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Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Hospital, Public and Private
Internal Number: 1
Kearny County Hospital (KCH) is a mission-focused, high quality, rural health clinic and critical access hospital seeking an Advanced Practitioner (PA or APRN) to join their compassionate team of Family Medicine Providers. This position is full time and includes medical responsibilities in acute and emergent care as well as in the family medicine clinic setting. This is a day position (4 days per week, with at least 2-3 days in the clinic and 1-2 days staffing the ER). The AP is also required to share in primary ER call responsibilities, which include weekdays, weekends and holidays. Advanced Practitioners provide a wide range of services and practices in a supportive and collaborative environment with an experienced team of highly skilled providers and nurses. Providers, nursing and ancillary team members deliver quality care on the frontier of Southwest Kansas.
Competitive compensation/BENEFITS • Pension plan • Continuing education credits • Recertification Reimbursement • Malpractice insurance • Dental insurance • Health insurance • 36 days of paid time off • Productivity pay
NP AND PA QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Current, unrestricted medical license in the state of Kansas. • Board Certification. • DEA licensure. • Ability to work with an EMR. • Ability to work within a care team to coordinate patient care. • Ability to demonstrate excellent communication and time management skills. • Clinical background in adult, family medicine or geriatric specialties preferred. • Experience working in a Rural Health Clinic, Critical Access Hospital and Emergency Department care settings preferred.
Great things have been happening at Kearny County Hospital for almost 70 years. As champions of advancing rural health, we have worked to provide the highest possible quality of care, and according to our most recent patient survey, our dedication to outstanding patient service is clear. We remain deeply committed to the health and wellness of our patients and the overall community.
Kearny County Hospital, founded in 1952, has been owned and operated by our county government since 1976 to provide inpatient and outpatient hospital care, emergency medical treatment and primary care in the Lakin area and surrounding communities.
High Plains Retirement Village, the Kearny County Home for the Aged, was founded in 1983 and has been owned and operated by our county government to provide nursing facility, senior housing and long-term care services. In 1990, Kearny County Hospital began operation of the Family Health Center, which provides primary care in Lakin and Deerfield.
Today, Kearny County Hospital has become a national model for rural health. Through our ongoing initiatives to create a patient-focused culture of health, we have established ourselves as an exemplary leader i...n compassionate care and community wellness. State and federal agencies have replicated our innovative programs in rural communities throughout the country, implementing our solutions to unique problems with isolation, finances, staffing and care quality.
We will remain a driving force toward the advancement of rural health and will work to build upon our successes. At the same time, we will continue to serve our local and surrounding communities at the highest level possible. In our work, we are committed to:
Continually improving the quality of our caring services, and increase our knowledge, skill and compassion;
Continually increasing the esteem we place on our staff, and our efforts to assure the maintenance of a safe, caring and pleasant workplace and residence;
Assuring access to emergency, long-term care, medical, nursing and primary care services that are a high quality and high value and assure that no person will be denied care because of sex, age, race, color, creed, disability, income or national origin;
Achieving quality in our services, which is the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution;
Cooperating with organizations within Kearny County, with like-minded neighboring community health organizations, and with government agencies in the provision of appropriate services;
Exploring through network collaboration and demonstration projects better methods of rural health services delivery, and;
Improving the public health and promoting the rational distribution of essential health services in a caring, efficient, effective, and financially responsible manner.
We are proud to celebrate all the wonderful providers and staff at Kearny County Hospital, the Family Health Center, and High Plains Retirement Village – familiar faces in our own community who care for their neighbors, friends and families every day. We thank our patients, our supporters and the entire community for being a huge part of the great things happening at Kearny County Hospital!