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Family Nurse Practitioner



Provides general medical care and treatment to patients in collaboration with physician by utilizing a team based model.

Location: Seymour & Lenoir City, TN


The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Performs physical examinations and preventative health measures within prescribed protocol and standard of care.
  • Treats chronic and acute health care problems within prescribed protocol and standards of care.
  • Performs simple surgical procedures.
  • Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient’s clinical problems and health care needs.
  • Records physical findings, and formulates plan and prognosis, based on patient’s condition. 
  • Consults with physician and other health care professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plan considering standard of care
  • Prescribes drugs other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or related therapeutic procedures.
  •  Consults with physician and/or refers patients to specialized health resources for treatment according to protocol and standards of care.
  • Participates in Quality Improvement (QI), Quality Assurance (QA) and Continuous Quality Improvement Activities (CQI) as appropriate
  • Other duties as assigned.


• Adhere to dress code, appearance is neat and clean.
 • Complete annual education requirements.  
 • Always maintain patient confidentiality.
 • Report to work on time and as scheduled. Consistent and regular attendance is an essential function of this position.
 • Wear identification while on duty.
 • Maintain regulatory requirements, including all state, federal and local regulations.  
 • Always represent the organization in a positive and professional manner.
 • Comply with all organizational policies and standards regarding ethical business practices.  
 • Participate in performance improvement and continuous quality improvement activities.
 • Attend regular staff meetings and in-services as needed.  


Education & Experience

Master’s degree in nursing. Licensed in the State of TN as a Family Nurse Practitioner with Certificate of Fitness to prescribe medications under the supervision of a licensed physician, serving as preceptor.

Communication Skills:

Must possess the ability to communicate verbally and non-verbally with clients, coworkers and members of management. Excellent professional customer service skills required.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Work Processing software, Electronic Medical Records software and Spreadsheet design software.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk, or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee is frequently required to stand; reach with hands and arms; stoop; kneel; crouch; or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Cherokee Health Systems provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, or genetics.

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