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Daughters of Charity Health Centers is now DePaul Community Health Centers.

​​​​​​​​​​Introduction

DSC03235​​​​​​​DePaul Community Health Centers (DCHC) is pleased to announce that applications are open for its Family Nurse Practitioner Residency Training Program. The residency is a full-time,12-month salaried position with DCHC's benefits of employment. Residents are provided with intensive training to both the clinical complexity of family practice in the safety net setting, and training to a high performance, patient-centered medical home model of primary care.

The program is specifically intended for new Family Nurse Practitioners who are committed to developing careers as PCPs in the setting of community health centers and other safety net settings.

The program structure includes precepted primary care sessions, specialty rotations, mentored independent clinics, didactic sessions, quality improvement and leadership development.

DCHC has been providing compassionate health care services in New Orleans for 190 years. The organization, formerly Daughters of Charity, now operates 12 health centers across the metro area. They offer health care services including care for chronic illnesses like asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and depression, as well as women's health, behavioral health, dental, optometry, pharmacy, and podiatry. The organization's Mission is to improve the health and well-being of the community by delivering safe and effective health care services that leave no one behind.

 

Meet the​​​​​​​ Team

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Robert Post, MD
Medical Director
DePaul Community Health Centers

 
Tanya Theriault
MSN, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner Residency Program Director
DePaul Community Health Centers

 
Krystal Howard
​​​​​​​DNP, APRN, FNP-BC​​​​​​​
Lead Nurse Practitioner
Director of Clinical Education

DePaul Community Health Centers

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About the NP Residency Program

Nurse Practitioner (NP) residents will be trained under DePaul Community Health Centers’ (DCHC) model of high-performance health care: advanced access scheduling, planned care, the chronic care model, integrated behavioral health/primary care, team-based, with expert use of health information technology and the electronic health record.

Five NP residency slots are available for the 2024-2025 NP Residency Cohort at DCHC.  The Family Nurse Practitioner Residency program runs from August 29, 2024 - August 29, 2025.

The residency year begins with intensive orientation to DCHC, the neighborhoods in which the training sites are located, and the health problems of the target population. This will include walking tours of neighborhoods, tours of the DCHC sites statewide, meetings with community leaders, technical training on electronic health record systems, and orientation by our NP Residency team that will brief residents on the responsibilities and privileges of medical staff participation at DCHC.
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The Residency Has Five Key Components:


DSC03200 (edited)​​​​​​​Precepted “Continuity Clinics”

(4 sessions/week) These are the cornerstone of the residency. In precepted clinics, the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) residents develop their own patient panel while having an expert DePaul Community Health Centers primary care provider (MD, APRN or PA) exclusively assigned to them.


Specialty Rotations:

(2 sessions/week x 1/month) Specialty rotations in areas of high-volume/high-burden/high-risk situations most commonly encountered in the setting of the FQHC. Rotations may include, but not limited to: Orthopedics, Dermatology, Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Newborn/Nursery, HIV care, MAT, Adult Behavioral Health, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health, Podiatry and Nephrology.


Mentored Clinics:

(2 sessions/week) During mentored clinics, the FNP residents work as a member of a team,  and see patients at the delegation of the primary care providers, who remain available for consultations. The focus is on the practice of episodic and acute care visits.


​​​​​​​Didactic Education Sessions:

(1 session/week) Formal learning sessions on a variety of complex clinical challenges most commonly encountered in FQHCs. The content of the presentations is planned to correspond to the residents’ current clinical experiences.
 

​​​​​​​Quality Improvement Training:

(1 session/week) Residents will receive training under DCHC’s quality improvement model, including
clinical microsystems and facilitation as well as leadership and professional development. Residents will also receive ongoing multi-input performance evaluations that use qualitative and quantitative measures.
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Program Goals

DCHC’s NP Residency in Family Practice and Community Health has the following goals:
  • Increase access to quality primary care for the underserved and special populations by training Family Nurse Practitioners in a FQHC-based residency program that prepares residents for full and autonomous expert care of complex underserved populations across all life cycles and in multiple settings
  • Provide new NPs with a depth, breadth, volume and intensity of clinical training necessary to serve as primary care providers in the complex setting of the country’s FQHCs
  • Improve the clinical skills, confidence, productivity, and job satisfaction of new nurse practitioners who choose to work in underserved community settings, as well as contribute to employer satisfaction and workforce retention
  • Increase the number of NPs ready to serve in leadership roles in community health settings​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​

​​​​​Quali​​​​​​​fications

Applicants must be recent graduates (within 18 months) from an accredited Masters or DNP program, licensed (LA APRN) and credentialed (FNP-C) or license/credential-eligible as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Bilingual, Spanish speaking candidates are encouraged. Applicants must have a  stated commitment to practice as a primary care provider in a Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) or other safety net settings.

​​​​​​​If you have any questions, please e-mail Tanya Theriault, Program Director, at ttheriault@dcsno.org
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​​​How to Apply

FullSizeRender (2)​​​​​​​Thank you for your interest in DePaul Community Health Centers’ (DCHC) Nurse Practitioner Residency in Family Practice and Community Health.
The following information is required to complete the application process for the program:
  • DCHC Residency Application
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • Official graduate school transcripts
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement and responses to essay questions

If you have any questions, please e-mail ttheriault@dcsno.org

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​​​​​​​The Family Nurse Practitioner Residency application can be submitted electronically. The electronic applications should be e-mailed to depaulnpresidency@dcsno.org.
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Simply download the PDF application, complete all fields, save, and attach to the email. Upon review, receipt of your application will be confirmed by email and a virtual, or in-person, interview can be scheduled.​​​​​​​
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Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to be considered. The five spots in the 2024-2025 cohort will be offered on a space-available basis. The program will continue to accept and review applications until the class is filled. 

Download the Application

 

Awards of Excellence

HEALTH CARE THAT IS SAFE AND INNOVATIVE
Our “Patient-Centered Medical Home Model” has positioned us to garner recognition for providing safe and innovative health care. We’ve earned distinction from several entities and made several service improvements.

Advocacy Centers of Excellence

Ascension DePaul Services of New Orleans provides high-quality primary and preventive care services and is leading innovation in community health care by improving patient outcomes and the patient experience. Please visit us at one of our convenient locations. 

Health Center Locations

Algiers

DePaul Community Health Center

3215 General Meyer Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70114

Phone: 504-362-8930
Fax: 504-362-8486

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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Carrollton

DePaul Community Health Center

3201 S. Carrollton Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504-207-3060
Fax: 504-207-3067

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday: 8 am to 2 pm
Sunday: Closed

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Central City

DePaul Community Health Center

1300 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Suite B
New Orleans, LA 70113

Phone: 504-899-5437

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
 

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Gentilly

DePaul Community Health Center

100 Warrington Dr.
New Orleans, LA 70112

Phone: 504-282-0089
Fax: 504-282-2213

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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Harvey

DePaul Community Health Center

1629 Westbank Expressway
Suite A
Harvey, LA 70058

Phone: 504-582-0715
Fax: 504-582-0716

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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Higgins

DePaul Community Health Center

3303 Higgins Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70126

Phone: 504-948-2873
Fax: 504-948-9292

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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Kenner

DePaul Community Health Center

3715 Williams Blvd., Suite 220
Kenner, LA 70065

Phone: 504-468-4437
Fax: 504-464-1386

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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Lakeside (Pediatrics)

DePaul Community Health Center

3116 6th St., Suite 101
Metairie, LA 70002

Phone: 504-837-9000

Hours of Operation
NEW!! Pediatric visits first Saturday monthly
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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Metairie

DePaul Community Health Center

111 N. Causeway Blvd.
Metairie, LA 70001

Phone: 504-482-0084
Fax: 504-483-6018

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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New Orleans East

DePaul Community Health Center

5630 Read Blvd.
New Orleans, LA 70127

Phone: 504-248-5357
Fax: 504-248-5377

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

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St. Cecilia

DePaul Community Health Center

1030 Lesseps St.
New Orleans, LA 70117

Phone: 504-941-6041
Fax: 504-941-9991

Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

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