Certified Nurse Practitioner

  • BUTTE COUNTY, CA
  • 3 County Center Drive, Oroville, California
  • Jul 01, 2020
Full Time Public Health

Job Description

Summary

There are vacancies with Behavioral Health and Public Health Departments.

Under limited physician and clinic manager supervision, performs a variety of medical and administrative services in the examination and treatment of clients in out-patient or clinic settings to support the goals of the Public Health or the Behavioral Health Department.

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Essential Job Functions

Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. The list that follows is not intended as a comprehensive list; it is intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific tasks.
  • Administers general nursing care to patients in a clinic or community setting; performs all nursing procedures, including dispensing and injecting medications and providing medical treatments; observes patients' conditions and behavior; reports significant issues to supervisor or physician; records nursing notes per agency protocol; gives first aid as needed.
  • Interviews patient and takes thorough patient history; reviews health records; performs physical and mental status exams; performs and/or orders appropriate laboratory tests and other evaluation tools; formulates diagnosis; prescribes appropriate treatment; develops a plan of care.
  • Monitors patients, activities and home or facility environment; helps to create a safe and therapeutic environment for patients; follows established safe practices; protects patients from personal injury; follows safety protocols, and calls for assistance as required.
  • Reads and evaluates written information such as admission reports, program eligibility information, physicians' evaluations and diagnosis, and laboratory tests; evaluates problems and develops treatment plans.
  • Furnishes medications; monitors medication efficacy and side effects; evaluates and approves medication refill requests and adjusts medication as prescribed.
  • Supports and enhances the patients' physical and emotional stability; explains nature of illness, plan of care, procedures and treatments to patients, family and significant others
  • Assists patients, family and significant others to understand program eligibility, payment requirements, third party reimbursement factors.
  • Initiates nursing actions and provides comprehensive nursing care to meet the physical, emotional, social, and cultural needs of the patient.
  • Updates and maintains a variety of files, records, charts and other documents; performs quality reviews of patient charts and test results; gathers, compiles and synthesizes data for management purposes; maintains appropriate records and prepares reports as required.
  • Evaluates nursing and medical care continually and revises plan of care to meet the individualized patient needs.
  • Confers and consults with supervising physician and clinic manager or program manager as needed; collaborates with other professionals to provide continued care outside the limitations of the clinic.
  • Develops and implements patient and family teaching program based on identified health care goals.
  • Provides guidance, medical supervision and leadership to other personnel, attends committees, councils and meetings as requested.
  • Adheres to the confidentiality standards of the Privacy Act of 1974, {U.S.C. § 552A} as amended.
  • Performs administrative duties as assigned.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Three (3) years professional experience as a Registered Nurse.
  • Must be licensed as a Registered Nurse and Certified as a Nurse Practitioner, by the State of California, and remain active with all annual licensing requirements.
  • Valid State of California driver's license is required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements

  • Working conditions are various Health Clinic and community settings; full manual dexterity and visual acuity required.
  • Work involves the potential for exposure to hostile situations and infectious diseases; some non-standard work hours are required.
  • Must work with a clinically challenging client population; must be able to read and respond to subtle behavioral clues, and maintain professional composure and effectiveness.


Job Address

3 County Center Drive, Oroville, California 95965 United States View Map