Nurse Practitioner

  • Description
    •Work with mobile street outreach in van to provide support in the center as well as in the street.
    •Provide primary care services.
    •Work within all state and federal laws and regulations and the agreement with the collaborative physician.
    •Manage acute and chronic health problems using evidence-based protocols.
    •Provide health screenings, immunizations and other disease prevention programs.
    •Advance the role of advanced practice nurses in underserved areas through advocacy and other professional activities.
    •Notify immediate supervisor of significant problems.
    •Provide age-appropriate assessment and interventions in order to meet the needs of patients and families served
    •Provides patient/family education, health counseling, and health advocacy services to patients, their families and significant others.
    •Maintain positive relationships with funding sources and community organizations.
    •Perform other related tasks and duties as directed and assigned.
    •Work as a member of the Primary Care Medical Home team to provide integrated health services
    •Document all services in a timely manner
    •Supervise staff as appropriate
    •Act in the capacity of a mandated reporter to both the State of Pennsylvania and the Joint Commission

    •Ability to engage resistant clients
    •Extensive knowledge of current health care needs of the homeless and mentally ill adults.
    •Ability to collect adequate client data, conduct a physical exam, interpret physical findings and manage or refer patients as conditions or protocols dictate
    •Good verbal communication and writing skills
    •Computer skills
    •Ability to prioritize and organize work day to meet changing needs of program and clients
    •Ability to work within a team framework and respond positively to team members concerns
    •Ability to track work to completion and compile reports
    •Certified as an Advanced Practice Nurse in the State of Pennsylvania. Three (3) years of nursing experience, at least two (2) of which shall have been as an Advanced Practice Nurse in a related specialty, preferred, but not required. One (1) year of supervisory/managerial experience preferred

    •Licensed as a RN and APN Nurse Practitioner.

    •Commensurate with education and experience.

    Bachelors or better in Nursing or related field.