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Nurse Practitioner (Urgent Care)
at Cape Fox
Cape Fox Shared Services and Eagle Health are seeking Nurse Practitioners to work full time providing care to our deserving Army at Ft. Hood, Killeen Texas in the Urgent Care clinic.
This is for future positions, incumbents are encouraged to apply.
- The patient population will consist of urgent/acute care patients that are seeking medical intervention for their concerns. Patients will be seen on a “first come, first served” basis based on the triage category given. No appointments are given to the patients seen within the emergency department. This will include the patients assigned to the Urgent Care Clinic. The provider must utilize effective time management skills and develop a medical decision making process to ensure patient flow.
- Shall take patient’s medical history. Perform complete physical examination or examination pertinent to the patient’s chief complaint and records findings. Orders pertinent laboratory studies and X-rays. Formulates a working diagnosis and determines whether ambulatory treatment is sufficient or whether to consult with supervisor concerning hospitalization or other warranted action.
- Writes consults referring patients to specialty clinics. In accordance with scope of practice, administers treatment and therapy in those cases which are minor and simple to the degree that ambulatory, short term treatment is sufficient such as head and chest colds, influenza, uncomplicated gastrointestinal and skin disorders, cuts, burns, wounds, sprains, suturing minor lacerations, draining abscesses, etc.
- Responsible for maintenance of the highest standards of professional care in the treatment of patients and in the teaching and training of residents and technicians. Prepare and document appropriate history, physical examinations and diagnosis. Maintain documentation of all treatment provided in accordance with hospital directives and prepare such records and reports as may be required by the contract. Ensure all documentation and reports are legible.
- Independently prescribes medications from approved formulary. Issues temporary profiles according to MTF policy. Shall use and be guided by the MTF formulary.
- Shall prepare all documentation to meet established standards of the MTF and DoD to include but not limited to timeliness, legibility, accuracy, content and signature. Only MTF and Army approved abbreviations can be used for documentation of care in the health care record. The PA shall use the CHCS and MEBFTS for keeping records, ordering of ancillary procedures, ordering of medications, entering orders, and performing other required patient record functions. The PA shall indicate responsibility for the contents and correctness of all prepared reports/forms by affixing his/her own signature and stamp to the documents and validating their contents.
- Shall follow DoD, Army, MTF, and TRICARE regulations and policies when arranging for a referral or consult. The PA shall inform patients of the required referral or consult by indicating the specialty involved.
- Shall respect and maintain the basic rights of patients, demonstrating concern for personal dignity and human relationships. PAs receiving complaints validated by the QAE and Chief of the Medical Staff shall be subject to counseling and depending on the nature and severity of the complaint, separation from performing services under this contract.
- Shall maintain open and professional communication with members of the MTF.
- Shall be required to perform their assigned duties with regard to all admitted patients, outpatients and eligible beneficiaries, regardless of underlying diseases process or physical condition of such patients or beneficiaries.
- Shall take part in Department Quality Improvement Programs as required to meet the standards of the Joint Commission.
- Shall attend and participate inpatient care reports, patient care conferences, team conferences, professional staff conferences and other approrp8iate professional activities to the extent that such attendance and participation is relative to his/her assigned cases and/or performance of contract services.
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- The contractor HCP shall have and maintain a valid, unrestricted, current state medical license in one of the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam or US Virgin Islands.
- Must have or obtain a current, valid Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) registration number prior to performing the contract services. Any change to the DEA requirements to obtain a valid DEA registration number is applicable when the incumbent’s existing DEA registration expires.
- Notwithstanding AR 40-68, Paragraph 4-8a (or AFI 44-119, Paragraphs 4.2.1. and 4.2.5.), personal services contractors must have and maintain a current, active, valid unrestricted state license to practice medicine in one of the 50 states in the United States, or the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, as required to obtain or renew a DEA registration number under the then effective DEA rules.
- Shall have a minimum of two years of experience (within the past four years) of routinely practicing as a nurse practitioner.
- Shall have current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) in accordance with Hospital Policy. This certification shall be maintained in a current status at all times while performing services under the contract at the HCP’s or contractor’s expense.
- Shall be a graduate of a recognized advanced practice nursing educational program (accredited Master’s Level or Doctoral Program) and possess evidence of certification by a nationally recognized body according to the requirements of the advanced practice certifying organization, for example, American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or American Academy of Nurse Practitioner (AANP) Certification Program.
- Shall be a graduate of an NLN approved school of nursing and hold current registration as a registered nurse in the United States. If the state of registration has a separate Advance Practice Nurse (APN) licensure, the FNP will also have APN licensure.
- Shall possess evidence of successful completion of an ANP program of education.
- Shall be able to obtain and maintain privileges at Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) through approval of the Credentials Committee.
- Must possess the skills, experience, and autonomy that enables them to manage urgent/acute care patients with minimal physician consultation.
- Serve on hospital committee(s) and chart reviews if necessary, as directed by Chief, Dept of Emergency Medicine.
- Shall be able to read, write, and speak English well enough to effectively communicate with all patients and other health care providers.
- Shall possess sufficient initiative, interpersonal relations skills and social sensitivity such that he/she can relate constructively to a variety of patients from diverse backgrounds.
- Shall be required to meet Continuing Medical Education (CME) requirements. The government will not reimburse for these costs.
- Shall be required to attend OPPE and FPPE activities.
- Shall be required to precept and oversee NP students and special forces medics.
- The contractor shall ensure contract HCP has received Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) required training for the position in which they will perform, and that training currency is maintained.
- Documentation of such training shall be provided to the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
- Position requires access to Department of Defense computer systems, therefore provider shall be a U.S. Citizen or otherwise meet the requirements of AR 25-2.
- The providers shall be able to type and have had experience using computers especially Microsoft programs. The physician will not be required to type a certain amount of words per minute. CRDAMC will provide computer training for the CRDAMC computer system.
- The contractor shall require all Contract Service Providers (CSP) with knowledge of an incident of sexual assault occurring on a Government facility, to include a Government leased facility, where the contractor is providing services under this contract, to report the incident to the contractor who shall immediately (within 24 hours) report the incident in writing to the government’s COR. All incidents shall be reported whether they involve contractor personnel or Government personnel, or other individuals.
Cape Fox Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates provide equal employment opportunities to all persons and prohibit employment decisions on the basis of race, religion, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, or sexual orientation. Cape Fox Corporation, its subsidiaries and affiliates offer preference to Cape Fox Corporation shareholders, descendants and other Native Americans pursuant to Public Law 100-241.