Family Nurse Practitioner

Website Open Cities Health Center

Open Cities Health Center is a nonprofit community health center that has been serving thousands of people since 1967. We are also a federally qualified health center (FQHC) which means we receive a federal grant to see low-income, uninsured and underinsured patients.

Our Mission

The mission of Open Cities Health Center is to provide culturally competent primary and preventive health care and related services to all people throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The goal is to improve the health and well-being of high risk and vulnerable populations through the provision of affordable medical and dental care and related services.

Our Vision

Open Cities Health Center is recognized for assuring that every citizen of the Twin Cities metropolitan area has access to quality preventative, primary health care and related services, regardless of ability to pay. Open Cities Health Center, Inc. is recognized as the preferred healthcare provider for all citizens and tax payers in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, while empowering people to improve their quality of life and their life chances.

Ethical Principles and Practices Open Cities Health Center (OCHC) understands that employees play different but equally important roles. Everyone associated with OCHC must recognize the impact their role plays in our overall success. The success and future opportunities for individual employees is built around the overall success of the organization. Every OCHC employee, volunteer, student worker and contractor is to always project a professional image. Our practices remain consistent with OCHC ‘s mission and strategic plan. Because of this, staff, volunteers, and contractors strive to live by our values of:

Diversity / Inclusion

We meet each other’s cultural needs and embrace our cultural differences and create an environment honoring each other’s dignity and contributions.

Compassion

We create a caring environment that encourages healing, growth, and well-being, and delivers accessible and responsive health care and human services.

Stewardship

We earn the enduring goodwill of our clients, our patients, and their families, and we are accountable and hold ourselves to high standards.

Commitment to Excellence

We support the rapid diffusion of new ideas and new technology and deliver an integrated holistic approach to health and human services.

Integrity

We treat each other fairly and behave ethically.

POSITION OBJECTIVE: The Family Nurse Practitioner is responsible for providing care to patients throughout their life cycles (prenatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric). While emphasizing wellness promotion, illness prevention, care of acute minor illnesses and stable chronic illnesses for all life cycles.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide direct patient clinical care in an ambulatory setting for eight half-day clinics per week.
  • Provide health maintenance exams with appropriate patient education for all age groups, including well child exams, adolescent exams and sports physicals, and adult physicals including pap and pelvic exam.
  • Perform pregnancy confirmation and introduction of pregnant patients into the prenatal program at the clinic and provide prenatal care in coordination with physicians.
  • Perform system examination of patients with specific acute complaints or stable chronic illnesses, initiate treatment for identified conditions according to written protocol, and work closely with clinic physicians in referring patients with significant abnormal findings.
  • Provide appropriate level of clinical and educational services as needed and scheduled at off-site locations, such as WIC clinics, public housing clinics, or other community sites.
  • Provide in a variety of settings patient education that is age and condition appropriate. Education can be done 1:1 or in a group, including parenting, prenatal, family planning, preventive health, and disease specific (e.g., diabetes, hypertension, asthma).
  • Participate in performance improvement (PI) projects; by peer review, auditing activities, and other PI activities as assigned by the Medical Director.
  • Aid the Medical Director on epidemiological issues pertinent to the health center and contribute as needed to the development of the annual Health Care Plan.
  • Obtain the minimum hours of continuing medical education as required by the State licensing board. Additional continuing medical education or practice-related education is encouraged.
  • Maintain chart documentation, tracking and reporting systems as indicated for continuity of care. Participate in the on-call schedule as appropriate and as assigned by the Medical Director.
  • Serve as a preceptor to nurse practitioner students as appropriate to level of experience as a Nurse Practitioner.
  • The employee must demonstrate competencies applicable to the position.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of nurse practitioner principles and techniques.
  • Knowledge of methods ensuring safe working environment for patient, family and staff including using appropriate personal protection equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability in the provision of care within field boundaries.
  • Skill in applying and modifying the principles, methods, and techniques of professional nursing to provide ongoing patient care.
  • Skill in taking medical histories to assess medical condition and interpret findings.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient information.
  • Ability to manage conflict appropriately
  • Ability to assess a situation, consider alternatives and choose an appropriate course of action.
  • Ability to participate effectively as a team member by supporting change, decisions, and other staff, and by managing conflict appropriately.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Graduated from an accredited school of nursing
  • Possess a current Minnesota RN license
  • Master’s degree in nursing
  • Board certification from an accredited association
  • Meet credentialing requirements
  • Possess a strong community health/public health orientation

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: Open Cities Health Center is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Open Cities Health Center is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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