Clinical Specialist (Nurse Practitioner/Physician’s Assistant)

State of Idaho – Southwest District Health (SWDH)
Job LocationUS
Job TagHealthcare


Caldwell, Idaho


Are you looking for an opportunity to serve the communities of Adams, Washington, Payette, Gem, Canyon, and Owyhee counties? Do you crave a job where you can make a difference and serve the public? Southwest District Health is recruiting a Clinical Specialist who is a licensed Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant within the State of Idaho to join the dedicated group of public health professionals. If it feels like your workday is a cross between high patient volumes with little ability to connect to your patients in a personal and meaningful way, and you crave team-oriented work, purpose, and a work/life balance, perhaps it’s time you consider a career with Southwest District Health. We’re all about shaking up the stereotype that working in government is dull. We’re disruptors; we’re innovators, all passionately sharing the same vision of making Southwest District Health the best place to live, work, and play.

As a Clinical Specialist and public health provider, you will serve an active role in improving the health of your community. As part of a small, but mighty team, you will work with patients to create a health plan that manages their ongoing conditions and promotes their overall health. Often working in rural and remote communities of southwest Idaho, you will have a great deal of autonomy. Working in the public health field, you will have the opportunity to engage with a diverse group of patients and will be helping people who may be at their most vulnerable and need more than just medical treatment.

This budgeted, regular full-time position offers a competitive benefits package including: PERSI (the Nation’s Best State Retirement System), excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits, and Life Insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents. Paid time-off includes vacation and sick leave that begins accruing immediately upon hire and 11 paid holidays per year. We offer an optional 401K and multiple savings plans, wellness programs, ongoing training opportunities, and more!

This position may be eligible for a $2,500 Retention Bonus upon successful completion of six months entrance probation and an additional $2,500 Retention Bonus upon completion of twelve months of employment.


  • Provide compassionate routine preventative and continuity of care to adult and pediatric clients, including direct client care for acute, chronic, and infectious diseases and conditions, including assessing, diagnosing, planning, and prescribing pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments, therapeutic and corrective measures.
  • Teach patients about their health.
  • Initiate, perform, and interpret screening for laboratory tests and prescribe medications in accordance with established protocols.
  • Create a health plan for clients with unstable chronic diseases that manages their ongoing conditions and promotes their overall health.
  • Travel to rural areas (e.g., Emmett, Payette, and Weiser) to deliver care.
  • Apply interventions across the board so individuals, families, and communities all benefit; taking into consideration the social, economic, and environmental circumstances that influence health.
  • Input computer data and perform analysis and documentation.
  • Maintain patient confidentiality and accurate medical records.
  • Promote and model the workplace values of accountability, customer-focus, and teamwork.
  • Supervises patient care of medical assistant staff.
  • Conducts in-service training.
  • Provide educational outreach to colleagues, community partners, and residents.
  • Assist with quality improvement and population health initiatives for the clinics.
  • May be assigned to assist during public health emergencies and community events/activities. Will be required to participate in preparedness exercises, training, and community/clinic events and/or activities, which can include working evenings and/or weekends.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • You must possess all the minimum qualifications listed below to be considered eligible for this position. Please ensure your resume is current and completely addresses the minimum and desired qualifications of the position.Eligibility for registration as a Physician Assistant with the Idaho Board of Medicine or Nurse Practitioner with the Idaho Board of Nursing.
  • MQ Specialty:
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • One (1) year of nurse practitioner or physician assistant experience, preferably in public health programs.
  • The Desired Candidate Will Have:
  • Knowledge of medical/clinic office procedures and clinic flow.
  • Knowledge of universal precautions and standards needed in a clinical setting, including knowledge of prevention of transmission of blood-borne pathogens.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and Electronic Medical Records Systems, or the ability to learn quickly.
  • Proficiency in skilled nursing procedures such as immunizations, blood-draws, wound-care, etc.
  • Knowledge and skill regarding immunization techniques, protocols, and schedules for children and adults.
  • Compassion for others, especially the underserved.
  • Ability to maintain a team environment.
  • Ability to interact well with clients, team members, providers, and community agencies.
  • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing Spanish.
  • Passion to fulfill the mission of Southwest District Health.
  • Supplemental Information
  • Incumbents may be exposed to a noisy and crowded work environment, communicable diseases, and to hostile or aggressive clients. Most positions involve lifting and carrying objects such as audiovisual equipment, boxes, or educational materials weighing 40 pounds. These positions require travel within a local service area.
  • The successful candidate will have a history and background supportive of the district’s mission. Additionally, the candidate will be required to complete a pre-employment drug test and a criminal history background check to include fingerprints.
  • Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodation to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Human Resources office at (208) 455-5318.

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