Advanced Practice Nurse (Sexually Transmitted Infections/HIV)

  • Lake County, IL
  • Waukegan, Illinois
  • Jun 11, 2019
Full Time Public Health
  • Salary: 91,631.00 - USD

Job Description


Do you want a career where you can truly make a difference? The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is one of the largest human service providers in Lake County. We live our mission each day, promoting the health and well-being of all who live, work, and play in Lake County. If you are passionate about giving back and ready to be a part of an innovative team, we are looking for you!

About the Role:

Responsible for the provision of comprehensive direct medical care at assigned health center(s), within the scope of practice, in accordance with established standards of care. Provides medical services for patients on a part-time or full-time basis at one or more of the health center(s). Works with the other care team members to provide quality patient-centered care. Focus on sexually transmitted infections, viral Hepatitis and HIV. Works closely with the Practice Manager, Nurse Manager and STI Program Coordinator to achieve clinical and practice goals set by LCHD/CHC. This position is directly supervised by the Medical Director and includes collaborative work to optimally serve the patient/client.

Location: 2400 Belvidere Clinic, Waukegan, IL 60085

Skills and Experience:

  • Directly provides medical treatment and diagnosis for patients accessing sexually transmitted infection (STI) services, including Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT), Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), Hepatitis C treatment, Transgender services, including hormone therapy, and HIV care as necessary.
  • Develops and maintains a working knowledge of STI/HIV/Hepatitis C national and local strategies and initiatives.
  • Provides skilled medical examinations of adults and/or children, including complete histories and physicals.
  • Provides continuing care of patients and follow-up as needed.
  • Prescribes laboratory testing and radiology studies.
  • Prescribes and/or administers medications as needed.
  • Hospitalizes patients as needed.
  • Provides clinical consultation to other staff members and supervision of staff and students as assigned.
  • Thoroughly, accurately, and promptly document all service rendered in the electronic medical record for every patient.
  • Refers patients to other Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center services, other agencies or to specialists, as the cases require.
  • Develops and maintains a basic knowledge of services available at the Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center (LCHD/CHC).
  • Is knowledgeable of and is in compliance with CLIA, OSHA, and JCAHO regulations for safety, infection control, equipment operation, and other applicable areas.
  • Participates in the Chronic Care Model Processes in order to reduce health disparities within our communities.
  • Proved education and direction to clients, family members and or significant others.
  • May assist in orientation and training of new staff.
  • Develops and maintains a working knowledge of individual Emergency Preparedness roles.
  • Demonstrates adherence to National Patient Safety Goals.

Education, Qualifications, and Certification:

  • Requires:
    • Master’s Degree in Nursing or postmaster certification as an APN
    • Appropriate certification by National certifying body as required by state law.
      • ANCC
      • NCCC
      • NAPNAP
      • AMCB
      • ACC
    • Current Illinois licensure as a Registered Nurse or Advanced Practice License
    • Controlled Substance Licensure
    • Requires certification from ANA
    • Ability to work on weekends, holidays and overtime if necessary
    • Ability to maintain and keep records

About the Perks:

Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package with performance-based incentive plans. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit the Health Department page to get additional information on why you should work for us.

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Any offer of employment is conditioned on the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.

The Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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