Frontline National is currently seeking Physician Extenders (PA/NP) for full-time opportunities at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, KY. Please apply online or contact a recruiter directly at 513-528-7823 to learn more about these great opportunities!
Frontline National, LLC, founded in 2004, is a nationally-renowned staffing firm dedicated to identifying and placing superior candidates who possess the qualification, energy, and talent to match the high standards of client's expectations.
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Job Duties, including but not limited to:
- Perform the full range of medical services within the scope of a Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant to all patients and eligible beneficiaries regardless of underlying disease process or physical condition of such patients or beneficiaries.
- The NP/PA Works under the general supervision of the Chief Primary Care.
- Perform a full range of medical services for all age groups to include the ability and experience to adequately diagnose and treat urgent, acute, chronic diseases and injuries and manage complex medical problems including but not limited to: skin; head; eyes; ears; nose; throat; neck; cardiovascular system; pulmonary system; gastrointestinal system; musculoskeletal system; genitourinary system; reproductive system; lymphopoietic system; nervous system; endocrine system and psychological system.
- Assess patient’s medical conditions, diagnose, plan therapy and prescribe medications appropriate for the diagnosis to include ordering and evaluating laboratory test, ordering and evaluating imaging studies, and providing for follow –up or referral care.
- Consult with a physician when patients return with the same unresolved complaint twice in a single episode of care. Serve as primary care manager for the medical management of patients with a panel of up to 1500 patients.
- Provide medical consultation to other clinical staff consistent with the most recent standards of care.
- Obtain medical history; perform physical examination; determine need for and order appropriate laboratory and radiology test; interpret results and make evaluation to determine diagnosis and prognosis and to determine and initiate appropriate treatment, therapy and follow-up. Provide complete and appropriate instructions regarding medications; limitations and follow-up plans. Seek advice or refer patients to consultants as appropriate.
- Respond to “Code Blue” medical emergency alerts within MTF or Warrior Care clinic and provide resuscitation treatment until more specialized treatment arrives.
- Verify the content and correctness of all prepared and transcribed reports by affixing his/her own signature and stamp to all copies of the document.
- Attend medical staff meetings, committee meetings, training and participate in Performance Improvement and other committee activities as directed by the chief of department and/or the Commander.
- Knowledge of interpersonal relationships and the ability to maintain composure and react appropriately while relating to patients and families; to manage distraught, irritable, unreasonable or angry individuals; and to maintain a positive rapport with all individuals involved in patient care
- Ability to react with alertness and skill in any emergency situation, eg., cardiac or respiratory arrest, hemorrhage, shock, severe physical trauma and psychiatric reaction. Serves a member of resuscitation team.
- Assess patient’s condition s for potential or life threatening crisis. Distinguish between normal and abnormal physical findings (from physical assessment and vital sign assessment).
- Plan appropriate plan of care.
- Obtain patient history and pertinent family history. Document plan of care given in patient’s clinical record.
- Utilize appropriate nursing personnel to assist in delivery of care when indicated (LPN’S/paraprofessionals).
- Transcribe or verify transcription of physician orders.
- Carry out prescribed physician orders and document in patient medical record.
- Communicate pertinent data to charge nurse and/or physician as appropriate.
- Reassess patient’s condition and revise plan of care based on identified nursing problems.
- Possess knowledge of the pharmacology of most commonly used emergency drugs, anticipated results, usual dosages and their locations on the crash cart.
- Administer medications.
- Asses and documents patient’s response to medications administered.
- Instruct patient/family regarding prescribed medications/therapies and surgical/diagnostic procedures that must be accomplished.
- Be able to interpret cardiac rhythms and their implications (Critical Care Unit, Emergency Room). Operate defibrillator, EKG machine, and cardiac monitor.
- Interpret pertinent lab values.
- Use electronic thermometers, infusion and Patient Controlled Analgesia pumps. Participate in discharge planning as appropriate. Provide care to a group of patients with other individuals assisting him/her, which may include making patient care assignments.
- Be able to initiate life saving measures in the absence of a physician.
- Identify impending or existing emotional or psychiatric crisis and provide appropriate intervention.
- Perform comprehensive assessment and document Patient Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) IAW AR 40-501, Standards of Medical Fitness, ICW Soldier Pre-Deployment Health
- Assessment (PDHA) processing, Post- Deployment Health Re-Assessment (PDHRA) processing and also Periodic Health Assessment (PHA).
- Work as part of a comprehensive team with members to include but not limited to nurse case managers, clinical social workers, social work assistants, pharmacist and pharmacy technicians, licensed practical nurses, occupational therapist and assistants, physical therapist and assistants and command representatives.
- Conduct and document comprehensive intake history and physical exams with appropriate consults, lab and imaging orders, and medications ordered within prescribed timelines for all new patients; at a minimum perform a follow-up focused history and physical exam monthly on every patient.
- Perform appropriate assessment and document patient duty restrictions, complete electronic DA 3349 (Physical Profile), determine and document appropriate Medical retention
- Determination Point for each medical condition, and refer patients to the Integrated Disability Evaluation System as appropriate IAW AR 40-501, Standards of Medical fitness.
- Follow standard of care, evidenced based medical practice, and VA/DOD clinical practice guidelines.
- Respond to patient inquiries within the recognized time standard, including but not limited to telephone consults and Relay Health secure message system electronic messages.
- Prepare for and participate in care team meetings to include, but not limited to Triad of Care, Focused Transition review, and Multi-Disciplinary meetings.
- Participate in internal peer review and chart audits.
- Evaluate and document patient’s eligibility for special compensation for assistance for assistance with activities of daily living, (SCAADL) and non-medical attendants (NMA).
- Comply with wellness business rules using HEDIS and ORYX measures.
- Evaluate and nominate patients for the Sole Provider Program and act as Sole provider for scheduled /controlled medications for any empaneled patients meeting eligibility requirements.
- Assign a surrogate for absences greater than one day.
- Prepare memorandums documenting plan of care and timeline as needed to request administrative extension to active duty orders or release from active duty.
Education: Completion of the following:
- Physician Assistant:
- Bachelor's degree or above from an accredited college or university certified by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).
- Nurse Practitioner:
- Master's degree or above from an academic program, within the nursing specialty field of study that is accredited by a regional or national nursing accrediting agency recognized by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
Experience: Candidates must have the following experience:
- Required to demonstrate clinical competency within the past two years.
- National Background
- Must be US Citizen
- Must have reliable transportation to and from work site
License/Certification and Training:
- Current, full, active, and unrestricted license to practice as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner in any US state, territory, or District of Columbia
- Board certification:
- Physician Assistant: National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
- Nurse Practitioner: Certified as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) or the recognized national nursing certification organization for the specialty area of practice as appropriate (for example, National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses, American Nurses Association, National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic and Neonatal Specialties).
- Basic Life Support Certification (BLS) from American Heart Association
- Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Registration
- Blanchfield Army Community Hospital
- To include outlying clinics, notification two weeks prior to the reassignment to another location.
- Monday - Friday between 6:30 AM - 7:30 PM
- 8 hour shifts
- Occasional Saturday may needed between 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
- Excludes Federal Holidays