Overview: Founded in 1972, The Door empowers educationally and economically disadvantaged youth to reach their potential by providing a complete range of services all under one roof. Each year over 11,000 young people from all five New York City boroughs come to The Door for primary health care, reproductive care and health education, mental health counseling, legal services, supportive housing, GED, ESL, tutoring and homework help, college preparation and computer classes, career & education services, job placement, daily meals, cultural arts and services.
Under the supervision of the Medical Director and the Nursing Supervisor, the Nurse Practitioner will function in an expanded role in the areas of primary care, reproductive health and gynecology.
Assess the health status of family planning, primary care and reproductive health patients via history taking, physical examination, and laboratory tests within his/her scope of practice.
Plan and provide primary health care, utilizing consultation and referrals when needed.
Recognize and manage specific common deviation from wellness and health maintenance which is determined by protocol or consultation with physician staff.
Prescribe drugs, devices, immunizing agents, tests and procedures as medically indicated
Work with patients (and family, if applicable) to ensure an understanding of and compliance with the therapeutic regimen with established protocols, and recognize when to refer the patient to a physician or other health care provider.
Perform other relevant duties as delegated by supervisor.
Currently licensed/registered by the state of New York as a Registered Nurse and Nurse Practitioner
Family Nurse Practitioner board certification required
Three plus years’ experience preferred
Knowledgeable of and ability to apply positive youth development principles to working with young people
Demonstrates ability to work in a holistic, multidisciplinary setting
Adolescent and Family Planning experience preferred
Proficiency in Spanish, French or Mandarin strongly preferred
Hours: 35 hours per week (Mon-Fri, some evening hours required)