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Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
Job Details

NRHC – Susanville, CA

Full Time

$80,000.00 – $130,000.00 Salary/year

Interested applicants should apply online at

A complete application consists of the following items:

  • Completed application
  • Professional and Peer References
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Educational Verification
  • Current Licensure
  • New graduates are encouraged to apply
  • HB1 Visa and J1 applicants are encouraged to apply

The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant will establish a patient panel of services, inclusive of patient care within assigned Northeastern Rural Health Clinics facilities.  There are opportunities in the walk in clinic setting as well as in suites in any of our current or future locations.  There are weekday and weekends a well as variable shift assignments. 

Performs direct primary care, including diagnosis, treatment, referral, and follow up, as needed.  The Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant will be assigned to Supervising Physicians wherein care will be overseen, co-management, observes, supports, advises and consults on patient care.

Attention to building trust in the community and the population we serve is paramount.  Focus on patient care practices tailoring to the Federally Qualified Health Clinic (FQHC).  The Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant reports directly to the Medical Director. 


  • Ability to provide quality customer service
  • Ability to work well with others in a professional manner
  • Ability to work various shifts and occasional weekends
  • Ability to work on-call assignments
  • Ability to be flexible in approach
  • Ability to build trust with patients and colleagues
  • Ability to develop a clientele from a rural community
  • Skills in reasoning techniques
  • Skills in excellent communication
  • Skills in supervisory roles
  • Skills in working in a fast paced environment
  • Skills in independent and teamwork
  • Skills in confidentiality
  • Skills in workflow practices
  • Knowledge of electronic health records
  • Knowledge of best practice for medical care and prescription drugs
  • Knowledge of maintaining patient confidentiality
  • Knowledge of working within a team

Duties and Responsibilities

Serve in this role as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant and will see patients in all age groups and serve as a teammate to others in Clinics

Under supervising physicians, conducts delegated duties within a program of family practice care with responsibility for examination, diagnosis and treatment of pediatric, adult, and geriatric populations

Secures case history and related pertinent information

Examines patient, utilizes laboratory and x-ray diagnostic tests, interprets findings for differential diagnosis; diagnoses ailments; and performs necessary treatment including surgical procedures, carrying out such follow-up treatment as may be medically indicated

Prepares health care lists, setting priorities and creating action plans in consultation with team members

Orders, performs, reviews laboratory tests as needed

Recommends referrals to specialists for patients needing advanced and specialized care

Participates in preventive health programs such as immunization, disease detection, disease prevention, special health screenings and Northeastern Rural Health Clinics’ public health programs, i.e., Family Planning, birth control, etc.

Refers patients with serious conditions to hospital for inpatient care or refers for consultations to medical, surgical or other adjunct services

Prescribes and/or dispenses required medication to patients following the Delegation of Services Agreement and Guidelines, Protocol and Formulary Addendum, California law, NRHC policies, etc.

Seeks advice from supervising physicians and other medical specialists, as required

Supports others in the care of complicated medical problems or complications which arise out of their care

Attends to emergencies as needed

Prepares and maintains patient records in electronic health records completing charts timely, including monitoring the transfer of records to referral sources

Provides professional guidance and supervision to the assigned staff or nurses and other professionals

Participates in on call activities, works at other assigned locations, conducts rounds, and provides care throughout the community, as needed

Serves as a mentor and advisor to others

Supports all phases of family practice

Maintains licensure and certification

Responsive to supervisory feedback, utilizing constructive criticism in a positive manner 

Maintains open communication and observes chain of command

Works well with peers and other employees as a team player

Sensitive to customer service issues, displaying a positive attitude to patients, co-workers, and the organization as a whole

Maintains strict confidentiality.  Does not disclose confidential information regarding patients, co-workers, or the organization to unauthorized individuals in or out of the organization

Models appropriate conduct.  Observes the dress code for appearance and grooming standards

Must maintain confidentiality relating to NRHC personnel, patients, and information which could result in proprietary damage to NRHC

Maintains HIPAA compliance, at all times

Adheres to company policies

Manages quality initiatives to ensure health goals are met

Performs other duties as assigned, demonstrating flexibility and willingness to do extra work as needed


Experience and Education

Nurse Practitioner

  • Graduation from a recognized Nurse Practitioner’s Program from an accredited school
  • Current national certification as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Current unrestricted licensure to practice medicine in the State of California as Nurse Practitioner
  • Controlled Substance education as required by California
  • Current BLS CPR certificate
  • Current DEA registration
  • Must meet current medical continuing education requirements, at all times
  • Must possess current valid driver license and vehicle liability insurance

Physician Assistant

  • Graduation from an accredited school
  • Certification by California State Board of Medical Examiners as a Physician Assistant
  • Current national certification/licensure as a Physician Assistant through NCCPA
  • Current BLS CPR certificate
  • Current DEA registration
  • Controlled Substance education through California
  • Must meet current medical continuing education requirements, at all times
  • Must possess current valid driver license and vehicle liability insurance

Questions on how to apply:

Human Resources Department

Address: 1850 Spring Ridge Drive                         

Susanville, CA 96130                                                 

(w) 530-251-5000                                                    


Northeastern Rural Health Clinics is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Apply online

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: Vocational Certificate
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Drug Testing / Screening
  • Background Checks
  • Reference Check
  • Salary Range: $80,000.00 - $130,000.00 Salary/year/DOE
    Accessible by Public Transportation: No