THE JACKSON COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH is accepting applications for a permanent, full-time, exempt Physician Extender II-Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) to work within the Clinic unit of the health department. The primary purpose of the position is to provide preventative and/or primary care services to patients in a variety of clinics to include family planning, adult health, prenatal, STDs, child health, employee health, and the Oconaluftee Job Corps Center. An employee in this position has received specialized training to function as an extension of a physician in making medical diagnoses and dispensing medical treatment. Medical diagnosis and medical treatment is guided by the collaborative practice agreement between the Medical Director and the Physician Extender II as well as by mutually agreed upon written protocols. Interpersonal skills are necessary to work with patients, families, and health department staff. Must possess and maintain a valid NC driver's license. Required Minimum Training: Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Approved to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner and approved to practice medical acts by the Joint Subcommittee of the North Carolina Board of Nursing and the North Carolina Board of Medical Examiners. Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurse Credentialing Center or The American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Salary Range: $83,359.21-$103,646.71 (Grade 39). Jackson County provides a robust offering of employee benefits including employer paid medical and dental benefits, participation in the Local Government Employees Retirement System, paid vacation, sick, and holiday leave, employee clinic, and wellness program, and supplemental benefit offerings. Full overview of benefits available at: To apply submit a completed Jackson County Application (available at to: Jackson County Department of Public Health; Attn: Martha Thomasson; 538 Scotts Creek Road; Sylva, NC 28779 or to NC Works Career Center; 26 Ridgeway St, Suite 2; Sylva, NC 28779. Closing date is Friday, January 29, 2021. AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Pre-employment drug screen and criminal background checks are required. Jackson County participates in the federal E-Verify program. 45-46e