|Shasta Community Health Center||Redding, CA||12 months||2-3 student|
NP/PA Post Graduate Fellowship Program
The Shasta Community Health Center Post Graduate NP/PA Fellowship Program is specifically designed for newly graduated and licensed NPs and PAs in the practice of primary care within the Community Health Clinic setting.
Our clinic provides many services in addition to primary care that include:
- Patient Education and Wellness Programs
- IOPC: Intensive Outpatient Care Program
- Primary Care Neuropsychiatry
- Mental Health Counseling
- HIV and Hep C clinics
- Specialty services that include: Orthopedics, Telemedicine, Pediatric ENT and Dermatology, Ophthalmology, Gynecology, Neurology
- HOPE: Health Outreach for People Everywhere
The goal of the SCHC NP/PA Post Graduate Fellowship Program is to create a positive and accelerated learning environment for newly graduated NPs and PAs. This 12 month, paid fellowship, will introduce the clinician through daily clinic duties, specialty rotations, weekly didactic programs, mentoring and quality improvement projects to the vast services and skills required to be a part of SCHC and in treating the underserved.
There will be specialized rotations within Shasta Community Health Center divided between:
- Women’s Health
- Urgent Care
The SCHC Fellow will also participate in Independent Clinics each week in addition to the specialized rotations. Each clinic will be precepted by experienced physicians and NPs and PAs.
Focus of the Independent Clinics will be on:
- History and physical exam techniques
- Development of differential diagnoses, appropriate diagnostics, interpretation of diagnostics and comprehensive treatment plans.
- Proficient use of the EMR
- Identifying patients appropriate for consultation and/or referral and processes for completion of referrals.
- Instruction on working as a team leader to include: Medical Assistant, Triage Nursing, Visit Coordinators, Patient Navigators, Medical Scribes, HIS and IT.
In addition there will be an emphasis on specific procedural skills appropriate for the primary care provider.
- Incision and Drainage
- Simple biopsy techniques and suturing
- Laceration repair
- IUD and Nexplanon placement
- Orthopedic Injections
The Fellow who has completed the program will be evaluated for competency in the above mentioned areas. Once evaluated, the fellow will be considered for ongoing contractual employment with Shasta Community Health Center. A completion certificate will be awarded to the graduating Fellow.
The Shasta Community Health Center Post Graduate Fellowship Program is a non-accredited post graduate training program. It is funded by SCHC and various grants.