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Jobs in Jamaica: Family Nurse Practitioner – (HPC/RN 4) – Portland

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JOB TITLE: Family Nurse Practitioner – (HPC/RN 4) – Portland

LOCATION:  North East Regional Health Authority, Portland

DESCRIPTION: Responsible for giving in-depth nursing care to adolescents and adult family members and performing specific services of medical nature; Formulating objectives for the care of the patient/family; Interviewing patients and/or other family members in order to obtain a health history; Completing a comprehensive physical examination including developmental assessment; Observing and analyzing signs and symptoms; Demonstrating advanced technique in the management of selected chronic illnesses and psychosocial conditions; Consulting with physician when in doubt and in situations beyond the scope of his/her practice; Prescribing treatment and management of a nursing and/or medical nature; Acting as clinical teacher, and/or field guide to basic and post basic students; Interpreting selected diagnostic tests; Cooperating and collaborating with health allied agencies in providing health care; Coordinating and supervising the clinical experience of prospective Family Nurse Practitioners.

QUALIFICATIONS: Registered General Nurse; Certified Midwife (or acceptable alternative); Successful completion of Nurse Practitioner Course (1 year); Minimum of five (5) years post-registration practice in public health/community nursing or other forms of nursing in the community setting outside of the hospital/medical centre; Demonstrated clinical nursing interest and competence in the practice of nursing.

CONTACT INFORMATION: The Director, HRM & IR, North East Regional Health Authority, 34-38 Ocean Village Shopping Centre, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica. West Indies. Email: [email protected]. Fax: (876) 795 – 2747

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 12, 2014

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