Nurse Practitioner Residency Program
Thundermist Health Center is pleased to announce that the application period for its Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Training Program is now open. The residency is a 12-month program providing intensive training to both the clinical complexity of family practice in the safety net setting, and training to a high performance, PCMH model for primary care. Entering its third year, the program is specifically intended for family nurse practitioners who are committed to developing careers as PCPs in the challenging setting of community health centers and other safety net settings.The residency is a full-time, 12-month salaried position with benefits with a one-year commitment to employment after completion of the program. . The program structure includes precepted primary care sessions, specialty rotations, mentored independent clinics and didactic sessions.
About the Program
We’re training the residents to Thundermist’s model of high-performance health care: advanced access scheduling, planned care, the chronic care model, integrated behavioral health/primary care, team-based, with expert use of health information technology and the electronic health record.
Residency slots are available for the (2017-2018) NP Residency Class. The residency class begins September 1, 2017-August 31, 2018.
The residency year begins with intensive orientation to Thundermist Health Center, the neighborhoods in which the training sites are located, and the health problems of the target population, and includes walking tours of neighborhoods, tours of Thundermist sites statewide, meetings with community leaders, technical training on electronic health record, and orientation by our chief medical officer to the responsibilities and privileges of medical staff participation at Thundermist.
The residency has four key components:
Precepted “Continuity Clinics”: (6 sessions/week) These are the cornerstone of the residency. In precepted clinics, the NP residents develop their own patient panel while having an expert Thundermist provider (MD or APRN) exclusively assigned to them.
Specialty Rotations: (2 sessions/week x 1/month) Ten rotations in areas of high-volume/high-burden/high-risk situations most commonly encountered in the setting of the FQHC. Rotations include: Orthopedics, Dermatology, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Newborn/nursery, HIV care, Adult Behavioral Health, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health and Healthcare for the Homeless.
Didactic Education Sessions: (1 session/week) Formal learning sessions on a variety of complex clinical challenges most commonly encountered in FQHCs. The content of the presentations is planned to correspond to the residents’ current clinical experiences.
- Quality Improvement Training: training on Thundermist Health Center’s quality improvement model, including clinical microsystems and facilitation as well as leadership development.
- Evaluations: the Thundermist Nurse Practitioner residency training program provides and ongoing multi-input evaluation component using qualitative and quantitative measures.
The Nurse Practitioner Residency in Family Practice and Community Health has the following goals:
The deadline to apply is MAY 30, 2017. To apply, email application to NPresidency@thundermisthealth.org