Nurse Practitioner

Tulare County Tulare, CA

Benefits Supplemental Questions

Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) is actively recruiting for a Nurse Practitioner. This recruitment will establish an employment list in order to fill immediate and future vacancies throughout Tulare County's Health and Mental Health Care Centers. The successful candidate must have the ability to maintain effective working relationships with patients, public, staff, and other departments and agencies.

The Tulare County Health Care Centers offer a progressive and innovative working environment for our employees while providing comprehensive health care in the community. The successful candidate will work collectively and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary team setting, acting as a liaison between the public health branch and other organizations. The Visalia and Farmersville Health Care Centers are Federally Qualified Health Care (FQHC) look-alike clinics and authorized National Health Service Corp (NHSC) sites. Mid-level providers accepting a position in these sites would qualify to apply for loan repayment of up to $50,000 for a two year work commitment. For more information on the loan repayment program, visit http://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loanrepayment/.

Tulare County Mental Health has two adult mental health clinics located in Visalia and in Porterville. We work with community-based providers to ensure mental health services are available throughout the county. The Mental Health Services Branch is seeking a highly motivated Nurse Practitioner to practice medicine with physician supervision. The successful candidate will respond to crisis situations, make assessments, provide triage and follow through with appropriate treatments, which may include ordering referrals as well as voluntary or involuntary hospitalizations. The successful candidate will conduct physicals and order diagnostic studies that may require interpretation. The position offers a flexible schedule. Candidates accepting a position in these sites would qualify to apply for loan repayment of up to $25,000 for a two year work commitment. For more information on the loan repayment program, visit https://www.oshpd.ca.gov/HPEF/Programs/APHLRP.html

Typical Duties:

* Provide direct and indirect patient care services, under the supervision of a physician, within the written and approved standardized procedures

* Perform complete physical examinations, compile thorough medical history. and initiate appropriate diagnostic and screening tests

* Accurately document findings, notes, and results in an Electronic Health Records system

* Explain diagnoses and treatments to patients from various socioeconomic and educational backgrounds

* Provide health education to clients and healthcare staff as necessary

* Assess clients in a variety of settings

Specific Responsibilities to Health

* Accurately document findings, notes and results in an Electronic Health Records system

* Follow and meet established Meaningful Use guidelines and indicators

* May supervise nurses assigned to special programs.

Specific Responsibilities to Mental Health

* Assist the physician in providing services to clients requiring continuing care, including the review and implementation of treatment and therapy plans

* Provide mental health education to clients and healthcare staff

* Initiate and respond to care for those requiring mental health services throughout the facility

Employment Standards:Possession of a valid Registered Nurse certificate issued by the State of California and a certificate of completion as a Nurse Practitioner; education equivalent to graduation from an accredited school of nursing

One year of experience as a registered nurse

Possession of or ability to obtain an appropriate valid California driver's license

Additional Information:Desirable Qualifications for Health

* Two years of experience working with an Electronic Health Records system

Desirable Qualifications for Mental Health

* Have or plan to obtain a DEA number within three months

* Knowledge of Medi-Cal terminology and related procedures

* Experience working in the mental health field

Salary is negotiable based on years of experience and desirable qualifications

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