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PRN Nurse Practitioner/Physician's Assistant (PA)

Company: Planned Parenthood Great Plains
Date Posted: February 17, 2017

We are currently seeking a seeking a PRN Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant to work at our Health Center in the Kansas City metropolitan area. The Nurse Practitioner or Physician's Assistant will function in an expanded role as the primary provider of medical services. The NP/PA works to assess the gynecological and family planning needs of patients including ordering, interpreting, and recording results of clinical tests. Prescribes medications and makes recommendations for other forms of treatment, including birth control.

TO APPLY

Submit your cover letter, resume and current salary or salary requirements to:

PPGP.HR@PPgreatplains.org

Only those candidates including a cover letter with salary information will be considered for this position.

EOE/AA—PPGP is an equal-opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQIA.

Responsibilities
The PRN Nurse Practitioner/Physician’s Assistant must be fully committed to Planned Parenthood’s mission to support the rights of women regarding family planning and reproductive health care. Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provides quality reproductive health care services including exams, diagnosis, treatment, education and counseling for clients in accordance with PPGP protocols.
  • Serves as a medical resource for other licensed and non-licensed staff, as well as providing leadership in all aspects of comprehensive clinical services.
  • Secures a complete health history, including gynecologic, contraceptive, medical, surgical, sexual, family health, and psychosocial; and records findings accurately and succinctly.
  • Performs physical examinations with special emphasis on the reproductive system, including breast examinations, pelvic examination, cancer screening tests, diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and other types of more specialized procedures as may be indicated by medical policy.
  • After observation and approval, provides direct medical care to patients for all core services, including but not limited to family planning services.
  • Participates in accomplishing customer-focused goals. Provides referrals and assures follow-up.
  • Performs, orders and interprets diagnostic studies as indicated and permitted by affiliate medical protocols.
  • Consults with Medical Director and Assistant Vice President of Health Services to ensure compliance with standards and guidelines.
  • Provides relevant health instruction to include family planning, nutrition, sexual counseling, and principles of health promotion and maintenance.

Required Knowledge Skills and Experience
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires a master's degree and national certification as a Physician Assistant or Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP) in specialty area based on RN licensure and state authority for advanced practice. Familiar with advanced concepts, practices and procedures within chosen field of expertise. Valid licenses and DEA in Kansas required; additional license in Missouri preferred. Two — four years prior experience in Women’s Health preferred. New graduates welcome to apply. Experience with electronic medical records systems required; prior working knowledge of NextGen system preferred.

Individual must:

  • Demonstrate commitment to PPGP’s mission, purpose, and values.
  • Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Email.
  • Effectively present information to groups and individuals through verbal and written formats.
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize, understand, accept and appreciate the value of workplace diversity; respect the practices, values, and points of view of other individuals and groups. Be able to communicate with a diverse group of staff from various professional backgrounds.
  • Make decisions, problem solve and function as a team leader, multi-task and set priorities.
  • Successfully manage clinic flow ensuring acceptable wait times and clinic efficiency.
  • Demonstrate flexibility with unexpected priority changes and maintain composure under stress.
  • Demonstrate discretion and compassion when dealing patient and staff concerns.
  • Maintain confidentiality of all patient, personnel, and PPGP information.
  • Demonstrate self-motivation and ability to work independently within a fast paced office.
  • Maintain ability to work flexible hours, including Saturdays and evenings.
  • Travel to all parts of the facility and throughout the service delivery area.
  • Maintain good heath as verified by physical exam and TB testing.

Preferred Qualifications
Three to five years of relevant experience preferred. Bilingual fluency in written and oral Spanish/English preferred.

Americans with Disability Specifications
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative 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 occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move materials that may weigh up to 40 pounds.

Work Environment

  • Work environment characteristics described here are representative 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.
  • Work is performed inside and outside the facility and throughout the service delivery area
  • Weekend and evening work is required
  • Use of hands and fingers involved in work which is preformed through the extensive use of computer systems, email, phone and fax machines, copiers and scanners
  • Handwritten paperwork is performed
  • Employee is required to sit and stand for extended periods of time with prolonged exposure to computer monitors
  • Must operate various input/output devices including keyboard and computer mouse.
  • This position carries some level of exposure to conflict and/or antagonism by those opposed to the mission of PPGP.
  • Please submit a resume and cover letter including your salary requirements. Only resumes with corresponding cover letters will be considered.

THE WORK OF PPGP

For 81 years, PPGP has been delivering high-quality, affordable, reproductive health care services.  By providing clinical services, education, training, and advocacy, it seeks to help individuals make informed decisions about their reproductive health, family planning options, and sexuality.  In order to make these ideals a reality, PPGP provides people with accurate information and access to highly trained practitioners for preventive care. PPGP sees a world in which every child is wanted and every woman is trusted to make her own decisions, every choice regarding sexuality is personal and respected, and everyone has access to affordable, quality health care.

PRN Nurse Practitioner/ Physiscian's Assistant joins PPGP at a pivotal point in its 81-year history. PPGP’s expansion and revitalization of its health center footprint in Arkansas, Kansas, the Mid-Missouri region, and Oklahoma, reinvigoration of its education, outreach, and advocacy initiatives serve to educate a new generation of reproductive health and rights supporters and promote greater access to affordable contraception, preventive treatment, safe abortion, and other critical reproductive health services.

As an affiliate of, and accredited by, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), PPGP operates twelve high-quality health centers throughout Arkansas, Kansas, the Mid-Missouri region, and Oklahoma, with a centralized call center and online appointment scheduling. PPGP serves people from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs. PPGP currently provides reproductive health services in Arkansas, Kansas, the Mid-Missouri region, and Oklahoma.  The medical staff includes three board certified OB/GYN physicians who provides abortion services, as well as nurse practitioners. PPGP’s nurse practitioners collaborate with physicians to provide reproductive health care, perform examinations, and diagnose and treat infections. PPGP receives Title X funding in Missouri and accepts Medicaid and private insurance in both Missouri and Kansas.  During 2015, our health centers provided 40,000 visits for comprehensive reproductive health services to 20,000 patients

PPGP provides comprehensive, age-appropriate sexuality education to more than 5,000 participants each year.  Our education programs promote responsible behavior and honest communication with peers, parents and adults.  Teens are given information about how to deal with social pressure and are given medically accurate information about contraception.  Programs offer a variety of interactive sexuality education presentations to schools, churches and community groups on a broad range of topics.

PPGP is a leading advocate for the reproductive rights of women and men in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma working tirelessly to block legislation that restricts access to sex education, contraceptives, and abortion.  To conduct more in-depth advocacy efforts, PPGP created the Planned Parenthood Great Plains Votes (PPGPV), a sister corporation of PPGP organized under IRS Section 501(c)4. This classification allows PPGPV to engage in political activities and make additional lobbying expenditures that would not be allowed under PPGP’s 501(c)3 tax status. PPGPV maintains professional lobbying programs in Topeka and Jefferson City; monitors federal, state and local legislation and analyzes its effects on PPGP and our clients; informs supporters about proposed legislation and encourages contact with their legislators; and recruits, trains and supports volunteers to work in a variety of advocacy roles.

TO APPLY

Submit your cover letter, resume and current salary or salary requirements to:

PPGP.HR@PPgreatplains.org

Only those candidates including a cover letter with salary information will be considered for this position.

EOE/AA—PPGP is an equal-opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQIA.