Job: Family Nurse Practitioner

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Job Description

Reports To:                     Associate Director of Adult and Family Medicine

Job Summary:                Provides and manages a high standard of health care for patients in area of specialty.

Qualifications and Requirements:

To perform this job successfully, and individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed and may be modified, interpreted and/or applied in any way as necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

 Essential Job Duties:

  • Provides and manages direct patient care, including physical examinations, evaluations, assessments, diagnostic evaluations of labs and imaging or other diagnostic procedures, and treatment for patients within scope of practice.
  • Prescribes pharmaceuticals, other medications, and treatment regimens as appropriate.
  • Refers patients to specialists and to relevant patient care components as appropriate.
  • Directs and coordinates the patient care activities of nursing, care coordinators, and support staff.
  • Ensures completion of tasks, patient labs, imaging, and reports, as well as required paperwork in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Maintains patient records and provides accurate billing data.
  • Participates in in specified health promotion, education and/or prevention programs as appropriate.
  • Participates in providing regular and meaningful peer review and feedback to other medical providers.
  • Assists in facilitating and providing training and mentorship to improve and advance professional skills and competence of medical support and other clinical staff.
  • Participates in education of clinical students, as well as community partners and undergraduate students, per the guidelines of CCHCI medical education programs.


Required Education, Experience, Certificates & Licenses:

  • Graduate Degree from Accredited Nurse Practitioner Program.
  • Current Arizona State License as a Nurse Practitioner.
  • Board Certification in the area specific to position being filled.
  • Previous clinical experience preferred.
  • Any combination of education and/or experience that provides the necessary skills and sensitivity.
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Automobile and valid driver’s license necessary as position requires travel.
  • Participates in continuing medical education programs to maintain professional competence and skills.

 Required Language Skills:

  • Ability to comprehend and compose effective instructions, correspondence and communications in English in both oral and written format.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required.
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to patients, internal providers and staff and other agency staff working in cooperation with the organization.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.

 Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to occasionally exert enough force to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to continuously remain in a stationary position.
  • Ability to constantly move about inside the work place to assist patients, operate office or medical equipment, etc.
  • Possesses hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to constantly operate computer, telephone, and other office machinery.
  • Possesses close visual acuity necessary to accurately record and view information on a computer monitor, handwritten and typed documents.
  • Ability to discern the nature of sounds at a normal spoken volume.
  • Possesses range of body motion and ability to exert enough force to lift and move adult patients.

 Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform medical math that may include the use of ratio/proportion, dosage calculation, metric and household equivalents, roman numerals, abbreviations, and general math including percentages, etc.
  • Ability to draw and interpret graphs.
  • Ability to skillfully gather and analyze data.
  • Ability to perform a variety of assignments and make decisions requiring considerable independent judgment.
  • Ability to resolve challenges and work under pressure.
  • Displays high level of critical thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Knowledge of HIPAA and Corporate Compliance rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of current principles, methods and procedures for the delivery of medical evaluation, diagnosis and treatment within the scope of field of specialty.
  • Knowledge of current, evidence-based preventative primary care within the scope of field of specialty.
  • Knowledge of relevant drugs and non-pharmaceutical patient care aids.
  • Knowledge of health care plans and community health centers.
  • Computer literacy required.
  • Knowledge of Electronic Health Records preferred.
  • Ability to employ motivational techniques to train, mentor and lead staff.
  • Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work activities, use time efficiently and develop realistic action plans.

 Work Environment & Conditions:

  • Work environment is typical of a health clinic setting with occasional exposure to communicable diseases, bodily fluids and hazardous chemicals.
  • Work occasionally involves medical equipment with proximity to electrical current, and exposure to moving mechanical parts and some hazardous chemicals.
  • Work requires occasional travel and extended hours to include early mornings, evenings, holidays and weekends.
  • Work requires ability to be contacted by cell phone during or outside of regular work hours. Cell Phone stipend will be provided.