|Mountain Home, Idaho
|January 18, 2018
|Internal Job ID
Family Nurse Practitioner - FNP
Vibrant Rural Community with hiking, camping, backpacking, fishing, hunting….
The Community - Mountain Home, ID
Mountain Home is the largest city and county seat of Elmore County, the population was 14,206 at the 2010 census. Mountain Home was originally a post office at Rattlesnake Station, a stagecoach stop on the Overland Stage Line, about seven miles east of the city, on present-day US-20 towards Fairfield. With the addition of the Oregon Short Line railroad in 1883, the post office was moved downhill and west to the city’s present site. Mountain Home is a vibrant rural community located about 40 miles southeast of Boise. Mountain Home is an excellent place to live and raise a family with a genuine sense of community. Residents benefit from a cost of living roughly fifteen percent less than the national average, quality health facilities including St. Luke’s Elmore, and excellent schools, with several higher learning opportunities close by. Our Clean air, low crime rate and abundance of recreational opportunities make everyday a pleasure to be enjoyed.
Mountain Home Air Force Base
Located on a high desert plateau between two large mountain ranges, Mountain Home AFB is situated about 50 miles southeast of Boise and 90 miles northwest of Twin Falls, Idaho. The city of Mountain Home, Idaho has a population of approximately 16,848. Mountain Home Air Force Base is home to the 366th Fighter Wing, the "Gunfighters." The 366th Fighter Wing is a member of an air expeditionary force. The Wing blends the firepower of F-15C Eagles and the F-15E Strike Eagles, to form a cohesive aerial.
REQUIREMENTS (duties include but are not limited to)
- Provide a full range of nurse practitioner services in accordance with privileges granted by the Commanding Officer (e.g., supervise and provide general screening and medical care and examinations of patients for routine, acute and chronic conditions involving any and all organ systems; provide immunizations; diagnose, treat, and counsel patients as indicated).
- Treat patients with common acute conditions, illnesses, or minor trauma within accepted protocols, Nurse Practice Acts, and/or in collaboration with a physician.
- Collaborate with the physician in the health care of patients with chronic illnesses.
- Request consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, clinics, or other health resources as indicated.
- Order diagnostic tests as applicable.
- Prescribe and dispense medications as delineated by the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
- Promote preventive and health maintenance care, including annual physicals, positive health behaviors, and self-care skills through education and counseling.
- Coordinates patient care through a continuum and facilitates the achievement of optimal outcomes in relation to care, quality and cost effectiveness
- Ensures compliance with standards of care and practice in accordance with all established policies, procedures, and guidelines used in the medical treatment facility. Provides care within ethical and legal boundaries.
- Assesses patients.
- Ability to effectively communicate and collaborate with a diverse group of people for the purpose of informing the healthcare team of plans/actions, for teaching/education to benefit the patient/family and organization. Effectively uses appropriate communication format in addressing professional issues
- Excellent written communication skills to perform accurate documentation, both written and electronic, of all activity in accordance with requirements.
- Ability to recognize adverse signs and symptoms and react quickly in emergency situations.
- Completes orientation and competency verification programs in accordance with (IAW) unit guidelines.
- Participates in the orientation of newly assigned personnel, as appropriate.
- Serves and participates in committees, functions and other meetings as directed. Provides relevant and timely information to these groups, and assists with decision-making and process improvement. Participates in customer service initiatives, and medical readiness activities, designed to enhance health services.
- Ensures a safe work environment, employee safe work habits and patient safety IAW regulatory agencies, infection control policies, and process improvement initiatives.
- Be a graduate of a Masters of Nursing program accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) or the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
- Possess current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in one of the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- Possess current certification (in the specialty corresponding to the specialty required by the task order) as a Nurse Practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) Possess one year of experience within the last 3 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a primary care setting seeing an adult patient population.
- Possess current certification in Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) as approved by the American Heart Association (AHA) for Healthcare Providers.
- Have minimum of 24 months (2 years) of full-time experience within the last 36 months (3 years) in a setting corresponding to the requirements.
- Possess and maintain a current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration number (certificate) to prescribe controlled substances as listed in 21 C.F.R. 1308.
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