Family Medicine Nurse Practitioner Opening in Columbus, NE - 219997 (23686574)
We are seeking a Family Nurse Practitioner to join our practice.
Excellent benefit package includes:
- Health insurance
- Sick time
- Paid vacation
- Paid CEU
- Paid holidays
- Liability coverage
- Signing Bonus
- Student Loan Repayment
- Income Guarantee and/or Productivity Bonus Eligible
Since the early 2000’s, the Community Health Center has served as a vital resource for the medically underserved in northeastern Nebraska. Together with their co-located partner, they operate two federally qualified health centers. While the primary service area of the two clinics encompasses seven counties, in 2020, the two clinics saw a total of 10,399 patients from over 45 zip codes.
In 2014, we constructed a new building, and began seeing patients there in 2015. The 29,400 square foot, $6.7 million project doubled the size of the previous facility and allowed staff and programs, which had been housed in three different locations, to be together in one building. The majority of the new building is devoted to patient space. The clinical section of the shared facility has five provider bays, each with three exam rooms, an office, and a computer station. The dental clinic has seven operatories, and four behavioral health offices. The reception desk in the front entrance of the building has five medical office specialists, and there is a large patient waiting area as in the interior area of the building near the clinical space. In Fall, 2020, we remodeled a large, former storage “shelled” space which is now a same-day clinic with two exam rooms and a reception desk. A newly remodeled lab, an x-ray room, and an on-site contract pharmacy, round out the clinic facilities.
The clinic is open Monday through Friday, from 8 [link removed], when the clinic is open until 7 [link removed], and the clinics will be converting to NextGen in 2022. Many staff members are bilingual in Spanish/English, and a language interpreting system is also used for patient/provider translation. Other support services include: transportation to and from appointments using two new, handicapped accessible vans; an Outreach and Enrollment department that assists area residents who want to/are eligible to enroll in the healthcare marketplace, Medicaid, Medicare, and other programs for which they may qualify. Telehealth services are also available for patients. This is an area that has expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As noted earlier, one unique feature of the clinic is that it is co-located with a state-approved district health department. The Health Department serves four surrounding counties with programs including tobacco cessation; Women, Infants and Children (WIC); Early Development Network (EDN), a state program assisting families with children, ages 0-3, who have developmental disabilities; Vaccines for Children; mold and radon abatement; a Public Health Emergency Preparedness program and; the four-county area’s infectious disease monitoring program. The co-location of these agencies offers increased opportunities to partner in providing needed services to area residents.
We have experienced growth in patient numbers in almost all of the last five years. We experienced an 11% growth in patients between 2018 and 2019 (a slight decrease in patient numbers in 2020-2021 can be assumed to be an anomaly, just one effect of the COVID-19 pandemic), and there is potential for growth within the service area. We are providing care to more than half (53%) of the uninsured patients in our seven-county service area, and are reaching 31% of low-income patients, and 12% of Medicaid patients, leaving over 40,000 people as potential patients. While it would not be realistic to suggest that 100% of those patients would choose us, there is clearly continued opportunity for growth.
APPLY NOW or TEXT Job #MW219997 & email address to 636-628-2412.
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