Employer: Riley County
Division: Health Department
Job Title: Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
Salary: $65908.00 Annually
RILEY COUNTY, KANSAS JOB DESCRIPTION
Job Title: ADVANCED PRACTICE REGISTERED NURSE (APRN)
Department: Health Department Division: Public Health Clinic
Reports To: Clinic Supervisor
Pay Grade: BB Status: Full Time
FLSA Status: Exempt
POSITION SUMMARY: The APRN is a professional registered nurse who holds a Kansas license as a professional nurse in an advance role who may provide primary and limited secondary health care to those seek reproductive health care services. This position works in collaborative practice with a contracted medical consultant and reports to the Health Department Clinic Supervisor. This position requires leadership and skills in the field of women’s reproductive health contributing to the annual grant application and required grant reporting to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
- The APRN is authorized to develop and manage medical plans of care for patient based upon an agreement developed jointly and signed by the APRN and the Collaborative Physician.
- Provides confidential, medically sound, timely and respectful care and assistance to all patients.
- Utilize electronic health record and other health records to document client care in a professional, accurate and timely manner (within 24 hours).
- Consults, refers and collaborates with other disciplines involved in the delivery of client care.
- Assists in continuity of care via record request from other providers, written referrals, and appropriate follow-up in accordance with agency policy and procedures.
- Develops and updates clinical protocols in collaboration with their Collaborating Physician and clinic Nursing Supervisor. The Protocols will follow the guidelines provided in Providing Quality Family Planning Services Recommendations of CDC and the U.S. Office of population Affairs [i] and other nationally recognized standards of practice.
- Obtains initial/periodic history, reason for visit, and presenting problem.
- Examines patients as indicated by reason for visit and appropriate for age and gender.
- Orders tests and treatments that are consistent with clinical impressions and working diagnosis within protocols.
- Consults with Collaborative Physician as appropriate.
- Provides reproductive health services to clients that come through general clinic, i.e. STI testing, UTI evaluation, birth control (bc) starts, bc refills and depo shots and others as indicated by reason for visit and clinical expertise.
- Assists individuals to assume responsibility for the prevention of illness and the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of their health by providing information regarding illness prevention, lifestyle behaviors, and appropriate treatment regimens.
- Assesses real or potential health hazards for clients including analysis of health behavior related to lifestyle and culture. Encourages clients to return for follow up as needed.
- Acquires and uses knowledge of community and regional resources to benefit clients.
- Communicates effectively with health care providers in the community.
- Maintain current certification for CPR.
- Participates in emergency response Health Department efforts as needed.
- Participates in Health Department activities as required.
- Will be crossed trained on all clinic services.
- Conforms to HIPAA privacy regulations specific to position held. The ARNP for the Public Health Clinic creates and records Personal Health Information (PHI). Has authority to use the following categories of PHI for treatment purposes: demographics, scheduling, treatment or procedures, reports and medical notes. Disclosures are only allowed as necessary for treatment to providers and/or Business Associates or as required by law. Does not have authority to access PHI for payment or health care (non-treatment) operations. May need to interact with the following departments for allowable access to PHI: all.
- Present educational programs to staff and the public as required.
- Verbal communication will always be professional and courteous.
- Works with the Clinic Supervisor to develop the annual grant application and required reporting to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
- Act as resource person for phone and walk in clinic questions.
- Serve as role model and clinical mentor for students and staff.
- Attend all staff and nursing staff meetings as scheduled to stay informed on functions and activities of other programs in the department.
- Stays current in the field. Attends continuing education that directly relates to clinical practice annually.
- Consult, collaborate and confer with other staff and providers.
- Other duties as assigned.
Education: Eligible to be licensed to practice as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in the State of Kansas and four years of experience registered nursing. Master’s degree in nursing with a licensure as an advanced practice nurse preferred.
License(s): Current Kansas RN license and Kansas APRN licensure in the category of Nurse Practitioner or Clinical Nurse Specialist. Possess a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
Knowledge: At least one year experience as an APRN in reproductive health care. CPR certification will be required. Excellent communication skills are required to interact with patients, staff, and health care providers.
Skills: The following are the skills required of a successful Candidate: excellent verbal and grammatical skills; ability to compose quality correspondence; better than average skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook, willingness to learn agency’s EMR system; ability to ensure work is completed in an efficient and timely manner; ability to work independently with minimal supervision; good judgment excellent interpersonal skills are required; the ability to demonstrate common courtesy in working with clients, professional organizations, fellow employees, and the public, especially when dealing with difficult people; the ability to work well under pressure, to multi-task, and to accept responsibility for independent decisions and actions taken.
Bilingual in English/ Spanish would be helpful.
Supervisory Controls: The Administrator and Clinic Supervisor set the overall goals and objectives. The Administrator and Clinic Supervisor develop the projects, deadlines and work assignments.
Supervisory Responsibility: None
Guidelines: The employee uses judgment in interpreting and adapting guidelines such as agency policies, regulations, precedents, and work directions for application to specific cases or problems.
Complexity: This position requires constant interaction with clients one-on-one for all clinical services. The work requires strong organizational abilities. This position also requires the skills necessary to interpret the policies and procedures of the public health clinic, as determined by the Administrator and or Clinic Supervisor.
Scope and Effect of Work: The work involves difficult situations and has strict guidelines for confidentiality.
Personal Contacts: This position will have daily personal contact with parents, clients, state agencies, social service agencies, co-workers, and the general public.
Purpose of Contacts: The purpose is to obtain, clarify or give facts or information regardless of the nature of those facts. The facts or information may range from the easily understood to the highly technical. Distributing and providing educational information is included.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear, some driving. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Most work is one-on-one care, speaking over the telephone, and data entry and may come in contact with bodily fluids and sharp objects. Riley County Health Department is a non- smoking facility.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
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