Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant - $15,000 sign-on bonus - Palmdale, CA
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles
 Palmdale, CA
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is seeking highly skilled full-time Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, or Certified Nurse Midwives with great communication skills, clinical skills and a strong emphasis on excellent customer service to see our increasing, diverse patient population.

The full-time Clinician will join the Patient Services team and provide quality patient care including examinations, diagnosis, treatment, education, counseling, and serve as a medical resource for other licensed and non-licensed staff.  Perform physical exams for both males and females with special emphasis on the reproductive system, including breast examination, pelvic examination, male genital exam, cancer screening tests, diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections, Mid-Life Services counseling, examinations and other types of more specialized procedures as indicated by medical policy.

Over one hundred years ago, Planned Parenthood was founded on the idea that everyone should have the information and care they need to live strong, healthy lives and fulfill their dreams. Founded 52+ years ago, Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is one of the largest providers of reproductive health care services in Los Angeles County. The Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) team works together to provide high-quality, affordable reproductive health care to women, men, and young people across Los Angeles County. At PPLA, you will discover a culture of like-minded individuals who are eager to make positive contributions to their community and to the Planned Parenthood mission.

Our Ideal Candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Current CA Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, or Certified Nurse Midwife license
  • Current BLS & ACLS certification required from American Heart Association
  • Master’s/Graduate degree required
  • Availability to work flexible hours including weekends (2 Saturdays per month)
  • Previous clinical experience preferred, but new grads are welcome
  • Flexibility to be deployed to other sites in case of low volume
  • Be available to work On-Call shifts to provide patient care up to six (6) days annually
  • Valid driver license and reliable means of transportation is required

About the position:

  • Perform, order, and interpret diagnostic studies as indicated and permitted by affiliate medical protocols
  • Recognize and treat minor deviations from the normal, using prescribed protocols and consulting with the Physician as needed
  • Ability to interpret colposcopy results to patients
  • Act as a medical resource and provide oversight of non-licensed staff
  • Label, dispense and prescribe all FDA approved birth control methods including ECP
  • Insertion/removal of IUC and implants
  • Perform examination and assessment of post abortion clients including pelvic exams and labs when needed
  • Maintain PPLA standards of productivity
  • Provide medication abortion services and perform ultrasound to determine dating of pregnancy according to guidelines.
  • Perform venipuncture, injections, and IV insertions
  • Proficient in Microscopy and interpretation of results
  • Complete and maintain Rh, Beta, and MAB follow-up logs

The following are responsibilities of Planned Parenthood clinicians as outlined in the medical standards and guidelines:

  • Secure a complete health history, including gynecologic, contraceptive, medical, surgical, sexual, family health, and psychosocial; perform a general screening physical examination; obtain and/or interpret appropriate diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests
  • Provide family planning, nutrition, sexual counseling, and principles of health promotion and maintenance to women and men
  • Provide appropriate management for women and men in need of reproductive related services, including fertility control, infertility, and sexually transmitted diseases
  • Serves as a resource for medical and surgical abortion services
  • Conducts pre-abortion assessment and post-abortion follow-up examination with recognition of normal and abnormal findings and refers or collaborates with physician as appropriate
  • Perform colposcopy services after completion of additional training if needed
  • Recognizes ethical, legal, and professional issues inherent in providing care to women/men throughout the life cycle
  • Perform Quality Management audits if requested
  • Notify the Quality Manager, Supervisor, and/or Center Manager if deficiencies are found
  • Adhere to Safety/Risk Management policies and procedures

Generous salary and benefits package includes:

  • $15,000 sign-on bonus paid out over two years
  • Company-paid renewal of medical license, BLS, and ACLS
  • $500 annually for CME conferences
  • 3 paid days off annually to obtain CMEs
  • Incentive program for reaching dashboard goals
  • Malpractice coverage
  • Float Differential for eligible positions
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage options for you and eligible dependents
  • Free basic life/AD&D policy with additional voluntary coverage options
  • Short Term Disability, Critical Illness and Accident policies
  • 403(b) Retirement plan with up to 3% employer match
  • Medical and Dependent Flexible Spending Account plans
  • Public Transportation and Commuter Pre-Tax Reimbursements
  • Generous vacation, sick, and holiday benefits
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of Los Angeles County Ordinance No. 184852.