Gunnison Valley Health
Nurse Practitioner - gO Orthopedic Clinic
Work Hours: M-F, 8:00-5:00
Family Nurse Practitioners (NP's) practice medicine unsupervised by physicians. NP's are formally trained to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventative health care services. They work as members of the urgent health care team; they take medical histories, examine and treat patients, order and interpret laboratory tests and x-rays, and make diagnoses. They also treat minor injuries, by suturing, splinting, and casting. NP's record progress notes, instruct and counsel patients, and carry out therapy. They also prescribe some medications.
The patient population includes locals and tourists with a wide variety of logistical and social challenges. A dedication to teamwork, patience, and flexibility is an essential characteristic for any provider in this role.
Education: The Family Nurse Practitioner will complete satisfactory passing of national certifying examination and or the National Commission on Certification of Family Nurse Practitioners and will be certified by the State Board of Medical Examiners.
Experience: Two years of experience as a nurse practitioner in orthopedics is preferred.
Licenses/Certifications: Certified by the State Board of Medical Examiners. Other certifications required: ACLS, PALS, BLS will be completed within one year of hire.
Compensation: $47.13 - $59.70/hr depending on experience
Medical, dental, vision, health care FSA, and dependent care FSA: All active employees working 40 or more hours per pay period are eligible for benefits on the first of the month following 30 days of active service. PRN staff are not initially eligible for benefits, and GVH follows all Affordable Health Care Act Eligibility guidelines.