Nurse Practitioner Supervisor

Location
Alexandria, VA
Salary
$98,289.62 - $110,124.56 Annually
Posted
Nov 18, 2021
Closes
Dec 02, 2021
Ref
2022-00173
Hours
Full Time
Nurse Practitioner Supervisor

An Overview

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) Supervisor is a member of an interdisciplinary team at the Teen Wellness Center (TWC) located on the Alexandria City High School campus and TWC’s satellite clinics serving Alexandria teens ages 12-19. Under the guidance of the Alexandria Health Department (AHD) Nurse Manager the NP Supervisor provides leadership and supervision and maintains responsibility for daily management of Teen Wellness Center clinical services, including oversight and provision of those services. Performs direct clinical services such as assessments, examinations, treatments, immunizations, behavior change counseling and makes referrals. Leads clinic management, staffing assignments, staff trainings, staff performance management, ongoing quality assurance practices and assures compliance with clinical standards as it relates to the TWC clinic. Acts as a liaison to the Alexandria City community agencies working with teens such as the Alexandria City Public School (ACPS) teachers, Department of Community Health Services (DCHS) Behavioral Health staff and other community based organizations to reach eligible youth from diverse backgrounds/cultures and diverse sexual orientation needing TWC services. Serves as a member of the Alexandria Health Department’s public health emergency response team and communicable disease control program as needed. Assists with data collection and report writing as it relates to the Teen Wellness Center clinical activities.

The Opportunity - Examples of Work
  • Provide leadership and maintain responsibility for daily management of Teen Wellness Center clinical services, including oversight and provision of those services (including prevention counseling, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses, and family planning services);
  • Provide leadership to all staff at the Teen Wellness Center, determine agendas and lead staff meetings and supervise all clinical staff re: performance management;
  • Under the direction of the Nurse Manager provide TWC program management and inform development of policies and procedures;
  • Collaborate with ancillary ACPS staff, school social workers, counselors, and school nurses to provide continuity of services toward the goal of keeping teens in school;
  • Follow VDH and AHD guidance for prescribing, dispensing, handling, and storage of medications and immunizations used in the clinic;
  • Provide off-site clinics on the ACHS Minnie Howard campus 1-2 times weekly and work toward possible staffing of clinics in the middle schools as needs arise and staffing permits;
  • Gather information for health histories; perform physical examinations and diagnostic procedures to assess the health status of adolescents who come to TWC clinic;
  • Order, interpret, and evaluate tests to identify and assess patients' clinical problems and health needs. Record physical findings, develop care plan, initiate treatment, formulate prognosis, prescribe medications according to practice agreement and manage a variety of acute health problems under the supervision of a licensed physician (not on-site). Make referrals for acute/chronic problems to appropriate medical providers, track outcomes, and provide follow-up as needed;
  • Assess need for mental health and/or substance abuse counseling and refer as indicated to on-site counselor;
  • Provide preventive health education and behavior change counseling and phone consultations to patients and/or parents with questions.

About the Department

Alexandria Health Department (AHD) is one of 35 health districts in Virginia. As part of the Virginia Department of Health, AHD serves the residents, businesses, and visitors of Alexandria and works closely with the City of Alexandria and community partners to achieve its mission and vision. Alexandria, comprised of 15.75 square miles and a population of approximately 150,000, is the most densely populated city in Virginia and is rich in diversity and community engagement. AHD’s mission is “Protecting and Promoting Health and Well-Being in Our Communities” and our vision is “Healthy People, Healthier Communities.” We view “health” in the broadest sense and this drives our path towards continuous health improvement with a focus on equity of the social determinants of health.

At this time, Alexandria Health Department is leading the Alexandria Community in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic and nursing/clinical services are an essential part of all related activities including not only case investigation and contact tracing but also providing accurate and targeted public health information to help all areas of the community as we respond and move forward into re-opening of business and clinical service delivery. The Nursing Division, with leadership from the Medical Director, is committed, engaged, and flexible in its response to the needs of the day as well as intentional planning for the future.

Minimum & Additional Requirements

To qualify for this position, all candidates must Four-year college degree from an accredited school of nursing with an advanced degree as a nurse practitioner. Eligibility for, or current licensure as a Registered Nurse and Certified as a Family, Women's, or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Commonwealth of Virginia and have prescriptive authority or eligible for such licensure/certification. Current AED/CPR certification. Minimum of two years practicing within specialty area or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

Preferred Qualifications

To be considered as an ideal candidate, one should also possess a passion to work with youth 12-18 years old facing emotional, social and health challenges that may impede their academic achievement and a desire to work collaboratively with ACPS and other community agencies to health of individuals and the community.
Considerable knowledge and skills in providing clinical services to diverse adolescent populations. Ability to effectively work in team environments. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment independently and provide clear directions to staff. Must be able to resolve conflicts professionally. Demonstration of progressive responsibility for management and/or supervision of programs/staff. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Must not have any breaches of confidentiality of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.

Notes

This position requires the successful completion of pre-employment background checks including but not limited to driving record check, employment verification, education verification, national sex offender search, fingerprint-based federal and local criminal history search, and DHHS Inspector General Exclusion Report search.

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