Advanced Practice Registered Nurse

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Description Provides quality care to clients by following the most current evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, scope of practice, and program guidelines. Primarily responsible for providing reproductive and general healthcare to clients. This position includes but is not limited to providing services within the Reproductive Health, STI, and Adult Health programs. Examples of Duties The following functions represent the majority of the duties performed by the position, but are not meant to be all-inclusive or prevent other duties from being assigned when necessary. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: 1. Obtains, verifies, and reviews client health information. Records information in medical charts regarding patientxe2x80x99s medical, surgical, menstrual, gynecological, and coital history; vital statistics; and symptoms. Documents this information in a standardized, systematic, and concise manner. 2. Performs physical examination on patients Recommends and orders screening tests, treatment procedures and medications, including contraception.; 3. Interprets results and informs patient regarding test results, medications, and ancillary testing procedures per stated protocols and guidelines. 4. Provides detailed information on various methods of contraception to include barrier, hormonal, non-hormonal, long-acting-reversible contraception, and sterilization for shared decision-making. 5. Performs diagnostic wet mounts to detect vaginal infection and treats accordingly within stated guidelines. 6. Collaborate with client regarding plan of care, utilizing shared clinical decision-making. Provides teaching and counseling of preventive health to patients and motivates patients to assume personal responsibility for their own health. 7. Identifies healthcare needs outside the scope of THD, makes appropriate referrals as needed. 8. Consults and collaborates services with physicians, other health care providers, and social agencies to provide efficient and comprehensive health care. 9. Answers nurse calls from patients, physicians, hospitals, and the general public. 10. Provides professional expertise, consultation and technical assistance to public health nurses, ancillary staff, and students. Available as a referral source to PHNs for urgent, complex, or unusual client concerns and medical emergencies. Serve as preceptor &/or mentor to PHNs, APRN and nursing students, ancillary staff, medical students and residents 11. Completes required training in support of duties and responsibilities of this position. Assumes professional leadership responsibilities by participating in on-going clinical training and education of nurses and APRNs 12. Other duties as assigned including those required to fulfill activities in support of public health emergency operations. Typical Qualifications Education: Masterxe2x80x99s degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner or APRN program. Recognition as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse by the Oklahoma Board of Nursing with certification by a national nursing organization required. Experience: Three years of experience as a professional nurse preferred. Knowledge/Skills: Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, adaptation to multifaceted situations, and physical assessment skills are required to work effectively in this position. Knowledge of the principles and practice of advanced practice nursing, particularly relating to public health nursing. Excellent listening skills to assure proper diagnosis. Skills in interacting with patients of various cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Counseling and providing health education and in providing skilled nursing care; and in listening, paying attention to details, and retaining information. Work independently with minimum of supervision. Collaboration and teamwork are required to perform successfully in this role. Good writing, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills are required. Computer skills in data entry, MS Outlook, Word, and Excel. Bilingual (Spanish/English), preferred. Licenses: Must possess a current Oklahoma Advanced Practice Registered Nurse license and a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification (CPR). INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: ? Internal contact with physicians, nurses, and other departments to exchange information regarding patient care and test results, and to discuss medical problems and treatment. ? External contact with patients to gather and provide health assessment and other information, as well as advice and counseling; and with hospital personnel, private physicians, health departments, and medical institutions to exchange information regarding patient health, test results and treatment. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY/ACCOUNTABILITY: Direct Supervision xe2x80x93 Provides supervision to interns, residents, and APRN students if applicable. Indirect Supervision xe2x80x93 None. Budget/Money/Material xe2x80x93 Responsible for assigned equipment. Reports to xe2x80x93 Manager, Clinical Services. Consults and takes medical direction from the THD Medical Director. Work Location: On-site PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Frequent bending and stooping are required. Nurses spend considerable amount of time standing, bending, stretching and walking. Must follow proper body mechanics. Occasionally physical effort is required to assist heavy clients. May lift equipment or supplies up to 40 pounds. Visual, tactile, auditory, and olfactory skills are required in obtaining client assessment. WORKING CONDITIONS: Regular exposure to communicable disease, contaminated blood, and other body fluids during the course specimen collection for laboratory analysis. Interaction with occasional emotional or disruptive client. High volume and fast-paced clinic. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: ? Must maintain THD record confidentiality according to HIPAA regulations. ? Must possess an ability and willingness to perform job-related travel. FLSA Status: Exempt.

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