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BIG HORN COUNTY HEALTH CENTER Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assist in MILES CITY, Montana

Employer has positions available for Nurse Practitioners and Physicians Assistants for Miles City/Glendive Montana. POSITION SUMMARY: Assists in coordination of comprehensive health care needs of the specific patient population and provides appropriate direct patient care through assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of specific conditions, under the general direction of the medical director. The NP provides medical and clinical support and direct services to these identified patients. The NP may also serve as part of a consulting team with constant and effective communication to management and direct care staff regarding clinical policies, and procedures. Incumbent in this position will work to advance positive patient outcomes through their duties as a primary care treatment team leader. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. 1. Works as part of a multi-disciplinary team in caring for patients.2. Provides comprehensive, high quality primary, episodic and/or recuperative care in multiple settings, including both in and out of office visits, at multiple sites within the organization and throughout the region.3. Elicits an appropriate history, performs physical examinations, order diagnostic studies, interprets results, and initiates therapy in accordance with accepted standards and guidelines.4. Refers patients as appropriate to medical specialists, hospital admission, skilled nursing facility, substance use disorder inpatient facility, or swing bed, providing appropriate information for continuity of care.5. Participates in after-hours patient care, including schedule evening and Saturday clinics, and scheduled on-call staffing (overnight and weekends) of patient telephone line.6. Tracks patients through follow-up visits and labs.7. Participates in collaborative relationship with BVHC physician(s) according to the regulations of the State of Montana.8. Provides education to patients on health promotion, disease treatment, and prevention.9. Participates in peer education by presenting information in areas of interest and expertise when applicable.10. Participates in the teaching (formal and informal) of nurse practitioners and NP students. This is encouraged but not required.11. Participates and contributes to department, general staff, discipline specific, and committee meetings.12. Maintains and enhances professional knowledge by attending CME (continuing medical education) conferences, educational programs and seminars according to licensure requirements and to maintain the highest level of clinical competence.13. Participates in quality assurance activities.14. Participates in Patient Centered Medical Home activities.15. Maintains adequate, up-to-date medical records, completed in a timely manner, according to the guideline of BVHC, employing standard forms such as formatted in EHR.16. Maintains active DEA (drug enforcement agency) and professional license, hospital privileges (as indicated), managed care credentialing and CPR training.17. Displays concern and initiative.18. Cooperates and maintains good rapport with medical staff, nursing staff, other departments, patients, and visitors.MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS - NURSE PRACTITIONER Education/Certificates/Licenses: RequiredMontana Licensed Registered NurseCertified to practice in Montana as a Family Nurse PractitionerBLS certificationRegistered or eligible to be registered with the Federal DEAValid driver's licensePreferredACLS certification Experience:PreferredDemonstrated mastery of a specialty area or other related field normally acquired by three (3) to five (5) years progressively responsible clinical experienceMINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS - PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT Education/Certificates/Licenses: RequiredLicensed in Montana as a Physician AssistantRegistered or registry eligible with the federal DEABLS certificationVali

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