This position works under the direction of the Preventive Health Clinic Manager, and works closely with the nurses and physicians to support the coordination of services and proper implementation of nursing care and treatment plans. Acts as a clinician as assigned, obtains health histories, performs physical examinations, collects and interprets laboratory specimens and makes diagnoses. Delegates basic nursing services to nurses, to licensed practical nurses, and to unlicensed assistive personnel.
Works closely with the nurses and physicians to support the coordination of services and proper implementation of nursing care and treatment plans. Provides health maintenance care, episodic acute and chronic disease management (e.g. family planning, communicable disease care), clinical preventive services, and disease prevention services. Performs a full range of complex duties within a framework of established procedures and protocols and provides services that require the use of experienced judgment and skills. Participates in the development and implementation of plan(s) of care on the health risks identified during the nursing assessment. Describes services that are available and eligibility criteria as appropriate. Initiates appropriate teaching and demonstration of care for individual clients and families based on nursing assessment with an emphasis on the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health and self-care. Follows up on patients as often as indicated. Refers patients to appropriate resources. Maintains complete and accurate records on each patient seen. May be assigned to different clinic/work locations as needed.
Bachelor's degree and Master of Science degree in Nursing from a program accredited by a nationally recognized nursing accreditation organization.
Current Nurse Practitioner Certification from a nationally recognized nursing accreditation organization.
Certificate of Fitness issued by the State of Tennessee.
Licensed as an Advanced Practice Nurse by the State of Tennessee.
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certification.
Candidates with accreditations earned in a foreign institute are encouraged to apply, however at the present time MPHD is not sponsoring individuals through any of the US Government’s employment-based immigration programs.
Valid class “D” driver’s license, use of personal vehicle, and maintenance of valid personal vehicle insurance as required by Tennessee Law.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Three (3) years’ experience as a Nurse Practitioner.