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The Health Services Department offers LGBTQ affirming and competent services to support our patients in creating a space free from stigma and healthcare inequities. The Health Services Department at the LGBTQ Center Long Beach has received funding to provide free, accessible and competent STI screening in the City of Long Beach. Under the supervision of the Medical Director and on-site supervision by the Director of Health Services, the Nurse Practitioner is responsible for the oversight and management of the screening, examination and treatment protocols for the STI screening and treatment program. The department is seeking a part-time Nurse Practitioner to be part of our dedicated team and improve the services available in Long Beach related to sexual health and STI screening.
Work with testing team to properly and accurately diagnose STI cases identified by the program
Monitor exam room supplies, refrigerator temperatures and treatment supply inventory
Provide monthly updates at department meetings around current cases, protocol matters and patient care
DIRECT SERVICE DUTIES
Maintain and implement the medical and patient care policies, procedures and protocols
Assist with clinical and patient related matters
Implement programs to support and meet care management goals
Facilitate symptomatic or partner notified patient consultations and health history review
Collect throat, rectal and endcervical samples, prepare urine samples and prepare for lab shipping
Collect blood sample via venipuncture for syphilis and additional sample for HIV viral load testing, as needed
Perform physical examinations and screenings of patients related to STI infection
Order needed medications for treatment and supplies for administering treatment
Prescribe treatment, discuss drug regimens, possible side-effects or interactions with other substances
Provide HIV/STI prevention counseling and risk reduction plans for all patients served
Maintain complete and detailed records of patients’ health care plans and prognoses
Schedule treatment and follow up appointments with patients
Update client files with required documentation and cases notes
Answer and facilitate calls regarding questions, concerns and referrals to external resources
Minimum 2 years’ experience within sexual health, HIV and/or STI screening and treatment
Master of Science in Nursing
Bilingual (Spanish/English); preferred
Current Nurse Practitioner License and Furnishing Number/License
HIV Certification Preferred
Knowledge of PrEP and PEP strongly required
LGBTQ health care competency required
Please send resume and cover letter detailing your interest and experience related to this position in PDF format to: Ismael Salamanca, Health Services Director at the LGBTQ Center of Long Beach by e-mail to [email protected] or mail a physical copy to the address below:
2017 E. Fourth Street, Long Beach, CA 90814 Phone 562.434.4455 Fax 562.433.6428