February 5, 2020 Share

Stimulus Brand helps Henry J. Austin Health Center launch Nurse Practitioner Residency Recruitment Campaign

Henry J. Austin Health Center launches a comprehensive Nurse Practitioner Residency Program with a four-year, $3.4 million award received from Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA).

Trenton, NJ. — Henry J. Austin Health Center announced it received a four-year, $3.4 million award from the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) to launch a comprehensive Nurse Practitioner Residency Program. Funding under this initiative seeks to increase primary care providers in community-based settings. The goal of the program is to help develop an innovative, capacity building and sustainable solution to address health disparities and primary care provider shortages across the state. The HJAHC NPR program will place NP residents at Community Health Centers in Central, Northern and Southern New Jersey.

Through the Henry J. Austin NPR program new NP residents will receive intense focused clinical training and experience in several evidence-based models of care: Advanced Access Systems, Patient Center Medical Home, Trauma Informed Care, and Integrated Collaborative Team Care. At the completion of the 12-month program, new NP’s will have the skills and experience to be exceptional caregivers and to deliver the highest quality care to all patients receiving care in a Community Health Center setting.

More information here on grant: https://bhw.hrsa.gov/funding-opportunities/ane-npr

“We are privileged to be able to offer this new residency program to nurse practitioners throughout the state of New Jersey. Thanks to our partnerships with CompleteCare Health Network, Zufall Community Health Centers, The College of New Jersey, Rutgers, and Stockton University we have built strong education and training that will shape the future providers in our communities.”
Kemi Alli, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Henry J. Austin Health Center

A multi-media recruitment marketing effort, developed by StimulusBrand, will launch in early February to students at Rutgers University, The College of New Jersey, Stockton University and surrounding communities. The program includes video, print ads, posters, brochures, website, email and display banners.

The HJAHC Nurse Practitioner Residency Program is a highly selective, comprehensive, 12-month training program. It is designed to provide intensive, focused training in two areas: Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) model for primary care and Trauma Informed Integrated Care. Residency trainees will work with a community health center primary care provider, deliver trauma informed care in a team environment, work in mentored sessions at a community health center, and much more. The program offers significant rural/migrant health experience—and provides an opportunity for a one-year employment after the residency.

Training will be offered in three locations:
CompleteCare, serving Gloucester, Cumberland and Cape May Counties, Henry J. Austin Health Center, serving the Greater Trenton Community and Zufall Community Health Center, serving Morris, Hunterdon, Warren, Sussex and Essex Counties.

5 key components of the Nurse Practitioner Residency Program:
• Precepted Continuity Sessions (4 per week)
These sessions are the cornerstone of the residency. Nurse Practitioner residents develop their own patient panel while having an expert primary care provider (MD or APRN) exclusively assigned to them.
• Specialty Rotation (2 per week)
Ten rotations in areas most commonly encountered in the setting of a community health center:
o Behavioral Health
o Women’s Health
o Clinical Pharmacy
o Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)
o HIV/Hepatitis Management
o Community/Population Health
o Pediatrics
o Chiropractic/Pain Management
o Infectious Disease
o Mobile Health Unit

• Mentored Sessions (2 per week)
Nurse Practitioner residents work as a member of a team at one of our community health centers. They see patients at the delegation of the primary care providers.

• Didactic Education Sessions (1 per week)
Formal learning on clinical challenges most commonly encountered in community health centers. Content is planned to correspond to the resident’s clinical experiences. Training on the quality improvement model, including microsystems, facilitation, and leadership development.

• Telehealth Training (1 per week)
Nurse Practitioners learn to work with health information technology including telemedicine, video case conferencing, health information exchange, and e-consults.

About the Henry J. Austin Health Center
Henry J. Austin Health Center, Inc. is located in Trenton, New Jersey. Established in 1969 as Trenton’s Neighborhood Health Center, HJAHC was incorporated in 1986 as a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) entity. The mission of Henry J. Austin Health Center is to provide patient-centered, comprehensive, accessible, efficient, quality primary care, mental health and substance abuse treatment services to the culturally diverse greater Trenton community. Our exceptional dedicated, well trained team delivers best practice healthcare, working with community partners to provide extraordinary customer service and quality outcomes. Our vision is to improve the quality of life through superior health care outcomes for the Greater Trenton community as their medical home of choice. For more information, visit www.henryjaustin.org