City of Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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Family Planning Nurse Practitioner
at City of Eau Claire, Wisconsin
- Job Description
Under the general supervision and administrative direction of the Clinical Services Division Manager and in collaboration with the cross-county shared services collaborative and associated Medical Director(s), the Family Planning Nurse Practitioner (FPNP) provides advanced practice nursing services, at multiple clinic locations, including primary health care and case management in the area of family planning; provides for initiation and maintenance of patients in the family planning regimen; collaborates with other professionals, partner organizations and citizen groups in developing the family planning program; serves as clinical practice team leader for other agency personnel in the provision of family planning services.
This position is unique as the FPNP will work across multiple counties joined in a cross-county shared services collaborative. The FPNP will provide clinical leadership to several local health departments' family planning and reproductive health programs in the Western region of Wisconsin. This position will require traveling to various clinic sites throughout the week.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
(Parentheses indicate a related Public Health Core Competencies http://www.phf.org/resourcestools/Documents/Core_Competencies_for_Public_Health_Professionals_2010May.pdf)
1. Assesses the client's family planning needs1a. Follows current Wisconsin Division of Public Health (WI-DPH) Family Planning Program Guidelines and clinic standing orders related to assessment.1b. Promotes and maintains the health of individuals by providing patients with counseling and education in family planning methods and related health problems such as sexually transmitted infections, vaginal infections, diet, preventative health measures and normal growth and development.1c. Incorporates strategies for interacting with persons from diverse backgrounds (4A1) (3A2) (3A4).
2. Performs appropriate health screening and treatment2a. Follows current WI-DPH Family Planning Program Guidelines and clinic standing orders related to screening and treatment.2b. Delivers advanced practice clinic services including: assessing patient needs and obtaining and evaluating a medical and social history; performing physical examination of men and women; obtaining specimens and evaluating test results; prescribing contraceptive methods; treating and performing follow-up for minor gynecological conditions; inserting and removing long-acting contraceptive methods and performing colposcopies.2c. Supports review of patient immunization records at each annual appointment and offers immunizations available.2d. May provide other site-specific services related to women's health.
3. Participates in community education programs and reproductive health outreach activities3a. Participates in community education programs and outreach activities as assigned and appropriate for service area for coordinated service provision, population-based planning, advocacy and referral.3b. Supports referrals of pregnant women for counseling and prenatal care, including WIC and PNCC, as well as other programs including Nurse Family Partnership as available and as eligible.4. Participates in program planning and training for reproductive health clinical services
4a. Maintains knowledge of Federal Guidelines, State Statutes, Administrative rules and professional standards for reproductive health services.4b. Assists in reviewing and updating the standing orders as needed for each participating Reproductive Health Clinic at least annually.4c. Works with the management of each clinic site to oversee and evaluate the reproductive health program and contributes to the development and standardization of agency programs and policies, data reporting, quality improvement, and quality assurance activities.4d. Updates staff on any procedural changes or new reproductive health information on a timely basis.4e. Coordinates clinic activities, including scheduling time at each clinic location, meeting with site supervisors and medical directors as needed, and participating in other site-specific activities such as all-staff meetings.4f. Participates as a team member of each reproductive health program in all collaborating county sites and public health department staff.4g. Supports and orients residents, interns, and other professional students, as appropriate, rotating through the clinic to the clinic purpose, policies and procedures.4h. Consults with medical directors as needed and appropriate for each site.4i. Maintains strong communication with and between each site location.5. Prepares and submits records and reports according to agency policy
5a. Maintains a clinical record documenting patient assessment and intervention in accordance with accepted professional standards for every patient receiving services. Uses established medical record forms, data bases and documentation practices for each site.5b. Maintains and submits accurate program reports and payroll records according to each site's current policy and procedures.5c. Communicates competently in writing and orally, in person, and through electronic means. Conveys public health information using a variety of approaches (e.g., social networks, media, and blogs).6. Other Duties as Assigned
6a. Applies strategies for continuous quality improvement (2A10).
6b. Meets all HIPAA privacy standards for maintaining confidentiality of patients or other privileged information.
6c. Uses individual, team and organizational learning opportunities for personal and professional development (8A5).
6d. Establishes annual goals for self-development and service assignments.6e. Accommodates need for flexibility in scheduling for emergencies and new referrals.6f. Arranges work area to reduce physical stress and increase productivity and efficiency, uses good judgment to act in a manner that is safe for themselves and their coworkers, and follows any Department safety procedures.6g. Participates in required emergency preparedness training to support agency public health preparedness and emergency response efforts and is prepared to respond as needed in public health emergencies.Essential Knowledge and Abilities:
- Comprehensive knowledge and skill in current nursing practice, including all aspects of family planning and public health nursing principles.
- Working knowledge of the use of community resources and case management.
- Working knowledge of inter-professional relationships in the implementation of programs.
- Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Ability to seek and utilize supervision to improve professional practice.
- Certification in Reproductive Health or at least a Master of Science in Nursing as an Advanced Nurse Prescriber is required.
- Current Wisconsin license to practice as a Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber.
- Experience as a Women's Health Nurse Practitioner in a public health setting preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to function independently, with a strong background in education and/or counseling.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Requires travel within the State of Wisconsin in all types of weather conditions
- Possession of a valid state issued driver's license
- Reliable transportation and current insurance
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to feel, finger or handle objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. Duties require sufficient mobility to work in normal office setting and community environments; use of standard office equipment including a computer and selected software; vision to read printed materials, and to view a computer screen; hearing and speech sufficient to communicate in person or over the telephone. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
Reasonable accommodations will be made for otherwise qualified applicants unable to fulfill one or more of these requirements.
Work performed could involve exposure to various noises, machinery, extreme heat/cold, wetness, humidity, disease, dusts, vibrations, hazardous chemicals, adverse weather conditions, hostile behavior and environmental conditions. Work performed may involve driving with extensive mileage for offsite clinics, offsite consultations and meetings. Allergic reactions, physical injury, and exposure to disease are the most common potential for injury or illness. Walking over uneven terrain, climbing stairs, working in confined spaces, and bending, stooping and kneeling are possible for this position.
Consequences of Errors:
Work requires significant accuracy and responsibility. Daily decisions are made that have potential of loss of time and money for clients, organizations and the Health Department as well as health implications for staff, clients and the public.
The Eau Claire City-County Health Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Health Department will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages prospective employees and employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.