Contract Nurse Practitioner
Job Details
Experienced
Nelson-Tebedo - Dallas, TX
Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant

Reports To: Medical Director and/or Prevention Services Director

 

JOB SUMMARY:

The Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for administering care to patients under the direct supervision of the Prevention Services Director with dotted line supervision under a physician to provide Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Gender-Affirming Care (GAC) to those individuals in LGBTQ community and allies. The incumbent will work 20 hours per week. 

   

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Follows Texas Nurse Practice Act or Physician Assistant Act for their licensure.
  • Initiates an appropriate assessment of the patient's health status, ranging from focused to comprehensive, depending upon the setting (e.g., structured screening, scheduled visit).
  • Work with the team (Prevention Services Director, Clinic Nurse, Navigators, Testers) in ongoing clinical development and implementation.
  • Consults with colleagues, supervising Physicians, specialists, and other health professionals as appropriate.
  • Documents all client PrEP and/or GAC care as appropriate in a timely manner
  • Consults with clients by telephone, triaging, and referring these clients to services as appropriate
  • Ensures evaluation of lab results as well as other testing results with follow-up of abnormal values as appropriate
  • Consults with and refers complex and high priority cases to the collaborating physician regarding complicated diagnostic problems, serious illness, re-evaluation of chronic conditions, etc
  • Obtains patients’ health history from interviews of patients and others, and from the review of pertinent health records
  • Orders pertinent PrEP and GAC diagnostic tests and procedures
  • Performs diagnostic tests and procedures and therapeutic procedures, within the scope of practice, including venipuncture; intradermal tests; intramuscular and subcutaneous injections; administration of medications.
  • Collects specimens for and carries out commonly performed blood, urine, stool analyses, and cultures
  • Interprets health information and establishes diagnoses consistent with the accumulated data
  • Formulates treatment plan, ensuring timely provision of necessary health care services.
  • Orders necessary medications and other therapeutic equipment and supplies within the scope of practice (PrEP and GAC)
  • Educates and informs patients regarding the nature PrEP and GAC and the progress of evaluation and treatment.
  • Educates patients regarding health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Analyzes accumulated health information and collect additional observational, interview, historical, physical examination, and diagnostic data, modifying treatment as appropriate
  • Makes health record entries that are legible, concise, and timely
  • Advocates for the rights of patients
  • Maintains current knowledge in the field of practice and informs staff of changes
  • Demonstrates respect and regard for the dignity of all patients, families, visitors, and fellow employees to ensure a professional, responsible, and courteous environment
  • Promotes effective working relations and works effectively as part of a team to facilitate the department’s ability to meet its goals and objectives
  • Performs other related work as required


EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS
Must be proficient with EHRs
The ideal candidate is independent, enthusiastic, and highly motivated
3-5 yrs Nurse Practitioner experience required
Bilingual in Spanish is strongly preferred
Ability to lift up to 20 lbs

Prior supervisory experience preferred

 EDUCATION:

Masters or Doctoral degree in Nursing or Physician Assistant from an accredited program

Current unencumbered APRN license or PA-C from the Texas Board of Nursing or Texas Physician Board

Contract position. Competitive salary, no benefits are provided. Must be able to pass a background check.

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