Our sexual and reproductive health centers, located in Fort Greene and Brownsville, provide affordable, comprehensive, and confidential reproductive and sexual healthcare to more than 4,000 people, including adolescents each year. We offer a complete range of services, including free walk-in pregnancy testing, gynecological exams, preconception care, prenatal care, birth control, emergency contraception, medication abortion, sexual and reproductive healthcare for all genders, teens’ sexual healthcare, STI testing and treatment, HIV testing and counseling, mental health services, and health education. Our strategic vision is to begin offering onsite primary care to our patients and the communities we serve in 2022.
Summary of Position:
We are seeking a part-time or full-time Family Nurse Practitioner to provide the full scope of sexual and reproductive healthcare at PHS SRH centers to support our new primary care scope of service. This position will provide primary care, sexual and reproductive health services to adolescents, adult and geriatric patients at our two health centers, located in Fort Greene and Brownsville, Brooklyn. This position will rotate between both centers and will require the provider to work independently at one of these centers.
In collaboration with the Medical Director and provider team, the Family Nurse Practitioner will support the development and implementation of new primary care clinical policies and procedures and quality improvement activities related to primary care. Overall, the right candidate will have a passion for supporting new clinical initiatives and will work collaboratively with our PHS operations team to integrate primary care within our current practice.
Specifically, the Family Nurse Practitioner will:
Assess, diagnose, treat and manage acute episodic and chronic illnesses in a culturally competent manner to diverse populations.
Provide sexual and reproductive health care services to adolescents and adults following evidence-based guidelines.
Order, conduct, supervise, and interpret diagnostic and laboratory tests.
Prescribe pharmacological agents and non-pharmacologic therapies, including discussing the potential side effects of medication/treatment with patients.
Provide advice to patients for lifestyle and diet changes that may improve their health or help to treat the health issue they are experiencing.
Provide relevant health instruction in a patient-centered manner including family planning, routine preventive care and sexual and reproductive health.
Provide culturally competent and patient-centered information and access to a comprehensive range of contraceptive methods, including proficiency in IUD insertions/removals and Nexplanon insertions/removals.
Conduct screening for a range of issues, such as breast cancer, cervical cancer and sexual transmitted infections.
Maintain patient confidentiality and comply with all federal and state health information privacy laws.
Record complete, timely and legible medical records.
Participate in quality assurance/ improvement activities, including Medicaid Meaningful Use measures, Patient-Centered Specialty Practice, and New York State Family Planning Program initiatives.
Qualifications and Requirements:
Nurse Practitioner degree from an accredited healthcare institution
Current NYS Professional License and/or Certification
Minimum of 2 years of clinical experience post-graduation
Ability to work effectively with adolescent and geriatric patients
Ability and willingness to support prenatal/postpartum care services
Ability and willingness to support medication abortion services
Ability and willingness to manage 3 patients per hour
Excellent communication and inter-personal skills to work with diverse staff members and patients
Credentialed with Medicaid and/or Medicare
Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) certificate
Proficiency in eClinicalWorks
Experience providing sexual and reproductive healthcare in a clinical setting
Bilingual in Spanish or Haitian Creole
NOTE: All applicants must comply with PHS’ vaccination policy. Effective October 1, 2021, employees will be required to provide verification that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (with an FDA-authorized vaccine).
PHS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, and veterans.
About Public Health Solutions
Health disparities among New Yorkers are large, persistent and increasing. Public Health Solutions (PHS) exists to change that trajectory and support vulnerable New York City families in achieving optimal health and building pathways to reach their potential.
As the largest public health nonprofit serving New York City, we improve health outcomes and help communities thrive by providing services directly to vulnerable low-income families, supporting community-based organizations through our long-standing public-private partnerships, and bridging the gap between healthcare and community services. We focus on a wide range of public health issues including food and nutrition, health insurance, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco control, and HIV/AIDS. To learn more about our work, please visit healthsolutions.org.