Provides direct client care services for the Klamath County Public Health Communicable Disease and Reproductive Health program. Provides services and education within the scope programs as set by Oregon Health Authority, Oregon State Board of Nursing and agency policy and procedure. Provides occasional on-call medical consultation as needed for established patients' care.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following may not be all inclusive and other duties may be assigned under the scope of practice.
DUTIES (NOT IN PRIORITY ORDER)
Renders skilled nurse practitioner services to clients enrolled in the KCPH communicable disease and reproductive health programs in compliance with program guidelines.
Performs insertion and removal of IUDs/ IUSs and subdermal implants.
Performs comprehensive health assessment of clients, including completion of physical and psychosocial history and identification of actual and potential health needs based on medical, mental/emotional, financial and social factors.
Performs complete physical examinations utilizing skills of observation, auscultation, palpation and percussion using such equipment as stethoscope, otoscope, reflex hammer, sphygmomanometer, ophthalmoscope, speculum, etc.
Diagnoses disease; develops appropriate treatment plan, prescribes medication, orders diagnostic tests and labs, recommends various treatment modalities, obtains consultation and referrals as indicated.
Manages and coordinates patient care with other staff members, providers and specialists.
Educates clients concerning preventative health practices, disease control, health maintenance, family planning, and community resources.
Participates as a team member, providing comprehensive care in cooperation with other health team members, analyzes and develops recommendations to meet the health needs of the community as directed.
Charts client visits using SOAP method; maintains client records, reports and correspondence in compliance with state and agency standards.
Maintains professional integrity and strict patient confidentiality at all times.
Adheres to organizational policies and procedures within the County, and in accordance with hospital privileges.
Reviews incoming records and labs, makes recommendations for follow-up and note any pertinent findings.
Provides patient education related to reproductive health, methods of birth control, healthy lifestyles, family involvement, nutrition, STI/ HIV education and prevention, and relationship safety.
Possession of a current, valid License as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the State of Oregon
Possession of CPR Certification
Certification to insert/remove subdermal implants.
Possession of a current, valid Oregon Driver's License and a safe driving record.
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with a Master's Degree in Nursing; knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures; medical and lab equipment and testing procedures; knowledge of medication; knowledge of interviewing and counseling techniques.