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Nurse Practitioner - PRN - North West Indiana


Do you have a passion for providing patient care in the field of women's health? If the answer is yes, we want to talk with you!
Planned Parenthood of IN & KY is actively seeking PRN Nurse Practitioner candidates to add to our existing health centers.
This position will provide PRN coverage within our North West Region, the home base will be Merrillville Health Center. This position may have the ability to offer regular part time hours if the candidate is interested.
Job Summary
:In collaboration with the Medical Director, the Clinician will function as the primary provider of medical services. The Clinician will carry full responsibility for the initiation and maintenance of patients in the family planning regimen, as well as provide leadership in all aspects of comprehensive clinical services. Each clinician functions within the approved guidelines established by the Medical Director and outlined in Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky Manual of Standards and Guidelines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

    • Take and record, or review and interpret, the medical and social history of contraceptive patients.
    • Perform appropriate medical screening procedures for women and men including, but not limited to, breast, testicular, and pelvic examinations. The latter includes speculum examination, bimanual examination, obtaining materials for STI testing, cytological smears (and other specimens as indicated,) and other types of more specialized screening procedures as may be indicated by the manual of standards and guidelines.
    • Assist patients considering abortion services by reading state mandated script and providing non-directive counseling and information. (In self-sustaining sites only).
    • Interpret laboratory data and order appropriate additional laboratory investigations when indicated.
    • Assist in the overall operation and administration of the laboratory (provider performed microscopy), including specimen handling & processing, and prompt, accurate, and proficient reporting of test results.
    • Evaluate patients, suggest, and implement treatment regimens (including contraceptive choice), for patients so evaluated. The implementation duty includes diaphragm fittings, dispensing contraceptive supplies and medications and IUD removals. IUD insertion and Implanon insertion and removal upon training.
    • Refer patients with abnormal conditions or other medical problems found on the examination. Responsible for proper referral follow up.
    • Provide, counsel and advise on family planning methods to patients; receive and handle patient questions and problems relating to these methods.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Appropriate State Nursing License
    • Masters of Nursing
    • Certification for Advanced Nurse Practitioner (if applicable)
    • Prescriptive Authority and DEA Number
    • 0-2 years experience in the field or in a related area.
    • Familiar with a variety of the field or in a related area.
    • A wide degree of creativity and latitude.
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky (PPINK) is committed to hiring and fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce that leverages the skills and talents of all employees in our organization regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
DIVERSE CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

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