The Hennepin County Public Health Clinic is hiring a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant. This clinician will work across several program areas to provide sexual health care services through the Red Door Clinic, buprenorphine therapy for individuals with opioid use disorder, refugee health screening, and treatment for individuals with tuberculosis.
Location and hours:
This position is located at the Public Health Clinic, 525 Portland Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55415. Currently, working hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position will require working one evening shift when the clinic resumes evening hours on Mondays and Wednesdays until 7:30 p.m. No weekend, overnight or holiday shifts are required.Based on current requirements hires must live in or relocate to Minnesota or Wisconsin.
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:
Provide HIV prevention and sexual health care services including HIV testing, STI testing and treatment, family planning, PrEP, and PEP.
Provide MOUD (medications for opioid use disorder) through office-based buprenorphine therapy, conducting initial assessments and follow-up evaluations.
Conduct refugee health screening exams, including health history, physical examination, and preventive screening of newly arrived refugees to identify acute and chronic health problems as well as identify public health risks.
Evaluate and treat patients with active and latent tuberculosis, including medication management.
Perform lab work as indicated, including gram stains, wet preps, and other labs in CLIA certified on-site lab under direction of lab technician specialist.
Provide health education, harm reduction counseling, consultation, and referrals based on patient needs.
Work with a diverse, interdisciplinary team to deliver health services, develop team goals, performance outcomes, and effective referral coordination.
Need to have:
For hire as a Nurse Practitioner:
Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
Current Minnesota Registered Nurse (RN) License
Current Minnesota Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license.
National Certification as an Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) or a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)
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.
Nice to have:
Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration to prescribe controlled substances or ability to acquire within 6 months of hire.
Providing sexual health care services including family planning services and sexually transmitted infection testing, treatment, and prevention.
Providing addiction medicine, specifically with buprenorphine.
Providing care to refugee and/or immigrant populations.
Working with diverse populations from communities experiencing health disparities who present with social vulnerabilities and have a history of experiencing barriers to healthcare.
Foster an environment that recognizes and respects cultural, behavioral, and socioeconomic differences.
Exhibit sensitivity to the needs and issues of diverse and disenfranchised individuals.
Work independently and collaborate with colleagues to provide quality care.
Deliver services to patients within a harm reduction model.
Communicate effectively in verbal, written, and electronic communications.
Adapt and problem-solve in a changing clinic practice environment.