Family Nurse Practitioner Program Details and Structure

Program Structure

  • One year salaried residency with benefits, followed by a year of employment at Community Health Center, Inc.
  • Full integration into the organization, including continuous training to a model of high performance health care including access, continuity, planned care, team-based care, prevention-focused care, and use of data & technology.
  • See core curricular elements for the detailed aspects of the program.

Core Curricular Elements

  • Precepted Continuity Clinics – These are the cornerstone of the residency program. Residents develop their own patient panel while having a preceptor (MD, DO, PA, or APRN) exclusively assigned to them. (40%)
  • Specialty Rotations – Month-long rotations in high-risk, high-volume, and high-burden areas most commonly encountered in FQHC settings. Rotations include: Adult Behavioral Health, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, Dermatology, Geriatrics, Health and Healthcare for the Homeless, HIV care, Newborn Nursery, Orthopedics, Pediatrics, and Women’s Health. (20%)
  • Mentored Clinics – Residents focus on acute and episodic care and work as part of an integrated care team, seeing patients under the direction of a mentor PCP who is available for consultation. (20%)
  • Weekly Didactic Sessions – Formal learning sessions on a variety of complex clinical challenges most commonly encountered in FQHCs. Continuing Medical Education Credit is provided for these sessions. (1 session per week)
  • Quality Improvement Seminars – Seminars focus on developing knowledge and skills to improve care utilizing quality improvement tools and methods. (Bi-weekly sessions)
  • Project ECHO® Pain – Residents join a twice monthly videoconference that connects primary care providers with a multidisciplinary team of pain specialists to improve the management of patients with chronic pain. Weitzman ECHO® uses case-based learning to provide support and education to providers. (Bi-weekly sessions)
  • Project ECHO® Sessions – Opportunities to participate in Project ECHO® Buprenorphine and HIV/Hepatitis C, and Complex Integrated Pediatrics
  • Community Engagement – Residents are provided opportunities to engage with their assigned community at all levels.
  • Participation in Ongoing Multi-Input Evaluation – Residents contribute to continuous programmatic improvement via assigned evaluations throughout the residency experience.

Compensation & Benefits

The residency is a 12 month, full-time salaried position, followed by a one year post-residency commitment. CHC, Inc. offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Competitive salary for residency followed by one post-residency employment year
  • Group medical, dental and health insurance
  • Company-paid short-term disability, long-term disability and life insurance
  • 403(b) retirement plan with substantial discretionary employer match and contribution
  • Paid time off program
  • License reimbursement benefit
  • Wellness programs
  • Supplemental vision, disability, accident and life insurance
  • The nurse practitioner residents receive the same clinical and administrative support as other primary care providers including IT, billing, and others

Community Health Center, Inc.’s NP Residency Program holds full accreditation status from the National Nurse Practitioner Residency & Fellowship Training Consortium (the Consortium). More information here.

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