Specialty: Nurse Practitioner
Job Number: 27767
- Seeking a Nurse Practitioner to join our team located in Tucson, AZ.
- Bilingual Spanish preferred but not required
- Family Nurse Practitioner master’s degree or Doctor of Nursing Practice, with active license to practice in Arizona
- Experience in a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) or Primary Health Care environment
- Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered if applicable and must be directly related to the functions and body of knowledge required to successfully perform the job.
The ideal candidate will also possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Ability to effectively present and document information for patient population.
- Able to respond to questions from leadership, providers, managers, and members of the healthcare team.
- Must have sensitivity to low income and ethnic minority community.
- Ability to quickly assimilate, assess and act on upon new concepts, trends, and initiatives.
- Exhibit strong customer service skills.
- Ability to represent the organization in a professional manner in a variety of settings, meet people with diplomacy and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to make decisions in line with state and federal regulations.
- Ability to read, comprehend, and analyze documents, regulations, and policies.
- Ability to prepare and submit complete and succinct documentation necessary to the job
- Duties and Responsibilities:
- Under the general supervision of the Chief Medical Officer, delivers comprehensive patient care in a primary care setting.
- Follows evidence based guidelines to diagnose, treat, and monitor acute and chronic conditions.
- Identifies short-term and long-range patient care issues to be addressed, providing pertinent information, and recommends options and course of action.
- Refers patients to physicians and specialty providers, as needed, with appropriate documentation necessary to continue care.
- Collaborates with other providers in the care of patients as needed.
- Provides continuity of care by developing and implementing treatment plans.
- Diagnoses and treats common acute health issues.
- Diagnoses, treats, and monitors chronic health issues.
- Provides health maintenance care such as physical examinations for all ages, well-baby checks and gynecological care.
- Collaborates with physician as needed on complex, unusual, and high-risk cases.
- Orders and interprets diagnostic tests and prescribes proper medications.
- Follows up with patients through telephone, electronic, and mail correspondence.
- Documents patient contracts in patient chart.
- Promotes wellness and self-care of patients and their families by providing health education including, but not limited to counseling on exercise, nutrition, well-baby care, family planning, and diabetic issues.
- Performs outpatient procedures such as suture removal and other procedures within scope of practice.
- Attends continuing medical education (CME) conferences/training as required to maintain licensure.
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- 403(b) with employer contribution
- 15 days’ vacation time, sick leave in addition to 11 paid holidays
- Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Professional Liability Coverage
- Loan Reimbursement options through National Health Service Corps of America or Arizona Department Health and Human Services (for eligible clinicians)
- Professional Licensure and DEA reimbursement
- Relocation Reimbursement
- Employee $500.00 Medical Courtesy Discount
- Continuing Medical Education
- Competitive Salary
- Tucson is a great “secret” place to settle down. Our mid-size city of almost a million people offers big-city amenities – with a smaller town feel.
- Famous for its dramatic beauty, the Sonoran Desert covers this region with spectacular cacti – including the giant saguaro, a symbol of the American Southwest. But don’t be fooled by the term “desert” because mountain ranges in all directions offer scenic drives, and even snow skiing. In the winter you can go for a hike in the valley, then drive up to Mt. Lemmon and enjoy the slopes. Tucson’s legendary year-round sunshine and saguaro-and-sunset landscape have romanced visitors for decades.
- Once you immerse yourself in the laid-back atmosphere of Tucson, you may never want to leave.