Nurse Practitioner

North Platte, Nebraska, United States

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  • Direct Hire
  • 1
  • Never
  • 2-5 years
  • Green Card, US Citizen

Pay Details

Salary: $106,828 and up depending on experience

Job Description

Great Plains Health in North Platte, Nebraska, is a nonprofit, fully accredited, 116-bed regional referral center serving west Nebraska, northern Kansas and northern Colorado.

In total, our primary and secondary service areas span 34 counties, 136,000 lives and approximately 67,832 square miles, about the size of the state of Pennsylvania. With nearly 100 physicians representing 30 medical specialties, the Great Plains Health system offers advanced medical services, including heart and vascular, cancer, orthopedic services, women's services, and a level III trauma center. The system employs approximately 1,100 employees and has more than 200 volunteers. The range of patient populations served includes neonatal, pediatric, adult, obstetric and geriatric.

 

Description:

  • Mix of outpatient and nursing home patient care
  • Work week is typically 4 days per week, with 3 clinic days and one full day spent in nursing home rounds and visits. Additional time charting and evaluation of results is anticipated.
  • It is anticipated the APP will grow to evaluate the complex medical needs of clinic and nursing home patients with minimal oversight by the physician, allowing the physician to expand access in the outpatient clinic setting for additional new and follow up patient visits.
  • Clinic Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Expectation for APP to grow their patient list while supporting the practice physician and assisting with access for the practice patients with same or next day clinic access.
  • Weekly visits to nursing home patients is incorporated into the weekly clinic schedule.
  • Hospital consults - Internal Medicine utilizes the GPH Hospitalist staff for admissions.
  • Internal Medicine Providers participate in coverage for the Palative care team for inpatient services.
  • On-Call schedule - expectation of one weekend of call per month for patient and nursing home contact. A total of 10 days of call per month is the maximum scheduled in coordination with other clinic providers.
  • Great Plains Health is pleased to offer Internal Medicine as one of the branches of its Primary Care Team. Our Internal medicine physician and Advance Practice Providers oversee patient care in the clinical setting, in local nursing homes and provide coverage of Palliative Care in the inpatient setting.
  • As a practice, they work closely with our Care Coordination Team on meeting patients care needs.
  • In addition, providers are able to assist patients with needs such as DOT and FAA physicals as well as Annual Wellness Visits and Advanced Care Planning. Our providers apply clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. They are especially well trained in the diagnosis of puzzling medical problems, in the ongoing care of chronic illnesses, and in caring for patients with more than one disease.
  • Staff available -- Full-time Office Manager, full time RN coordinator, 3 full-time RN, full time LPN, dedicated office assistant for scheduling; care coordination nursing staff assist in clinic weekly. 
  • Call Expectations - Participate in call coverage plan, scheduling in conjunction with other providers to cover night and weekend calls for patients and nursing home facilities. Ten days of call, including one weekend per month is expected. 
  • How long is the wait for an appointment - 10 day wait time for new patients or follow up visits with the physician. Typical wait time for clinic visits with APP staff is 2-3 days for new patient and same day for follow-up and acute visit needs. 
  • Equipment needs - The clinic has access to point of care testing for urine, blood glucose, INR. In addition, in-clinic EKG and bladder scan equipment on hand. Internal Medicine Services 
  • Primary Care Focus
  • Diabetes Management
  • Management of patients on thrombolitics
  • DOT and FAA physicals 
  • Medicare Annual Wellness Visits 
  • Advanced Care Planning
  • Management of complex medical issues
  • Care of chronic illnesses

 

Requirements:

  • Promotes and maintains health and healing by providing medical services related to diagnosis, treatment and education to patients and families in collaboration with physicians and other members of the health care team according to established standards and practices but not limited to evaluation, diagnosis and treatment. 
  • (2) Years Experience in Geriatrics, Palliative Care or equivalent 
  • Education - Successful completion of an approved advanced practice registered nurse program; must have a master's degree, post-master's certificate, or doctoral degree ; Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Nebraska or by a compact state under the Nurse Licensure Compact Act; current licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse by the State of Nebraska.
  • Prescriptive authority in Nebraska and DEA Certification.
  • One year experience in hospital or clinic setting preferred.

Questions from the employer


You will need to answer the following questions when you apply to this job.

  • Does the candidate have at least 2 Years Experience in Geriatrics, Palliative Care or equivalent?
  • Please tell what of the following the candidate holds - Successful completion of an approved advanced practice registered nurse program; must have a master's degree, post-master's certificate, or doctoral degree ; Licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Nebraska or by a compact state under the Nurse Licensure Compact Act; current licensure as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse by the State of Nebraska.
  • Does the candidate have Prescriptive authority in Nebraska and DEA Certification?
  • Does the candidate have one year experience in hospital or clinic setting? (preferred)