CHAS Health's NPRP mission is to advance the education of newly graduated Family Nurse Practitioners resulting in increased professional competency, confidence, and understanding of the unique population within the community health center setting. By providing an excellent educational experience, CHAS Health will advance its mission to expand access to quality health care services while retaining exceptional primary health care providers.
CHAS Health is an innovative non-profit organization and the inland Northwest’s largest community health center in Spokane, Washington. We have 12 primary care clinics, 8 dental clinics and two Urgent Care locations.
Last year we served over 96,000 patients. Visit our medical, dental and urgent care locations page to learn more.
Established in 2017, the CHAS Health Nurse Practitioner Residency Program is a 13-month educational program that combines clinical practicum experiences, specialty rotations and didactic education to provide a well-rounded experience for newly graduated Nurse Practitioners. Our program offers an opportunity to work alongside experienced health care providers from a variety of disciplines including nursing, medicine, pharmacy and behavioral health.
You will be working in a state-of-the-art clinic dedicated to the Nurse Practitioner Residency Program, located on the first floor of our Valley Clinic.
CHAS Health is looking for candidates who possess:
Todd Smith worked as an EMT and nursing assistant while in school and completed 2 years in trauma/surgical ICU before changing to ED. He has worked in rural medicine, urgent care, ED and family practice.
Todd has over 10 years experience in FQHC’s and the bulk of his professional career as an NP has been working with underserved populations. He has been precepting NP and PA students for over 15 years and has discovered that teaching helps him re-evaluate his practice and stay current with guidelines. Additionally, he has developed an interest in adult learning styles and has become active in the NP residency movement.
Lindsey has worked as a registered nurse for over eleven years in ER, pediatric ER and trauma medicine. In addition, she has experience as a clinical resource for nursing staff in critical care and stroke protocol. Lindsey has precepted numerous EMT, paramedic and nursing students as well as PA students from Shenandoah University and NP students from Georgetown University.
Lindsey is passionate about social justice and healthcare equality and is currently interested in transgender care, sexual health and chronic care.
Dr. Madarang completed medical school in the Philippines in 2003 and spent several years practicing medicine before moving to the States. He trained and worked in family medicine at Penn State for three years and was the chief resident in his third year.
After joining CHAS Health in 2011, Dr. Madarang began instructing NP and medical students and later became interested in teaching residents as well. Shortly thereafter, a position opened up at the Valley and NPRC clinic making this possible. In 2018, he received his Fellowship degree in Family Medicine and currently has a special interest in obesity medicine.
Dr. Marcus Baca received his undergraduate degree from the University of Denver and attended medical school at the University of New Mexico. He completed his pediatric residency at the University of Washington.
Dr. Baca has been practicing post-training for two years and has an interest in both anticipatory guidance and family medicine.
Amy Starr instructed speech communication for the California State University and the California Community College systems both before and after graduating from CSU Fullerton in 1992. After working several years in healthcare education programs in the Midwest, she joined the Hospital Association of Southern California where she developed training and service delivery programs for the advancement of healthcare delivery systems.
With over 20 Years of healthcare management experience, Amy Starr’s passion is working with a team approach to meeting the varied and often complex needs of an increasingly diverse patient population.
Our program is accredited through the National Nurse Practitioner Residency & Fellowship Training Consortium. Learn more about the rigorous standards of the NNPRFTC.