WHNP or PA needed in Novato, CA

Columbia Healthcare - Novato, CA

Tagged: Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, WHNP, Women's Health, Women's Health Nurse Practitioner

About the POSITION:

Fulltime WHNP or PA needed for clinic in Novato

Responsible for providing reproductive and specialty Women’s Health Care.

Prefer 3+ years’ experience

Spanish speaking is preferred

  • Proficiency in taking a sexual history.
  • Proficiency in contraceptive counseling, considering underlying medical conditions, with a patient-centered approach.
  • Proficiency in taking a family history relevant to Women’s Health.
  • Evaluation, diagnosis, and management/treatment of the following conditions:
    • Vaginitis, urinary tract infection.
    • Sexually transmitted infections.
    • Abnormal uterine bleeding, PCOS and myomas.
    • Pregnancy of unknown location, rule out ectopic pregnancy.
    • Urinary complaints such as incontinence, overactive bladder, painful bladder syndrome.
    • Chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis.
    • Adnexal masses, including rule out ovarian torsion.
    • Dyspareunia, sexual dysfunction.
    • Menopause, vasomotor symptoms, hormone therapy.
    • Infertility and pre-conception counseling.
    • Breast problems.
    • Pelvic organ prolapse.
  • Work collaboratively with the Gynecologic physicians on staff to formulate plans, initiate further work-up, and coordinate referrals of more complex patients.
  • Recognize patients outside of clinical scope and refer to MCC Gynecologic physicians for further management.
  • Identify non-reproductive health issues during patient encounters and refer them to appropriate providers such as PCP or specialist.
  • Identify preventive health and quality care issues for women and provide these services in the scope of women’s primary care.

Procedural Skills:


  • Required Skills:
    • Pelvic exam including external, bimanual, and speculum exam.
    • Clinical breast exam.
    • Collection and performance of wet mount, swabs for STI testing.
    • Insertion and removal of current FDA approved intrauterine devices.
    • Insertion and removal of subdermal contraceptive implants, with appropriate certification.
    • Paracervical block.
    • Endometrial biopsy.
    • Vulvar biopsy.
    • Exam and evaluation of pelvic organ prolapse, including straight catheterization for post-void residual.
    • Fitting, insertion, and removal of pessaries.
    • Vulvar incision and drainage, insertion of Word catheter.
    • Treatment of genital warts.
  • Preferred Skills:
    • Colposcopy and cervical biopsy, endocervical curettage.
    • Basic suturing.
    • Basic post-operative management skills including: removal of sutures, staples, or wound dressing.
    • Insertion and removal of indwelling catheters.
    • Basic wound care of cesarean section incisions, vulvar wounds.
    • Pelvic ultrasound including transabdominal and transvaginal for diagnosis of intrauterine pregnancy, IUD localization.

    About the COMP & BENEFITS:

    May be eligible for up to $50,000.00 hiring bonus

    Salary is 135 – 160K


    Life Insurance

    Retirement plan


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