HEALTH DEPT: Physician Extender II  (open until filled)

Description :

SALARY RANGE BEGINS AT: $ 74,064 to 120,840
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Open Until Filled
 
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: 
Responsibilities include physical assessments, diagnosis, treatment, and counseling in the clinical areas.  Primary emphasis is on health promotion and disease prevention; secondary emphasis is on primary medical care.  Participates as a public health staff team member in providing services to patients/groups within the health department and community.  Priority clinics include Family Planning, Maternal Health, Adult Preventive Health Services, Child Health and STD clinics.  Serves as a resource person and instructor for public health education programs.
 
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 relate to the area of work; thorough knowledge of health appraisal tools, laboratory tests and findings, material medical, and therapeutic procedures as related to the area of work; thorough knowledge and ability to plan a regime of care based on assessment and findings; considerable knowledge of available resources and appropriate referral methods.  Skill in performing clinical functions.  Skill in assisting with routine surgical procedures.  Ability to examine patients and detect abnormalities; ability to record accurately and completely all information necessary to evaluate and plan care and to convey this to the physician; ability to communicate orally; ability to teach and counsel individuals, families and groups in areas of health maintenance, preventive medicine, and care of the sick; and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and to gain the confidence of patients and families and work effectively with them; some ability to plan and conduct in service training programs.
 
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: 
Licensed as a Physician Assistant by the North Carolina Medical Board or approved to practice as a Nurse Practitioner by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and the North Carolina Medical Board and one year of experience as a Physician Extender; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
 
SAMPSON COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Contact : APPLICATION PROCESS:  
N.C. State application from (PD-107) and school transcript must be forwarded to NC Works, 115 North Blvd., Clinton, NC  28328

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled