Locum to Perm Position for Nurse Practitioner as Director of Nursing – Rural Wyoming

Locum to Perm Opportunity for Nurse Practitioner as Director of Nursing – Rural Wyoming Critical Access Hospital
Experienced Nurse Practitioner needed as Director of Nursing (DON) in rural Wyoming critical access hospital. In this role, you'll lead the nursing team, manage critical programs, and provide occasional inpatient and emergency service coverage. This unique position offers a path from locum to permanent, allowing you to showcase leadership and decide on a long-term commitment.

Location: North Central Wyoming

  • Position Category: Locum to Perm or Perm
  • Provider Type: Nurse Practitioner – Director of Nursing
  • Compensation Details: Very competitive salary. Please call to discuss.
  • Benefits include: 
Collaborative approach to care throughout the facility
A culture of community both in and outside of the facility
Opportunity to make a positive impact on staff, patients, and the community.
Wide open spaces for outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, etc.
No State income tax
Medical, dental, vision and 401K with immediate vesting, generous paid time off program, and flexible scheduling
We qualify as a government agency for student loan forgiveness and other HRSA nursing loan and repayment programs.

Position Details:

  • Facility Type: Critical Access Hospital
  • Shifts: Full time work week hours with occasional 10–12-hour shifts providing clinical services for on-call coverage within a 20-minute response time. Periodic holiday coverage required.

Minimum Qualification Standards:

  • Education: Master’s degree, Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner.
  • Licensure: Current or willing to obtain Wyoming license.
  • Certifications: Current BLS, ACLS, PALS, ATLS.
  • Work Experience: Five years' experience in a manager/supervisor position and two years' experience in a critical access hospital setting.

Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

  • In-depth knowledge of Medicare, Medicaid, Federal and State rules and regulations.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Strong focus on empowering and motivating teams.
  • Proficiency in business transformation management.
  • Strategic thinking, management, and decision-making abilities.
  • Financial governance and budgeting expertise.
  • Process improvement and management capabilities.
  • Skilled in dispute resolution and public relations.
  • Familiarity with customer retention strategies.
  • Understanding of State and Federal reporting guidelines.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Knowledge of emergency, disaster, and trauma procedures.

Behavioral Requirements:

  • Promote the facility's mission, vision, and values through daily work assignments and interactions.
  • Display strong leadership abilities, fostering a collaborative environment.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to re-evaluate procedures, policies, and structures for continuous improvement.
  • Deliver service excellence to customers, creating a welcoming and informative environment.
  • Independently manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks effectively.
  • Interact professionally and courteously with co-workers, staff, and the public, maintaining a cooperative and teamwork-focused approach.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Oversee critical programs within the hospital, such as the trauma program and swing bed program.
  • Provide nursing leadership to CEO, Medical Director, Department Heads, and Governing Body to achieve operational objectives.
  • Develop nursing policies and procedures aligned with clinical practice, professional standards, and facility philosophy.
  • Handle personnel functions, including interviews, performance evaluations, and disciplinary actions.
  • Conduct daily rounds with staff to optimize patient and employee satisfaction.
  • Collaborate with Infection Control Professional to implement infection control programs.
  • Monitor and evaluate care provision, regulatory compliance, and quality improvement efforts.
  • Develop and lead in-service education programs for nursing staff.
  • Prepare for and participate in surveys and audits of the facility, taking corrective actions when needed.
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders to improve service quality and resolve issues.
  • Participate in the development of the department budget and provide financial information to leadership.
  • Develop staffing plans to ensure sufficient qualified nursing staff and handle recruitment and retention.
  • Collaborate with other facility leaders to ensure appropriate coverage and compliance in clinical areas.
  • Adhere to facility policies, compliance programs, quality initiatives, and regulations.
  • Perform essential job functions safely and effectively.
  • Occasionally cover shifts in the inpatient services and emergency department.

Physical, Psychological, and Ergonomic Requirements:

  • Engage in a variety of positions, including standing, stooping, bending, lifting, and sitting.
  • Lift and manipulate items weighing 50 lbs. or more.
  • Exposure to infectious material and stresses associated with a healthcare environment.
  • Work 10 to 12-hour shifts, including routine on-call coverage within a 20-minute response time.
  • Periodic holiday coverage required.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates can apply by filling out the form below the job posting on our website. We respect your privacy, and all inquiries will remain confidential.

About Our Company:
At Wilderness Medical Staffing, we understand your desire for a fulfilling career where you can practice meaningful medicine with less burnout. Founded over 12 years ago by a provider just like you, we believe that practicing medicine should be an adventure. As a purpose-driven locum tenens and permanent placement staffing company, we actively staff over 150 remarkable rural and remote locations in the northwest United States and Alaska. Join us and embark on a rewarding medical journey where every day brings new adventures.

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