Salary negotiable based on qualifications and experience
Internal Number: 405-48-202
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide high quality preventive public health and primary care to clients seeking healthcare services. Collect health histories, perform physical exams, and offer education, counseling and treatment to clients seeking healthcare services within Primary Care, Maternal Health, Family Planning, Sexually-Transmitted Disease, as well as Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program. Interest in providing Medication Assisted Treatment services for patients in recovery from opiate addiction is preferred. Ongoing supervision from the Medical Director includes defined patient care protocols and guidelines with availability for prompt consultation.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of techniques of interviewing, medical and relevant history taking, principles and practices of general medicine and disease states as they relate to the area of work; thorough knowledge of health appraisal tools, laboratory tests and findings, advanced physical assessment, advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and therapeutic procedures as related to the area of work; thorough knowledge and ability to plan a regime of care based on assessment and findings; considerable knowledge of available resources and appropriate referral methods. Skills in performing clinical functions. Skill in assisting with routine surgical procedures. Ability to examine patients and detect abnormalities; ability to record accurately and completely all information necessary to evaluate and plan care and to convey this to the physician; ability to communicate orally; ability to teach and counsel individuals, families and groups in areas of health maintenance, preventive medicine, and care of the sick; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and to gain the confidence of patients and families and work effectively with them; some ability to plan and conduct in-service training programs. Work requires judgment in the application of accepted patient care protocols and medical guidelines in the area of assignment to determine the appropriate course of action.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Licensed as a Physician Assistant by the North Carolina Medical Board or approved to practice as a Nurse Practitioner or Certified Nurse Midwife by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and the North Carolina Medical Board and one year of experience as an Advanced Practice Practitioner.
AppHealthCare is a fully accredited district health department serving Alleghany, Ashe, Watauga counties and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving Alleghany and Ashe counties.
Our mission is to promote safe and healthy living, prevent disease, and protect the environment.
The Appalachian District Health Department was established in 1933 and covers Alleghany, Ashe and Watauga Counties. The health department provides many services such as high quality clinical care, nutrition services, Women Infants and Children (WIC), community health services and environmental health services.
The rebranding initiative represents our ability to continue to provide high quality patient care and essential services that are critical for the health of the public. We are committed to serving our patients and clients and ensuring the fulfillment of our mission to promote safe and healthy living, prevent disease and protect the environment.
We provide a variety of high quality services to meet the needs of our communities:
Environmental Health Services
Community Health Services
AppHealthCare accepts private insurances, Medicaid, a...nd Medicare, as well as patients without health insurance. We offer a sliding fee discount program for patients.
AppHealthCare is governed by a Board of Health and an FQHC Board, Partners in Public Health.