JASPER NEWTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT


JOB ANNOUNCEMENT

JULY 13, 2022

Jasper Newton County Public Health District is accepting applications for the position described below.

JASPER NEWTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT

IS AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Opening Date:               JULY 13, 2022

Closing Date:                 WHEN FILLED

Position:                        NURSE PRACTITIONER

Benefits:                        8 – 16 hours per week

Job Location:                Jasper Newton County Public Health District

                                      139 West Lamar Street

                                      Jasper, TX  75951

This position is open to any person meeting the minimum qualifications as outlined on the attached job description.

Application and Job Description can be downloaded at www.JASPERNEWTON.org

FACEBOOK APPLICATIONS NOT ACCEPTED

Submit application to:

Diane Rashall, Administrative Director

Jasper Newton County Public Health District

139 West Lamar Street

Jasper, Texas 75951

drashall@JasperNewton.org

Fax:      (409)384-4770

Telephone:  (409)384-6829, Ext. 2252

JASPER NEWTON COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title:                              Health Care Provider

Department / Program:     Family Planning

Primary Health Care

Breast and Cervical Cancer Services

STD

FLSA:                                    Non-Exempt

*Job specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed.  Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Provides health care under the direction of the medical director.  Participates in examining, diagnosing, counseling and medical treatment as indicated per protocol.  Work involves travel to provide services at JNCPHD work locations in Jasper and Newton Counties.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED (ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/DUTIES)

(Essential functions are those functions that the employee must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation.  Regular and predictable work schedule and attendance are considered essential functions.)

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING, OTHER RELATED DUTIES MAY BE ASSIGNED:

Perform physical exams, office visits, and follow-up care for Family Planning, Primary Health Care, Breast and Cervical Cancer Services, STD and other programs that may be offered by the Health District

Responsible for STD Reporting to the state and submitting information for in-house reporting

Responsible for responding to requests from pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies for prescriptions and refills

Review records and laboratory results

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Referral/Follow-up on clients referred to in-house and outside providers          

Counseling and Treatment of clients per established protocols

Responsible for completing all education/training required for license and performing duties

Telephone contacts with clients incoming and outgoing

Dispense Birth Control Pills

Insert and removal of IUD

Responsible for proper chart documentation

Supervise clinic staff

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

            Education and Experience

            Nurse Practitioner

            Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course    work in nursing.

            Graduation from an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program

            Experience in nursing work; preferably a public health clinic setting with some       supervisory responsibilities

            Physician’s Assistant

            Graduation from an accredited four year college or university with major course

            in health care.

            Graduation from an accredited Physician Assistant Program.

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            Experience in Physician Assistant, preferably a public health clinic setting

            Experience and education may be substituted for one another.

            Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopath

            License to practice medicine.

            Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

            Professional nursing theory, nursing processes, nursing sciences, and clinical      skills

            Principles and practice of public health nursing and health care management

            Skills in:

            Interpreting laboratory findings, physical signs/symptoms, and information on                       medical charts

            Developing a plan of action for resolving problems identified

            Ability to:

            Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing

            Organize and prioritize workload and meet deadlines

            Establish and maintain effective working relationships

            Exercise independent judgment in appraising situations

            Special Instructions and/or Remarks:

            Weekend work may occasionally be required

            Bilingual (Spanish/English) desirable

            Must have reliable transportation (when JNCPHD vehicle unavailable)

            Valid drivers license and proof of automobile liability insurance required

Registration, Certification, or Licensure

            Nurse Practitioner

            Licensed to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of Texas

            Physician Assistant

            Licensed to practice as a Physician Assistant in the State of Texas

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Doctor of Osteopath

            Licensed to practice Medicine in the State of Texas

            Medical Doctor

            Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Texas

Physical Condition

            Good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of                   the duties of the position.

Work Environment

            Indoor environment; potential exposure to variety of infectious and/or                                  communicable diseases; human body fluids

Job Description NP (v)

Rev. 4/22


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