Starting salary will be determined by the applicant’s years of relevant Advanced Practice Provider (APP) experience. The current APP Hiring Plan has built in progression through the range of the salary grade.
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 118001806
The primary purpose of this position is to deliver services as a Physician Assistant or a Nurse Practitioner at the Department of Public Health.
Examples of Duties
Under the general supervision of a physician, duties for this position include but are not limited to:
Deliver physician extender or nurse practitioner medical provider services essentially in Communicable Diseases/STD Clinic, Women’s Health Clinic which includes Family Planning, Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program (BCCCP), Teen Wellness Clinic and in Child Health Clinic, based on credentials, at the Cumberland County Department of Public Health.
Collect thorough history and physical examinations
Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in collaboration with supervising physician
Prepare patient workups and communications which indicate findings
Order and administer appropriate diagnostic tests
Communicate test results to patients and their families
Prescribe appropriate medications to include various forms of contraceptives, treatments, referrals and other medical services and carry out therapeutic procedures for quality patient care
Document normal and abnormal data in the patient's electronic medical records
Monitor and maintain record of each patient's progress and report patients' progress to supervising physician
Maintain health care and therapeutic plans
Provide education and counseling to patients and families as needed
Employee is subject to be called upon anytime to help the agency respond to a public health emergency which may include, but is not limited to, outbreak investigations, staffing mass dispensing or immunization clinics, providing disaster relief, or other incidents (man-made or natural and intentional or non-intentional) as they arise, or any public health response requested by the Health Director.
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 related to the area of work.
Thorough knowledge of health appraisal tools, laboratory assessments, time management and organizational skills.
Thorough knowledge and ability to plan a regime of care based on assessment and findings.
Considerable knowledge of available community resources and appropriate referral methods.
Skill in performing clinical functions.
Skill in performing office medical procedures (ie, IUD placement, Nexplannon insertions)
Ability to examine patients and detect abnormalities.
Ability to record/code accurately and complete all information necessary to evaluate and plan care and to convey this to the physician.
Excellent written and verbal collaborative skills.
Ability to teach and counsel individuals, families and groups in areas of health maintenance, preventive medicine, and care of the sick.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and work well in teams.
Some ability to plan and conduct in-service training programs for nursing staff.
Must have or obtain and maintain a valid North Carolina driver's license with an acceptable driving record. Background check and negative drug test are required.
College transcripts may be submitted on-line via the attachment feature or mailed to Cumberland County Department of Public Health Human Resources, 1235 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301. If selected for the position, a formal transcript will be required within 30 days of hire.
The Cumberland County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CCDPH complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. CCDPH does not exclude people or treat them differently because of race, color, national origin, age, disability or sex.
The Department of Public Health provides an array of services to the citizens of the County.
Federal, State and County tax money fund the Health Department. Grants and fees for services generate additional funds. The Health Department is governed by the Cumberland County Board of Health, which is composed of up to eleven members appointed by the Board of Commissioners.
The Health Department was founded in 1911 as the Cumberland County/Fayetteville City Board of Sanitation and Health, but it had no paid employees. In 1923, a part-time physician and two nurses were hired as the first paid employees.
The Public Health Center is located at 1235 Ramsey Street and operates three satellite offices throughout the County.