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NP Care Team - Oakdale

NP Care Team - Oakdale

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Oakdale Clinic
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Practice Description

We are seeking a Nurse Practitioner to join the HealthEast Oakdale Clinic in Oakdale,  MN. This is a great opportunity to step into a small and well-run established practice with a collegial group of providers.  


The clinic's primary care group consists of 7 Family Medicine physicians, 1 NP, podiatry and pharmacist.  The clinic offers primary care services for all ages, from pediatrics to geriatrics, with a special emphasis on wellness and family care.



  • Provide full scope primary care for patients from pediatrics to geriatrics including diagnosis, treatment, consultation, and follow-up for patients under the supervision of a physician
  • Evaluates, diagnoses and develops treatment plans. Consults with patients to examine, evaluate and educate within the scope of practice
  • The CNP functions in the capacity of an Attending Provider in collaboration with a Physician. Responsible for primary health care of patients and promotion of wellness

  • Orders diagnostic tests such as imaging, pathology and lab tests

  • Ensures clinical excellence by ensuring quality, focusing on the patient experience, operational efficiency and clinical excellence

  • Works collaboratively with assigned physicians to manage those physicians’ panel of patients including acute visits and regular follow up of chronic disease management

  • Patient encounters average between 17 – 22 patients per day

  • 100% outpatient, clinic only responsibilities

  • Clinic hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 am-5 pm

  • A fully integrated electronic medical record (Epic) is utilized

  • Ensures assigned patients are properly and efficiently admitted and receive appropriate and responsive medical care according to their condition, symptoms and diagnosis
  • Develops a plan of care in conjunctions with other primary and specialty physicians and interdisciplinary staff to ensure quality care of patients
  • Communicates effectively with primary and specialist physicians
  • Communicates with patients and families to explain diagnosis, procedures, expected diagnostic or therapeutic treatments, prognosis and/or recovery periods, and potential or expected outcomes; and to obtain informed consent
  • Proactively communicates with other clinicians in order to affect a coordinated and timely transfer of information necessary to advance quality care and outcomes for outpatients
  • Partners with physicians in overall patient care management to: develop protocols and guidelines to be used in patient care management
  • Collect and document data                                                 
  • Conduct diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Orders and schedules laboratory studies and professional consultations; and provides direct patient care services
  • Orders and interprets diagnostic studies
  • Collaborates, consults and communicates with a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers and staff throughout the continuum of care
  • Participates in assigned work teams, co-management committees and HealthEast department meetings to develop programs, protocols and assist in the overall improvement of quality of care and operations
  • Documents patients history and physical (H&P) exams, diagnosis, treatment, orders and clinical progress in the chart, in order to allow for complete collection of comorbidity and complication information for use by clinic medical records and coding staff
  • Communicates with care team to clarify orders, follow-up on tests and answer patient, family and staff questions
  • Maintains knowledge of, and complies with, all relevant laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards.
  • Actively participates in creating and implementing improvements.
  • Performs other responsibilities as needed/assigned



  • Master's degree in Nursing from an accredited school of nursing required
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) from the American Heart Association for Healthcare Providers
  • Registered Nurse MN (RN) from the MN Board of Nursing
  • AANP Certification in Family Medicine from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • ANCC Certified Nurse from the American Nurses Credentialing Center
  • 5 years experience as a registered nurse with 2 years experience as a Nurse practitioner in a clinic setting preferred
  • Strong new graduates will be considered
  • Advanced nursing knowledge and skills, either specialized or generalized, reflected in advanced physical and psychosocial assessment, treatment, and health management Knowledge of health care management and environment
  • Working knowledge of the MN Nurse Practice Act
  • Advanced Practice Nursing Core Competencies - Assessment, Planning, Evaluation: Collects and analyses pertinent data and/or clinical findings
  • Incorporates clinical findings and scientific evidence in the development, coordination and implementation of an individualized plan of care to achieve desired outcomes
  • Evaluates progress towards goals and outcomes identifying opportunities for improvement and change
  • Advanced Practice Nursing Core Competencies - Evidence Based Practice: Evaluates and/or assists in the evaluation of practice in relation to existing evidence identifying opportunities for the generation and use of research
  • Advanced Practice Nursing Core Competencies - Patient Education: Provides patient educational information appropriate to the developmental level, learning needs, readiness, cultural values, and beliefs of patients and families
  • Advanced Practice Nursing Core Competencies - Patient Safety: Demonstrates practices that support safety with recognition of variations in populations served, preventing harm to patients, families, employees, and themselves
  • Advanced Practice Nursing Core Competencies - Prescriptive Authority: Prescribe treatment therapy and procedures and pharmacologic agents
  • Advanced Practice Nursing Core Competencies - Professional Practice: Demonstrates behavior consistent with the standards, scope of practice, ethics, and characteristics of a licensed professional
  • Computer Skills Basic: Ability to use a computer and applications that are associated with performing basic work tasks (navigate in Windows, Outlook, etc)
  • Medical Staff Relations: Builds effective partnerships with medical staff, physicians, fostering open lines of communication and establishing trust
  • Problem Solving: Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; utilizes appropriate tools and staff resources along with sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations


About HealthEast

About HealthEast

At HealthEast, our patients are our neighbors and we are dedicated to their, and our, optimal health and well-being. We are guided by our faith-based heritage, a call to healing that respects the dignity and culture of every person. We empower our patients with user-friendly access to their health information, dependable service, and affordable, high-quality care.


We put new, more efficient models of care into practice, allowing our 7,500 employees and 850 physicians to focus on what’s important: providing compassionate health care that puts the patient and their needs first. With 14 clinics, home care, a medical transportation center, and four hospitals — Bethesda Hospital, St. John’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Hospital, and Woodwinds Health Campus — we provide excellent family health and specialization, including primary, maternity, orthopaedics and post-acute care.

Community Information



With a population of 28,000+, Oakdale has 28 parks including the Oakdale nature Preserve and Walton Park.  With over 600 businesses, Oakdale offers abundant shopping, over 30 restaurants, 2 movie theaters, a variety of fitness centers, banks and professional services.   For more information about the Twin Cities, view the links below.



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