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Shasta Community Health Center's
NP/PA Fellowship Program
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WHY CHOOSE OUR 

NP/PA Postgraduate Primary Care Fellowship Program?

Our accredited program is specifically designed for newly graduated and licensed NPs and PAs 
who desire:

  • Additional training in the area of primary care
  • Mentorship and guidance from seasoned clinicians
  • Experience providing healthcare to a diverse patient population within the community health care clinic setting

Our program is accredited by the Consortium for Advanced Practice Providers. Find out more here. 

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Program Mission and Goal
 

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The mission of our program is to provide the new NP and PA graduates an in-depth and intense primary care training program that safely prepares them for the complexity and challenges of caring for a diverse patient population within the community health care setting. In addition, its mission is to develop within these clinicians the competence and confidence that would result in improvement of individual health care outcomes, as well as the enhancement and furthering of Shasta Community Health Center’s overall organizational mission.

Our goal is to create a positive and structured approach to the new graduate’s first clinical practice. This full-time, two-year, paid fellowship program is designed to help with the transition from student to provider by offering: 

  • Exposure to various specialties through rotations
  • Thought-provoking, weekly didactic programs
  • Experience leading a clinical team
  • Practice presenting difficult cases to peers
  • Education on the broad range of services and skills necessary to be successful in treating the underserved
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Meet Our Leadership Team

Robert Gamboe, PA-C
Robert Gamboe, PA-C
NP/PA Fellowship Program Director
Collin Lynn, MD
Collin Lynn, MD
Medical Director (NP/PA Fellowship)
Erin Baldwin, FNP-C
Erin Baldwin, FNP‑C
Nurse Practitioner Clinical Preceptor
Jared Hill
Jared Hill
Center Manager (NP/PA Fellowship & Enterprise)
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Meet Our Fellows

Stephanie Beltran-Padilla, PA-C
Stephanie Beltran-Padilla, PA-C
Kristan Jorde, FNP-BC
Kristan Jorde, FNP-BC
Natasha Simon, PA-C
Natasha Simon, PA-C
Calvin Sun, PA
Calvin Sun, PA
Angela Wallace, FNP-C
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Our Program

  • Program Structure
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    As fully licensed clinicians, our first year Fellows have independent clinics each week and work in a team-based model with their faculty mentors. These clinics include rotations for procedures, women’s health, and MAT. All clinics, including specialty rotations, have a dedicated preceptor (MD, DO, PA or NP) to provide direct supervision and consultation. Weekly didactic lessons covering a variety of medical, leadership and QI topics provide ongoing learning opportunities.

    During their second year, Fellows will begin building their own panel of patients. We are excited to bring "Pathway to Practice" to SCHC. The "Pathway to Practice" includes a clinical team of a MA/LVN and other support staff. This allows the Fellows to perform as fulltime clinicians while still have the support of the Fellowship faculty and team as needed. In addition, advanced didactics will focus more on practice management and leadership as fellows make the transition to full-time practice.

  • Curriculum
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    Independent Clinic Focuses

    • History and physical exam techniques
    • Development of differential diagnoses, appropriate diagnostics, interpretation of diagnostics
    • Development of effective and evidence-based treatment plans
    • Proficient use of EHR system
    • Identifying patients appropriate for consultation and/or referral and process for completion of referrals
    • Emphasis on team building and role as a medical team leader


    Procedure Clinics

    • Incision and drainage of skin lesions
    • Simple skin biopsy techniques and suturing
    • Laceration repair
    • IUD and Nexplanon placement
    • Orthopedic and therapeutic injections


    Clinic Rotations

    • Pediatrics 
    • Urgent Care
    • Women’s Health
    • Telemedicine


    Other Services at SCHC

    • HOPE Van
    • Homeless Outreach
    • HIV & Infectious Disease
    • Pain Management
    • MAT Clinic
  • Compensation and Benefits
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    Compensation
    • 1st Year salary:
    • $90,480 annual
    • $4,000 bonus upon successful completion of the first program year of Fellowship.
    • 2nd Year salary:
    • $101,800 annual
    • 4-day work week
     
    Benefits
    • Health, vision, and dental insurance
    • Paid vacation and sick time along with nine paid holidays
    • 48 paid hours of CME time per year and a yearly CME allowance
    • 403(b) retirement plan with up to a 5% employer match
    • Opportunity for loan repayment
    • Health club and gym membership discounts
    • Successful fellows will receive a letter of recommendation for future employment and will be preferentially considered for open positions at Shasta Community Health Center.
  • Qualifications
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    To be considered for the program applicants must meet the following criteria:
     
    Nurse Practitioners
    • Masters in Nurse Practitioner from an accredited institution
    • Applicant must be within 18 months of graduation from their master’s program
    • Licensed to practice in the state of California by the start of the fellowship program
    • Certified by the AANP or ANCC licensing board
     
    Physician Assistants
    • Masters in Physician Assistant studies from an accredited institution
    • Applicant must be within 18 months of graduation from their master’s program
    • Licensed to practice in the state of California
    • Certified by the NCCPA licensing board
     
    Preferred Qualifications
    • Stated or demonstrated commitment to providing care to medically underserved populations.
    • Self-directed and enthusiastic learners who desire constructive feedback to advance their practice.
    • Desire further learning and understanding in basic and advanced family practice care topics.
    • Desire to practice as a primary care provider in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)
  • Application Process
    Application Process
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    Steps to apply
    • Submit cover letter and CV to our Selection Committee at: nppafellowship@shastahealth.org
    • Applications are reviewed by the Selection Committee.
    • If a candidate meets all application requirements, a phone screen will be conducted by the Fellowship Coordinator.
    • Candidates being considered will be scheduled for a virtual interview with our Selection Committee.
     
    Application Timeline
    We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 academic year. Rolling interviews will be conducted until all seats are filled. We currently have seats available with multiple start dates being offered, including:
    • October 7, 2024
    • January 6, 2025
    • April 7, 2025
    • July 14, 2025
     
    *Applications close once all seats have been filled.

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