NURSE PRACTITIONER (FAMILY PLANNING CLINIC/BILINGUAL)

Location
Virginia
Salary
$86,424.00 - $131,996.80 Annually
Posted
Sep 03, 2021
Closes
Sep 30, 2021
Ref
6116-22A-DHS-EM
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Position Information
Please note: This announcement is to fill a current bilingual (English/Spanish) vacancy. It may be used in the future to fill bilingual, non-bilingual, full, and/or part-time positions.

The Arlington County Department of Human Services is hiring a Nurse Practitioner (Family Planning Clinic/Bilingual) within its Public Healthcare Division. This licensed Nurse Practitioner will provide clinical assistance to clients with family planning needs, including services for teens, prenatal maternity care, STI services, medical case management, and health appraisal exams for school age children. The Nurse Practitioner will participate on an inter-disciplinary team with other licensed Nurse Practitioners, Physicians, Public Health Nurses, Clinic Aides, Nutritionists, and Laboratory Technicians. The population served is culturally and ethnically diverse. The incumbent will practice primarily as a licensed Nurse Practitioner as well as a Public Health Nurse as needed.

To learn more about Arlington County's Public Health Services, please visit PHD

Clinical responsibilities are within the Licensed Nurse Practitioner's scope of training and practice and includes:
  • Performing physical examinations;
  • Documenting medical histories and clinical care;
  • Obtaining and interpreting laboratory screening and diagnostic tests;
  • Developing treatment plans, including the prescribing and dispensing of medication;
  • Performing medical procedures for Family Planning clients including inserting and removing IUDs and contraceptive implants;
  • Providing clinical consultation to other members of the clinical team; and
  • Other Public Health and clinic duties as needed.
Arlington County DHS is committed to delivering client services in an effective, equitable, respectful, and trauma-informed manner. Our staff is dedicated to ensuring our clients are approached, engaged and cared for in ways that demonstrate competency, sensitivity and awareness of factors which impact the client experience including but not limited to: cultural identity, gender, racial, and ethnic diversity, religious/spiritual ascription, physical capability, cognitive and literacy levels, sexual orientation, and linguistic needs.

Selection Criteria
Minimums:
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from a college or university program accredited by the American Nurses' Association;
  • Graduation from an education program accredited by the American Nurses' Association, the National League for Nursing, or the Joint Virginia Boards of Nursing and Medicine as an approved Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Prescriptive authority in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Licensed as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
  • Licensed as a Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 60 days of hire; and
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish (for this recruitment)*.
Desirables: Preference may be given to applicants with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Women's Health;
  • Family Health;
  • Prenatal Maternity Care;
  • Public Health; and/or
  • Proficiency in English and Spanish

Special Requirements
An online application is required.

*This announcement may be used to fill future vacancies. An assessment of oral Spanish proficiency will be required before a candidate can be appointed to a bilingual position (English/Spanish). The incumbent in a bilingual position would receive the language pay premium on all hours worked and on paid leave hours.

A resume and letter of interest are also required for a complete application.

Must be licensed by endorsement to practice professional nursing as a Registered Nurse in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 60 days of hire. The Board of Nursing may issue a license by endorsement to an applicant who has been licensed as a professional nurse by another state, the District of Columbia, or a United States possession or territory. http://www.dhp.virginia.gov/Boards/Nursing/ .

Must be certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in the Commonwealth of Virginia within 60 days of hire. The Board of Nursing and the Board of Medicine may issue certification by endorsement to an applicant who has been certified as a Nurse Practitioner by another state, the District of Columbia, or a United States possession or territory.

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite.

A pre-hire background check will be made on all candidates who are selected for employment. It may include checks of the following: criminal record, driving record, education, professional licensure, and credit history. You may be required to sign a release authorizing the County to obtain your background information.

Virginia State Central Registry check is required.

Must possess current CPR and AED Certification.

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