Nurse Practitioner

Ramsey County Saint Paul , MN 55102

Posted 2 months ago

Basic Function

There is a currently a 1.0 FTE vacancy to support clinical care in Public Health and Social Services.

To obtain patient/client histories; to perform routine physical exams; to perform diagnostic assessments and create individual treatment plans; to initiate requests for diagnostic procedures; to prescribe, administer and dispense medications according to St. Paul-Ramsey County Department of Public Health and the Social Service departmental guidelines; to be the primary provider, by working autonomously as well as in collaboration with other medical staff, clinicians and physicians to provide health care across the life span with an emphasis on preventive health care within populations at risk for chronic medical conditions such as but not limited to individuals with mental health issues and incarcerated populations;; and to perform related duties as assigned.

If an internal candidate is selected, salary will be set in accordance with the personnel rules, i.e. promotion, transfer, or voluntary reduction.

To view or print a copy of the complete Ramsey County job (class) description for this job, go to: Job Descriptions. Once at this page, you can browse the alphabetical list of job descriptions.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Promote a diverse, culturally competent, and respectful workplace.

  • Provide primary care of patients across the life span by: obtaining a complete health history and psychosocial data; performing physical examinations; ordering and evaluating appropriate diagnostic tests; diagnosing common health problems; prescribing treatments and preventative medicines.

  • Prescribe medications as regulated by individual state nurse practice acts and educate the client about the drug regiments, interactions and side effects.

  • Perform procedures such as cryotherapy and skin biopsy.

  • Incorporate nonpharmacologic therapies into practice.

  • Order, perform and interpret screening and diagnostic procedures and tests.

  • Assess for evidence of domestic violence or sexual abuse.

  • Develop and implement a plan of care by setting goals and plans mutually acceptable to the patient and evaluate the process and outcome so necessary modifications can be made.

  • Initiate and evaluate the plan of care, document patient progression and refer patients to other needed service providers.

  • Assist clients to identify and use community and social resources through referral.

  • Identify wellness and risk factors, provide health counseling and emotional support, teach positive self-care activities, including problem solving and selection of treatment alternatives.

  • Ensure staff and program compliance with regulatory standards by keeping abreast of pertinent statutory and policy changes.

  • Evaluate teaching strategies by examining the outcome of mutually determined goals.

  • Provide follow up and health maintenance care including appropriate adjustments of medications and further diagnostic testing and evaluation.

  • Provide education and counseling that is research-based and client-centered.

  • Recognize emergency situations and initiate emergency care.

(The work assigned to a position in this classification may not include all possible tasks in this description and does not limit the assignment of any additional tasks in this classification. Regular attendance according to the position's management approved work schedule is required.)

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16. Minimum Qualifications

Education: As required for licensure.

Experience: None.

Certifications/Licensures: Licensed as a registered Nurse in the State of Minnesota and must have a Nurse Practitioner Certificate in the area of specialization from a recognized Nurse Practitioner program. Approved or eligible for approval by the Minnesota Board of Nursing for prescription writing privileges.

A valid driver's license.


Preferred: Two years of experience as a Nurse Practitioner. Master's Degree in Nursing.

Exam/Screening Process Information

Examination/Screening Process:The examination for Nurse Practitioner will consist of a training and experience rating, comprised of the questions in the attached supplemental questionnaire. The rating on this supplemental questionnaire will depend on the answers provided. A candidate must pass the training and experience rating in order to be advanced in the process.

Eligible List: The names of all applicants who pass the training and experience rating and file a properly completed application shall be placed on the eligible list for employment as Nurse Practitioner. This list will be certified to the appointing authority which may use this list to fill a vacancy. Candidates will remain on the list for three months or until hired, whichever occurs first. A notice will be sent to applicants at the time the eligible list is posted, informing them that the list has been posted and their rank on the list. The department may choose to interview any candidate on the eligible list.

Veterans' Preference:This is a classified position requiring an open, competitive selection process. Veterans' Preference points will be applied after a candidate passes the examination process. Applicants who are eligible for veteran's preference should update their DD214, and other supporting documents, and submit them as an attachment at the time of application.

Criminal Background Checks: All employment offers are conditioned upon the applicant passing a criminal background check. Convictions are not an automatic bar to employment. Each case is considered on its individual merits and the type of work sought. However, making false statements or withholding information will cause you to be barred from employment, or removed from employment.

E-Verify Participation:Ramsey County participates in the federal E-Verify program. This means that Ramsey County will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, Ramsey County is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment. Employers may not use E-Verify to pre-screen job applicants and may not limit or influence the choice of documents you present for use on the Form I-9.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Ramsey County provides equal access to employment, programs and services without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex (except when sex is a Bona Fide Occupational Qualification), disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, public assistance or national origin.

To print a paper application for this posting click Paper Application.You will need to print off this posting and also answer the supplemental questions associated with this exam and submit them if you complete a paper application.

For further information regarding this posting, please contact

Emily or by phone at (651) 266-2722.

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Nurse Practitioner

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