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Job Title: Nurse Practitioner
Job Number: 1814-14
Organization: Knox County Health Department
Posted: 11/30/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health Nursing
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Knoxville,  TN   
Compensation: $72,000
Position Description: Provide specialty care in HIV, Hepatitis C and related problems in our recently expanded Centers of Excellence clinic

Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

Excellent benefits, work/life balance, gratifying career with a reasonable workload.

Help operate the Center of Excellence (COE) Clinic serving our clients newly diagnosed and living with HIV disease. COE provides affordable, confidential services to residents regardless of age, sex, income, race, disability or marital status. Duties include, but are not limited to: providing a full range of clinical services such as personalized HIV and related medical care, supportive care, preventive care, and appropriate referrals; working constructively in a team environment; and performing additional duties as assigned by the Manager of the Department.

The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned. Directs patient care at facility by interviewing patients to obtain medical history and nature of present illness or medical problem, conducts physical examinations, and selects appropriate laboratory tests and other tests. Interprets test results; makes diagnoses; prescribes appropriate medications; provides patient education/counseling. Completes patient medical history charts and other pertinent records as required. Consults with health care providers inside and outside of the agency. Reviews records and materials from outside the Health Department. Helps direct and assist clinical and clerical staff as required. Undertakes a program of continual self-education in the field. Performs routine clerical duties, completes forms and charts; files required periodic reports of activities.

These and other services are offered as part of the Ryan White Program and the Knox County Government. Responds to and reports immediately if called upon by local regional or central office supervisors, as part of a coordinated emergency response by the Knox County Department of Health. Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Nursing from an accredited Nursing program required; supplemented by two (2) years of experience and/or training involving the area of specialty; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position. State of Tennessee APRN and RN licensure required. EHR and Bi-Lingual skills English/Spanish preferred. Must possess and maintain a Tennessee Driver’s License.

Must be physically able to operate a variety of office machines and equipment such as personal computers, printers, telephones, calculators, photocopiers, and fax machines. Must be able to use body members to work, move or carry objects or materials. Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for sedentary work.

Organization Description: We are a local health department. As a public health agency, we work to promote and protect the health of everyone in our community. We track and monitor diseases, conduct extensive health education and outreach, provide and connect people with care, enforce food safety and air quality laws and regulations, prepare for public health emergencies, and more — all with the goal to ensure the conditions in which every Knox County resident can be healthy. We have nine divisions and employ more than 260 professionals including public health educators, epidemiologists, physicians, environmentalists, nurses, nutritionists, emergency preparedness specialists and many others. We are a division of Knox County Government under the supervision of Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett.

A leader and innovator, we are proud to be Tennessee's first nationally accredited health department through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). In 2011, we formed our state's first Academic Health Department, a partnership that provides on-going professional development for our employees, and facilitates opportunities to engage with academic institutions. In 2018, we will complete the construction of a new expanded on-site fitness center for employees!

Closing Date: 2/28/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Julie Grubaugh,  Liaison, Academic Health Department
Contact Location: 140 Dameron Ave

Knoxville   TN  37917
United States
Contact Location: 140 Dameron Ave
  Knoxville   TN  37917
  United States
Contact Phone: 865-215-5310 
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Contact Email:
Web Address:
How to Apply: Apply online through Knox County HR website at

Deadline to apply is December 12. Application requires you to set up a profile, upload cover letter and resume. Interviews in late December. Preferred start is early to mid January. Potential to adjust the start date for the right candidate.

Additional Information: Ideal fit would be new NP grads with significant clinical experience and solid knowledge and skill set in general medicine; or a mid-career NP or retiree who enjoys serving a dynamic, complex patient population. Work alongside our experienced infectious disease physician, Dr. John Narro. Ideal candidate is able to get along with and enjoys a variety of personalities.

Considering applying but have questions about the position?

Feel free to reach out to the hiring manager, Bill Blomenkamp, BSN, RN, ACRN, to share about your interests and learn if this could be a fit for you! Reach Bill at 865-254-7541 or

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