Nurse Practitioner
Desert AIDS Project - Palm Springs, CA

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NURSE PRACTITIONER

REPORTS TO: Director of Medical Services
Status: Full-time; Salary; Exempt

POSITION PURPOSE

To provide high quality outpatient medical care for HIV+ men and women. Act as primary support to clinic physician and perform routine medical treatment within the confines of the position.

PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Triage new and existing clients to determine acuity of immediate complaint;
  • Perform routine and minor office surgeries;
  • Prescribe appropriate HIV medications and other prophylactics in consultation with clinic physicians (Narcotic/Triplicate and Anabolic Steroid DEA Category III prescriptions are excluded);
  • In conjunction with clinic physicians, administer all diagnostic and treatment protocols;
  • Evaluate and monitor all lab results and confer with patients as appropriate;
  • Confer with patients on lab results and other appropriate medical information;
  • Nursing Intakes to be completed on all new patients;
  • Other relevant duties as assigned.

TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, ABILITIES

  • State of California Licensed Nurse Practitioner is required;
  • Experience and knowledge in primary care medicines are required;
  • Knowledge and experience in the care and treatment of diseases associated with HIV infection is required;
  • Must be sensitive to ethnic, sex, and cultural diversity in patients to be treated;
  • Must communicate effectively with clients;
  • Must communicate effectively with HIV Health Center staff and all related departmental personnel;
  • Bilingual/bicultural preferred.

Ability to:

  • Work closely with HIV Health Center supervisor, physicians and other personnel in order to develop and maintain clear and concise treatment protocols;
  • Ensure, in collaboration with clinic physicians, the successful provision of high quality primary medical care to clients regardless of ability to pay.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Must be licensed by the State of California as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with clients and other medical personnel.
  • Maintain a California Nurse Practitioner Number
  • Maintain DEA Certification.
  • Maintain Certification as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurses Practitioners, the American Nurses Credentialing Center or other recognized credentialing organization.
  • Become proficient in the utilization of the electronic medical record system, as it applies to this position.

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