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Nurse Practitioner- (Columbus)


Full-Time Unclassified Position

Pay Grade: M District Entry/Hiring Salary: $71,000/year
Salary is based on education and experience

This position is subject to close once a satisfactory applicant pool has been identified

LOCATION: Columbus Health Department, 5601 Veterans Pkwy, Columbus, GA 31904

DUTIES: Under limited supervision, performs advanced nursing functions and provides healthcare services emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention; manages acute and chronic diseases in accordance with nursing protocols; assesses the client’s condition, performs, and interprets laboratory tests, prescribes appropriate treatments/therapies, and educates client. Performs therapeutic procedures, such as injections, immunizations and minor invasive procedures as medically required/recommended. Performs insertions and removals of various LARC devices. Performs case management for the PrEP Program in accordance with PrEP Protocol.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate or Master’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university and/or other education requirements approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing AND certification in the specialty area(s) approved by the Georgia Board of Nursing AND Georgia license as a Registered Professional Nurse AND Georgia license as an APRN AND CPR certification.

All West Central Health District 7 employees are deemed essential workers in the event of an emergency. As such, you may be called on to participate in an event including but not limited to: staffing a shelter, working at a Specimen Point of Collection Site (SPOC) and/or working at a Point of Dispensing site (POD). If you are called on to participate, you are required to report to the designated site as a condition of employment, whether the emergency occurs during or outside regular work hours.

An applicant who has a disability, which requires special accommodations, should contact the Human Resources office at 706-321-6127.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY AT: Click on “About DPH” then “Careers”. Locate this position and click “Apply” to begin your application.

Applicants chosen for employment will be subject to the following:
•Criminal Background Check/ Fingerprinting
•Pre-Employment Drug Screening
•I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification
•Reference Checks