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Embry Health Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Practice Clinician (COVID Initiative) in Durango, Colorado

Nurse Practitioner / Advanced Practice Clinician -


, AZ (COVID Initiative)

Embry Health is currently recruiting for Physician Assistant (PA), Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) or related other licensed providers to work in mobile or field based clinic settings in Yuma, AZ. The work environment is based in multiple outdoor Advanced Care clinics that operate primarily within field based test / or mobile sites. The Field Unit has primarily focused on COVID-19 testing, however, they are expanding to provide a variety of primary care related services including vaccinations, med checks, refills, and other services. Designed to increase access to medical services during the pandemic, especially for those who are unable to go into a traditional clinic setting.

Test / clinic sites operate a variety of hours with many being open 24/7. Locations of clinic sites cover diverse locations such as parking lots, long term temporary structures, community college locations.

  • Hours

  • Multiple shifts available with ability for providers to work preferred shift

  • Providers would not be expected to be available for all shifts

  • Multiple hours per week available including full time, part time, and PRN

  • Flexible schedule

  • Primary shift blocks

  • AM 07:00 - 15:00

  • PM 15:00 - 23:00

  • Overnight 23:00 - 07:00

  • Location

  • Field based

  • La Plata County Focused position

  • Durango, CO as base but also including nearby area

  • Compensation

  • Industry leading pay

  • Increased compensation based on non traditional working conditions such as outdoor based clinic sites

  • COVID-19 Related Required Services

  • Must be willing and able to collect specimens from patients for COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses

  • Must be knowledgeable in COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses

  • Willingness and ability to educate patients on risk avoidance and mitigation efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19

  • Comfortable in handling and processing specimens related to COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses once collected. Such as bagging and labeling specimens for external lab testing

  • Must be willing and able to adapt to factors unknown or unforeseen during the ongoing pandemic

  • Adapts to potential changing business requirements such as unforeseen surges in patient volume due to increases in case numbers

  • Diverse Clinic Site Location Requirements

  • Must be willing and able to work in a variety of environments

  • Field locations including but not limited to field clinics with diverse environmental factors such as rain and heat

  • Temporary pop up tent locations such as for focused single day events

  • Long term temporary structures such as test / clinic sites located in parking lots

  • Most long term temporary structures will have offices that are air conditioned, however, this is not guaranteed and the expectation to work in areas with evaporative or fan based cooling systems

  • Examples of temporary clinic site locations include parking lots at private employers, city owned land, educational institutions, churches and other similar sites

  • Must be willing and able to work in locations with limited access to air conditioning and exposure to environmental factors such as heat

  • Patient-Centered Quality and Safety

  • Provide clinical oversight for testing services in a unique COVID-19 patient testing environment, including but not limited to onsite employer clinics, mobile sites, and onsite locations.

  • Educate patients on maintaining proper health

  • Evaluate, make recommendations, co-manage and treat patients' medical needs for safe and high quality treatment

  • Document all patient care within an electronic health record

  • Participate in an interdisciplinary team providing care and coordination of our patients with internal and external colleagues including the broader patient centered medical home ensuring the highest level of care is provided for all patients and at all times

  • Facilitates the development of effective Patient Centered Practice Teams

  • Responds to patient care inquiries throughout the day

  • Customer Service Excellence

  • Delivers excellent customer service

  • Seeks to increase patient engagement and satisfaction through integration of feedback from patients, management, and professional colleagues

  • Focuses consistently on the patient

  • Creates a warm and welcoming environment

  • Communicates effectively and adjusts communication style to effectively influence quality outcomes and patient needs

  • Cultivate and maintain all levels of communication

  • Healthcare Environment Management

  • Adapts to changing clinic models

  • Resolve conflict using appropriate management techniques

  • Cultivate and maintain positive relationships among practice employees and retail store colleagues

  • Reprioritizes continually throughout the day to fulfill patient and business needs

  • Manages clinical and non-clinical duties efficiently

  • Manages multiple demands and needs of clinic operations, patients in queue, and incoming phone calls while maintaining focus and high quality care to the patient regardless of setting

  • Adapts quickly to new models of patient care for clinic efficiency

  • Demonstrates core values in all communications and interactions

  • Assist with hiring, development and evaluation of Practice employees

  • Enhances operational effectiveness, emphasizing cost containment without jeopardizing important innovation or quality of care

  • Healthcare Staffing Management

  • Adapts to changing staffing models

  • Demonstrates leadership among peers, and other clinic staff members

  • Coaches and follows protocols in education for other healthcare workers

  • Works well among other healthcare workers from diverse backgrounds and specialties

  • Adapts to working with diverse peers from other non traditional primary care healthcare models such as clinical staff from paramedic or EMT backgrounds

  • Business Acumen

  • Validates insurance coverage and incorporates knowledge into care plan

  • Bills appropriately for evaluation and management services provided

  • Knowledgeable in related codes for providing evaluation and management services

  • Demonstrates accountability for tracked inventory such as vaccinations at the site location

  • Accountability and responsible for billing inventory based items such as vaccines

  • Autonomy

  • Works independently: is self- motivated, prioritizes and solves problems, takes initiative, and advocates for their patients and their practice

  • Maintains self-awareness and professionalism of individual actions and how they impact the clinic, practice, and healthcare industry

  • Required Qualifications

  • Active Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant license in good standing and active in the state of this job posting.

  • Current National Board Certification, Family Practice or related speciality

  • A minimum of 6 months of recent and relevant Nurse Practitioner of which Primary Care experience in either a family medicine or primary care practice, preferred

  • Demonstrated effective verbal, written, and electronic communication skills

  • Demonstrated outstanding organizational skills and ability to multi-task

  • Proven Initiative, problem solving ability, adaptability and flexibility

  • Demonstrated ability to work without direct supervision and practice autonomously

  • Proven proficiency with information management and technology

  • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with professional colleagues as necessary to provide quality care

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • 2-3+ years of Nurse Practitioner or similar experience preferred

  • Providers will be assigned a primary site, however, are expected to travel to and staff other locations within a manager-defined area as needed by the business

  • While performing the duties of the job, the employee is regularly required to move about and interact with customers, sit, write, operate the computer and phone, speak intelligibly, and hear

  • Depending on the market, the ability to be proficient in both speaking and writing in Spanish may be required

  • Education

  • Completion of Master's Degree level Family Nurse Practitioner program with current license in state of employment to practice in the Advanced Practice Nurse role required

  • Or Bachelors or Master's Degree in Physician Assistant Studies with current National Board Certification and State of Employment license to practice

  • Or similar licensure to provide advanced care services in the state of employment

Business Overview

At Embry Health, we are joined in a common purpose: helping people on their path to better health, through quality care. We are innovating healthcare through new initiatives that make quality care more accessible, easier to use, less expensive and patient-focused. Working together and organizing around the individual, we are pioneering new approaches to total health that puts the patient first.

We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day. Embry Health / Apollo Healthcare / Embry Women's Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring or promotion based on race, ethnicity, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability or protected veteran status or on any other basis or characteristic prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local law. We proudly support and encourage people with military experience (active, veterans, reservists and National Guard) as well as military spouses to apply for job opportunities.

Employment under specific business units as needed including but not limited to Embry Health, Embry Women's Health and Apollo Healthcare