Under the supervision of the Chief Medical Officer and in accordance with established policies and procedures, the Nurse Practitioner delivers high quality comprehensive primary care, with expertise in HIV, immigrant and homeless care. The AIDS institute Guide lines www.hivguidelines.com and the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) http://www.ahrg.gov/clinic/uspstfix.htm are utilized as resources and guides for accepted standards of care.
Essential Job Functions
The following duties are mandatory requirements of the job:
□ Provides Primary Care, routine and acute care, for scheduled, same day and walk in appointments.
□ Maintains a professional demeanor at all times, including demonstration of sound moral and ethical character, compassion, adherence to all agency standards for dress and decorum; reports for duty and signs in and out per agency protocol(Ultipro).
□ Demonstrates proficiency of electronic medical record; including documentation, eprescribing and coding.
□ Complies with productivity expectations under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer.
□ Initiation of treatment and management of chronic illnesses including, but not limited to, HIV infection, asthma, bronchitis, ,bronchitis, diabetes, lipid disorders, and hypertension.
□ Generates appropriate referrals to ancillary and specialty services including medical, mental health and social based services
□ Maintains documentation and eprescribing practices according to standards of the agency and regulatory agencies including but not limited to history and physical, social history and literacy level as well as care management.
□ Completes and locks progress notes within 48 hours of client encounter.
□ Ensure timely prescribing, orders, addressing labs, interpreting of test results, addressing telephone encounters, ordering and reviewing of specialty referrals and consultation reports.
□ Performs routine diagnostic and therapeutic procedures according to accepted practice standards.
□ Discusses and refers complicated patients outside of clinical expertise to appropriate physician.
□ Provide health education and counseling during visits.
□ Provides on-call telephone coverage on a rotating schedule.
□ Participates In CQI activities.
□ Other duties as assigned by the Chief Medical Officer.
The following duties are to be performed as assigned by the supervisor:
□ Participate in Meetings including Quality of Care, Clinical Training, Business , Peer Review and Journal Club meetings
□ Attends conferences and community based activities, including advocacy efforts to eliminate homelessness, HIV and disparities in care as designated by the Chief Medical Officer or Director of Clinic Operations
Education and Certification
□ GRADUATE OF AN ACCREDITED NURSE PRACTITIONER PROGRAM AND POSSESS AND ADVANCED NURSING DEGREE
□ Licensed and Registered in New York State
□ Certified by either the American Academy Nurse Practitioners BLS Certified
□ Achieves and maintains HIV specialist status
□ Accumulate a minimum of 15 HIV specific CME credits throughout the year and a total of 25 Credits total per year in addition to AANP certification requirements
Special Skills and Knowledge
In addition to the above-listed job responsibilities and educational requirements, the ideal candidate for this position possesses most or all of the following:
□ Bilingual preferred (English/Spanish or English/French).
□ Experience in treating hard to reach populations, including the homeless, immigrants, HIV infected, substance users, and mentally ill.
□ Desire and ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary team dedicated to the delivery of high quality care.
□ Leadership abilities with trouble shooting and problem solving skills.
□ Proficient in use of electronic medical record systems and other technology required for use in the delivery of care.
□ Track record of positive interpersonal skills with staff, clients, and others.
□ Willingness to work off hours on special projects as reasonably dictated by Chief Medical Officer.
□ The spirit and desire to-practice in a community based interdisciplinary, mission driven system of care.
Harlem United is an Equal Employment Opportunity Provider. To apply for this job email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org include "PT Nurse Practitioner" in email's subject line.