Nurse Practitioner (SBHC)/ Ryan Chelsea Clinton
The Nurse Practitioner works both within the Pediatric Department and in the School-Based Program as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, whose goal is the delivery of comprehensive health care to Pediatric and Adolescent patients within the Center, as well as eligible children and adolescents attending the contracted schools.
- Secure and assess health and developmental history.
- Perform comprehensive Pediatric/Adolescent appraisal; including physical nutritional assessment and developmental evaluations/discriminate normal form abnormal findings, and know when to refer to physician.
- Plan and implement routine immunizations.
- Assess and manage common illnesses and accidents of adolescents.
- Prescribe and regulate medications.
- Order and interpret Lab studies .
- Provide guidance and education considering common problems of children/adolescents, and preventive measures for maintenance and improvement of health.
- Provide on-site school-based coordination of services.
- Provide guidance and direction to school based health aides.
- Identify and utilize community resources.
- Work collaboratively with physician preceptor in planning for patient care, and make referrals as indicated.
- Prepare and periodically review medical protocols for pediatric/adolescent health care.
- Maintain proper record keeping systems; maintain all forms requested by Ryan and the New York City and New York State Department of Health.
- In addition to the application of the common principles enumerated in the Pediatric role, the Nurse Practitioner will have knowledge of GYN care including the following:
- Provide counseling about available contraceptive care and make appropriate referrals.
- Provide primary health care to patients in the other clinical areas if eligible and as assigned.
- Participate in Peer Review sessions/ audit s and other Quality Improvement activities.
- Be available and accessible when assigned to 24 hour telephone coverage. 18. Immediately report any problems/ unusual occurrences to the supervisor.
- Practice accepted infection control measures in accordance with OSHA Bloodborne pathogens standards and Center policies and procedures.
- Must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate to the age of the patient served.
- Must demonstrate a professional, courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with patients, immediate supervisor, and other employees.
- Our staff are required to establish and maintain positive relationships by interacting professionally , courteously, and appropriately with patients, visitors, and other employees.
- Behavior must be in a manner consistent with maintaining and furthering a positive public perception of Ryan/Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center and its employees.
- As an integral part of our healthcare team, you will be expected to be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with clinical, clerical and managerial staff to provide continuity of patient care.
- This includes reporting any unusual occurrences of problems to the School-Based Clinical Supervisor; Medical Director in a timely manner, attending all Center meetings as required and assigned, participating in performance improvement initiatives and assisting in pre-visit planning activities.
- Works well with others
- Contributes input to improve outcomes
- Asks others for opinions and feedback, provides feedback in a tactful & respectful way
Education, Experience and/or Skills Required:
- Nurse Practitioner in Pediatric or Family care.
- Current New York State license.
- Effective communication and writing skills.
- Proven track record of organization, attention to detail and ability to respond promptly to requests, anticipate organizational needs, and maintain efficient office operations.
- At least two years clinical experience in Ambulatory Care setting or equivalent.
- Bilingual (Spanish/Chinese) speaking desired.
Minimal Training Time:
One week orientation period, 90 actual workdays probationary period.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, talk and hear.
The employee is occasionally required to move about the office; use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate office equipment.
Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
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.
The work is primarily in a mental health clinic and/or general primary care setting which includes the unpredictability in behaviors of individuals and acute and chronic infectious diseases which may be contagious. Adequate preparation and precaution is necessary.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This position may be required to perform other duties. If such work becomes a permanent and regular part of the job, a new description will be prepared.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Ryan Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate because of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital or family status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, military veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.