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Adolescent and School Based Nurse Practitioner

Company: Roots Community Health Center
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 17, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Position Summary: Roots provides health services to a wide variety of youth and college students across the Oakland community. We are seeking a full-time nurse practitioner to join the medical teams serving this population. Youth and college sites include: Dream Youth Clinics: The Dream Youth Clinics are the youth-engaged, youth-inspired, adolescent clinics of Roots. The Dream Clinics are located within the Wellness Centers of Dreamcatcher and Covenant House Youth Shelters, providing comprehensive health services to youth ages 13-24. Peralta Community College Clinics: Roots provides both medical and navigation services to the community college population at satellite clinics at the Peralta Community Colleges. We provide basic medical services for all actively enrolled Peralta College students. Under the supervision of the Director of Adolescent and School Based Services, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) is responsible for carrying out functions within the NP scope of practice following the principles of primary care and adolescent medicine. The Nurse Practitioner is an advanced practice nurse that leads with all aspects of patient care, including diagnosis, treatments, and consultations. They will perform both independently and as part of a treatment team. This position will educate patients about preventative care and will prescribe treatments. They will conduct physicals, order tests and serve as a patient's primary healthcare provider. The ideal candidate should have experience serving adolescent, young adult, and/or college populations ideally from underserved communities and communities of color. Duties and Responsibilities: Provides services including ongoing primary and preventative care, acute/urgent visits, health assessments, first aid, health education and coaching, referrals to medical and community resources, and patient advocacy. Orders and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests relative to the patient's presenting issue(s) as well as age-specific needs. Prescribes appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities. Implements interventions to support the patient to regain or maintain their optimum state of wellbeing. Monitors the effectiveness of interventions and makes appropriate adjustments as indicated. Collaborates with multidisciplinary team members by making appropriate referrals. Facilitates staff, patient and family decision making by providing educational tools. Maintains confidential health records. Actively participates in integrated team care management conferences as needed. Monitors referrals made to radiology, laboratory, specialty care and other services to support the patients--- overall care management plan. Provides oversight of a population of complex, high-risk patients, including monitoring care plan completion and patient outcomes as needed. Enters and maintains assessments, authorizations, and pertinent clinical information into Electronic Health Record systems. Attends department and organizational meetings as required. Competencies: Graduate of an accredited school of nursing. Graduate of an accredited Nurse Practitioner Program. Current Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) Licensure. Board certified or board eligible (expected to obtain within 12 months of employment) Current provider card in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS); PALS provider card. Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Minimum of 1-2 years--- experience in the Nurse Practitioner role preferred. Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community members. Willingness to work a flexible schedule. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups, both professional and non-professional, co-workers, management personnel, the public and others. Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking. Clear and effective external and internal, verbal and written, communication skills. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Roots Community Health Center is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values diversity of culture, thought and lived experiences. We seek talented, qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, conviction history, uniform service membership/veteran status, physical or mental disability, protected medical conditions, genetic characteristics, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression regardless of physical gender, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. Roots uses E-Verify to validate the eligibility of our new employees to work legally in the United States.

Keywords: Roots Community Health Center, Oakland , Adolescent and School Based Nurse Practitioner, Healthcare , Oakland, California

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