Job Details

Requisition Number 19-0081
Title Clinician
Employee Type Full Time
City Des Moines
State IA


Planned Parenthood North Central States




Clinician – Des Moines, IA




At Planned Parenthood North Central States (PPNCS), we believe all people deserve the right, the freedom and the opportunity to follow their personal ambitions and choose their own path toward a healthier, more meaningful life. That’s why we protect, promote and provide comprehensive and progressive sexual and reproductive health care for generations of young people and families with empathy, care and respect. We are looking for passionate, dedicated staff who are eager to make positive contributions to their community and to the Planned Parenthood mission.




Provide medical and educational services to patients to include assessment, physical exams and management of health needs as outlined in Medical Standards and Guidelines.  Participate in team approach to patient care working cooperatively with others to achieve productivity standards and exceptional customer service.  Communicate effectively and sensitively to patients from a wide range of backgrounds and ages, while serving as a patient advocate.








Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:




·         Work with the health care team to meet established productivity standards for center revenue, expense/margin, patient numbers, and quality and customer service.


·         Maintain working knowledge of Planned Parenthood policies and procedures and apply these to patient and clinic services.


·         Secure a complete health history, including personal, family and social histories; perform physical examinations and document findings in the electronic health record. 


·         Perform order and interpret diagnostic tests as indicated.


·         Manage and treat problems and emergencies per medical standards and guidelines, consulting with a Senior Clinician or physician when indicated.  Refer patients for further evaluation, as appropriate.


·         Make and follow through on appropriate medical and social referrals and provide liaison with health and welfare agencies in conjunction with other staff.


·         Assist with training of staff in areas of medical care.  Provide consultation to staff regarding phone calls and patient scheduling.


·         Prescribe all FDA approved methods of birth control.


·         Provide specific instruction on the patient’s selected birth control method.


·         Inform patients in a non-directive manner about all options available to them in the event of an unintended pregnancy and make a referral for service based on the patient’s needs.


·         Describe the difference between a medication and surgical abortion.


·         Provide factual, non-biased information to patients seeking an abortion.


·         Refer patients for abortion, prenatal care or adoptions services.


·         Counsel HIV+ clients.


·         Participate in the development and implementation of medical standards and guidelines and quality control systems.


·         Serve as a clinical mentor/trainer to students in medical training programs as indicated.


·         Follow all state laws regarding mandatory reporting.


·         Comply with state laws governing abortion services


·         Respond to staffing needs at other sites as needed.


·         Participate in on-call rotation as needed.


·         Other duties as assigned.




Planned Parenthood North Central States supports people of all ages in making responsible choices and planning their futures.  We are an organization committed to creating and fostering an environment that leads to engaged employees, and we believe engaged employees results in satisfied customers and exceptional experiences. When you work for Planned Parenthood you make a difference in the lives of those we serve by affirming the human right to reproductive health and freedom. 




Planned Parenthood is committed to hiring and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce that effectively employs the skills and talents of all employees in our organization. All applicants will receive consideration regardless of their race, color, creed, sex, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, age, veteran status, marital status, religion, sexual orientation, size, disability, socioeconomic status or status with regard to public assistance.  We encourage diverse candidates to apply for this position. AA/EEO


Work Hours

Work Hours: Full-time

This position is full-time averaging 37.75 hours per week. Tentative schedule:  First week of the two-week pay period the schedule is Monday and Tuesday 8:45a-5:15p, Wednesday 10:45a-7:15p, Thursday and Friday 8:45a-5:15p.  Second Saturday of the month 9:30a-3:30p with Monday off, Tuesday 8:30a-5:30p, Wednesday 10:30a-7:30p, Thursday and Friday 8:30a-5:30p.

 This position is eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, long-term   disability, life insurance, PTO, extended illness leave, volunteer time off, paid holidays, and 403(b) retirement plan.




Required Qualifications




·         Graduate of women’s health or family nurse practitioner, nurse midwife or physician assistant training program. 


·         National certification by appropriate authority within 90 days of hire.  1-3 years related experience preferred.


·         Currently licensed by applicable state(s)– Registered Nurse and Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant or current certification from the American Midwifery Certification Board. Valid driver’s license.




Any job offer will be contingent upon the results of a background investigation.


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