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Advanced Practice Provider APRN or PA

Rice Community Healthcare seeks a full time Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) or Physician Assistant (PA) at Rice County District Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Lyons, Kansas to join our team and play an integral role in providing excellent care to our patients. As a smaller rural hospital, we offer an opportunity to work in a patient-centered and friendly work environment where you get to know your patients and their families—because we know how important it is for our community to receive quality and personalized care, close to home.

JOB SUMMARY:

APRN / PA working in the Emergency Room (ER) holds a crucial role in delivering comprehensive care to patients in urgent and critical situations. APRN / PA is responsible for performing triage, stabilizing patients with traumatic injuries, ordering diagnostic tests, and coordinating care with other medical staff.

APRN / PA works collaboratively with physicians, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to deliver high-quality care in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. This is a full-time position consisting of: two – 10 hour day shifts and two – 14 hour night shifts a week.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1. Patient Assessment and Triage:

  • Conduct comprehensive patient assessments, including medical history, vital signs, and physical examinations.
  • Prioritize patients based on the severity of their condition and provide immediate interventions.

2. Diagnosis and Treatment:

  • Formulate differential diagnoses based on assessment findings and diagnostic tests.
  • Initiate and manage treatment plans, including ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests, administering medications, and performing procedures within the scope of practice.
  • Collaborate with physicians and specialists for consultations and referrals.

3. Emergency Care Management:

  • Provide emergency interventions such as CPR, wound care, airway management, and other life-saving measures.
  • Monitor and manage patients in critical conditions, ensuring appropriate interventions are taken promptly.

5. Hospital Care Management:

  • Admit and manage hospitalized patients.
  • Assist with care of skilled swing bed patients.

6. Patient Education and Support:

  • Educate patients and families on their conditions, treatment plans, and discharge instructions.
  • Offer emotional support and counseling during critical situations.

7. Documentation and Reporting:

  • Maintain accurate and timely electronic health records (EHR) of patient assessments, interventions, and outcomes.
  • Report patient status and collaborate with the healthcare team for continuity of care.

8. Quality Improvement and Compliance:

  • Participate in quality improvement initiatives to enhance ER processes and patient outcomes.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory standards, policies, and procedures.

9. Administrative:

  • Participate in committee work
  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as necessary

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current and unrestricted APRN or PA license
  • Minimum 5 years experience in an Emergency Room or ICU setting preferred
  • Minimum 2 years experience as Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Basic Life Support (BLS) certifications,
  • Strong critical thinking, decision-making, and communication skills
  • Ability to work efficiently in high-stress environments and manage multiple priorities

This job description is not intended as an all-inclusive list of responsibilities that may be assigned and is subject to change based on the needs of the organization.

Why Rice Community Healthcare?

  • Generous PTO and extended illness days for greater flexibility
  • Health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) for healthcare and dependent day care
  • Six weeks 100% paid Maternity and Paternity Leave (requires return to work)
  • Fully paid life insurance
  • Participation in the Kansas Public Retirement System (KPERS) retirement plan and 403b plan options
  • … and more!

To Apply:

Send a cover letter and resume to hr@rch-lyons.com or download and print the Employment Application. The application can be delivered in person or mailed to
Rice County District Hospital
Attn: Human Resources
619 South Clark
Lyons, KS 67554

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Rice Community Healthcare does not discriminate employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.