Nurse Practitioner

County of Riverside
$113,921 - $206,856 Per year CA Riverside Neighborhood Health Center, 7140 Indiana Ave, Riverside, CA 92504, United States Apply before 5/24/2024 5:00
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Overview

ABOUT THE POSITION


The Riverside University Health System (RUHS) has exciting opportunities for experienced Family Nurse Practitioners with the Community Health Centers (CHCs). Board certification is required, bilingual skills in Spanish and candidates with a minimum of two years of primary care experience are strongly preferred.  


Current clinic openings:  
  • Hemet, Banning (shared role between the two clinics; travel will be required
  • Moreno Valley

The position in Hemet/Banning may be filled by a Physician Assistant (posted separately) and the candidate pool generated from this posting may be used to fill future openings, so all interested FNP candidates are encouraged to apply.


Family Nurse Practitioners with the RUHS CHCs see patients of all ages and perform various procedures within their scope of work, including OB/GYN and Pediatrics.  The CHCs are high-volume outpatient clinics

 providing comprehensive, compassionate primary care and specialty services to underserved populations.  Because our clinics are designated federally qualified health centers, Nurse Practitioners employed with the CHCs may qualify for various federal, state, and local loan repayment programs. 
About RUHS

RUHS, the County of Riverside's integrated health system, is dedicated to providing medical and behavioral health services to underserved communities throughout Riverside County. RUHS is a dynamic employer providing multiple employment and educational opportunities for medical providers committed to working with underserved patient populations.  



EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES


• Take patient health histories; perform physical examinations; record findings and assess the health status of patients.



• Identify abnormalities and/or concerns in physical, mental, emotional, developmental, and psychosocial functioning; order, review and interpret diagnostic and screening procedures.



• Perform selected diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; follow orders for administering medications and therapeutic devises.



• Provide health counseling and educate patients on specific areas related to patient illness/health status.



• Refer patients for further diagnosis and/or treatment when indicated; identify patients who require immediate attention of a physician; initiate specified emergency treatment; carry out approved treatment plans.



• Initiate orders for medication and therapeutic devices to patients; may assist in orienting less experienced nurse practitioners.



• Provide input into clinical decision making via participation on committees as assigned; collaborate with other nurse practitioners and physicians to review protocols for healthcare.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

A Bachelor's or Master's degree from an accredited college or university in nursing, public health, health sciences or a closely related field and current certification as a Nurse Practitioner in a field of specialty by a recognized National Board is required.



Experience:

  NP I - no experience; NP II - one year of experience in a comparable healthcare setting; NP III - three years as a Nurse Practitioner with at least one year in a comparable healthcare setting to the assignment.



Knowledge of:  

Techniques used in the diagnosis and treatment of personal health problems; principles of health maintenance and disease management; psychosocial assessment; normal growth and development; pathophysiology; pharmacology; nutrition; counseling and health education principles; healthcare delivery systems; community resources and referrals systems related to healthcare; legal implications of advance practice roles in nursing; principles of quality assurance.



Ability to: 

Provide care to patients with acute and chronic health problems; collaborate with the healthcare team, patients, and families to identify and resolve health problems; write clear, concise documentation of patient visits in the medical record; provide independent nursing care; function under standardized protocols; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, healthcare team and others; analyze situations accurately and take effective courses of action.



License/Certificate:  

Possession of a certificate authorizing practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of California.


Possession of a valid license to furnish medications as a Nurse Practitioner in the State of California. 

Possession of a current valid license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.



Current certification as a Nurse Practitioner in a field of specialty by a recognized National Board is required.


Current Basic Life Support (BLS),  issued by the American Heart Association.

GENERAL APPLICATION INFORMATION:

Please read and follow any special application instructions on this posting. Click the 'Apply' link located on this page to submit your application. For instructions on the application process, examinations, Veteran's preference, pre-employment accommodation or other employment questions, please refer to our web site, . A pre-employment physical examination and background check may be required.

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