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Nurse Practitioner, Lanai City, HI


Organization: Lāna'i Community Health Center
Category: Nurse Practitioner
Location: Lanai City, HI
Date Job Posted: October 23, 2020
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About Lāna`i Community Health Center (LCHC)

LCHC is located on the island of Lāna'i, the smallest of the major Hawaiian Islands with a land area of 140 square miles. The island’s history is one of transition as the island was purchased by different owners. Each transition throughout this island’s history has forced a change in economic focus and lifestyle produced results that directly affected the island’s residents (and still affects all today). These changes have created the community as we know it today: An eclectic mix of ethnicities and cultures. This broad mix of ethnicities makes Lāna`i unusual and different from other rural communities in the U.S. In addition, immigrants continue to relocate to Lāna`i because family members are able to sponsor their arrival — especially individuals from the Philippines — with 32% of our population foreign born and 10.3% of our households facing linguistic isolation. (Hawai`i Department of Health, “State of Hawai`i Primary Care Needs Assessment Data Book, 2012).

LCHC’s target population consists of everyone on Lāna`i, with a special focus on those who live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level (33.6% of the 2017 LCHC patients) and the under-/uninsured (12.7% of LCHC patients in 2017 were uninsured). LCHC provides services in a culturally sensitive manner – providing written and oral translation as needed. No one is turned away due to an inability to pay for service. LCHC serves individuals of all ages, ethnicity, gender, and residency — old timers, part-timers, and newcomers. LCHC accepts all insurances and assists its patients with understanding and navigating their insurance coverage questions. LCHC is a nonprofit organization, and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with 330e status awarded in September 2007. Clinical services have been provided since August 2008.

This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.

The Health Center is centrally located at 333 Sixth St. in Lanai City, where 95% of the population resides.

We are currently recruiting a Nurse Practitioner

Within the scope of licensing as an RN and APRN, the Nurse Practitioner (NP) will provide general medical care, assessments, evaluation, treatment and some minor surgery for patients. LCHC is a patient care, teaching and research organization and also provides workshops, education sessions and outreach – all employees should expect to be involved with these activities the extent to which will depend upon their position in the organization.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • This job supervises clinic staff as assigned.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Training and certification needed for RN (bachelor’s level or better preferred), APRN. APRN-Rx desirable.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Knowledge of medical procedures and terminology
  • Interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Report preparation skills
  • Ability to implement and interpret policies and procedures
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Ability to adhere to regulations in order to maintain licensure
  • Ability to respond to questions in a tactful and professional manner

KNOWLEDGE OF THE FOLLOWING THEORY, PRINCIPLES, PRACTICES

  • Medical terminology
  • Principles, theories and practices of medicine
  • Agency and community resources and services
  • Patient care and management including awareness of patient rights

SKILLS/ABILITY TO:

  • Diagnose medical conditions
  • Perform medical procedures
  • Use logic to analyze or identify underlying principles, reasons or facts associated with information or data to draw conclusions
  • Evaluate information against a set of standards
  • Provide consultation and/or expert advice or testimony
  • Deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact and professionalism

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Person of mature character, sound judgment and a caring nature
  • Person knowledgeable and understanding of the diverse cultural appropriateness of the individuals and families in the community
  • Has a desire to serve and benefit the community
  • Able to be flexible, pleasant, kind, takes initiative, etc.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

  • Licensure as a Registered Nurse and an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the State of Hawaii

Please send a cover letter and resume to Cindy Figuerres at cfiguerres@lanaihealth.org


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