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The Community Health Centers of Lane County is seeking a Nurse Practitioner – Pediatrics to be part of an interdisciplinary team that provides primary pediatric care within the Patient Centered Medical Home model. This mission driven individual will work as part of an interdisciplinary team within the Lane County Behavioral Health location. They will provide professional, comprehensive primary medical care and treatment services to a diverse population of patients in a community health center setting using a team based approach. The Nurse Practitioner diagnoses and treats a wide variety of health conditions, provides education and referrals for patients as appropriate, and performs related duties as assigned.

About the Position 
The clinician medically evaluates patients and assesses their medical status in the clinic; determines the clinical need for medications and prescribes medication as a part of a treatment program; discusses case management practices and techniques with health care professionals; provides information, consultation and assistance to other health care professionals as part of a patient centered medical home team and provides appropriate medical records documentation on all patients in accordance with policy.

The position will be 0.8 – 1.0 FTE (32-40 hours/weekly). Position MAY be eligible for additional compensation upon successfully passing a Spanish/English bilingual proficiency exam. All candidates are encouraged to apply.

About the Division

At Lane County Health & Human Services, we believe healthy people are the foundation of healthy communities. The Community Health Centers of Lane County provide affordable primary care for the whole family – infants, children, adolescents, adults, and seniors – as well as integrated behavioral health, alternative services such as acupuncture, and preventative dental services. At Community Health Centers, we focus on integrated care that values the whole person. Our services encompass not only treatment and prevention of illness, but also health education and behavioral health services.

At the Community Health Centers of Lane County, we have adopted a model of primary care called Patient Centered Medical Home. Our services are organized around care teams who work collaboratively to support our patients. Our integrated care teams include primary care providers, nurses, medical assistants, patient care coordinators and behavioral health specialists. This model of primary care prioritizes the patient, who has increased access to other services beyond general medical care at our clinics. Our care teams also help patients reach their optimal health status by addressing social determinants of health barriers to care such as transportation, food insecurity, or housing.

Lane County Community Health Centers are a participant in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program. https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/nhsc-all-loan-repayment-programs-comparison
Learn more about Lane County’s Community Health Centers here!

Schedule: The schedule will vary; from 0.8-1.0 FTE, hours will be worked between Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*This is an AFSCME Nurses represented position*

QUALIFICATIONS

Training:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university, and completion of a Nurse Practitioner program specific to the expanded specialty role/category for which application is made.
  • The scope of practice for this Nurse Practitioner is specifically: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP).
  • An equivalent combination of experience and training that will demonstrate the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

Special Requirements:

  • State of Oregon Nursing License including dispensing privileges- (copy of original or web document) License must reflect Oregon address by time of hire
  • Diploma
  • Drug Enforcement Agency Certificate
  • Certificate or Credentialing by a nationally recognized authority
  • National Provider Identifier (NPI)
  • Current CPR/BLS.
  • CV or Resume
    *Please provide a copy of your resume

Notes:

  • This position is subject to a full criminal offender information record check.
  • Offers of employment are contingent upon consenting to, and successfully passing, a drug screening test.
  • Please note that as part of the screening process Lane County will verify license and certification status.

Studies have shown that women and BIPOC individuals are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they are able to perform every task in the job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. The county will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

Nurse Practitioner Classification Details

Selection Process

Equal Employment Opportunity 

Lane County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.  All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

To apply for this job email your details to laura.vinson@lanecountyor.gov