Nurse Practitioner

Overview

Date Posted:
8/4/2017
Job Code:
XtraDpem
Location:
Health Annex
Address:
4813 New Haven Ave
City:
Fort Wayne
Department:
Health Department
Base Pay:
$50/hour
Closing Date:
Open until filled
Category:
Professional/Administrative

 

This position is part-time, nonexempt, unclassified and not covered as defined by The Board of Commissioners of the County of Allen Employee Handbook.

30 hours/week; 8am-4:30pm; Monday-Friday (flexibility allowed in how to achieve the 30 hours per week)

Under the direction of the Clinical Services Division Director and the Health Commissioner for Allen County, the Nurse Practitioner provides patient care including, but not limited to treatment, consultation, and follow-up care for patients seeking services at the Medical Annex for the following areas: sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), infectious diseases, college student health physicals, foreign travel clients, women’s health, and refugee health services. The Nurse Practitioner is responsible for conducting exams, interpreting laboratory and radiographic tests, prescribing medications, giving vaccinations, and providing health education and prevention services including testing, screening, and diagnostic programs and outreach throughout Allen County.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Provides all aspects of patient care including, but not limited to diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care for STD, infectious diseases such as tuberculosis (TB), latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI), and women and refugee health.
  • Responsible for assessing patients through a detailed interview process and identifying risk factors for contracting and transmitting communicable diseases, such as TB, STD, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and hepatitis B and C.
  • Responsible for assessing patients following mental health screenings for community referrals for depression, anxiety, and substance abuse disorders.
  • Provides patient education on immunization and preventable diseases.
  • Follows Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines to provide immunizations.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

 

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing, current licensure as a Registered Nurse in Indiana, and a valid certification as a Nurse Practitioner in Family Health or a related field and one year of experience as a Nurse Practitioner
  • Current CPR certification
  • Knowledge of accepted principles and practices of Public Health Nursing, with ability to effectively examine and screen individuals, assess needs, and provide information, treatments, assistance, and referrals
  • Knowledge of public health laws, regulations, and related operations, methods, principals, and safety measures, with ability to effectively evaluate and treat individuals accordingly
  • Ability to effectively communicate with members of general public and personnel from a variety of other health-related agencies, with ability to effectively prepare and present educational materials and maintain positive community support and public relations
  • Ability and flexibility to continually update professional knowledge, change standard procedures, and attend educational workshops and training seminars as needed
  • Knowledge of health and social services available to Allen County residents, with ability to facilitate referrals as appropriate and work as a liaison with community organizations
  • Ability to operate a variety of standard office equipment, including multi-line telephone, calculator, fax machine, copier, shredder, printer, scanner, and computer, with knowledge of MS Windows applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Ability to become proficient in various internal database applications
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of all Department records and information as required
  • Ability to respond to emergencies on a 24-hour basis as required
  • Valid driver’s license to provide on-site treatment as needed

WORKING CONDITIONS:

The Nurse Practitioner works in a clinical setting with frequent sitting and the ability to move about freely.  Some lifting of up to forty pounds, pushing/pulling, and reaching overhead is required and frequent bending is to be expected.  Very frequent typing, attention to detail, monitoring of equipment, and detailed inspection are required and some proofreading exists.  The Nurse Practitioner is very frequently exposed to infectious agents and sometimes exposed to dangerous equipment, chemicals, noise, and noxious odors/fumes.