Heritage Health is accepting applications for postgraduate training


Heritage Health is launching a 13-month postgraduate residency training program for nurses and physician assistants.

Heritage Health is currently accepting applications for the program, which begins this fall.

The mission of the program is to improve access and quality of health care in the North Idaho community by promoting the training of newly graduated nurses and physician assistants.

These residents will receive the depth, intensity and breadth of training needed to support new providers in gaining competency, clinical and leadership skills and confidence to deliver high quality health care to the community, said Dr. Leanne Rousseau, Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant Residence said. clinical director.

“We are thrilled to launch this nurse practitioner/physician assistant residency program as it will help better serve our patients,” said Rousseau. “For the recent graduate, this is a great way to develop their careers as they become primary care providers. As a community health center, we see a wide variety of patients who may have complex medical problems, which will enable our residents and providers to better partner with and serve our patients and community.”

The program will include prescribed primary care sessions, specialty rotations, mentored independent clinics in a rural setting, weekly didactic sessions, various other educational opportunities and the opportunity to start a patient panel.

Heritage Health has several residency slots available for nurse practitioner/physician assistant residents this year.

“Health care continues to evolve, and Heritage Health wants to be ahead of the curve,” said Heritage Health CEO Mike Baker. “We hope these residents stay with us after they complete the program and become the future medical leaders of Heritage Health.”

For details, visit myheritagehealth.org/careers and click on the NP/PA Residency tab. If you cannot find the information you need, contact Marisa Blair, NP/PA Residency Program Manager at mblair@myheritagehealth.org.