Urgent Care/Fast Track Nurse Practitioner (NP) at Gallup Indian MC

Location: Gallup, NM, United States
Date Posted: 02-20-2018
Available Position: Urgent Care/Fast Track Nurse Practitioner.

Place of Performance: The Gallup Indian Medical Center, Gallup, NM  87301. Services are to be performed at hospitals, clinics and other healthcare facilities of the Navajo Area Indian Health Service within the Gallup Indian Medical Center.

Background:  IHS is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is responsible for providing federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The provision of health services to members of federally recognized tribes grew out of the special government to government relationship between the federal government and Indian tribes. The IHS is the principal federal health care provider and health advocate for the Indian people. The goal is to assure that comprehensive, culturally acceptable personal and public health services are available and accessible to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The IHS currently provides health services to approximately 1.5 million American Indians and Alaska Natives who belong to more than 557 federally recognized tribes in 34 states. There is a nationwide shortage of nurses and other healthcare professionals, which is amplified by the remote and rural areas served by the Indian Health Service.
Period of Performance: Coverage requested immediately to cover long term (6 months to 12 months) and where feasible, include intermittent support to meet unplanned needs that develop on a frequent basis.

Tour of Duty: The contractor shall work, between ten to twelve hours per twenty-four hour period, including days, evening and holidays. The time can vary according to the needs of each facility and/or clinic, e.g. 12 hour Tour of Duty, 8 hour Tour of Duty, 10 hour Tour of Duty. Includes nights, weekends and holidays.

Scope of Work: 
Help with medical screening and initial triage of patients to determine initial acuity of patients.
Perform initial and/or periodic histories and physical examinations; and documents findings, results and diagnoses in medical record per medical staff rules & regulations.
Manage acute, episodic, and chronic conditions occurring in patients presenting to the Emergency Room Department; and refer patients when disease process exceeds the NP's education, training, and/or experience. Provide full range of emergency care services to treat medical conditions, and consulting primary care physicians and specialty physicians as medically needed.
Order and interpret diagnostic studies such as laboratory tests, radiological exams, electrocardiograms, or other studies as appropriate and specified in each NP's clinical privileges.
Screen patients to determine the need for further healthcare. Evaluate the medical aspects of treatment plans periodically, recognizing the need for reassignment to a physician or other healthcare professionals. Works collaboratively with physicians in management of selected complex medical problems and refers to higher level of care when needed.
Prescribe and dispense medications and durable medical devices and supplies. Carry out health promotion and disease prevention activities including education and shared decision-making.
Educate and counsel patients and families in preventive care, medical conditions, and the use of prescribed treatments and drugs.
Provide appropriate periodic mental health assessment, screening, and counseling for mental illness, family violence, and diseases of addiction. Initiate and expedite requests for consultations and arrange special tests and studies. Write orders as necessary for the care of the patient and record encounters in the patient's medical record in accordance with GIMC rules & regulations and GIMC Medical Records policy & procedure. Obtain informed consent and document performed procedures as approved in each NP's training and clinical privileges.
Maintains records and reports on patients, personal activities and other required information for use in program operation, quality assurance and other purposes. Perform other duties as assigned.

Certificate of Completion/Diploma from an accredited nurse practitioner program
Current, unrestricted state or federal nurse practitioner license
Current certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or other nationally recognized credentialing body as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Competency in emergency medicine
Possess BLS, ACLS certification and PALSExperience.
The Contractor shall have a minimum of twenty-four (24) months of experience within their specialty. 

Ana Rowling
Recruiter Manager
2151 Linglestown Road, Suite 180 Harrisburg, PA 17110
Email: ana@globalhealthcaregroup.com Tel. 717-364-6181  Fax: 717-412-2100 
GHG is an Equal Opportunity Employer
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