POSITION OPEN, Family Nurse Practitioner Needed

We have the following position open at the Clinic.

Family Nurse Practitioner

FAMILY HEALTH PARTNERSHIP CLINIC

Summary: This position provides the anchor primary care responsibilities for the Family Partnership Clinic.

The Family Health Partnership Clinic is an integrated health charitable clinic serving the uninsured and underinsured of McHenry County, Illinois.

For 19 years, this clinic has provided critically needed and culturally appropriate care to those who have no access to care. With a strong team of staff and volunteers, the Clinic provides holistic care including primary care, some specialty care, bilingual mental health therapy, patient navigation services, and collaborative relationships with a wide variety of community organizations. It also serves as a training site for nurse practitioner students.

The ideal candidate is someone who has a true passion for the underserved, is flexible, and puts needs of the patients first. This candidate must have excellent collaboration skills and must view the patient and the patients’ family holistically, recognizing the environmental barriers to optimal healthcare. This position affords the opportunity to work independently (though collaboratively) and make a significant impact on the lives of others.

The Family Nurse Practitioner collaborates with a multidisciplinary health team to deliver direct comprehensive care services and education to both well and/or ill patients.  This position practices nursing within the guidelines of in accordance with the State of Illinois nurse practitioner regulations.

Responsibilities:

  1. Conducts comprehensive or episodic health assessments of patients with real, potential, acute and/or chronic health problems.  Problems may include psychosocial, cognitive, and personal asset limitations of the patient/family.
  2. Performs health screenings, requests orders and performs and interpret tests.  Establishes medical and nursing diagnosis; orders and evaluates diagnostic studies; performs and monitors therapeutic procedures; assess and/or manage follow-up plans.
  3. Assesses chronic health problems and refers patients to attending or primary provider when appropriate.  Collaborates with other professionals to develop and implement a plan of care for the child, adolescent or adult with an emphasis on wellness.
  4. Prescribes and monitors medications, including dosage, side effects, and adjustments.
  5. Records and documents health assessment data necessary in order to maintain, coordinate, and/or expedite required services.
  6. Assumes responsibility and accountability for time management, professional relationships, interpersonal interactions and professional self-development.  Remains current in clinical practice by attending relevant continuing education.
  7. Provides health education to care givers and members of the multidisciplinary team concerning health issues such as medication administration, illness management and disease prevention.  Teaches children, adolescents and adults about good health practices.
  8. Treats acute and minor illness.
  9. Develops, conducts and/or evaluates formal and informal inservice and continuing education programs in area(s) of expertise for peer group and other disciplines.
  10. Participates in Clinic committees as assigned.
  11. May serve as a clinical preceptor for nursing students including nurse practitioner candidates.
  12. Participates in developing and implementing quality assurance programs.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION:

  • Master of Science in Nursing with a Family Nurse Practitioner specialty.
  • Completion of a nurse practitioner program approved by the Illinois Board of Nursing.
  • Current Illinois Nurse Practitioner License

EXPERIENCE:

  • Two (2) years of related clinical nursing experience preferred.

OTHER:

  • Strong collaborative spirit
  • Ability to work independently
  • Passion for the underserved

To Apply, send resume to: Suzanne Hoban, MPH [email protected]