The Contra Costa County Health Services Department is recruiting individuals to fill Family Nurse Practitioner vacancies. Incumbents provide medical care to individuals and families within the Contra Costa Regional Medical Center's Hospital and Ambulatory Health Centers, Inpatient Psychiatric Services, Public Health Clinic Services, Mental Health Outpatient Services and Detention Facilities, and may also make home and skilled nursing facilities visits.
Family Nurse Practitioners enjoy a collegial and collaborative practice with physicians and other members of the multi-disciplinary treatment team. Depending on assignments, Family Nurse Practitioners provide primary care and case management to individuals and families with various health problems or provide mental and behavioral health care and case management to individuals and families.
Upon request, incumbents may be required to develop, implement, and evaluate education and training sessions. Additionally, participates on various committees that focus on quality improvement and will be involved with committees that ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
Under medical direction and consultation, does the following:
- Identifies the health status of individuals and families by taking thorough histories, performing physical examinations and initiating appropriate diagnostic and screening test
- Provides uncomplicated prenatal care and post-partum follow-up for mother and child
- Make simple gynecological diagnoses and provides simple treatments for these conditions by specific protocols established through collaboration among administrators and health professionals including physicians and nurses from the agency staff
- Manages the stable phases of chronic illness to include diabetes, congestive heart failure, arthritis, hypertension and obstructive pulmonary disease
- Provides supportive psychological care to neuropsychiatric patients
- Provides counseling, guidance and instruction in the areas of personal hygiene and family planning
- Makes home visits to assess the health status of acutely ill, home-bound patients and provides care as needed
- As directed, evaluates nursing services, recommends on needed areas of training, and develops and implements training session
- Assists nursing administration in revising and establishing nursing care standards and protocol
- Plans and implements new nursing programs with nursing administration to include writing funding proposals
- Evaluates current nursing programs and recommends revisions
- Participates in record audit, utilization review and other quality assurance activities to ensure compliance with federal regulations
Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse, Nurse Practitioner certificate and a Nurse Practitioner Furnishing license issued by the State of California Board of Registered Nursing. Possession of a valid California motor vehicle operator's license. Out of state valid motor vehicle operator's license will be accepted during the application process.
Possession of a master's degree in nursing, or master's degree in a clinical field related to nursing or a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited college or university program.
Two (2) years of full-time or its equivalent experience as a Registered Nurse in a hospital, clinic or other medical facility or two (2) years of full-time or its equivalent experience as a Public Health Nurse.
Prior to appointment, candidate must obtain a Drug Enforcement Agency license issued by U.S Department of Justice and a National Provider Identifier (NPI) issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
The Human Resources Department may change the examination steps noted above in accordance with the Personnel Management Regulations and accepted selection practices.
County of Contra Costa, California - 7 months ago