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Nurse Practitioner, School Based - Ryan Health | Women & Children’s

October 16, 2020

Position Overview:

The Nurse Practitioner works both in the School-Based Program and within the Pediatric Department 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. This work is carried out in support of the mission and goals of Ryan Network.

Essential Functions:

  • 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/audits and other Quality Improvement activities.
  • Be available and accessible when assigned to 24-hour telephone coverage.
  • 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.
  • Attend all meetings and/or training sessions as required.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


Minimum Experience and Skills Required:

  • Two years of clinical experience in ambulatory care setting or equivalent.

Education, Licenses, and/or Skills Required:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • Nurse Practitioner in Pediatrics or Family Care
  • Current New York State License
  • Board Certification

Preferred Qualifications:

Bilingual Spanish/English

Competencies Required:

Customer Service:

  • Professional, courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with patients.
  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patient served (if applicable).

· Commits to exceeding expectations of the patient. Cooperation/Teamwork:

  • Works well with others.
  • Contributes input to improve outcomes.
  • Asks others for opinions and feedback; provides feedback in a tactful respectful way.

Minimal Training Time:

90 days of actual workdays period.

Working Conditions:

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. 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 stand, sit, 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.

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.

The work is primarily in a 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.

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