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Mission Statement

Eastern Shore Rural Health System, Inc. is a Community Health Center committed to enhancing the quality of life for the people on the Eastern Shore. We seek to serve the needs of the rural community by providing accessible, comprehensive and affordable medical, dental and health services in a caring, professional, and safe environment.

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Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric
Job Code:2021-OCHC-028
Facility Name:Onley Community Health Center
Department Name:Providers
Reports To:Chief Medical Officer
Closed Date:12/31/2021


Individual must meet the following requirements:

  • Registered Nurse Licensure
  • Graduate of an approved Master’s level or Doctorate’s Level course of Nursing Practitioner education
  • Certification by a National Nursing Organization
  • Certification and Licensure by Board of Nursing
  • Two years’ work experience preferred

Individual must possess the ability and skills to plan, organize and implement clinical programs and activities as directed by the Clinical Director. Ability to work well cooperatively with diverse groups of health professionals and center staff; ability to work independently and make appropriate decisions which reflect professional strength, confidence and integrity. Must be able to lift, carry and handle equipment, and supplies needed in routine and emergency care, and other worksite materials based on job description requirements.


Nurse Practitioners are privileged with age restrictions according to their appropriate scope of practice.

The Population Served:

The center will provide patient centered primary care of the highest quality to residents, migrants and seasonal farmworkers, as well as visitors of the Eastern Shore of Virginia.

Essential Functions

1. Will provide primary care services of an acute, chronic and preventive nature to patients of all age groups as guided by organizational protocols and license to practice.

2. Will function as an interdependent member of the health care team with both dependent and independent functions. Supports and assists the center clinical staff. In the absence of the Clinical Director with no other physicians available will act as Center Supervisor within the confines of the Virginia Nurse Practitioner Act.

3. Adheres to quality assessment guidelines, OSHA or other regulations as federally mandated or as set forth by principles of practice of ESHRS.

4. Maintains certifications and keeps all licenses current, and provides evidence of ongoing CME (if CME is requested).

5. Maintains certification as Basic Life Support Provider. Additional certifications may be required.

6. As part of the center team, consisting of other providers, nurses, health education specialists, case managers, interpreters, transportation and outreach workers and others, assists in implementation of the clinical services plan with measurable goals and objectives as outlined in the Health Care Plan of the Federal 330 Grant.

7. Accepts clinical responsibilities/duties assigned or requested by the Chief Medical Officer or Chief Executive Officer.

8. Assists in the responsibility of call for the practice.

9. Abides by policies, procedures and protocols as needed to achieve the center’s goals and objectives.

10. Represents ESRHS in the community through involvement in community activities which support the mission and philosophy of ESRHS.

11. Maintains organized, complete electronic medical records with regard to content appropriateness and confidentiality.

12. Participates in center staff meetings, sharing responsibility for effectiveness of these meetings when requested with center manager and clinical director. Supports and assists the clinical staff as needed, makes recommendations for service improvement, patient flow and changes to center.

13. Shares in responsibility of teaching of students, residents, and other health professionals as the community health center becomes involved in the training of primary care providers.

14. Attends quarterly ESRHS provider meetings unless prevented by unusual need of center functions or hospital call duties. If unable to attend, must notify CMO for approval. Every other quarterly provider meeting may be viewed at the medical provider’s center.

15. Rotate Saturday hours as required.