Dignity Health Nurse Practitioner in BAKERSFIELD, California


Founded by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Hospitals have a history of caring for our community that goes back more than 100 years. We provide a broad range of medical and surgical services including minimally invasive and outpatient options. Our family of services includes the area's only inpatient oncology unit, the Orthopedic, Spine, and Hand Center, Family Birth Center, the Lactation Support Center and retail store, and many others. Mercy Hospital Downtown is a 194-bed facility located in downtown Bakersfield. Mercy Hospital Southwest is a 78-bed facility and the only hospital located in the rapidly growing area west of Highway 99. Mercy Hospital is a member of Dignity Health and is a trusted community partner, serving residents of Bakersfield and Kern County with quality, compassionate care since 1910. Learn more at.


Position Summary:

In collaboration with the physician/medical director, physician and physician assistants assumes clinical responsibility for tasks performed within Nurse Practitioner's scope of practice. Clinic responsibilities include: Taking patient's history, performing physical examinations, ordering appropriate diagnostic tests, establishing diagnosis and provide care and management for orthopedic patients. Additional duties may consist of first assist in surgery, hospital admissions, rounds, and discharges. The NP may make appropriate referrals to specialists and community agencies to facility coordination of patient care. Participates in quality assurance and quality improvement program. Works within multidisciplinary team to develop plan for the patient and their family.


Minimum Requirements:

  • California Registered Nurse License

  • California Registered Nurse Practitioner

  • Basic Life Support, AHA

  • DEA

  • Master's Degree in Nursing

  • Graduate of Accredited program for nurse practitioner's

Preferred/Desired Skills:

  • Three years clinical experience

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Job ID 2018-59417

Employment Type Full Time

Department Orthopedic Clinic

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility Mercy Hospital- Bakersfield

Shift Day


State/Province CA

Standard Hours Mon-Fri (8am-5pm)

Work Schedule 8 Hour