Family Nurse Practitioner San Francisco

Family NP Opportunity 

A Nurse Practitioner (NP) in Family Practice is an advanced practice nurse who specializes in providing primary healthcare services to individuals and families across the lifespan. The job description for a Nurse Practitioner in Family Practice typically includes the following responsibilities and qualifications:


  1. Assessment and Diagnosis: Conduct comprehensive health assessments to evaluate patients’ physical and mental health, including medical history, symptoms, and vital signs. Formulate differential diagnoses and develop treatment plans.

  2. Treatment and Management: Provide evidence-based care and treatment for common acute and chronic illnesses, injuries, and health conditions. Prescribe medications, order diagnostic tests, and develop personalized care plans.

  3. Preventive Care: Promote health and well-being by educating patients about disease prevention, healthy lifestyle choices, and immunizations. Perform routine health screenings and physical examinations.

  4. Health Promotion: Encourage and support patients in making positive lifestyle changes to improve their overall health, such as diet and exercise recommendations, smoking cessation, and stress management.

  5. Patient Education: Communicate effectively with patients and their families, explaining diagnoses, treatment options, and self-care strategies. Ensure patients understand their healthcare plans and goals.

  6. Collaboration: Collaborate with other healthcare providers, such as physicians, nurses, and specialists, to coordinate patient care, consult on complex cases, and refer patients to specialists when necessary.

  7. Documentation: Maintain accurate and detailed electronic health records (EHR) to track patient progress, document treatment plans, and ensure compliance with regulatory standards.

  8. Continuing Education: Stay updated on the latest medical research, guidelines, and healthcare advancements through ongoing education and professional development.


  1. Education: A Master’s or Doctorate degree in Nursing (MSN or DNP) with a focus on Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) programs is required.

  2. Licensure: Must hold a valid state Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license and national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner in State of California.

  3. Certifications: CPR and Basic Life Support (BLS) certification are often required.

Nurse Practitioners in Family Practice play a crucial role in providing accessible, high-quality primary care to patients of all ages, helping to manage chronic conditions, prevent illness, and promote overall wellness within the family unit. They often work in outpatient clinics, primary care offices, community health centers, and other healthcare settings.


  • Must be able to fluently speak, read and write English.
  • Fluent in Chinese (Cantonese and/or Mandarin), Vietnamese, Spanish and other languages may be required depending on location.
  • Fluency in other languages are an asset. 

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