Nurse Practitioner – FT

The Nurse Practitioner will support the mission of the Ozarks Community Health Center. Our mission is to provide quality, compassion and professional healthcare for all.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provides comprehensive health care in the care of patients, long-term care facilities, schools, and community settings, as per OCHC policy and procedures and collaborative practice agreements/protocols, utilizing equipment, supplies, and procedures appropriate to the ages of the patients served including neonate, infant, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients.
  • Obtains and documents all relevant health history.
  • Performs physical examination and documents relevant findings.
  • Orders laboratory, radiological, and other diagnostic tests as indicated by physical findings and history.
  • Reviews and signs results of laboratory, radiological, and diagnostic tests in a timely manner.
  • Performs and documents diagnostic tests and procedures within the scope of practice/education.
  • Identifies and documents patient, family, and community health deviations, health related deficits, and education and treatment needs.
  • Develops and implements a plan of care, with the patient and appropriate others, which may include additional testing, education and counseling, health promotion, prescription of medications, referral, and follow-up, and documents in the patient record.
  • Educates and counsels individuals and/or their families on health, health promotion, and illness, based on identified needs.
  • Provides health care related consultation to and collaborates with community agencies and organizations.
  • Precepts students assisting or observing in the school based clinic, maintaining an open channel of communication with instructors, fostering a positive attitude toward students, assisting with student evaluations, and assuring students function within the scope of their abilities and regulatory constraints.
  • Participates in the clinical education and development of clinic staff.
  • Documentation is completed and signed within 72 hours after patient has been seen.
  • Reviews and responds to task list daily to ensure patients questions/scripts/results are answered within 48/72 hours.
  • Participates in quality data and strives to achieve goals set each year.
  • Provides correct documentation, diagnoses codes and correct template to ensure correct coding/billing occurs.
  • Corrections from coding are completed in a timely manner.

Education & Training

  • Graduate from an accredited school of nursing with advance education as an advanced practice nurse
  • This may include certification by a nationally recognized professional organization of a nursing specialty and/or recognition by the Missouri State Board of Nursing
  • Must pass annual competencies

Licensure & Certifications

  • Current State of Missouri Board of Nursing license and certification by a nationally recognized and state approved professional organization of a nursing specialty
  • Healthcare Provider CPR within 6 months of employment
  • HazMat Awareness (Extended) within 3 months, renewed annually


  • One-year experience as a nurse practitioner preferred

Reports to

  • Clinic Medical Director

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