Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) to provide care to our nation's active duty military heroes, their family members, and retirees at the 5th Medical Group (Clinic), Minot AFB, ND. The Women's Health Nurse Practitioner (NP) position is full-time, 40 hourrs per week, Mon - Fri, 7AM to 5PM.
DUTIES OF THE WOMEN'S HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP):
Obtain and document a relevant health history, including a comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic history, with emphasis on gender-based differences.
Perform and document complete, system, or symptom-directed physical examinations on women, including gynecologic conditions/needs that include, but are not limited to, benign and malignant gynecologic conditions, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, infertility, perimenopause/menopause/post menopause and other gender-specific illnesses.
Identify gynecologic deviations from normal, formulate a diagnosis, collaborate, and/or refer as necessary.
Order screening and diagnostic procedures and interpret test results, including, but not limited to, ultrasound and mammography as well as age-appropriate primary care screens.
Perform and interpret screening and diagnostic procedures, including, but not limited to, cervical cytologic screening, microscopy, endometrial biopsies, colposcopy, and intrauterine device (IUD) insertion.
Prescribe therapies, including medications, considering pregnancy and lactation status, sociocultural background, and financial resources.
Request consultation or referral with appropriate physicians, clinics, or other health resources as indicated.
Provide health promotion and disease prevention services to women across the life cycle, taking into account age, developmental status, disability, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, spiritual/religious affiliation, and lifestyle and psychosocial issues.
Ensure 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.
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.
Complete orientation and competency verification programs in accordance with (IAW) unit guidelines.
Serve and participate in committees, functions and other meetings as directed. Provide relevant and timely information to these groups, and assists with decision-making and process improvement. Participate in customer service initiatives, and medical readiness activities designed to enhance health services.
QUALIFICATIONS OF THE WOMEN'S HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP):
Degree/Education: Master’s degree in nursing. Must hold a Master’s degree from an approved OB/GYN or women’s health nurse practitioner program or Advance Certification (Certificate of Authority) acceptable to the USAF Surgeon General.
Certifications in addition to Basic Life Support, must possess a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner certification with the National Certification Corporation (NCC) for Obstetrics, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties.
Experience: Shall have a minimum of 24 months within the past 36 months of clinical practice experience.
Must have a current, unrestricted license as a nurse practitioner.
Must have knowledge of professional care theories, principles, evidence based practices, and procedures to provide comprehensive women’s health care throughout the lifespan, with an emphasis on reproductive, gynecologic, and family-centered health education; growth and development, and pathophysiology of disease processes, specific to the obstetrical and gynecological population from menarche through the remainder of the lifespan; a variety of pharmacological agents used in patient treatment, the desired effects, side effects, and complications of their use as well as the accurate administration of the pharmacologic agent, including dosage calculations as required; the administrative requirements for proper documentation of patients condition including disease progress, acknowledgement of teaching, and follow up care; and the computer in the use of basic word processing, data entry and automated medical records.
In addition to Emergency Preparedness Training, the NP shall also participate in patient mock codes/training and respond to actual patient emergencies.
The department will contact the NP prior to placement to determine if the NP meets the requirements set in the contract and task order.
Must be a U.S. Citizen (for access to Gov't computer systems).
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
17 days paid vacation/sick leave per year
10 paid Federal holidays per year
Dental and Vision plans
Health & Welfare allowance contributes to the cost of health, disability, life insurance
401(k) savings plan
ABOUT THE ARORA GROUP
The Arora Group is an award-winning, Joint Commission-certified nationwide healthcare services company that, for over 25 years, has provided medical care for the men and women who serve our country in the U.S. Armed Forces. Our mission is to provide world-class care and give our over healthcare professionals opportunities to improve their skills, learn from the best, and serve the needs of active duty servicemembers, their families, and veterans.
EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability