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NURSE PRACTITIONER 

Union AFSCME 496.01  
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Open Date 9/9/2021  
Closed Date 9/23/2021  
Number of Openings 1  
Location Health Department  
Position Requirements


 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Certified by the State of Michigan as a Nurse Practitioner.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

Possession of a valid drivers license and transportation for use on County business

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Strong working knowledge and experience of PrEP & PEP and HIV & STI prevention 

One (1) year of experience working with HIV PrEP & PEP, HIV/STI prevention or care, community health programs, diverse populations, and/or underserved communities preferred

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Comprehensive knowledge of the methods and practices of public health and public health nursing;

Skill and interest in direct patient care;

Ability to plan, implement and evaluate programs;

Ability to work with officials of other agencies, employees and the general public;

Ability to understand and communicate technical and medical information with members of the health team and the public;

Ability to make independent judgements based on professional knowledge;

Ability to relate to people in a manner which establishes confidence and rapport;

Ability to maintain good interpersonal relationships;

Ability to attend work regularly and work under stressful conditions.

 
Description

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Provides primary health care under the supervision of a physician including responsibility for the initiation and maintenance of patients in a family planning/prenatal regime; participates with staff and other departments and agencies in an interdisciplinary approach to patient care; provides leadership in all aspects of the family planning program; maintains right to refuse to examine or manage a patient based on professional judgement; performs professional duties involving planning, coordinating, developing, and implementing programs under the supervision of the program supervisor; performs related duties as required.

STATEMENT OF DUTIES:

Plans for area and program needs and communicates same to supervisor;

Participates in decision making processes including purchase of appropriate supplies

as well as the delivery of primary health services for clients as protocols describe;

Assesses the patient's health needs by obtaining and evaluating the medical and social history;

Performs appropriate health screening procedures including, but not limited to heart, lungs, thyroid, abdomen, breast and pelvic examination;

Estimates gestational age by pelvic examination;

Obtains specimens and does testing and evaluation of related laboratory tests;

Selects and dispenses oral contraceptives and changes pill modality, discontinues asneeded under medical standing orders;

Fits diaphragms and instructs in their use under medical standing orders;

Identifies vaginitis and sexually transmissible diseases and selects appropriate treatment under medical standing orders;

Dispenses medication under medical standing orders;

Recommends non-prescription contraception and natural family planning when indicated;

Provides counseling and teaching about community and/or personal health programs and family planning and related health needs;

Refers patients with suspected abnormal conditions to the supervising physician or other medical resources;

Refers individuals to other professionals and/or community resources:

Conducts family planning education sessions for patients and community groups:

Maintains and reviews patient records, including referral and follow-up systems;

Participates in the development and/or maintenance of quality care standards;

Participates in the inservice education of agency staff;

Updates professional practices through reading, conferences, professional meetings, etc.;

Keeps abreast of federal, state and local laws and regulations concerning personal and/or community health activities;

Provides input into program goals and objectives.

 

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