Missoula, Montana -- Seeking an experienced Orthopedic nurse practitioner. Part-time position (0.6 FTE). Three 8-hour shifts per week, with the potential to increase to 40 hours per week. Competitive compensation; comprehensive benefits. Requirements include at least one year of experience in the inpatient or outpatient setting, strong knowledge of chronic disease processes and one to two years of previous orthopedic experience. Join a dedicated team at Providence St. Patrick Hospital's orthopedic pre-op ambulatory clinic, where the majority of patients are getting total joint surgery for the hip, knee and shoulder. Main responsibilities include caring for pre-surgery patients by conducting a pre-op clearance for the surgery, a full physical exam, drawing blood work and an occasional EKG. This clinician will also round on patients in the hospital after surgery. Enjoy great work / life balance in the scenic beauty of western Montana.
Missoula is a sophisticated university town of 65,000 located about halfway between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. The Clark Fork River runs through it, granite peaks surround it, and that famous Big Sky hangs over it all. In 2014 Outside Magazine named Missoula one of the top 10 Places to live. The area offers unlimited recreational opportunities (ski, paddle, fish or hike out your back door) and numerous cultural amenities, including a symphony and the Missoula Children's Theater, known worldwide for its great work with children in the performing arts. Missoula is a family-oriented community with great schools (elementary through university) and social activities year round. The climate is relatively mild; winters are warmer here than in much of the Midwest and Northeast. Summers are absolutely glorious, with long, adventure-inspiring days, starry nights and fresh mountain air.
Providence St. Patrick Hospital is a pillar of the medical and business community in western Montana. Our 253-bed tertiary center has been named a Top 100 Hospital by Thomson (formerly Solucient). We house the world-renowned International Heart Institute of Montana and collaborate with the University of Montana and others to leverage scientific expertise for the benefit of our patients.
Providence St. Joseph Health is a family of partner organizations including Providence Health & Services, St. Joseph Health, Facey Medical Foundation, Swedish, Pacific Medical Centers, Covenant Health and Kadlec. With 50 hospitals, more than 800 physician clinics, and a variety of health and educational services that include senior care and supportive housing, the health system and its partners employ more than 100,000 caregivers (employees) serving communities across seven states: Alaska, California, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas and Washington. PSJH’s family of organizations work together to meet the needs of its communities, especially the poor and vulnerable.
We believe that good health is the cornerstone of progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care accessible and affordable to all, dedicated to lowering the high rate of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in minority populations and committed to advocacy and diversity. We are guided by ethical principles in all transactions and strive for excellence in our training and skills.