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Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Albany Health Center

Family Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant - Albany Health Center

$95,000 - $110,000 annually


The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant (NP/PA) functions in the primary care group at Whitney Young Health coordinating medical care, providing medical supervision and direct patient care.


Clinical Responsibilities:

  • Provides primary care directly, emphasizing accessibility, health promotion, illness prevention and continuity of care to patients presenting with both minor and complex health issues.
  • Takes a complete history including medical, psychosocial, economic, relationship and family status.
  • Completes physical examinations, performs/orders appropriate diagnostic tests.
  • Discusses health concerns/diagnosis with the patient and together determines an appropriate plan of care.
  • Develops reviews and approves clinical protocols and best practice guidelines.

Quality of Service:

  • Documents all patients encounters completely and in a timely manner. This includes proper documentation of phone calls, prescription, and if applicable, the complete dictation of patient visits for a session prior to leaving the health center.
  • Adheres to clinical practice guidelines that are adopted by the specialty group or an appropriate committee.
  • Keeps medical knowledge current through attendance at medical CME programs at least 25 hours per year.
  • Maintains an acceptable level of compliance with clinical and regulatory standards including medical record documentation per Joint Commission standards.
  • Demonstrates appropriate interactions toward patients in a manner that helps to put patients at ease.
  • Participants in the Performance Improvement activities of the Health Center through chart audits, development and implementation of practice standards.
  • Actively supports the implementation of the Patient Centered Medical Home model of care at all clinical sites.

Team Work:

  • Works collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to provide treatment, ongoing follow-up and evaluation of the plan of care with the patient.
  • Supports established policies and procedures of the Health Center. Makes recommendations and contributes to policy formulation.
  • Starts patient schedule on time and leaves after completing the work schedule including needed record documentation.
  • Completes required documentation for referrals and consultations.
  • Returns patient telephone calls within an appropriate time frame based on patient needs and expectations.
  • Assists with on-call coverage as determined by the Director of Adult Medicine, Pediatrics or the Chief Medical Officer.


  • Demonstrates excellence in both internal and external customer service.
  • Understands and is able to effectively communicate HIPAA compliance, corporate compliance and client confidentiality.
  • Ensures and/or remains in compliance with local, state, and federal regulation, i.e.DHHS HRSA and NYSDOH, and all accreditation standards (e.g. Joint Commission and NCQA-PCMH).
  • Adheres to the National Patient Safety Goals as defined by the Joint Commission and the Whitney M. Young Jr. Health Services.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Supervises the clinical practice of medical/NP/PA students, residents and other practitioners as appropriate and contributes to the learning of students from other disciplines.
  • Acts as a resource to staff and the community regarding current trends in health care as well as specific health issues.
  • Participates in community activities and research designed to promote health and prevent diseases.


Graduate of a registered approved Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Program; Completion of required State/National Certification Programs; Current licensure and registration as a Registered Professional Nurse/Physician Assistant in the State of New York and certification as a Nurse Practitioner; Previous experience providing medical care within a primary medical care environment.


Bilingual/Multi-lingual abilities. Experience in Community Health. Experience in delivering culturally competent healthcare. Interest in on-going learning, best practice development, and education.

Please be aware that as a facility regulated under Article 28 of the New York State Public Health Law, COVID-19 vaccination is a requirement of employment. Whitney Young Health also requires the COVID-19 booster. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected status.

Salary range: $95,000 - $110,000 annually

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