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COMMUNITY CARE PRACTITIONER (Non-Physician)

Clayton County Board of Commissioners

Posted: Apr. 23, 2018

End Date: Jun. 22, 2018


Salary: $96,691

MUST MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in Nursing. Must possess and maintain a Georgia License as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN) and certification as a Nurse Practitioner (NP)/Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) with the Georgia Board of Nursing;   OR Bachelor’s degree required, with a Master’s degree preferred, from the successful completion of a Physician Assistant (PA) Program from an accredited college or university.  Must possess and maintain a Physician Assistant Certification (PA-C) by passing the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam administered by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).   Must be a US Citizen or resident status and must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.  Must possess and maintain all required State of Georgia certifications and/or licensures.  Must qualify for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services National Provider Identifier (CMS NPI) Standard. Must possess and maintain the basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and the Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certifications.  Must be able and willing to provide service in the home and in a non-clinic environment.  Emergency Room (ER) experience preferred.  May be required to attain and maintain additional certifications specific to assigned unit. 

NATURE OF WORK: The purpose of this classification is to provide scheduled and unscheduled direct patient care in a mobile environment, to perform technical and specialized work functions associated with providing professional, independent medical care to non emergent and emergent patients, will work collaboratively with other members of the healthcare team to provide assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals of all age groups with acute or sub-acute injuries or illnesses.  Provides assessment and treatment within scope of practice and reports to The Department Medical Director concerning clinical care matters.  Reports to the Fire/Chief Operating Officer concerning matters of employment, programs, and/or department goals/protocols.  

SOME OF THE ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES INCLUDE: Delivers a high quality frontline mobile integrated healthcare services including but not limited to scheduled and unscheduled in home visits, acute care, health risk assessments, transitional care, longitudinal high risk patient management, advanced injury and illness management, adjunctive care for home health, hospice, and primary care services.  Provides a comprehensive physical examination and assessment and consults with the physician as needed to develop the treatment plan and/or implementing physician directives. Orders laboratory, radiology, and other diagnostic testing as appropriate and within scope of practice and/or with physician consultation. Interprets diagnostic test results for deviations from normal.  Obtains, compiles, and records patient medical data, including health history, progress notes and results of physical examination. Prescribe medication as approved by The Department Medical Director.  Responsible for accurately coding all encounters and procedures in accordance with Medicare Rules and Regulations. May facilitate referrals of patients to other medical providers, medical facilities, or other health/social service agencies when appropriate as per the delegation of the supervising physician.  In a life threatening emergency situation, when the supervising physician is not present, the Community Care Practitioner may initiate the appropriate evaluation and treatment.  Performs other related duties as required.

Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, lifting, carrying, and pushing.  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.   Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, violence, disease, or pathogenic substances.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:  Selection will be made from a register of eligible applicants that may be established by education, work experience, test score, personal interview, credit check, criminal history, driving history (copy of driver’s license may be required), drug screen, and/or physical examination.

TO APPLY: Applications may be submitted on-line at our County Website until the position is filled.