Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Find New Opportunities in Urgent Care Facilities

As the need for more primary care providers increases due to the continuing shortage of medical doctors and the changes in our health care system, many nurse practitioners are finding new opportunities, particularly in the area of urgent care.  Some medical centers are moving toward staffing their urgent care facilities with teams of nurse practitioners, skilled clinicians who provide immediate medical services and out-patient care for those with acute and chronic illnesses and injuries.  Many members of these teams have completed advanced coursework and have clinical experience in pediatric urgent care.  They work in fast paced, high volume settings where the average census could be as high as 150-200 in a day of patients with urgent but not life threatening conditions.  Rotating shifts provide optimum urgent care coverage, and this increasingly popular team approach frees up doctors to treat the more seriously ill or injured patients in the ER while giving nurse practitioners new leadership opportunities in advanced nursing practice.     

Jill Gilliland, President of Melnic Consulting Group says, “as the dynamics of our health care system continues to evolve, we are seeing leading children’s hospitals quickly adapt by shifting the composition of their healthcare teams, and fulfilling many roles with advanced practice providers, such as pediatric nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.”  Children’s hospitals, such as Children’s Medical Center Dallas, and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, have recently opened roles for advanced practice providers in their Urgent Care Centers, and Emergency Departments.  The demand for Pediatric Nurse Practitioners is also rising in Pediatric facilities that provide primary and acute healthcare to infants, children and adolescents.  Some pediatric practices, like Klamath Falls, OR are seeking Urgent Care or ER experience for treating patients that require suturing, blood draws, etc.

The demand for Nurse Practitioners is rapidly increasing throughout the landscape of U.S. healthcare.  Within the Urgent Care setting, Nurse Practitioners are especially proving to play an essential role in providing exceptional care to those in need. 

Looking for an advanced practice job opportunity that utilizes Emergency Department or Urgent Care experience?  You’re in luck!  View these PNP job opportunities:  

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner - Fast Track Urgent Care, Dallas, TX
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Emergency Department, Dallas, TX
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Hospitalist – Waterbury, CT
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care – Klamath Falls, OR
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner – Primary Care – Fort Worth, TX

To inquire about salary and compensation for these jobs visit Melnic Consulting Group or contact: Jill Gilliland 800-886-7906 jill@melnic.com

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