The AIDS Resource Center Ohio (ARC Ohio) is Ohio’s largest provider of HIV prevention, care and treatment services with a budget in excess of $7 million and more than 85 employees. The ARC Ohio model of care assures that everyone with HIV has access to medical, pharmacy, mental health and social services and provides the best opportunity for patients to achieve high quality health outcomes. The ARC Ohio Medical Center (AMC Ohio, LLC) is a company of the AIDS Resource Center Ohio and provides medical care to patients living with HIV/AIDS.
The Nurse Practitioner is part of a multidisciplinary team that provides comprehensive medical care to patients living with HIV/AIDS. The NP works autonomously and in collaboration with a variety of staff to diagnose and manage patient’s health care. Participation in the development, expansion, and maintenance of the ARC Ohio Medical Center program is expected. The NP will be an integral part of the medical centers quality committee and will be involved in the preparation and application process for certification as a patient centered medical home.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, traveling, driving or having reliable transportation; written communication; grant writing and management; relationship building with community partners and funders; utilizing a computer for typing and conducting research; attending meetings; and presenting to small and large groups.
MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and other Qualifications:
- Provide direct medical services to people accessing the ARC Ohio Medical Center including but not limited to comprehensive medical history, medical assessment, specialty HIV management, laboratory surveillance, and physical exam.
- Prescribe or recommend pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies including controlled substances.
- Maintain patient files and records as directed by agency policies and procedures that will be demonstrated by scoring no less than 90% on pre-determined audit standards.
- Play key role on multidisciplinary team in providing a medical home for patients. Work with patients, physician, pharmacist, therapists, and case managers to develop appropriate treatment plans.
- Use primary care clinic protocols and procedures in providing services.
- Meet regularly with the Medical Director to discuss patient care and treatment.
- Educate patients on HIV disease, primary care issues, and adherence strategies to medications prescribed.
- Assess patient risk behaviors and educate patients in prevention of HIV transmission.
- Assist with the development and implementation of primary care clinic policies and procedures, clinical protocols, continuous quality improvement standards and program monitoring.
- Develop strong collaborative relationships with the HIV medical community to enhance patient access to services including specialists and consultant care.
- Continually update own knowledge of HIV/AIDS through reading, conference attendance, lectures and other educational opportunities.
- Serve on the ARC Ohio Quality Improvement Committee and participate in quality efforts to increase health outcomes for patients
- Help to integrate the ARC Ohio Medical Center and Pharmacy operations to maximize the number of patients enrolled in both services
- Demonstrate unconditional positive regard to clients and conduct all aspects of job responsibilities with a focus on exceptional customer service.
- Continuously grow and develop cultural competency, exhibiting an understanding, awareness, and respect for diversity.
- Contribute to a positive work environment by demonstrating unconditional positive regard to all ARC Ohio employees, interns, etc. with an understanding, awareness, and respect for diversity.
- Other medical center and pharmacy related duties as assigned.
Must have sensitivity to, interest in and competence in cultural differences, HIV/AIDS, minority health, sexual practices, chemical dependency and a demonstrated competence in working with persons of color, and gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered community.
- Ohio licensure as a Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive authority.
- Certification in CPR/BLS.
- 4 years’ experience in providing primary care.
- 2 years’ experience in providing HIV maintenance care.
- Exemplary customer service as well as written and verbal communication skills.
- Knowledge of health and social service needs of persons with HIV/AIDS.
- Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and other computer applications required.
- Reliable transportation, driver’s license and proof of auto insurance required.
Background and reference checks will be conducted. Hours may vary, including working some evenings and weekends based on workload. Individuals are not considered applicants until they have been asked to visit for an interview and at that time complete an application for employment. Completing the application does not guarantee employment. In accordance with ARC Ohio’s Drug-Free Workplace Policy, pre-employment drug testing will be administered. EOE/AA
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