Salary See Position DescriptionLocation Downtown MinneapolisJob TypeFull-timeDepartmentHuman Services and Public HealthJob Number23HSPH075KC021
Closing2/15/2023 11:59 PM Central
DescriptionJoin us as we change the way health care is provided to those who need us most. Hennepin County Health Care for the Homeless is seeking a full-time Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant who has an interest in and skill and experience working with individuals experiencing homelessness. This role will provide care for patients experiencing unsheltered homelessness, focusing on the clinical topics of HIV prevention and treatment, buprenorphine prescribing for opioid use disorders, and treating other drug-related infectious diseases. In this role, you will provide health care services on street outreach throughout Minneapolis. Preventative and acute care services are provided on a walk-in basis to adult men and women, youth, children, and infants. You'll join a strong, diverse, multidisciplinary team of medical providers, registered nurses, social workers, licensed practical nurses and medical assistants.Hennepin County Public Health is committed to advancing health and racial equity. We recognize racism is a public health crisis. We are committed to change and co-creating solutions with those impacted to support communities where everyone experiences optimal health and wellness. Racial diversity is critical to this mission. We encourage you to join us in this work! Learn more about the work of Health Care for the Homeless, watch this video.Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit the employee referral program page.Location and hours:This position will provide street outreach care throughout Minneapolis and will require travel between different locations. Regular work hours will likely include one evening per week. Clinic hours range from 8 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. No weekend, overnight, or holiday shifts are required. This position will require occasional after-hours on call.Nurse Practitioner $72,196.87 - $151,222.59 Annually Physician Assistant $98,858.83 - $151,222.59 AnnuallyAbout the position type:This is a full-time, benefit earning position.This position is internally classified as a Nurse Practitioner.Click here to view the job classification specification.This position is internally classified as a Physician Assistant.Click here to view the job classification specification. This position is subject to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Interim Final Rule on COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination. As such, it requires the job offer to be conditional based on the candidate being fully vaccinated for COVID-19. “Fully vaccinated” means 14 days after receiving the second dose in a two-dose vaccination series approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on a full or emergency-use basis, or 14 days after receiving a single-dose vaccine approved by the FDA on a full or emergency-use basis. After a conditional job offer is made, the candidate must show proof of full vaccination prior to their start date. A COVID-19 vaccination card from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a vaccination record from your doctor’s office or a personal digital vaccination record constitutes sufficient “proof.” The candidate must also attest they are vaccinated by completing a form on the first day of employment. Reasonable accommodations to this vaccination requirement will be considered upon request by a candidate for medical or religious reasons as required by applicable law. In this position, you will:
Perform initial and ongoing assessments of patient mental, physical, and psychosocial status, while doing triage for patients who require a higher level of care.
Obtain and evaluate patient health and medical history and document in the EPIC Electronic Health Record (EHR).
Perform physical examinations and conduct preventative screening procedures based on age and medical history; identify medical and health risks.
Complete accurate and timely documentation of observations, interventions, referral, and follow-up; develop patient care plan.
Provide health education, counseling, consultation, and advocacy based on needs identified in care plan.
Need to have:
For hire as a Nurse Practitioner:
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
Possession of a valid license as a Registered Nurse issued by the state of Minnesota AND a National Certification as a Nurse Practitioner (CNP) OR certification in the area of specialization by an agency authorized to certify professional nurses in advanced practice OR an approved equivalent as provided under M.S. 148/284.
For hire as a Physician Assistant:
Graduation from an accredited physician assistant (PA) program.
Certification or eligibility for certification from the State of Minnesota as a Physician Assistant. Must also complete the Delegation Agreement and Notice of Intent to Practice as required by the MN Board of Medical Practice.
For both positions:
Access to reliable transportation to travel for street outreach to provide medical services.
Nice to have:
One or more years of full-time experience working as a Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant.
Current CPR certification.
Prescribing buprenorphine for the treatment of opioid disorder.
Prescribing PrEP for the prevention of HIV.
Treating patients living with HIV
Providing healthcare services to people experiencing homelessness.
Working with Electronic Health Records (EHR).
Familiarity with harm reduction methods for people who inject drugs.
Sensitivity to the needs and issues of diverse and disenfranchised individuals.
Strong leadership and written and verbal communication skills.
Work independently and interdependently with professionals from other disciplines.
Establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external partners.
Personal and/or professional experiences dealing with health care disparities and inequities.
About the department:Public Health works to improve and protect the health of children, adolescents and adults who live, learn, work or play in Hennepin County. Our ultimate purpose is to promote physical and mental health, prevent illness and injury associated with communicable diseases and environmental conditions, reduce chronic diseases, and enhance the well-being of individuals affected by mental illnesses and serious emotional disturbances. About Hennepin County:Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge select Guest.Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.