Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner


Employment Opportunities
The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs currently has one opening for a Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner at Gino J. Merli Veterans Center in Scranton (Lackawanna County). This is a full-time position (40-hour work week) with occasional on-call duties.


Type of Work

This is advanced professional nursing work in the treatment of residents in Pennsylvania’s Veterans Homes, in collaboration with and under the direction of a licensed physician. You will be responsible for providing health care services including medical assessment and prescription of therapeutic measures; promotion and maintenance of health; prevention of illness and disability; care during illness; and the implementation of appropriate reporting and/or referral, standardized procedure or changes in treatment regimen to address observed abnormal characteristics.

You will develop individual health profiles; assess and perform findings of histories and physical examinations of patients; analyze and evaluate clinical laboratory data and diagnostic tests; set forth preliminary medical diagnoses; order diagnostic studies and assess the findings; develop and evaluate primary medical treatment plans and initiate adjustments in conjunction with the supervising physician; and implement therapeutic procedures outlined in comprehensive treatment plans. You will also evaluate patients’ capabilities to perform self-care; determine referral to specialized health care providers and community resources; and counsel patients and families regarding the illness and/or disability, the medication regimen and treatment procedures.

Some travel is required for training and conferences at other facilities. Travel expenses will be paid.



Gino J. Merli Veterans Center

401 Penn Avenue

Scranton, PA 18503

For more information about this opportunity, please contact:

Amanda Irving, Recruitment and Placement Analyst
Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Human Resource Service Center
Building 0-47
Fort Indiantown Gap
Annville, PA 17003-5002
Phone: (717) 861-6993
Fax: (717) 861-8628
E-mail: ra-dmva-jobs@pa.gov


Salary Range



Comprehensive health insurance; liberal retirement/pension plan; paid vacation, personal and sick leave; paid holidays; prescription, vision and dental plan coverage (after six months); paid group life insurance, and much more.


Pennsylvania residency is NOT required at the time of application for these positions. 


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