Employment Opportunity: Nurse Practitioner, of Sexually Transmitted Infections
The Bureau of of Sexually Transmitted Infections has the mission of improving the sexual heath of all New Yorkers. To achieve this the Bureau provides direct clinic services to people seeking sexual health care and services to sex partners; monitors disease trends; provides education and training to providers and community groups, conducts research and develop policies to improve sexual health and wellness. The BSTI operates 8 STI clinics throughout New York City (NYC).
The Bureau of STI Control is requesting to hire a Nurse Practitioner, Level III to work in the Sexual Health Clinics.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: --You will be serving as a clinician within the BSTDC clinic setting under the supervision of the physician in charge of that clinic conducting contraception method counseling and medically clearing patients for who are interested in the quick start contraception program.
Dispensing contraception methods accordingly. -
Be primarily assigned to provide direct patient care for those infected with HIV or at high risk to be infected with HIV. This includes: taking medical history and performing physical examinations, providing diagnosis and initiating HIV therapy, PrEP or PEP as part of a strategy to treat individuals immediately at the time of service.
Be also assigned to obtain medical and sexual history and conducting physical examinations and treatment of patients in the STD clinics; provide referrals to clinics for other services as needed; patient management will include medication and vaccines dispensing and counseling on the prevention of STD's.
Adhering to Bureau Standards for productivity.
Work closely with PrEP navigators, mental health specialists and HIV case managers to provide comprehensive psychosocial and behavioral care. Provide health education to patients.
Direct and assist in precepting of nurse practitioners and other health care professionals
This is a 5 days per week job (35:00 hours) in addition to at least one Saturday per month (5:00 hours).
Job Description link below:
1. A valid New York State License and current registration to practice as a Registered Professional Nurse; and 2. Completion of a Nurse Practitioner or equivalent program registered or approved by the New York State Education Department, or current certification as a Nurse Practitioner by a national certifying body recognized by the New York State Education Department. 3. To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level II, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements, a certificate to prescribe medication issued by the New York State Education Department and one year of satisfactory experience as a nurse practitioner. 4. To be eligible for placement in Assignment Level III, individuals must have, after meeting the minimum requirements, a certificate to prescribe medication issued by the New York State Education Department and two years of satisfactory experience as a nurse practitioner.
Specialization in family or women’s health; prior experience in public health and sexually transmitted diseases; expertise in planning and logistics coordination; excellent interpersonal and communication skills especially working with adolescents and other diverse populations.