Nurse Practitioner (Surgical Orthopedic) Job at MedConnect, Columbus, NE

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  • MedConnect
  • Columbus, NE

Job Description

Community Hospital is actively recruiting for an experienced surgical orthopedic advanced practice provider (physician assistant or nurse practitioner) to join hospital staff and medical community.

 

Position objective: The surgical orthopedic APP will perform all required clinical duties, including patient evaluation and management in the orthopedic outpatient clinic setting. They will also function as a first assist for orthopedic surgeons.

 

Job duties :

  • Work collaboratively with clinical teams in managing orthopedic patients in the outpatient clinic and operative environments.
  • Independently support general orthopedic surgery and orthopedic surgery subspecialty care as first assist in the OR, diagnose and treat outpatient visits, and provide occasional inpatient rounding at Columbus Community Hospital.
  • Perform comprehensive and problem-focused history and physical exams, interpret and correlate laboratory and diagnostic procedures, and interpret and correlate subjective and objective data to establish a working diagnosis.
  • Perform diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including, but not limited to, joint and bursa aspiration; injections of joints, tendons, trigger points and buras; and brace, splint and cast applications. Order and collect appropriate laboratory or diagnostic procedures and studies as needed.
  • Formulate a treatment plan for orthopedic problems requiring consultation, referral or evaluation by the supervising surgeon or other health care professionals.
  • Identify assessment, diagnostic strategies and therapeutic interventions within the plan that reflect current evidence, including data, research, literature and expert clinical knowledge; collaborate with physician on the plan as needed.

 

Position detail :

  • Office is open Monday-Friday, five days/week.
  • Anticipate 25+ patients per office day.
  • OR days: typically 2-3 days/week and daily rounding with 3-5 patients on floor.
  • Digital X-ray and PACS at the practice; MRI on hospital campus.
  • Comprehensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitative services available.
  • State-of-the art facility.
  • EMR: Paragon Ambulatory – Allscripts product
  • Team atmosphere.

 

Candidate qualifications :

  • Orthopedic experience required.
  • 1-2 years of recent and relevant experience in orthopedic surgery (outpatient visits, first assist in the OR and inpatient rounding) is preferred.
  • Ability to do independent physical exams, interpret X-rays, offer fracture care, perform office procedures and act as first assist in OR is required.
  • Must have ability to integrate well with medical community to help promote referrals.
  • Must have a current Nebraska Physician Assistant license and must have completed an AMA-approved Physician Assistant Program.
  • Must have a current Nebraska APRN license permitting practice as a family nurse practitioner, and maintain all requirements to this license. This includes completion of an accredited master’s or doctoral nurse practitioner program, and successfully passing a certification examination.
  • Must be certified in BLS. Certification in ACLS and/or PALS is preferred, but not required.
  • Must be credentialed for hospital privileges and must satisfy employment requirements at CCH.
  • Personal and professional integrity are needed for malpractice coverage.
  • Must have current DEA certificate.

Benefits :

  • Competitive hourly wage: $47.78 - $69.75
  • Health, dental & vision insurance.
  • Flexible benefit plan and flexible spending accounts.
  • Long-term disability insurance.
  • Retirement plan (403(b) and 401(K).
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  • State-licensed childcare center on campus.

Hospital is a nonprofit, Joint Commission-accredited, acute care facility characterized by our family-centered care, community involvement and progressive ideas in health care. We serve Platte County and the seven surrounding counties. Our medical staff experience fulfilling career among respectful colleagues and administrators who value clinical quality, patient satisfaction and collegiality. The hospital emergency department is staffed 24/7 by hospital-employed physicians and is designated as a Level III trauma center. Additional highlights of our state-of-the-art facility include advanced diagnostic imaging services provided by a 1.5T wide bore MRI, 64- and 128-slice CT scanners, a hybrid OR room and two digital breast tomosynthesis mammography machines. We also have strong, in-house adult and pediatric hospitalist programs and an excellent nursing staff.

About Columbus, Nebraska
Columbus sits at the confluence of the Loup and Platte rivers, which provide a bounty of wildlife viewing, kayaking, hunting, fishing and beautiful sunrises and sunsets. It is a community of 24,000 and is one of the state’s most progressive and dynamic communities. Columbus offers a fair tax structure, strong educational systems, excellent childcare, several golf courses, and a variety of rich cultural events and exciting recreational opportunities. It is only 80 miles away from Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska, which means the benefits of big entertainment, major airports and a key Big Ten Conference University (University of Nebraska-Lincoln), are just a short distance away.

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  • Education:
    • Columbus Public Schools ()
    • Private and Religion focused school systems available ()

Job Tags

Hourly pay, Full time, Flexible hours, 2 days per week, 3 days per week, Monday to Friday,

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