Full-Time Nurse Practitioner – CJC
JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision of the Executive Director-CJC, perform professional nurse practitioner duties requiring specialized knowledge of evidentiary child physical abuse, sexual abuse and/or neglect examinations.
DUTIES INCLUDE: Perform evidentiary child physical abuse, sexual abuse and/or neglect examinations to assess child abuse using knowledge of developmental care and evidence collection protocols to ensure forensically sound and age-appropriate examinations, evidence collection, and medical record documentation.
Function within the scope of the professional nurse practitioner license and incorporate the mission and vision of the Children’s Justice Center Program.
Order necessary laboratory studies and x-rays according to hospital privileges; diagnose and accurately record findings in medical record ensuring files are up-to-date and pass qualitative peer reviews. Prescribe medication within parameters of Utah Nurse Practice Act in order to treat medical conditions discovered during evaluations of patients and file orders in medical record. Provide expert testimony in judicial proceedings using knowledge and experience in forensically-sound medical assessment, evidence collection protocols, and medical record documentation.
Maintain knowledge and skills regarding Child Abuse and Neglect (CAN) literature and communicate current recommendations and standards of practice to optimize patient care and maintain expert witness status. Participate in case peer reviews which include colposopic photographs and evidentiary materials and discuss problem cases in order to improve future care and outcomes. Participate in nurse practitioner peer chart reviews to ensure compliance with best medical practice and Children’s Justice Center policies and procedures.
EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS INCLUDE:
Knowledge of: Nursing processes and medical model, health and physical assessment. Medical diagnosis and appropriate treatments, epidemiology and communicable disease control, sanitation practices, proper nutrition, and related programs, child abuse examination techniques, diagnosis, and documentation, and supervisor techniques.
Skill and Ability to: Perform child abuse examinations, diagnose, and document, communicate information and ideas through speaking so others will understand, give presentations and train others, perform emergency resuscitation, maintain files, records, and reports in written and electronic/magnetic form, establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, other agencies, and the public, give negative information and interact in a professional manner with people from divergent backgrounds.
REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT: Master’s Degree from an accredited Nurse Practitioner program.
Training as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP). Four years of professional work experience performing nurse practitioner duties of which two years must include work experience with children or families. Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and additional background checks as required.
LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS: Applicant must possess either a current State of Utah Nurse Practitioner license, a current State of Utah Temporary Nurse Practitioner license, or a current out-of-state Nurse Practitioner license recognized through interstate compact legislation. Incumbents possessing temporary or out-of-state licensure must obtain a State of Utah Nurse Practitioner license during the probationary period for new hires or during the trial period for promoted County employees. Applicant must possess CPR and first aid certifications. Applicant must possess a valid driver license and obtain a valid State of Utah driver license within 60 days of employment.