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Position: Physician Extender - II (Nurse Practitioner)

Location: Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency – Public Health Division

Salary: $64,878.30 - $80,000.00

Grade: 81

Position No.: 473-48-0204


Application Deadline: Open until filled

Position available: October 2, 2017

State Applications (NC PD-107) are available at the following locations: www.haywoodnc.net, Haywood County NC Career Center, Haywood County Human Resource Department located on the 5th floor of the Historic Courthouse, and Haywood County Health & Human Services Agency. Interested applicants should submit a completed NC PD-107 (State Application) to:

Haywood County Health & Human Services

Attention Kathi Greene, Personnel Coordinator

157 Paragon Parkway, Suite 300

Clyde, NC 28721

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Haywood County NC Career Center

Attention Kathi Greene, HHSA

1170 N. Main Street

Waynesville, NC  28786

Resumes alone will not be accepted without the completed application. Application should include a summary of job duties performed and work experience. “See Resume” on application is not acceptable.

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:

The Public Health Services Division is part of the integrated Haywood County Health and Human Services Agency which includes the former Haywood County Health Department and the Haywood County Social Services Department. The primary purpose of the Public Health Nursing Section in the Public Health Services Division of the Haywood County Human Services Agency is to promote preventative health care-primary, secondary and tertiary.

Primary Purpose of the Position: The purpose of the Physician Extender [PE] position is to provide preventive/primary care services to patients in a variety of clinical settings with physician supervision and collaboration. The PE will make medical diagnoses and dispense medical treatment under mutually agreed upon patient care protocols and medical guidelines with the supervising physician. These services include but are not restricted to: promotion/maintenance of health, prevention of illness and disability; diagnosing, treating, and managing acute and chronic illness; guidance and counseling for both individuals and families; prescribing, administering, and dispensing therapeutic measures, tests, procedures, and drugs; planning for situations beyond the PE’s expertise; consulting with and referring to other health care providers as appropriate; and evaluation health outcomes. Clinical setting include Child Health, Family Planning, Prenatal Clinic, Adult Health Clinic/BCCCP, STD’s, and Community Health.

This position would occasionally serve at the Employee Wellness Clinic for episodic care and may be used in future Wellness initiatives such as diabetes prevention, weight loss management, blood pressure management, etc.

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, materia medica, and therapeutic procedures as relate 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. Skills 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 Education 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.

Applicants must submit official college transcripts with the application (if applicable).

Necessary Special Qualifications - Must possess a valid NC Driver’s license and have access to a vehicle. Driving record should not include more than three (3) points on current DMV record.

Completion of Application: Applicants will be given credit only for information provided in response to the announcement and included on the completed application. Applicants should request a continuation sheet to record additional work experience on the application. Applications should include at least ten (10) years of work experience on the application (if applicable). No additional information will be solicited or considered by this office; therefore individuals who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience. Applicants will not automatically be given credit based on their position or title.

The successful candidate will be subject to a criminal background check.


Haywood County is an equal opportunity provider and employer.