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Nurse Practitioner

Company: Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Chief Medical Officer, provide comprehensive health care for patients as established by clinic protocols and according to community standards. These services include health maintenance, acute episodic care, monitoring long term care of chronic illness, and patient education. Refer patients to appropriate patients to hospital and specialty services, as indicated. This position is an integral part of the Patient Centered medical Home (PCMH). This position supports optimal patient outcomes and integrates care with all disciplines of Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform routine physical and gynecologic exams.
  • Take medical, gynecologic, contraceptive and sexual histories.
  • Initiate, recommend, perform, and interpret laboratory screening and diagnostic procedures, including but not limited to: urinalysis, Pap smears, STI testing, wet mounts, pregnancy tests, etc.
  • Initiate treatment measures where indicated.
  • Assume responsibility for clinical management of acute and chronic illnesses.
  • Collaborate with staff clinician on management and follow-up of abnormal lab and exam findings.
  • Recommend treatments and evaluate their effectiveness. Make referrals to other medical specialties where appropriate.
  • Provide unbiased patient education and counseling, including contraceptive education and counseling.
  • Initiate and manage the use accepted treatment modalities.
  • Complete medical records in a timely fashion.
  • Identify psychosocial factors affecting health decisions and practices, and counsel accordingly.
  • Maintain appropriate medical records and documentation; learn and use SBNCs electronic health records (EHR) system.
  • Protect and maintain in good condition, all medical equipment appliances, hand instruments, and is responsible for the security and proper use of such instruments and equipment.
  • Participate in lectures for health education training and updates, as needed.
  • Participate in clinician and staff meetings.
  • Assist other clinicians as needed.
  • Mentor and evaluate nurse practitioner students and medical residents, as appropriate.
  • Assist clinic staff as appropriate.
  • Consult with the Chief Medical Officer regarding management of individual patients as needed and for interpretation of policies and protocols.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by most people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or it is a logical assignment to the position. The employee is expected to perform other duties necessary for the effective operation of the department.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS/QUALIFICATIONS:

Qualifications: Current and Valid Nurse Practitioner License and Furnishing Number from the California Board of Registered Nursing, Current CPR Certification, ACLS Preferred, Bilingual in English/Spanish Preferred

Education: Masters Degree at minimum in the specialty area of Advanced Practice Nursing

Experience: Minimum of one (1) years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner, preferably in a community clinic setting.

Desired Skills and Abilities: Requires excellent communication skills, The ability to work independently, Excellent Communication Skills (Written and Verbal), Strong Critical thinking skills, Good history taking skills, Excellent Interpersonal Communication, Strong enthusiasm and willingness to pitch in whenever needed, Functions well in a high-stress environment

Physical Demands: May be required to lift objects weighing up to 25 pounds Sitting in normal seated position for extended periods of time. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction/position for extended periods of time. Reaching by extending Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example using a keyboard.

The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job unless providing such accommodations would result in undue hardship for the SBNC.

Keywords: Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics, Santa Barbara , Nurse Practitioner, Other , Santa Barbara, California

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