Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
All duties to be performed according to the established standard and in compliance with all company policies and procedures while maintaining company standards:
Perform gynecological exams.
Educate patients on health, nutrition, and family planning.
Take patient vital signs.
Perform tests to obtain information about patients’ medical conditions.
Counsel expectant mothers on birthing plans, including hospital care, birthing centers, and other options.
Provide emotional care for mothers during birth.
Arrange prenatal planning and care for mothers.
Prepare for birthing by following all health and safety standards.
Coach mother through birthing process.
Perform deliveries and assist caesareans.
Tend to the health and well-being of both the baby and mother during the process.
Assist surgeons and physicians in caring for the mother during complicated births.
Provide care for mothers and newborns after birth.
Weigh and measure newborns.
Monitor patient’s vital signs and heart rate during birth.
Study patient history and health assessments.
Communicate stages of birth to family members.
Explain and demonstrate breastfeeding techniques.
Monitor patient postpartum and be available for questions or concerns.
Participate in research and further educational opportunities.
Perform CPR or other emergency measures if needed.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited School of Nursing and Midwifery and certification from the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB); additional education and certification a plus.
Must be registered as a nurse in the state of Georgia.
Current Healthcare Provider Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course completion card.
Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification for healthcare providers.
Current Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) or Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification is required for privileges at DeKalb Medical Center.
Experience in working in a community health center is desirable but a high level of interest in community medicine is acceptable in lieu of experience.
Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Compassionate and caring of patients.
Able to work in an intense, concentrated environment.
Calm and cool-headed with a positive attitude.
Able to work nights, weekends, extended hours, and holidays.
Good leadership skills; able to mentor and educate.
Internal Number: 2018-062018
About Oakhurst Medical Centers
Welcome to Oakhurst Medical Center where we care about your health. Oakhurst is a community based, not for profit, primary health care center. We have been providing quality, affordable, culturally sensitive and accessible healthcare to the residents of DeKalb County for over 31 years since opening our doors in 1980. We are ordinary people committed to an extraordinary mission of improving the quality of life in the communities we serve with a special focus on the healthcare needs of the medically indigent and underinsured residents of DeKalb County and surrounding communities. Our mission is centered on improving the quality of life of those whom we serve be healing our community one home at a time.
Oakhurst’s commitment to excellence has been reaffirmed by its successful award of accreditation by the Joint Commission in 2002. Our ability to serve a culturally diverse community is facilitated by Oakhurst’s culturally and linguistically diverse staff, representing different nationalities including Pakistan, Panama, Somalia, Nigeria, Rwanda and the United States.
Oakhurst provides a complete array of primary healthcare services for all of the life cycles inclusive of Prenatal,... Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Mental Health and eldercare. As a Federally Qualified Community Health Center, Oakhurst’s services are provided on a sliding fee scale (according to income and family size) to all who enter our doors. In a society here the availability of and access to medical care is becoming a daily challenge for a growing portion of the population, Oakhurst is uniquely situated to respond to this need.