VNA Health Care - Aurora, Illinois

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Nurse Practitioner: Family Practice - Part-Time (20 hrs per wk), Aurora
Job Code:03142017-091
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time


Under collaborative agreement with a VNA Health Center Family Medicine Physician, provides comprehensive medical evaluation, education and management for primary care clients throughout the life cycle that present for routine preventive, acute and chronic disease health care services at the VNA Health Center clinic sites.

Primary Functions:
    1. Assesses and interprets medical and psycho-social histories; performs physical examinations (including gynecological and breast examination as appropriate); identifies problems; formulates a plan of treatment, provides education and referral (as indicated); and evaluates effectiveness of treatment, education and/or referral.
    2. Consults with or refers clients with abnormal conditions or other medical, psychological or social problems to the collaborating physician or other appropriate referral source when indicated.
    3. Orders, may perform and interprets the results of laboratory tests as part of the physical examination and health management. Reports communicable disease in a timely manner to the appropriate Health Dept. per applicable procedures and guidelines.
    4. Conception and contraception management per applicable protocols and state and federal family planning program guidelines for women presenting for family planning services. This partially includes as indicated: confidential family planning services for adolescents; pregnancy testing and options counseling; provision of emergency contraception; and consideration of all FDA approved contraceptive methods for women seeking contraception.
    5. Conducts health teaching and counseling during the physical exam, as appropriate, enabling the client to make informed choices about health and treatment options.
    6. Completes client clinical record documentation in a timely manner specific to the clinical services provided, according to applicable policies and procedures.
    7. Applies exposure control procedures as described in the VNA Health Center Infection control policy and Procedure Manual.
    8. Understands the medical emergency procedures and is familiar with the location of the emergency kit(s)/supplies in all clinic settings.
    9. Maintains professionalism and adheres to client confidentiality in all VNA Health Center practices.
    Participates in quality improvement activities, including, but not limited to: periodic clinic observation of clinical/lab skills by the medical director or designee; chart audits; outcome studies; client satisfaction surveys; clinic flow analysis; proficiency testing for CLIA; and quality management reporting

    1. Current RN licensure in Illinois, as well as current licensures to practice as an APN and to prescribe medications in Illinois; and current federal DEA certificate.
    2. Training and/or internship as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Graduated from a Master’s program for Advanced Practice Nursing.
    3. ANCC or ANNP Certification required.
    4. CPR certification.


Essential Functions/Physical Requirements:
1. Ability to speak English clearly and fluently.
2. Read and interpret clinical data.
3. Must have mobility sufficient to provide care to a variety of patients at an adequate pace.
4. Must have manual dexterity sufficient to perform procedures usually performed in this specialty.
5. Ability to drive a car.

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