Posted: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 2:30 AM
Nurse Practitioner Status: Part-Time/Per Diem/Nonexempt Location: 625 N Shipley Street Wilmington, Delaware 19801 Schedule: Wed., Thurs., Fri., & (1) one Sat. a month Department: Medical Services Reports To: Medical Director & Family Planning Manager Approved: June 2013 JOB SUMMARY: Provide reproductive health care services to a broad-based population with clinical supervision by the Medical Director and operational supervision by the Family Planning Manager. Provide skilled client care in the clinical setting including gynecological exams, screening and treatment, counseling, contraceptive advice and prescriptions, detection and treatment of vaginitis, cervicitis and STDs, follow-up patient consultations and other medical conditions as per health center guidelines and client needs. Provide direct client services according to PPDE Medical Protocols in accordance with PPFA Medical Standards and Guidelines. Maintains a patient load of 4 patients per hour. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 1. Perform medical screening procedures as appropriate for PPDE clients. 2. Perform gynecological and STD examinations and screening examinations including thyroid, heart, lungs, abdomen, extremities, breast, genital and pelvic examinations. 3. Refer clients with abnormal conditions found on examination to Medical Director and/or other physicians or medical facilities as needed per health center guidelines and/or client needs. 4. Perform, order, and interpret routine laboratory tests. 5. Responsible for follow-up of abnormal pap smears, positive STD tests or other abnormal lab tests. 6. Perform medical referrals as indicated and appropriate follow-up. 7. Maintain productivity expectations and compliance standards of the health center. 8. Maintain a close working relationship with Medical Director, VP of Medical Services, Family Planning Managers, Surgical Services Manager, and other licensed staff of the agency. 9. Participate in in-service training, volunteer training and community education as assigned by Family Planning Manager. 10. Initiate problem solving to ensure smooth health center flow. 11. Serve as a telephone resource person for client or medical information calls. 12. Document findings and referrals. Sign records and prescriptions. 13. Work independently to maintain up-to-date knowledge in the health care field via attending seminars and workshops, and reading relevant material. 14. Provide skilled LARC services for patients requiring such services. 15. Participates in monitoring of quality and risk management activities, including audits and training, to ensure delivery of quality health care in compliance with PPDE Medical Standards and Guidelines, PPDE policies and procedures and State and Federal regulatory requirements. 16. Promotes a spirit of teamwork and professionalism among all staff. 17. Function as back-up for other clinicians and understand procedures at all health center sites and fill in as requested. 18. Perform other duties as assigned by the Medical Services Management Team, including assistance in abortion services. QUALIFICATIONS: To be successful, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily and demonstrate a constructive relationship with the Family Planning Manager. Listed below are knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and/or Experience 1. Graduate of an accredited nursing program/physician assistant program with state-mandated certifications/licensure. 2. Current Delaware license as an advanced practice registered nurse/physicians assistant with prescriptive privileges required. 3. Minimum of zero to two years experience as an advanced practice nurse/physicians assistant, with experience and broad knowledge of family planning. Experience within a family planning clinical setting preferred. 4. National Certification or a current Medicare/Medicaid number. 5. Professional, positive attitude with proven ability to contribute effectively to highly functioning work teams. Reasoning Ability: Must have the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusion. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in various formats required. Ability to multi-task and to work effectively under pressure due to conflicting demands is required. Must be flexible, highly organized, creative and detail-oriented with the ability to set and meet deadlines. Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze and interpret periodicals, professional journals, procedure manuals and technical procedures. Ability to write reports, procedure manuals and correspondence. Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills, listening and interpersonal relationship communication skills. Must be able to communicate clearly and interact comfortably with a diverse group of clients, staff and volunteers in a non-judgmental, professional and sensitive manner. Mathematical Skills: Must possess the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Computer Skills: Excellent keyboarding skills with high level of accuracy required. Proficiency in Internet usage and Microsoft Outlook helpful. Must possess capacity to learn software programs required for specific position and access electronic communications, including e-mail, Extranet and Internet. Proficient in the use of PPDEs Electronic Health Record system; proficient in the use of ultrasound and other tools as required in performance of current job duties. Leadership: Excellent leadership capabilities; able to mentor and coach fellow health center staff including RNs and HCAs in the achievement of health center and PPDE clinical and employee goals. Strategic Thinking: Able to think strategically about ongoing improvements in current clinical practice and health center functions. Customer Service: Excellent internal and external customer service skills and a commitment to providing the highest level of patient satisfaction. Organizational Ability: Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task in both patient care and other job related duties. Able to adapt to diverse operation hours, needs and clientele of all PPDE health centers. Judgment & Decision Making: Ability to exercise initiative, sound judgment and problem-solving techniques in the decision-making process. Communication Skills: Excellent communication skills with patients and staff in all areas of PPDE including administrative, clinical and non-clinical center staff. Innovative/Creative Ability: Able to suggest new and creative ways to improve existing and new clinical services and health center systems. Essential Function for Float Clinicians: Able to function as the back up for all health center clinicians and understand procedures at all health center sites in order to fill in as needed. Physical Demands: All of the position functions listed within this position description involve to greater and lesser degrees the following physical demands: close vision; hearing/listening; clear speech; walking; lifting and carrying up to 25 pounds; stooping; kneeling; bending; sitting; standing; and use of hands to finger, handle, and feel during examinations and using equipment. The physical demands are representative of those required to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Work Environment 1. Works in a diverse environment, builds productive relationships, and effectively works independently and collaboratively as part of a team. 2. Performs tasks that involve exposure to blood, fluids, or tissues as well as cleaning solvents and other chemicals. 3. Works in an environment with usually moderate noise level. 4. Works in an environment where protestors may be present at work and related sites. 5. Works an irregular schedule, which could include some weekends, early mornings and evenings. 6. Works in a cost-effective and flexible manner, multi-tasks, works effectively under pressure due to conflicting demands, and manages a minimum of four patients per hour. 7. Performs agency duties at various sites, so a valid driver license or otherwise ability to provide own reliable transportation is required. This description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and requirements associated with this position. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current position, management reserves the right to revise the position or to require that other or different tasks be performed.
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