JOB POSTING: Nurse Practitioner

Posted 1 week ago

Improving Health. Inspiring Change.

Job Description

The mission of Cempa Community Care is to champion healthy communities by providing affordable, compassionate, and high-quality care through advancing comprehensive support services and person-centered best practices. While growing and expanding its services and outreach, Cempa is seeking individuals, whose passion for serving and helping others is their primary motivation.

The Nurse Practitioner works effectively with the physician, clinic team, and executive directors to assure mission, vision, goals, budget, and performance standards for the clinic are met. The Nurse Practitioner is actively involved in providing formal and informal care, education; additionally, participates in the review and development of specific policies, procedures, and practice guidelines. The incumbent in this position must be able to demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and an understanding of the interdependent roles of various allied health professions. This individual will assess physical, psychosocial, cognitive, and functional components, develop a treatment plan, order and interpret diagnostic components of the plan, and prescribe non-pharmacological and pharmacological agents. As a member of our interdisciplinary team of care clinicians, counselor providers, and case managers the Nurse Practitioner will actively participate in improving the lives of patients who are living with HIV/AIDS, Hep C, STIs, and provide primary care services for community members as part of FQHC. Please note: Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (includes, but not limited to):

Clinic

  • Formulates appropriate differential diagnosis, develop treatment plan to include appropriate diagnostics; identifies non-pharmacological interventions, appropriate pharmacological agents and education. The plan is based on mutually established priorities to maximize the heath potential of the patient.
  • Works with a multidisciplinary team to provide HIV primary care services to our HIV positive patients, including medical assessment, diagnosis, treatment, referral and follow-up.
  • Provides HIV prevention treatment, treatment of HCV, and primary care for the Chattanooga community.
  • Current NP for PrEP walk-in spots on Tuesdays.
  • Rotating coverage to ensure all clinic aspects are managed.
  • Provides HIV, HCV, and PrEP on the mobile clinic currently 1 day per week which includes:

a) Completing enrollment forms as well as 340B forms on the mobile clinic.

b) NP onboard for expansion of Mobile Clinic to 3 days per week.

c) Meeting with county health councils with Mobile Clinic coordinator in order to expand

mobile clinic

  • Provides relevant patient and family education; makes appropriate referrals to other professional and community agencies.

a) Educates patients and families regarding disease, procedures, medication, nutrition, and healthcare

  • Prescribes non-pharmacological therapies and pharmacological agents within the defined scope of service and according to guidelines established by the supervising physician.
  • Orders and provides preliminary interpretation of diagnostic studies. ***laboratory data and coordinates care
  • Promotes employer values through patient care, community image, and attitude in the working environment
  • Leads morning clinic meetings with the multidisciplinary team to discuss patient progress, outcomes, and needs
  • Provides coverage in clinic when other staff are not present: fill pill boxes, check in medication, medication refill logs for all providers, answer nurse phone calls, assist in stocking market/registered dietician food boxes, transfer labs
  • Provides assistance and education to ancillary staff to provide excellent patient care and competence within the entire clinic
  • Demonstrates the ability to use effective organizational/prioritization problem-solving and decision-making abilities in practice.
  • Provide diagnostic workup, plan of care, and treatment protocol for nurse visits – discuss with MA prior to nurse visit to determine plan of action of specific cases
  • Serves and protects the physician or health care provider practice by adhering to professional standards, policies and procedures, federal, state, and local requirements.
  • Maintain up-to-date professional certification and furnishing license to prescribe medications (under MD supervision); ensure continuing education credit
  • Participates in the review and development of specific policies, procedures, and practice guidelines.
  • Answers voicemails from clients, return nurse calls
  • Assist with client related events: working on client newsletter, serving on various work groups

o Beautification committee, Client Christmas Party committee, health fair committee

  • Manage client complaints and work closely with office manager to resolve complaints during visit.

Job Qualifications and Skills:

  • Demonstrate multi-cultural sensitivity and experience or interest in working with underserved communities.
  • Able to interact with a variety of people, with a wide understanding of culture, beliefs and economic levels.
  • Availability to respond immediately to possible calls after-hours, and, on an on-call basis from patients for assistance or treatment and alert medical staff to pending emergency situations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of LGBT health related concerns and experience in providing medical care in LGBT communities
  • Commitment to community-based health care services
  • Preferred knowledge of health-related concerns regarding minority populations
  • Preferred knowledge of primary care, family practice, and infectious disease
  • Preferred training in cultural competency

Education and Experience Required

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing.
  • Licensure by the State of Tennessee as a Registered Nurse.
  • Currently licensed as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant by the State of Tennessee.
  • Certification by AANP or ANCC
  • Eligible for Credentialing and privileging through TPQVC.
  • 5 years minimum experience in healthcare environments.
  • Experience in sexually transmitted infection screening, treatment, and education
  • Maintains up to date knowledge from the CDC on proper screening and treatment
  • Maintain HIV knowledge current through in-services, journals, conferences, and CEUs
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Member of job-relevant organizations
  • Currently licensed as a Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant by the State of Tennessee.
  • Accrue at least ten (10) contact hours of continuing education each year. Must maintain certification with the AANP, NPs must obtain 100 contact hours every 5 years.

Education and Experience Preferences

  • Experience with Electronic Medical Records system; eCW specific but not required

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position does have a supervisory role, therefore when required, every effort should be made by the Nurse Practitioner to maintain the leadership style of the CEO.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Verbal and written communication skills must be professional and of the highest caliber. Perfection in both forms of communication are essential, as this position represents this Company and provides communication on behalf of the Company.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

To adequately perform the functions of this position, an individual must possess a basic knowledge of accounting practices and have a basic understanding of mathematics to perform simple financial duties. Proficiency in addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, as well as the use of a ten-key calculator, are expected.

REASONING ABILITY

The Director of Clinical Services is responsible for making decisions of greater magnitude, this position will not have the autonomy and authority to make decisions on behalf of the company. However, the Nurse Practitioner must have the ability to analyze situations, examine options and consequences, and be held accountable for this decision-making process is critical to the overall operation.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Additional certifications would be helpful and is preferred.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Must have the ability to travel independently throughout the organization to access information from other departments. Must have the ability to sit for long periods of time.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Normal range of motion to fulfill job duties as described above.

Some occasional lifting, up to twenty (20) pounds.

Sitting and working on computer for up to two (2) hours at a time.

Climbing stairs occasionally throughout the day.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Controlled temperatures within a three-story building.

No smoking within the building.

Kitchen with break-room available on all floors.

Bathrooms provided on all floors.

Parking provided at the back of building across the street and walking/ambulating outdoors in elements necessary.

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