Provides services in consultation and collaboration with a licensed patient care team physician as part of a patient care team.
Performs physical examinations and records findings in clients' records;
Performs orders and interprets laboratory work and diagnostic procedures;
Assesses state of clients' health by obtaining medical, psychological and social histories;
Confers with physicians on abnormal results requiring physician's intervention;
Develops treatment plans, including prescribing medications, reviewing plans with clients to assess level of understanding;
Monitors treatments as required;
Refers clients to other health care providers;
Provides health education, counseling and guidance to clients and families;
Develops health education materials;
Develops and presents various training and orientation programs for nursing personnel, health care providers and other agency staff members.
Knowledge of public health nurse practitioner/medical theory and practice;
Knowledge of various laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures;
Knowledge of effects of prescribed medications and when their usage is indicated;
Ability to obtain histories and perform physical examinations, laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures;
Ability to assess medical records and results of tests;
Ability to communicate effectively with clients, medical professionals, health care professionals and citizens.
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.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Licensed to Practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the state of Virginia. Has obtained national certification as a nurse practitioner.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background and/or credit and public safety check to the satisfaction of the employee. Must have a pre-employment physical and TB test. Contingent upon area of assignment, some positions within this class will require a National Provider Identifier.
Duties are performed in a correctional facility medical environment. Ability to quickly assess an emergency and respond appropriately. Maintain physical requirements needed to perform duties. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.
Emergency room or critical care nursing experience preferred. Experience in corrections preferred.
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.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.