Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
- Clinical Services - Medical Clinic
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Full Time
Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
Damien Cares Clinic Team
Damien Center empowers communities and persons affected by HIV/AIDS in the state of Indiana by being a leading resource, provider, and advocate for comprehensive HIV/AIDS care, prevention, education, and related services. Damien Center, Damien Cares and Damien Pharmacy provide client-centered social services focused on care coordination, clinical and pharmacy services, mental health, housing, and nutrition to the Indianapolis community.
The Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PCNP) works within the Damien Cares Clinic assessing and treating common infections and diseases for adults and youth in an outpatient setting. The PCNP treats patients living with HIV but does not offer infectious disease management or ongoing HIV treatment planning. The provider will consult with collaborative infectious disease medical providers to assure quality care is provided, and when appropriate, refer to external specialty care or other needed medical care. The PCNP will work with LGBTQ+ populations, individuals living with HIV, and individuals who may be facing addictions, mental health concerns, and unstable living conditions. The PCNP works as a member of a multidisciplinary team, including psychiatric, mental health, case management, and other supportive services.
Duties and Responsibilities:
This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this position. It should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all required duties, responsibilities, and skills.
• Independently provide care for patients with acute and chronic illnesses encountered among low-income patients, many of whom are living with HIV or identify as LGBTQ+.
• Take full accountability for patient care and outcomes and appropriately seek consultation regarding HIV and infectious disease care from specialists when needed, while remaining involved and responsible for the detailed care of the patient.
• Responsible for assessment, diagnosis, treatment, management, health education, care coordination and documentation for patients with acute and complex chronic health needs.
• Consult and collaborate with infectious disease providers to ensure effective HIV care and treatment as well as collaborative care and established boundaries.
• Provide PrEP, nPEP, and primary care to patients enrolled in the PrEP program.
• Establish a relationship with a collaborating physician who can review notes and offer guidance.
• Provide culturally sensitive care to transgender and non-binary patients, offer hormone treatments to patients as appropriately assessed, and coordinate care with specialty providers serving transgender and non-binary patients for services outside of professional scope.
• Obtain and accurately document any relevant health history.
• Perform comprehensive histories and physical exams, identify normal and abnormal findings, including physical, cognitive, and psychosocial status.
• Order and interpret laboratory and diagnostic tests.
• Develop pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment plans.
• Educate patients on disease and treatment plans.
• Monitor effectiveness of treatment plans.
• Document all interactions within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) within 48 hours of interactions and in the format as established.
• Coordinate with the billing team to maximize billing, accurate notes, and adjust if needed.
• Collaborate and/or consult with other health care providers as appropriate.
• Educate, counsel, and assist patients and their families regarding current health problems, health maintenance and preventative behaviors.
• Acquire information on the most current developments and trends in the HIV/AIDS field through educational programs, in-services, professional associations, research and literature.
• Participate in quality assurance and compliance activities.
• Develop and implement best practices and standard of care for patients requiring infectious disease consultation.
• Performs special assignments and other work, on an as-needed basis.
Education and/or Experience:
Master's, Post-Master's of Doctorate degree from an advanced practice nursing program accredited by the national League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE. Possess current unrestricted license to practice as an Advance Practice Nurse in the State of Indiana. A minimum of 3-year clinical experience in geriatric, adult or family practice setting preferred. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required. Must have a current DEA number for schedule II-V controlled substances.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Possess superior organizational and administrative skills. Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities. Excellent computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment. Ability to work independently and achieve high standards of productivity, achieving deadlines and with superior product results. Strong calendaring, organizational, and document management skills required. Proactive approach to solving problems and communicating to leadership. Knowledge of office management systems, procedures, and office equipment required. Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The individual in this role must display the highest level of integrity and confidentiality. The individual should have effective communication skills, attention to detail and organization, and flexibility and adaptability. The individual will also maintain knowledge of trends in their area of responsibility.
The physical demands described here are general representations of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk, and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to touch and handle objects. The employee frequently stands or walks.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Office setting, with sustained use of a computer.
• The noise level in the work environment is minimal to moderate.
• Maintains personal/professional competency and works to create an environment of courtesy, respect, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude in all interactions both internal and external to the organization.
• FLSA Status: Exempt, Salaried, Full-Time,
• Benefits: Complete Benefits Package Available
Damien Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Please apply at www.damien.org/job-opportunities
This position description does not constitute a contract of employment or guarantee of any terms or conditions of employment. Damien Center employees are employed on an at-will basis. Nothing in this position description restricts Damien Center's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.