Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Program

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The application cycle for our 2019-2020 cohort is now closed. Please do check our website again in the winter for an update on the 2020-2021 cycle.

We have exciting news! LifeLong Medical Care’s Nurse Practitioner Residency Program is undergoing a major expansion and enhancement project. The cornerstone of this expansion is a unique and innovative partnership between LifeLong Medical Care, two large federally qualified health centers and University of California, San Francisco. We are growing from 4 residents to 10 residents starting fall 2019. Residents will be placed at 3 LifeLong Medical Care health centers, as well as sites at Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, and Tri-City Health Center with teaching and administrative support from UCSF’s School of Nursing.

The East Bay Consortium Residency program is a 12-month intensive training program designed to prepare Family Nurse Practitioners in their first year of practice to provide comprehensive, competent and compassionate care to a diverse and often disadvantaged urban population across the lifespan using an evidence-based, trauma-informed and collaborative approach. The residency is a full-time, 12-month salaried and benefitted position.

Program Structure

Precepted continuity clinic (6-7 half days/week)
Two residents paired with one experienced clinician who is exclusively dedicated to teaching during that clinic, gradual ramp up schedule. Residents develop their own panel with pediatric and adult patients.

Mentored specialty clinic (1-2 half days/week)
One resident attached to one clinician, who has their own schedule, gradual ramp up schedule. Specialty rotations located across LifeLong’s 20 health centers and include gerontology, psychiatry, podiatry, urgent care and MAT (medication assisted treatment).

Procedure clinic (1 half day/month or equivalent)
With guidance from one dedicated clinician, residents gain competence & confidence in common gynecologic, orthopedic and dermatologic procedures.

Didactics (1 half day/week)
This includes case conferences, journal club and case-based and conversational presentations by experienced clinicians from throughout LifeLong and the community. Curriculum focuses on providing quality care to vulnerable populations with complex medical and psychosocial problems.

Quality Improvement project (1 half day/month or equivalent)
This is an opportunity for residents to develop leadership and systems improvement skills through year-long team-based QI Project.

Employment Benefits

  • Full-time, salaried position
  • Paid time off, sick and vacation
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • 403B retirement plan
  • CME funds
  • DEA reimbursed

Applicant Qualifications

  • Completed MSN or DNP program within last 18 months
  • California state RN & NP license by start of program
  • Family Nurse Practitioner certified by accredited agency by start of program
  • Demonstrated commitment to work in safety net setting
  • Bilingual (especially Spanish) required for some positions, preferred for others

How to apply

The following items are required for a complete application.

  • Resume
  • MSN or DNP transcripts (Up until current date. Proof of graduation not necessary to apply.)
  • Three letters of recommendations (one academic, one professional and one of your choice.)
  • Personal statement (approx. 2 pages)
    1. What personal, professional, educational and/or clinical experiences have led you to choose to work as an FNP in a safety net setting?
    2. What goals do you want to accomplish during your residency at LifeLong? Please identify any specific areas of interest, e.g. lifecycle, age, specialty areas.
    3. Tell us about your short and long-term career goals, including where you see yourself post-residency (both location and job role).
    4. This is a rigorous full-time program that requires study and prep time outside of clinic. How do you plan on balancing your work and home life?

If unable to send all documents to email provided, please mail them to the following address:

LifeLong Medical Care Residency Program
Attn: Kirsten Flagg
616 16th St.
Oakland, CA 94612

Important Dates

Please check back in at the beginning of January for updates on next year’s application cycle. Applications will likely be due in March for the 2020-2021 cycle. That cycle is anticipated to start in late September 2020.

LifeLong Medical Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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