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June 8, 2012

Base Medical Center seeks qualified nurses

By 1st Lt. Ken Lustig
99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Glenda Dolatre (right), inpatient nurse, works with U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Laura Yaris (left), critical care nurse, at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. MOFMC has 25 nursing staff positions open for immediate hire and will consider applicants at a recruiting event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Dentistry June 13, 2012.

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center is actively looking for qualified nurses to join its staff.

On June 13, 2012, the medical center will conduct a recruiting event at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Dental Medical Auditorium, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in order to fill 25 civilian nursing positions in a variety of departments.

Col. Eleanor Foreman, MOFMC chief nurse, says the opportunity at the medical center comes along with the former hospital’s re-designation and increased services.

“With our expanding mission and growing beneficiary population, we have a growing need for practitioners,” Foreman said.

The upcoming recruiting event will allow MOFMC to directly hire staff members from among the eligible who attend. Because the medical center has such an immediate need for additional staff, Foreman said they have been empowered to “fast track” hiring by seeking candidates directly.

“We’ll be there to talk with prospective candidates and conduct interviews, so please bring resumes and your questions,” Foreman said.

The medical center, which serves more than 47,000 enrolled military members, civilians and retirees, is broadening its care offerings. MOFMC needs nurses immediately to assist patients and providers as the facility takes on new roles. Foreman said working at the medical center is an exciting opportunity to be a part of change and the future.

“It’s a growing work environment with lots of innovation taking place,” Foreman said. “We’re expanding our services to a growing patient population, and nurses are needed to support the needs of that population.”

With its new designation, the medical center is able to see many patients who formerly had to seek care with network providers. All categories of beneficiaries can schedule appointments at the facility as a single point of service for both primary and many types of specialty care.

Of special note are the nearly 14,000 beneficiaries in the Las Vegas area who are 65 or older, who might now see multiple providers to receive care. By simply enrolling at the medical center, they can now receive care for most needs in one place without having to make multiple stops.

“For a lot of our nurses, serving our DOD beneficiaries is a way of giving back to those who serve and their families,” Foreman said. “It’s a special group of people.”

The medical center has openings for eight inpatient and seventeen outpatient nurses. Two of the positions are for nurse practitioners in the women’s health and pediatric departments. Other nursing positions include three education and training, one recovery room, two clinical nurse, two family practice and six specialty clinic positions. The hospital is also looking for a health care integrator nurse to assist with population health management.

Prospective nurses are asked to bring a detailed resume, a copy of their current license and certifications, including a BLS card, and copies of transcripts.

The recruiting event will take place at the UNLV School of Dental Medicine, Building A, 1001 Shadow Lane, in Las Vegas. Attendees may use patient parking for the event. For additional information, please contact Melody Ellis from the medical center’s resource management office at (702) 652-3157.




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