Works as part of the Homeless Healthcare Program (HHP) patient care team, provides direct medical services, including diagnosing and treating, to homeless individuals residing in and out of the shelters, at drop in sites, through street outreach, at hypothermia venues, or wherever homeless individuals may be found. Participates in the Medical Respite Program (MRP) an interdisciplinary patient care team comprised of staff from the Health Department, Community Services Board and Department of Family Services. Clinical services are provided under the general direction of the Director of Health, with little or no on-site presence. Works independently and in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary mental health and substance abuse team.Employment Standards
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in nursing; plus a master's degree in nursing as a clinical nurse practitioner; depending upon area of assignment, may require one year of experience as a certified nurse practitioner.
Four or more years of experience as a certified family nurse practitioner to include experience in a public health or community health setting providing care to the underserved an/or unsheltered hornless populations. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively on a multi-disciplinary team. A valid license to prescribe issued by the Board of Pharmacy.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Licensed to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia.
Has obtained national certification as a nurse practitioner.
Employee is required to walk, stand, sit, bend, kneel, reach, climb stairs and carry equipment or young children up to 25 pounds in weight. Uses hands to grasp, handle or feel. Visual acuity is required to read data on a computer monitor. All duties perform with or without reasonable accommodation.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, an Office of the Inspector General (OIG) check, a check of the Child Protective Services Registry, and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer. This position requires a National Provider Identifier (NPI).
It is the policy of Fairfax County Government to prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or disability in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.