Public Health Nurse Practitioner

City of El Paso, TX – El Paso, TX

ContractRequirements

Candidate must be licensed to practice as Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner in the State of Texas by the State Board of Nurse Examiners or equivalent from a Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) state and four (4) years experience as a nurse practitioner. Licenses and Certificates: Must have prescriptive authority. Texas Class C Driver s License or equivalent from another state.

General Purpose

Under general supervision, provide preventive medical care and treatment to patients in clinics and health centers, under written standing orders from a physician.

Typical Duties

Conduct comprehensive physical assessments of patients, perform prescribed physical examinations and preventive health treatments. Involves: Interview patients to obtain medical history, height, weight, and other information. Identify patients health status, consult with and/or refer patients to physicians and appropriate health care professionals. Perform initial/annual examinations including thyroid palpation, heart and lung screening, breast exam, abdominal palpations, pelvic and vaginal exam, and bimanual exam (when indicated). Request, interpret and evaluate diagnostic tests to identify and assess patients clinical conditions including tuberculosis and other infectious diseases, and other health care needs. Analyze records, reports, test and laboratory results, x-ray results, and examination information to diagnose medical condition of patient. Assess physical, social and emotional needs. Interpret health assessment information to formulate and implement health care plans. Record information in patient s file for future reference. Prescribe and dispense prescription and non-prescription drugs as needed. Support health program in providing patient care along with social workers, nutritionists, and personnel from other disciplines. Maintain records and prepare oral and written reports. Maintain professional licensure and keep current with evidence-based practices. Assist, direct and train nursing staff. Coordinate schedules. Plan, promote, demonstrate, recommend, and coordinate high standards of nursing practices. Manage patient and daily care programs. Supervise assigned staff. Involves: Schedule, assign, instruct, guide and check work. Appraise employee performance. Provide for training and development. Enforce personnel rules and regulations and work behavior standards firmly and impartially. Counsel, motivate and maintain harmony. Recommend hiring, termination, discipline, or other employee status changes.

General Information

For complete job specification, click here. Salary Range: $73,230.35 - $110,577.83 per year.The starting salary is generally at the beginning of the salary range. Please note: This is an unclassified, contract position. Employment is predicated on the continuation of state/federal funding. Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.Note: Applicants with a foreign degree must have all relevant documents translated and evaluated by a College, University, or Credentials Evaluation Services Department prior to submitting them to the Human Resources Department.

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