Nurse Practitioner - New Orleans Market

US-LA-Peoples Health- New Orleans
Job ID
Clinical - All


Provides comprehensive primary health care to a population of adult patients.  Participates in the health care and education of adults patients in the member's home environment, Peoples Health Service Center or visiting PCP office. Provides clinical services as advanced practice registered nurse.


Nurse practitioner will work collaboratively with others to provide health promotion, health maintenance and sick-care services in an effort to improve our plan member's quality of life and to facilitate optimal health outcomes through cost-effective health-care.  The Nurse Practitioner will provide nursing and medical services to our plan members, diagnose and

manage plan member's acute, episodic, and chronic illnesses.  The nurse practitioner also will emphasize the importance of disease prevention, by incorporating teaching and counseling of plan members and their families.  The Nurse Practitioner will report to the Nurse Practitioner Manager and work closely with Market leadership team to ensure priorities and objectives are accomplished.


Principal Responsibilities:


  • Performs and documents physical examination and accurately records history, medications, allergies, and review of systems on adult patients.
  • Provides primary care in the home environment, including ordering and evaluating diagnostic tests, ordering and evaluating screening diagnostic tests, ordering and evaluating diagnostic and screening laboratory tests, and management of minor acute illnesses.
  • Conducts comprehensive wellness assessments on members either in the home, primary care provider's (PCP) office or Peoples Health Service Center locations as needed.
  • Assess, diagnose and manage chronic conditions for patient population
  • Identifies deviations from normal, initiates and evaluates treatment for patients with commonly occurring health problems within their scope of practice.
  • Consults, co-manages or refers as appropriate.
  • Prescribes medications as delegated in the protocols and/or procedures within licensed prescriptive authority.
  • Provides individualized patient teaching and counseling.
  • Completes necessary documentation in a timely manner.
  • Develops, implements, and/or participates in research or educational activities.
  • Maintains competency in clinical practice and meets and maintains requirements for certification.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities and monitoring of health outcomes for patients.
  • Ensures collection and documentation of HEDIS Quality star measures and Risk Adjustment diagnoses as appropriate.
  • Ensures proper documentation of diagnoses and appropriate coding.
  • Facilitates clinical communication with referring PCP regarding member status as appropriate.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

  • The work involves considerable physical exertion such as frequent lifting of patients and the equipment, bending and stooping, and walking.  The work environment involves moderate risks or discomforts, which require special safety precautions, e.g. working with risk of exposure to contagious disease or infection, or working with emotionally disturbed patients.  Precautions are routine for nearly all situations.  The nurse practitioner may be required to use protective clothing or gear to continuously maintain universal precautions.
  • Must be able to travel between corporate office, clinical offices and member's locations as needed.


Core competencies:

  • Clinical knowledge necessary to make recommendations concerning the clinical assessment, evaluation and management of members
  • Good time management skills to effectively see members and document visits in clinical note within structured time-frames
  • Maintains current prescriptive authority in accordance with the designated Collaborative Practice Agreement.
  • Excellent clinical, communication and interpersonal skills required for effective day to day patient management to assure a high quality of patient care rendered.
  • Effective writing and verbal skills.
  • Ability to work in an environment requiring innovation, self motivation and adaptable to change


  • Successful completion of an advanced practice Nurse Education Program
  • Experience in a managed care and/or ambulatory environment preferred.


  • Current, active, and unrestricted license in the State of Louisiana as Registered Nurse (RN) and Advanced Practice Nurse (APRN)
  • Certification as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse in the areas of Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner by National Certifying Agency
  • Current, active, and unrestricted prescriptive authority in the State of Louisiana and in accordance with the designated Collaborative Practice Agreement or; actively apply for and receive a PA within 120 days of hire
  • Maintains current BCLS Certification
  • Valid driver's license issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles required


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