Klamath County Oregon K

Nurse Practitioner - PH

Found in: Lensa US



Provides direct client care services for the Klamath County Public Health Communicable Disease and Reproductive Health program. Provides services and education within the scope programs as set by Oregon Health Authority, Oregon State Board of Nursing and agency policy and procedure. Provides occasional on-call medical consultation as needed for established patients' care.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • The following may not be all inclusive and other duties may be assigned under the scope of practice.


  • Renders skilled nurse practitioner services to clients enrolled in the KCPH communicable disease and reproductive health programs in compliance with program guidelines.

  • Performs insertion and removal of IUDs/ IUSs and subdermal implants.

  • Performs comprehensive health assessment of clients, including completion of physical and psychosocial history and identification of actual and potential health needs based on medical, mental/emotional, financial and social factors.

  • Performs complete physical examinations utilizing skills of observation, auscultation, palpation and percussion using such equipment as stethoscope, otoscope, reflex hammer, sphygmomanometer, ophthalmoscope, speculum, etc.

  • Diagnoses disease; develops appropriate treatment plan, prescribes medication, orders diagnostic tests and labs, recommends various treatment modalities, obtains consultation and referrals as indicated.

  • Manages and coordinates patient care with other staff members, providers and specialists.

  • Educates clients concerning preventative health practices, disease control, health maintenance, family planning, and community resources.

  • Participates as a team member, providing comprehensive care in cooperation with other health team members, analyzes and develops recommendations to meet the health needs of the community as directed.

  • Charts client visits using SOAP method; maintains client records, reports and correspondence in compliance with state and agency standards.

  • Maintains professional integrity and strict patient confidentiality at all times.

  • Adheres to organizational policies and procedures within the County, and in accordance with hospital privileges.

  • Reviews incoming records and labs, makes recommendations for follow-up and note any pertinent findings.

  • Provides patient education related to reproductive health, methods of birth control, healthy lifestyles, family involvement, nutrition, STI/ HIV education and prevention, and relationship safety.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Possession of a current, valid License as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the State of Oregon

  • Possession of CPR Certification

  • Certification to insert/remove subdermal implants.

  • Possession of a current, valid Oregon Driver's License and a safe driving record.

Education and/or Experience

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing with a Master's Degree in Nursing; knowledge of nursing techniques and procedures; medical and lab equipment and testing procedures; knowledge of medication; knowledge of interviewing and counseling techniques.

Training Period

Over 1 month up to and including 3 months. 6 month probationary period.


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.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.

Continuous Learning - Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; seeks feedback to improve performance; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others.

Job Knowledge - Exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; displays understanding of how job relates to others; uses resources effectively.

Use of Technology - Demonstrates required skills; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity.

Design - Demonstrates attention to detail.

Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.

Project Management - Develops project plans; coordinates projects; communicates changes and progress; completes projects on time and budget.

Customer Service - Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments.

Communications - Expresses ideas and thoughts verbally; expresses ideas and thoughts in written form; exhibits good listening and comprehension; keeps others adequately informed; selects and uses appropriate communication methods.

Cooperation - Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts.

Managing Customer Focus - Promotes customer focus; establishes customer service standards; monitors customer satisfaction; develops new approaches to meeting customer needs.

Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.

Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.

Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; demonstrates knowledge of market and competition; aligns work with strategic goals.

Conflict Resolution - Encourages open communications; confronts difficult situations; maintains objectivity; keeps emotions under control; uses negotiation skills to resolve conflicts.

Impact & Influence - Pursues and wins support for ideas.

Recruitment & Staffing - Presents positive, realistic view of the organization; makes quality hiring decisions.

Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; contributes to profits and revenue.

Diversity - Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.

Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organizational values.

Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures; supports organization's goals and values; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.

Strategic Thinking - Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses.

Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.

Consultative Selling - Builds rapport and establishes trust; asks questions to discover client business needs.

Achievement Focus - Sets and achieves challenging goals; demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; recognizes and acts on opportunities.

Personal Appearance - Dresses appropriately for position; keeps self well groomed.

Sales Skills - Initiates new contacts; maintains customer satisfaction.

Attendance/Punctuality - Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.

Initiative - Volunteers readily; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation - Generates suggestions for improving work; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

Judgement - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process.

Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans.

Quality - Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.

Quantity - Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity.

Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.

time required of a fully qualified worker to become accustomed to the special conditions of any new job).

Language Skills

Bilingual in Spanish preferred but not required.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

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 frequently required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.

Work Environment

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.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Work Schedule

This is a part-time position working approximately 8 hours per week. management assigns exact schedules. It is the attendance standard of the employer that all employees be present and on time each shift they are scheduled to work. Full or partial absence during any scheduled shift, arriving late, or leaving early, for whatever reason, may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment. Time off may be approved if allowed by applicable policies covering illness, injury, or other personal emergency. The Public Health Employee may be required to stay at or return to work during public health incidents and/or emergencies to perform duties specific to his/her position, or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency. Union Employees working a non-traditional work schedule will be compensated according to contract.


Klamath County enforces a drug free work place. Successful applicants may be required to submit to drug testing.


Must pass a criminal background check in order to be eligible for employment.

calendar_today 2 days ago

location_on Klamath Falls, United States

work Klamath County Oregon

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