RN’s in meeting clinical and follow-up goals.
  • Participate in training Medical Assistants/Health Care Assistants (as needed) in conjunction with the Health Center Manager.
  • Show interest and involvement in the total agency.
  • Contribute to achieving health enter productivity goals.
  • Responsible for routine/regular Health Center site visits throughout the affiliate to assist in ensuring quality assurance standards, clinical skill assessments and audit/training needs.
  • Employee Health Nurse duties
  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.

 

Precepting:

  • Responsible for the clinical training and onboarding of all new Clinicians and RNs (follow-up processes)
  • Provide clinical leadership by teaching, coaching, and consulting on clinical/case management issues for Clinicians and Registered Nurses
  • Address Clinician and RN training, re-training, and/or remediation in conjunction with the CCO.
  • Work with CCO and CMO to ensure all Clinicians and RNs are privileged and proctored as appropriate.
  • In collaboration with the CCO, responsible for leading the facilitation of monthly and/or quarterly Clinician and RN meetings.
  • Contribute to the overall effectiveness of the affiliate by adhering to established affiliate policies and practices.
  • Provide ongoing technical assistance and in-service training for licensed and un-licensed staff on an as needed basis in collaboration with the CCO and Health Center Managers.
  • Consult with the CCO and provide regular updates regarding clinical services management – related to Clinicians and RNs.

 

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

Education: Graduate level degree in related field                                    

Experience: Minimum 5+ years’ experience as a Clinician and 2-3 years of management experience in a healthcare setting.
 

Other Requirements:             

  • Current National Certification as APRN, PA or CNM
  • CPR Certification
  • ACLS certification

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Alignment with the mission and values of Planned Parenthood.
  • Able to demonstrate behaviors that represent the Affiliate’s Workplace Values.
  • Physical assessment including Pap smear collection and pelvic exam and other gynecological exams.
  • Ultrasound operation and interpretation.
  • Knowledge of medical documentation and language.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Can multi-task, problem solve and function as a leader.
  • Adhere to affiliate goals and policies on professionalism, wait time in-clinic and on the phone, and the system for addressing client complaints.
  • Participate in health center/affiliate efforts to achieve established revenue cycle goals.
  • Commitment to quality healthcare and excellent customer service.
  • Strong customer service orientation.
  • Excellent organization skills, a sense of responsibility and high level of motivation.
  • Completion of all responsibilities in a timely and professional manner.
  • Commitment to a client-centered approach to customer care.
  • Accepts a flexible work schedule to include some weekend or evening hours.
  • Able to lift 25 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance.
  • Able to bend and stoop continuously for up to 6 hours.
  • Able to work with chemicals such as alcohol, bleach, disinfectant, detergents.
  • Able to stand up to 6 hours at a time.
  • Able to assist a semi-conscious adult from a wheelchair to a bed.
  • Able to work in high stress emergency situations and maintain composure under stress.

 

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS PROGRAM:

  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience
  • 100% Employer paid Medical, Dental, Basic Life/AD&D, STD, LTD (Employee Only Coverage)
  • Voluntary Vision, “Buy-Up” options on Basic Life, Spouse, & Dependent
  • 401(k) plan with matching opportunity
  • Plum Benefits & Pet Insurance
  • Starting PTO of 15 vacation days within first year (pro-rated based on start date), 2 Floating Holidays and 10 Paid Holidays

This job description is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with this position. While intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to review and change this description as needed to maintain business goals and accomplishments. Job descriptions are reviewed periodically.  This job description is not a contract.
 

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT/ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, disability, atypical hereditary cellular blood trait, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  PPTNM will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and any subsequent revisions or additions to related law/regulations.

Employees are expected to perform duties as assigned and directed by management.

E-VERIFY PARTICIPATION:

PPTNM participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.   

 

 

 

 

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