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Bozeman Health Nurse Practitioner - General Surgery (Casual Call) in Bozeman, Montana

Bozeman Health Medical Group is now hiring an experienced Advanced Practice Clinician (Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant) for a casual call position in the specialty of general surgery within our expanding group of surgeons and advanced practice providers. The advance practice clinician (APC) in this role will collaborate with the surgeons in the global management of patients of all ages in the pre-op, intra-operative, and post-operative care settings, critical care unit, outpatient clinic and emergency department. The primary responsibility of the APC will be to provide in-patient care that will include; daily rounding, writing orders, facilitation of hospital admissions and discharges, providing pre/post-operative instructions and education, assisting in the OR and performing minor procedures. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 2-3 years of advanced practice experience in surgery/hospital medicine in addition to OR/first Assist (laparoscopy & robotic) experience.

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation and Benefits:

This is an hourly non-exempt and non-benefits eligible position

Paid APRN/PA licensing & certification

Paid DEA expenses

Organization Facts:

Bozeman Health, governed by a community board of directors, is responsible for the flagship Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital, Bozeman Health Medical Group, Highland Park Medical Campus, and Bozeman Health Big Sky Medical Center. The integrated health system also includes Bozeman Health Hillcrest Senior Living with independent and assisted living facilities, an outpatient services center, a same-day surgery center, a clinical research group and Bozeman Health Urgent Care. Today, Bozeman Health is the largest private employer in Gallatin Valley with more than 2,400 employees.

The hospital is an 86-bed facility with 8 ORs, 20 bed critical care unit, and 25 bed emergency department with approximately 28,000 ED visits per year. In October 2020, Bozeman Health opened the area’s first NICU as part of a comprehensive women and children’s care system.

The hospital has level III ACS Trauma Center designation and is DNV accredited. There are approximately 260 physicians on the medical staff representing a broad spectrum of both medical and surgical specialties.

About Bozeman:

With six major mountain ranges surrounding the community, three blue ribbon rivers, five golf courses, three world class skiing resorts, 284 mountain trails, Montana State University, and the gateway town to Yellowstone National Park, it’s no wonder Bozeman appeared as No. 2 on the top 10 list for’s list of American “dream towns.” Bozeman High ranked on Newsweek’s top-schools list five times since 2003 and a new second high school opened this fall. Seventy-four percent of the community's 45,000 plus residents has some post-secondary education. University graduates, along with industry-experienced newcomers seeking a higher quality of life, provide a brain pool for the area's mix of expanding businesses.

Because of its access to some of the best ski mountains in the United States, Bozeman ranked as one of the top 15 ski towns in the country by Ski Magazine. Powder Magazine ranked Bozeman in the “top 32 ski towns in North America” and National Geographic, placed Bozeman in the “World's 25 Best Ski Towns.” In addition, Outside Magazine has ranked Bozeman the 5th best college town in the United States, and ranks the city 15th in the United States for access to outside sports. American City Business Journals couples this active outdoor lifestyle with a strong work ethic that has enabled Bozeman to rank number one as a business climate among cities under 100,000 in the United States.

With many great cultural events including museums, symphony, opera, and a vibrant live music scene as well as the great outdoors, it isn’t what to do in Bozeman, but what not to do because there are so many activities—snow or sunshine. If staying in town is not enough, we have an international airport with direct flights to 20 major US cities.

Position Summary:

The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will function as an independent healthcare provider working collaboratively with physicians and other members of a multidisciplinary health care team, to provide comprehensive care in a variety of settings (primary, acute, specialty) while demonstrating a high degree of clinical expertise. Provides direct individualized patient care and treatment with responsibility for assessing, examining, diagnosing and analyzing the patient's current health condition and developing short and long-term goals and treatment plans. Functions within the defined scope of clinical practice as outlined by applicable state law, licensing, certification, regulations, institutional policy and practice agreements.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or Doctorate of Nursing Practice Degree

  • Graduate of an accredited nurse practitioner program in specialty

  • Montana Licensure (APRN) with Prescriptive Authority

  • Montana Licensure (Registered Nurse)

  • DEA License if applicable to practice area

  • National board certification as NP in applicable specialty

  • American Heart Association BLS

  • Two years of Registered Nurse Experience

  • Preferred: Additional training or certification in relevant specialty

  • Preferred: 2 years of Nurse Practitioner experience in relevant specialty

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides quality, efficient and effective evidence based patient care, consultation as requested, advisement and/or initiation of treatment plans while following standard of care within specialty scope of practice.

  • Directs patient care by examining, diagnosing and analyzing the patient's current health condition, performing comprehensive admission history and physical exams, consultative notes, admission and discharge summaries, progress notes, writing orders and prescriptions and performing and or assisting with procedures and providing assistance with operative cases per defined scope of practice for specialty area.

  • Financially responsible for all aspects relating to transcription/coding.

  • Participates in quality/performance initiatives, research activities, education, the development of policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines as indicated while evaluating and implements the standards of care within the area of specialization.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Detail oriented, organizational skills and the ability to prioritize

  • Exercises tact, discretion, sensitivity and maintains confidentiality

  • Computer applications, MS Office, EMR, internet applications and standard office equipment

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to the job classification. They are not to be construed as a contract of any type nor an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by individuals so classified.

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Working at Bozeman Health is more than just a job--it's a commitment to caring for the communities of Southwest Montana by being their partner in health and wellness, compassionately delivering the best care for each person, every time. In every role, our employees are inspired by their ability to care for our community and our Culture of Excellence guides each employee to be a high performer, engage in transparent and timely communication, demonstrate dynamic learning and teaching, excel through change, express gratitude and experience joy.