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Joanna Valentine, FNP

Family Nurse Practitioner located in Scarsdale, Pelham, Somers, Brooklyn, Garnerville, NY


Licensure and Certifications


  • ANCC Board Certified Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Licensed Registered Nurse/Nurse Practitioner in California, Florida, New York and Pennsylvania pending. 
  • DEA Prescribing and Dispensing Authority
  • BCLS – Current


Employment Overview

Nurse Practitioner       1/2021-Current

Healthy Therapeutics Medical Practice- Somers, New York 10589

Interview and assess patients in person and via telemedicine for COVID-19 testing.  Educate patients about COVID-19 testing, disease and measures to take to remain healthy.  Contact COVID-19 positive patients regarding test results, isolation process and symptom management.  Manage the onsite medical staff members.  Manage site supplies and the opening and closing of site.  Train new staff on safety protocols and procedures. 


Nurse Practitioner Telemedicine                                                                                                                                                                                 5/2020-Current Today’s Ostomy Solutions - Pennsylvania 18058                                              

Perform all aspects of video conferencing.  Assess clients virtually.  Provide wound care and ostomy treatment plans for clients with non-healing wounds.  Work in collaboration with RNs to develop the appropriate plan of care and treatment to be implemented.  Provide health education to promote healing.  Perform follow up visits to determine effectiveness of treatment.


Nurse Practitioner                   9/2018-12/2018 and 10/2019-12/2019 

POP Healthcare Inc. - New York 13413 

Scheduled appointments and visited clients in the home setting, completed the Health Risk Assessment (HRA), provided medication management, instructed on disease management and dietary measures, instructed about health education and preventative methods, communicated pertinent health information to the Case Manager or Primary care Provider to best manage client's status and health plan, made recommendations for needs and actions to be followed up on, facilitated transferring information to insurance company for arranging client’s healthcare needs and preventing hospitalization.


Nurse Practitioner   09/2017-10/2017

Your Home Advantage Inc. - New York 10601   

Performed visits with clients in the home setting, completed the Health Risk Assessment (HRA), provided medication management, educated regarding disease prevention and management, instructed about dietary and health education, communicated pertinent health information to the Case Manager and created referrals to the Primary Care Provider to best manage client's status and needs, made recommendations for care and actions to be followed up on, facilitated the transfer of information to the insurance company for best managing client's healthcare needs.


Clinical Intake Manager   10/2011-07/2016

Visiting Nursing Service of New York - New York 10001   

Oversaw the regional intake team of over 30 clinical and non-clinical staff. Implemented and managed workflow procedures and systems for an efficient and timely operation that is responsive to patients, customers and operational needs. Assisted in the development of long and short-range objectives for regional programs. Assisted in coordination of services for complex cases. Managed, monitored and audited referral process to ensure timeliness, accuracy of procedural compliance and transmittal of referrals to designated programs. Resolved problems for patients at Manhattan hospitals including Hospital for Special Surgery, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYP Cornell and Manhattan nursing facilities. Assured adherence to agency standards to ensure compliance and readiness for audits.


Lead Home Care Consultant   03/2010-09/2011

Visiting Nursing Service of New York - New York 10001   

Managed and scheduled RNs, Intake Coordinators and non-clinical staff at the VNSNY office at Hospital for Special Surgery. Assessed patients for home care services, handled complex cases, tracked patient complaints and worked with internal and external customers to create new work-flow processes and solutions to ensure the highest quality to our client and their patients. Additional duties included status reporting using excel, and various clinical applications.


Home Care Consultant 12/2007-02/2010

Visiting Nursing Service of New York - New York 10001   

Evaluated patients referred to VNSNY Home Care program to determine appropriateness of admission. Promoted and fostered ongoing collaborative communication with institutional personnel to coordinate home care. Managed and facilitated the safe and timely transfer of patients from hospital to the care of the agency. Explained the Agency’s policies and services to patient and family members. Determined coverage for requested home health services, confirmed coverage availability with third party insurance and informed of the extent of coverage and interpreted reimbursement issues to patients and hospital.


Field and Office RN   10/1994-11/2007

Slate Belt Visiting Nurses - Pennsylvania 18072   

Responsible for patient care (postpartum, newborn to the geriatric patient). Team leader-supervised other RNs, LPNs and HHAs. Managed cases and performed patient care duties including physical assessments, wound care, treatments, IV therapy, and patient education. Gained knowledge about office skills including patient intake, insurance verification, scheduling, discharge process, electronic charting/ computer skills.


Staff RN   09/1993-06/1994

Crestview Rehabilitation - Oregon 97201 

Responsible for the maintenance and well-being of 15-18 patients. Delegated CNA assignments, performed physical assessments, dispensed medications, carried out treatments, performed skilled procedures (Infusion therapy, Tube Feedings, complex wound care, vent and trach care), served as a patient advocate, provided education and family support.


Volunteer Overview

Health Educator/Cross Cultural and Community Outreach   12/2016-03/2020

International Volunteer Headquarters (Green Lion Office) - Bali, Indonesia

Ongoing Independent study. Worked with underprivileged communities to provide healthcare education, taught prevention of disease and good hygiene practices, provided information on medical options in addition to traditional methods. Acted as cultural liaison, working with Balinese village leaders to perform community outreach projects, providing culturally sensitive methods to develop the resource center for foreign visitors, designed customized brochures and developed flyers and signage, fostered involvement of all community members, lead and coached selected participants. Provided English-language education and translation of materials.


Exploratory Studies 

Explore healthcare systems- Indonesia, Viet Nam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Thailand, Bali and India.       08/2016-04/2020

Assess medical infrastructures and care access and delivery, interview health practitioners about beliefs and practices related to death and dying, explore bereavement counseling service options and community resources.


Bereavement Group Facilitator     12/2012-Current 

Facilitator, The Compassionate Friends, Manhattan, NY/Co-founder JAMES Bereavement Group

Facilitate small groups sessions, offer emotional support and discuss resources, facilitate services for parents losing a child, plan and create activities, manage meeting structure. Work with others to develop constructive methods for coping with loss.



Masters in Nursing/Adult and Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner       2015 

Hunter College, New York, NY.                                                                                                                                                                                Bachelor of Science in Nursing       2010 

Hunter College, New York, NY      

Associate Degree in Nursing

Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, OR Elected Class President. Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society member.

Certified American Heart Association BLS Instructor.


References upon request.