Primary Care Advanced Practitioner Job Opening

Primary Care Advanced Practitioner

Clarke County Hospital

Osceola, Iowa

Excellent opportunity for a Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to join a team of physicians and Advanced Practitioners in a Rural Health Clinic located in Osceola, IA (45 miles south of Des Moines, IA).

Great competitive compensation & benefits package with supportive team environment.


  • Work independently within established protocols and policies exercising initiative and sound judgment in direct patient care
  • Document and review patient medical history, perform patient examination and assess current status and conditions
  • Determine proper diagnosis plans treatment and educational programs, including prescribing medication within licensed parameters
  • Detect changes in a patient's health and change treatment plans as necessary. Administer medicines and treatments.
  • Evaluate responses to treatments and medications.
  • Consult with healthcare professionals.
  • Train patients and families on managing illnesses or injuries and disease prevention.
  • Create patient care plans and contribute to existing plans.
  • Order, administer and analyze diagnostic tests.
  • Diagnose health issues.
  • Provide back up support to hospitalists.
  • Seek consultation and initiate referrals as necessary
  • Grade 39


A Master's Degree in Nursing and the required state license are necessary. A minimum of two years' experience in providing primary care.

  • MSN- Masters of science in nursing/Physician Assistant degree
  • Graduation from an accredited NP program (FNP)/ Physician's Assistant accredited program
  • Active licensure in Iowa
  • National certification from either AANP (American Academy of Nurse Practitioners) or ANCC (American Nurses Credentialing Center) / NCCPA (National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants)
  • Experienced Family Nurse Practitioner/PA in a primary care setting is highly desired
  • DEA and CPR must be current
  • APN authorization in the state of Iowa to practice in Family Health by the Board of Nurse Examiners.
  • Must be proficient with medical instruments and equipment required by the work.
  • Knowledge of computer-based data management programs and information systems, as well as medical records and point-of-interview technology.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in verbal and written form, with retail and medical partners at various levels, patients, family members, physicians and representatives of the community.
  • Sound understanding of all federal and state regulations including HIPAA.
  • Experience providing primary care as a family nurse practitioner.


  • Health & Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid professional licensure &
  • CME Reimbursement and CME Days Off