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Nurse Practitioner

Position Overview

As part of the Allies healthcare staff, the CRNP is responsible for ensuring that our patients receive care that is respectful, understandable, and individualized.  As such, the Nurse Practitioner will examine, diagnose, and treat patients with acute health care concerns and maintenance of overall health, work closely with other Medical Providers to establish and deliver standards of patient service, forge ongoing relationships with those to whom care is provided, ensure that regulatory guidelines are being followed, and be an advocate for ALLIES’ mission.  The Nurse Practitioner will work collaboratively with other clinic and agency staff, and a multitude of agencies.

Mission

To improve health and well-being, Allies provides integrated medical care, supportive human services, and community-based education for individuals living with, or at risk of HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections.

Vision

Allies envisions a healthier community whereby people access integrated medical care and supportive human services in a respectful setting, free of stigma and discrimination.

Responsibilities

  • Examine patients to assess general physical condition
  • Analyze and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses
  • Diagnose or treat acute health care problems such as illnesses, infections, or injuries
  • Recommend diagnostic or therapeutic interventions with attention to safety, cost, invasiveness, simplicity, acceptability, adherence, and efficacy
  • Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, and cost as legally authorized
  • Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances
  • Prescribe medication dosages, routes, and frequencies based on patient characteristics such as age and gender
  • Order, perform, or interpret the results of diagnostic tests, such as complete blood counts (CBCs), electrocardiograms (EKGs), and radiographs (x-rays)
  • Maintain complete and detailed records of patients' health care plans and prognoses
  • Provide patients with information needed to promote health, reduce risk factors, or prevent disease or disability
  • Consult with or refer patients to appropriate specialists when conditions exceed the scope of practice or expertise
  • Diagnose or treat complex, unstable, comorbid, episodic, or emergency conditions in collaboration with other health care providers as necessary
  • Perform routine or annual physical examinations
  • Supervise support staff activities
  • Assist clinic staff with procedures, such as performing tests, blood draws, etc.
  • Maintain departmental policies and procedures in areas such as safety and infection control
  • Keep abreast of regulatory processes and payer systems such as Medicare, Medicaid, managed care, and private sources
  • Provide feedback to improve clinic services
  • Improve professional knowledge by remaining aware of new regulations and best practices; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations

Organizational Expectations

  • Seek out up-to-date information about Allies’ programs and services, as well as relevant local, regional and national health statistics that will inform and support our Mission
  • Improve job knowledge by remaining aware of new regulations and best practices; participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations
  • Embrace and exemplify organizational standards and guiding principles for processes, protocols, and utilization
  • Commit to Allies’ promise to sustain and extend diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Contribute to efforts that build and reinforce Allies’ distinctive, effective, and ethical practices

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Through a combination of experience and education, the CRNP will have:

  • Significant knowledge and understanding of infectious disease, ideally AIDS/HIV
  • Utilization of electronic health record software for patient demographics, medical care, and scheduling
  • Familiarity with Medical Home ideology
  • Coordination of care with specialists and agencies
  • Common safety hazards and processes to maintain safe work environment including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Very strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish and maintain relationships with patients, co-workers, visitors, and non-agency representatives
  • Strong oral and written communications skills
  • Strong customer service skills with the ability to work with diverse groups and special populations
  • Contributing to an organization’s growth and/or initiative involving significant change
  • Ability to prioritize between multiple tasks and responsibilities

Education & Experience

  • A minimum of 5 years working in primary care or clinic setting providing direct care to patients
  • Licensure and credentials to work as a Certified Registered Nurse in the state of Pennsylvania

The Nurse Practitioner will be called upon to engage in physical activity appropriate to Clinic and Office environments including the capacity to stand or sit for extended periods.  Current PA child abuse, PA criminal history, Federal criminal history clearances, and verification of TB test performed within the last year are required within the first 30 days of employment.

The designated budget for the Nurse Practitioner position is between 90K and 100K with distinctions made for education and direct service experience with client populations similar to Allies’.

LGBTQIA identified persons, Black, Indigenous, and other people of color (BIPOC), individuals with disabilities and legal histories, as well as from other historically underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.