POSITION: NURSE PRACTITIONER
DEPARTMENT: PERSONAL HEALTH
UNION: TEAMSTERS HEALTH DEPARTMENT
(bargaining unit members given preference)
HOURS: 37.5 hours biweekly (.5 FTE)
Position is for a Nurse Practitioner with current assignment in adolescent health at the Youth Health Wellness Center. Current assignment requires certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant. Assignment may change as needs of the Department and funding dictate. Primary function of the job is to assume an advanced role in providing health care services, carrying out the major responsibility for the individual’s health care needs under the direction of the Medical Director. Employees in this job have no formal supervisory role, however, may train, guide, or lead employees in the designated work unit. Employees work as part of a team and are responsible for ensuring that the team meets its objectives.
Employees must meet the minimum requirements, conditions of employment, and be able to perform successfully all essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodations.
This position may require irregular hours. This position may require travel by the employee in the employee's own vehicle.
Examples of Duties:
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (may include but are not limited to the following)
- Elicits and evaluates medical history prior to performing physical examinations.
- Performs complete physical examinations on specified individuals, documents results of physical examinations, and facilitates patient referrals and coordination of services when necessary and in collaboration with other health care professionals.
- Reviews laboratory testing and other pertinent medical information, and diagnoses and prescribes treatment for patient medical issues
- Counsels patients of all ages on appropriate health topics and risks.
- Coordinates activities for students and the public to promote health awareness and for disease prevention.
- Assists with researching, writing, and coordinating grants, including monitoring grant expenditures and preparing grant reports.
- Monitors and maintains appropriate levels of supplies and materials in support of unit operations and activities.
- Participates in lab maintenance activities, ensuring controls are calibrated and evaluated on a regular basis.
- Participates in and/or reports to a variety of meetings, committees, professional associations, Boards, and/or other related groups.
EDUCATION, FORMAL TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE (minimum requirements)
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES (minimum requirements)
- Masters of Science in Nursing
- Two to four years of experience as a practitioner, including experience in area of assigned program preferred.
- Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant.
- Licensure as Registered Nurse in the State of Michigan (depending on certification)
- Requires a valid drivers license and personal vehicle insurance.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS, WORK ENVIRONMENT, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, COMPETENCIES (minimum requirements)
- May be required to reach with hands and arms; sit; stand; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk and hear; smell; use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
- May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, infectious diseases, and in isolated settings with minimal security.
- May occasionally be required to lift/move up to 50 pounds.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (minimum qualification - legal or contractual pre-employment obligations and/or requirements, such as drug testing, background check, etc.) A background check may be required initially and periodically for an individual hired, transferred, reclassified, promoted, or currently working in this job. Appointment to or continued employment in this job is contingent upon a satisfactory background check which may include, but is not limited to: confirmation of a persons’ identity; review of criminal conviction records; verification of educational degree, license, or certificate required for the position; review of Department of Motor Vehicles records; Department of Justice fingerprint scan; and/or drug and alcohol testing as required and allowable by law. A satisfactory background check is defined as the absence of a criminal history record which bears a demonstrable relationship to the applicant's or employee's suitability to perform the required duties and responsibilities of the position.
- Proficiency in English grammar, spelling, punctuation, and simple mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, ratios, etc.
- Extensive knowledge of public health practices and issues
- Thorough knowledge of nursing theory and skills included in Public Health nursing
- General knowledge and ability to use a personal computer to prepare reports, maintain records, search for and compile data
- Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with customers, co-workers, and representatives of other agencies.
- Appropriately and effectively represent the County at a variety of community events and activities in support of positive public relations initiatives, and develop liaison relationships between the community and the County.
- Skill in researching and resolving problems in order to ensure compliance
- Ability to assess individual's health utilizing background information
- Ability to consistently demonstrate sound ethics and judgment
- Ability to think analytically and apply sound judgment, solve problems, make effective decisions, and act with integrity
- Ability to comprehend, process and apply both verbal and written skills appropriate to the job
- Ability to facilitate meetings effectively and efficiently
- Ability to accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files
- Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries
- Ability to use County resources effectively and efficiently