North Country HealthCare
  • Flagstaff, AZ, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits.


 

THIS IS WHY YOU BECAME A FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER.

You became a family nurse practitioner so you could bring quality primary care to anyone who needs it.  At North Country HealthCare, we practice this kind of medicine daily.

North Country HealthCare (NCHC) is transforming healthcare for rural Arizonans. NCHC is an outpatient, primary care, federally qualified health center with a teaching and learning mission. We started as a single, volunteer-run free clinic in 1991 and now serve 12 communities across the entire northern half of Arizona.  We turn no one away.  We practice integrated care in an innovative culture. Our model allows us to serve patients holistically.  Simply put, at North Country HealthCare, you can practice medicine the way it should be practiced.

 

"One of the best parts is getting paid to travel to different North Country HealthCare clinics in northern Arizona while learning what each community's strengths are through the conversations and interactions with staff and patients." 

--former FNP Traveler Lisa B.

 

"The best part of being a traveler is getting to see different parts of Arizona: trying different restaurants, seeing new sights, and also meeting new people. The clinics always appreciate that you are there to help and are thankful for the assistance.  It is fun to see how all the different clinics work. Yet at the same time, it's not stressful because they are still NCHC clinics so they are still similar. It is a great experience."

--former FNP Traveler Rebecca L.

 

We are seeking Family Nurse Practitioner with the ability and desire to travel to any of the 12 communities in our network:  Bullhead City, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon Village, Holbrook, Kingman, Lake Havasu, Payson, Round Valley, Seligman, Show Low, Williams, and Winslow. These communities range in size from 500 to 70,000.  They are located in the pine forest mountains, high plains, true desert, and along the Colorado River.   Assignments in any one location typically last from three months to one year.  A housing stipend is provided. 

 

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING (ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES)

  • Diagnosing and treating acute and chronic conditions in patients of all ages.
  • Prescribing diagnostic and screening tests.
  • Acting as primary care provider and coordinating additional services.
  • Prescribing and dispensing medications as authorized under privileges set forth by the Arizona Board of Nursing.
  • Participating in communicable disease surveillance and control within the community and applying appropriate epidemiological methods to achieve the desired outcome including contact investigation.
  • Participating in a system that identifies and monitors disease/disability rates or health indices in the community.
  • Demonstrating continuous learning and eagerness for professional development.

 

WHAT YOU WON'T BE DOING  

  • Wondering if you are making a positive impact you will see the benefits of quality healthcare on individuals, families, and the community regularly.
  • Feeling isolated an integrated care model reduces physician burn-out because it offers wrap-around services and programs beyond the exam room to care for your patients.
  • Missing out on life as an out-patient facility, we are not open evenings, weekends, or major holidays. After-hours call is only two weeks per year.
  • Paying for malpractice insurance or tail coverage as an FQHC, providers are covered by the Federal Tort Claims Act.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Licensed family nurse practitioner
  • Four years or more of work experience as an FNP in a primary care setting
  • Preference given to candidates with rural, underserved, or FQHC experience

 

CONTACT US!

Have questions about this job or North Country HealthCare in general?  We are happy to help you explore your career options with us!  Call or email a member of the Talent Integration Team:  Cathleen Garrison, cgarrison@nchcaz.org, (928) 522-9514

 

 

North Country Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer and VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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