Family Nurse Practitioner Program Details and 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
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.