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Job Title: 7548 - Nurse Practitioner - Unclassified
Job Number: 2020-00537
Organization: Pima County Health Department
Posted: 7/31/2020
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health Nursing
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 2
Location: Tucson,  AZ    USA
Compensation: DOQ/DOE
Position Description: Provides direct medical care and treatment to patients of a specialized nature often requiring clinical judgment within a public health setting. This classification is in the unclassified service and is exempt from the Pima County Merit System Rules.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: (Work assignments may vary depending on the department's needs and will be communicated to the applicant or incumbent by the supervisor.) * Performs client assessments, records and evaluates comprehensive health histories in the setting of an electronic health record; * Performs and documents physical examinations, makes accurate diagnoses and appropriate treatment plans that are memorialized in the electronic health record; * Evaluates clinical situations, exercises independent judgment, and makes critical decisions within guidelines of licensure; * Performs, orders and interprets appropriate laboratory screening and other diagnostic tests; * Provides forms of contraception as appropriate including device/implant placement and removal, and emergency contraception; * Provides client education and counseling appropriate to the clinical services performed; * Assists with development of clinical protocols and development of clinical policies and procedures, and implementation, evaluation, and quality assurance of the same; * Initiates and/or dispenses medications and/or medical devices appropriate to clinical service area; Evaluates the effectiveness of medications and treatments and adjusts as necessary to meet clients' needs; * May act as preceptor for other nurse practitioners, medical students, interns and residents; * May participate in outreach activities; May be required to participate in Public Health Emergency events, exercises and training; * May supervise, assign and review the work of professional patient care services personnel.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: Knowledge of: •principles, practices and techniques of primary health care; •practices, programs and protocols pertaining to clinical specialty area; •diagnostic techniques; •use of electronic health records in the clinical service environment; •pharmacology and/or the clinical management of drug therapy; •principles and practices of supervising staff. Skill in: •evaluating situations, exercising independent judgment, and making critical decisions within guidelines of license; •conducting interviews, performing physical examinations and making accurate diagnoses; •designing, initiating and directing a health care function under guidance; •analyzing data and identifying problems; •performing patient assessment, including lab and other diagnostic procedures appropriate to the clinical specialty area; •evaluating the effectiveness of medications and treatments and adjusting as necessary to meet patients needs; •assigning, evaluating, scheduling and supervising the work of professional patient care services personnel.

Qualifications: MINIMUM/DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited school of professional nursing and certification as a Nurse Practitioner by the State of Arizona in the particular specialty area as defined by the Appointing Authority at the time of recruitment and at least six months of clinical practice experience in a public health or community setting.

Qualifying education and experience must be clearly documented in the "Education" and "Work Experience" sections of the application. Do not substitute a resume for your application or write "see resume" on your application.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: (Be specific in describing your experience in your application. Ensure the descriptions provided illustrate your competencies, specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications.): 1. Currently certified as an Arizona Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. 2. Minimum of one (1) year experience working with diverse cultures and underserved populations. 3. Minimum of one (1) year experience providing reproductive health care for both male and female clients from adult though adolescence, that include proficiency in delivery of variety of birth control methods including IUDs, Implants, performing sexual health screening and evaluation, and treatment of STIs. 4. Bilingual (English/Spanish).

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 10/31/2020
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Department Personnel Representative,  7548 - Nurse Practitioner - Unclassified
Contact Location: 3590 S. Country Club Rd.

Tucson   AZ  85714
United States
Contact Location: 3590 S. Country Club Rd.
 
  Tucson   AZ  85714
  United States
Contact Phone: 5207247770 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: HealthDepartment_Personnel_Division@pima.gov
Web Address: www.governmentjobs.com
How to Apply: Interested individuals submit your application on the Pima County government job site: www.governmentjobs.com

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