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Clinician - Part-Time (Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Certified Nurse Midwife) 

Department: Health Care Services
Location: Memphis, TN

Clinician - Part-Time (Nurse Practitioner, Physician Assistant, Certified Nurse Midwife) 
 

REPORTS TO:         Lead Clinician/Health Center Supervisor
STATUS:                  Non-Exempt/Hourly


ABOUT PPTNM

Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi is one of Tennessee's oldest and largest private, non-profit health care agencies. For over 75 years, PPTNM has remained committed to providing high-quality, affordable reproductive services and education throughout Tennessee, north Mississippi, and parts of Arkansas and Kentucky. We have four health center locations in Tennessee: Memphis, Nashville and Knoxville. 

Our mission is to improve health and well-being by providing high-quality, nonjudgmental sexual health care, honest and accurate sexuality education, and reproductive health and rights advocacy.

 

COVID VACCINATION REQUIREMENT FOR CANDIDATES SEEKING EMPLOYMENT:

PPTNM, as both a healthcare provider and a participant of Medicare/Medicaid, is subject to certain laws, regulations and orders requiring its workforce to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and its variants. PPTNM has therefore implemented a requirement that all employees be fully vaccinated. Candidates seeking employment with PPTNM will be required to: (1) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and its variants by their start date. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to this requirement in accordance with applicable law, and (2) submit proof of vaccination by their start date as a condition of employment with PPTNM.


 

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for clinical service delivery according to Planned Parenthood Federation of America and affiliate guidelines and federal and state regulations. Clinical services include all client care, counseling, and screening laboratory test results.  Respond to phone calls on the on-call line, conduct patient follow-up, and supervise health care assistants during client care activities. Work with Lead Clinician and Medical Director to implement new protocols and programs. 


 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Obtain a complete health history, including obstetric, gynecologic, contraceptive, medical, surgical, family health, and psychosocial information from clients and record findings accurately and succinctly.
  • Perform physical examinations with special emphasis on the reproductive system, including breast examination, pelvic examination, cancer screening tests, diagnosis of sexually transmitted infections, and other types of more specialized procedures as may be indicated by medical policy.
  • Perform, order, and interpret diagnostic studies as indicated and permitted by medical protocols.
  • Perform duties as assigned in abortion clinic as needed. Serve as on-call nurse to provide emergency care by responding to after hour calls.
  • Perform Ultrasounds per the affiliate’s medical standards and guidelines.  The duties include:
    • Complete the ARMS ACCME-accredited training, “Ultrasound in Abortion Care” OR pass the advanced placement test on the CAL/ARMS CD OR demonstrate completion of an equivalent ACCME-accredited training.
    • Complete the ARMS web-based proficiency exam.
  • Recognize and treat minor deviations from the normal, using prescribed protocols and consulting with the Lead Clinician and/or Medical Director as needed.
  • Provide relevant health instruction to include family planning, nutrition, sexual counseling and principles of health promotion and maintenance.
  • In cooperation with the Lead Clinician and Medical Director, ensure proper training of health care assistants and nurses.  Supports the implementation of new protocols and programs. Play a leadership role in problem identification and problem solving.
  • Supervise health care assistants when engaged in client care services. Assist in coaching of health care assistants. Enforce policies put into place for efficiency, safety, and quality. 
  • Collaborate with the health team and other community agencies and resources to ensure that all patients receive the care and assistance they need.
  • Demonstrate a positive outlook, jump in to solve problems, and participate in the facilitation of efficient patient flow. Exhibit to co-workers and patients a commitment to the mission, goals, and ideals of the affiliate.
  • Participate in the Quality Risk Management Program by completing occurrence reports.
  • Initiate problem solving to ensure smooth health center flow.
  • Accept individual and joint responsibility for and participate in health center   efforts to achieve family planning visits of one hour or less, appointment show rates of 70% or higher, year-to-year family planning client retention of 60% or more, and attainment of annual affiliate goals in revenue, expenses, and margin.
  • Participate in health center efforts to achieve established goals for productivity of  an optimum patient quotient (PQ) of 6 medical visits per hour with a minimum average of 4*

 

*Formula          Medical Visits           =        PQ

                             Paid Hours    

  • Perform other duties as assigned or directed.   


Specific Duties

  • Obtains a general health history, performs a general screening physical examination, and obtains and/or interprets appropriate diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests.
  • Provides general health supervision, health maintenance, education, and counseling to women during the life cycle.
  • Recognizes common non-gynecological medical problems and other deviations from normal and provides management or referrals as appropriate.
  • Obtains a gynecological history, performs a gynecological examination, and obtains diagnostic studies and laboratory tests relevant to gynecology.
  • Recognizes gynecological deviations from normal, formulates a diagnosis in collaboration with a physician, and provides education and management, or refers when appropriate.
  • Provides education and appropriate management for women and men in need of reproductive related services, including fertility control, infertility, and sexually transmitted infections.
  • Obtains an obstetric history and interprets appropriate diagnostic procedures and laboratory tests relevant to obstetrics.
  • Interprets scientific studies based on knowledge of basic research principles.
  • Recognizes ethical, legal, and professional issues inherent in providing care to women throughout the life cycle.
  • Provide care to patients within PPTNM MS&G’s, all applicable laws and regulations.
  • Attend staff meetings and affiliate training.
  • Assist physician in surgical clinic (i.e. recovery, sedation, surgery room, POC, etc.) when needed.


JOB REQUIREMENTS:

EDUCATION: Bachelors of Science and Masters in Nursing. 

EXPERIENCE: Minimum one year experience as a Nurse Practitioner for this location required.

Other requirements:

  • Current Tennessee Nursing License
  • Current National Certification as Nurse Practitioner
  • CPR Certification
  • ACLS certification

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Alignment with the mission and values of Planned Parenthood.
  • Able to demonstrate behaviors that represent the Affiliate’s Workplace Values.
  • Physical assessment including Pap smear collection and pelvic exam and other gynecological exams. 
  • Ultrasound operation and interpretation. 
  • Knowledge of medical documentation and language.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Can multi-task, problem solve and function as a leader.
  • Adhere to affiliate goals and policies on professionalism, wait time in-clinic and on the phone, and the system for addressing client complaints. 
  • Participate in health center/affiliate efforts to achieve established revenue cycle goals. 
  • Commitment to quality healthcare and excellent customer service.
  • Strong customer service orientation. 
  • Excellent organization skills, a sense of responsibility and high level of motivation. 
  • Completion of all responsibilities in a timely and professional manner.
  • Commitment to a client-centered approach to customer care.
  • Accepts a flexible work schedule to include some weekend or evening hours.
  • Able to lift 25 lbs. 
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance.
  • Able to bend and stoop continuously for up to 6 hours.
  • Able to work with chemicals such as alcohol, bleach, disinfectant, detergents.
  • Able to stand up to 6 hours at a time. 
  • Able to assist a semi-conscious adult from a wheelchair to a bed.
  • Able to work in high stress emergency situations and maintain composure under stress. 
  • Able to function in a fast paced environment.

 

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS PROGRAM:

  • Competitive base salary commensurate with experience
  • Limited benefit offering for PT employees
  • Voluntary Vision, “Buy-Up” options on Basic Life, Spouse, & Dependent
  • 401(k) plan with matching opportunity
  • Plum Benefits & Pet Insurance
  • Starting PTO of 15 vacation days within first year (pro-rated based on start date), 2 Floating Holidays and 10 Paid Holidays

This job description is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or working conditions associated with this position. While intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to review and change this description as needed to maintain business goals and accomplishments. Job descriptions are reviewed periodically.  This job description is not a contract.
 

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT/ACKNOWLEDGEMENT:

Planned Parenthood of Tennessee and North Mississippi does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, veteran status, citizenship, disability, atypical hereditary cellular blood trait, genetic predisposition or carrier status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  PPTNM will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; and any subsequent revisions or additions to related law/regulations.

Employees are expected to perform duties as assigned and directed by management.

E-VERIFY PARTICIPATION:

PPTNM participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.   

 

 

 

 

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