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Thresholds Health
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Description

The Health Center Nurse Practitioner supports our Community Health Center mission to improve the well-being of the community we serve by providing accessible, high-quality healthcare. The Health Center Nurse Practitioner provides high-quality primary health care services, emphasizing the prevention, treatment of disease and management of chronic illness, and is responsible for the delivery of medical care within the legal parameters established by the Illinois Medical Practice Act.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serves as an essential member of the health center medical provider team, interfacing directly with patients and other health center team members to carry out the mission, vision and values of Thresholds Health, in compliance with the rules and regulations governing HRSA FQHC Look Alike community health centers.
  • Facilitates entry of the client into the health care system by assessing the primary health care needs, including comprehensive health histories, performing physical examinations, ordering and/or performing pertinent diagnostic tests, analyzing collected data to determine client health status and formulating a problem list.
  • Provides coordinated, continuous and culturally competent primary health care to individuals that span the health continuum through mutual goal setting and planning. Prescribes a variety of treatment modalities to meet health and illness needs. Collaborates with other staff to assure that health teaching and counseling is provided. Manages and evaluates the plan of care, process and outcome and then modifies the plan as needed. Provides both in-person and telehealth medical encounters.
  • Documents comprehensive, accurate and continual data on clients’ records and program reports according to Organization standards in an electronic health record. Strictly adheres to privacy and confidentiality in all written and verbal communication regarding patient care both with internal and external team members and consultants.
  • Provides high-quality care in an efficient manner and meets expected productivity levels. Minimizes waste of materials. Keeps work areas (patient treatment rooms and office spaces) organized, clean and free of hazards.
  • Adheres to collaborative practice principles of respect and joint decision making when providing clinical supervision of the medical care delivered and consulting with team members about managing the client treatment plan. Follows clinical practice standards related to their role and responsibilities.
  • Participates in bi-directional quality improvement activities through protocol development and collaborative peer review. Within peer review evaluates the care provided by colleagues based on clinical standards. Implements recommended changes and/or improvements to treatment approaches and/or documentation based on the evaluative process provided by peers.
  • Practices within the legal and ethical guidelines established by the Medical Practice Act, the Physicians Code of Ethics and the Specialty Standards of Practice.
  • Adheres to professional standards as outlined by governmental bodies, American Medical Association (AMA), American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG), American College of Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Family Physicians, and guidelines of private funders and public agencies. Participates in periodic evaluative reviews and/or in-house and external staff training to ensure that he/she understands and continues to adhere to such standards. 
  • Initiates requests for assistance or guidance to address new issues or complex concepts affecting adherence to professional standards.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities: This position requires supervision of ancillary staff within the care of an individual patient.
  • Performs other duties as necessary.

 

QUALIFICATIONS / REQUIREMENTS

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily

Key Skills/Competencies

  • Analytical – Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses reasoning and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures. Ability to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to resolve job responsibility issues.
  • Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others. Ability to use computer software/applications to receive, organize, prioritize and transmit information required.  Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint strongly desired
  • Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Keeps emotions under control; provides feedback in a respectful and private manner.
  • Quality Management – Accountability for knowing and actively participating in quality initiatives. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Monitors own work to ensure quality. Participates in Peer Review process.  Ability to successfully complete required competency testing.
  • Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments. Familiarity with community healthcare delivery. Ability to implement organization policies and procedures and maintain compliance with established risk management and safety procedures, including patient privacy through HIPAA.
  • Reasoning Ability: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Nurse Practitioner (NP) or Advanced Practice Nurse (APN)

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Active Illinois licensure, documentation of a conferred degree Language Skills: Spanish and American Sign Language are helpful but not required.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret the most complex documents.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints.

General

  • Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such a probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry.  Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Familiarity with community healthcare delivery
  • Ability to use computer software/applications to receive, organize, prioritize and transmit information required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint strongly desired
  • Ability to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to resolve job responsibility issues
  • Accountability for knowing and actively participating in quality initiatives
  • Ability to implement organization policies and procedures and maintain compliance with established risk management and safety procedures, including patient privacy through HIPAA

 

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; walk; sit
  • Must use hands to finger, handle, or feel
  • Must reach with hands and arms and talk or hear
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

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 noise level in the work environment is usually moderate
  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee may frequently be exposed to air- and/or bloodborne pathogens


Job Information

  • Job ID: 65069701
  • Location:
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Position Title: Nurse Practitioner (Full Time/Part Time)
  • Company Name For Job: Thresholds Health
  • Practice Type: Healthcare/Health Services
  • Job Function: Other
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: H.S. Diploma/Equivalent
  • Min Experience: 3-5 Years
  • Required Travel: None

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