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DATE:3/9/20
STATUS:Regular, Full Time
SALARY RANGE:103,612.28
TITLE:NURSE PRACTITIONER
GRADE:34|3
LOCATION:555 Towner
UNION AFFILIATION:Michigan Nurses Association --Unit I
 
VISION
Washtenaw County Health Department envisions a healthy community where every resident has the opportunity to achieve optimal health and well-being.
GUIDING PRINCIPLE FOR HEALTH EQUITY
Washtenaw County Health Department is committed to working with community members and partners to address the factors that influence health, including employment, education, housing, neighborhood, public safety, food access, air and drinking water quality, and health care. Our work toward health equity and social justice will be guided by the following principles.
  • We value all people equally
  • We promote the improvement of living conditions in which community members are born, grow, reside, work, play, learn and age.
  • We strengthen partnerships with community members that aid in community empowerment through community capacity building, organizing, and mobilizing.
  • We name racism and other 'isms as a barrier to health equity and social justice.
JOB SUMMARY
Works under the supervision of a higher classified employee and has direct linkage to the Director of Nursing for nursing operations issues and a collaborative relationship with the Medical Director for prescriptive authority. Provides advanced clinical nursing services, including family planning, to adolescents and adults in clinic, home and community settings. Provides assessment and treatment according to defined protocols. Provides care in context of individual care, with emphasis on health promotion.
DEPARTMENT-WIDE CORE COMPETENCIES
  • Applies ethical principles in accessing, collecting, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating data and information.
  • Contributes to implementation of organizational strategic plan)
  • Communicates in writing and orally with linguistic and cultural proficiency (e.g., using age-appropriate materials, incorporating images)
  • Describes the concept of diversity as it applies to individuals and populations (e.g., language, culture, values, socioeconomic status, geography, education, race, gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, profession, religious affiliation, mental and physical abilities, historical experiences)
  • Collaborates with community partners to improve health in a community (e.g., participates in committees, shares data and information, connects people to resources)
  • Describes how public health sciences (e.g., biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration, social and behavioral sciences, and public health informatics) are used in the delivery of the 10 Essential Public Health Services
  • Adheres to organizational policies and procedures
  • Incorporates ethical standards of practice (e.g., Public Health Code of Ethics) into all interactions with individuals, organizations, and communities
The above statements are intended to provide general guiding competencies and are not an exhaustive list
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Essential Duties:

  • Prepares client documentation, maintains client files and records, as well as other pertinent information relating to the care of patients as required.
  • Provides specific health appraisals for clinic services. Performs clinical history, physical examinations, and appropriate laboratory specimens to assist in diagnosis including genitourinary/gynecological smears, cultures and nucleic acid probes.
  • Performs general health appraisals and is able to make appropriate referral and/or disposition to general population or special services.
  • Refers clients to other agencies for services beyond scope of position┐s authority to provide and perform follow-up tasks to ensure patient receives proper care.
  • Reviews and interprets pap smears, lab tests and cultures and contacts patients to discuss and arrange treatment if results indicate abnormalities as outlined in the laboratory protocols.
  • Reviews and interprets pap smears, lab tests and cultures and contacts patients to discuss and arrange treatment if results indicate abnormalities as outlined in the laboratory protocols.
  • Uses diagnostic aids and other skills as appropriate to render clinical diagnosis in outpatient environment.
  • Manages common gynecological protocols.
  • Manages hormonal contraceptive users.
  • Counsels regarding use and side effects of mechanical and chemical contraception.
  • Place implantable LARCs and fit other contraceptives (i.e. diaphragms, vaginal rings, etc.) as necessary.
  • Instructs and counsels on all methods of contraception including natural family planning method.
  • Consults with medical director regarding any abnormal findings not covered by protocol.
  • Provides health counseling/education, prevention of STD's and guidance to patients and/or families.
  • Prescribes treatments and medications according to medical protocol.
  • Assists in development and implementation of policies and procedures for the administration of clinical services.
  • Offers direction and consultation to staff in developing the knowledge, skills and abilities to provide quality health services.
  • Participates in workshops, meetings and conferences and serves on committees.
  • Assists with the compilation of statistical reports of services pertaining to assigned service area, submits said reports for administrative review.
  • Assists in protocol development.
  • Provides educational service regarding specific health problems and ability to assess physical handicaps and determine special accommodations to appropriately meet needs.
  • Serves as a consultant for staff and the department regarding health care of adolescents and adults. Participates in site visits to homes or community settings.
  • Regularly participates in evaluation, education, in-service training and consultation to promote and maintain service capability.
  • Participates in interviews of applicants for nursing positions.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
EMPLOYMENT QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Principles of advanced practice nursing.
  • Principles and practices, applicable laws and regulations covering medical related services and service delivery in the Human Services discipline to which assigned.
  • Relates and communicates effectively with individuals from a wide range of socioeconomic and/or ethnic backgrounds.
  • Community resources available to customer families and individuals.
  • Human anatomy/physiology across the life span.
  • Wellness and illness in all body systems.
  • Chronic and communicable disease process and its impact on body systems.
  • All aspects of family planning
  • STDs and skills to perform exams, obtain specimens diagnose and treat routine conditions including gonorrhea, chlamydia, MPV and vaginitis.
  • Interpreting, applying, and explaining complex laws, policies and regulations including nursing practice.
  • Analyzing complex procedural problems, evaluating alternatives and making sound recommendations.
  • Using sound independent judgment within established policy and procedural guidelines.
  • Maintaining accurate files and records.
  • Preparing clear, concise and effective written materials.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted within the course of work.
  • Performing physical assessments including gynecological and genitourinary assessments.
  • Use of computer applications related to the work.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS
Possession of State of Michigan Registered Nurse License and possession of State of Michigan Nurse Practitioner Specialty Certification, in either Adult Nursing or Family Nursing. Possession of valid Michigan Vehicle Operator┐s license. Availability of a vehicle.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Duties require sufficient mobility to work in a normal office setting and community environments where staff are assigned, and use standard office equipment including a computer, vision to read printed materials and a computer screen and hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone. Duties require sufficient mobility to work in normal clinic settings and may require handling of blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious materials.
Duties may require employee to exert 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
These requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.
EDUCATION
Possession of a master┐s degree in nursing, and completion of courses for adult or family nurse practitioner certification.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements
EDUCATION
Possession of a Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in Nursing.
EXPERIENCE
A minimum of two to three years of professional advanced practice nursing service delivery experience
This class description intends to identify the major duties and requirements of the job and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related duties other than those outlined above and may be required to specific job-related knowledge for successful job performance.

FILING DEADLINE: 4/7/20

CONTROL NUMBER: 0203-610-40010001

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