Health & Safety

July 20, 2012

Nurses needed

By Senior Airman Jack Sanders
99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

7/18/2012 – NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Medical Group is looking to expand their nursing staff.

After upgrading to the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center and expanding the care the facility can offer, the MDG is looking to increase its nursing staff to ease and assist current nursing requirements.

“We’re looking at bringing in more specialties and providing a service that our service members and their families can get downtown, but we want to offer it to them here locally,”said Maj. Michelle Dimoff, 99th Medical Service Squadron medical services flight commander.

A career in nursing offers a broad spectrum of opportunities. Nurses can choose to spend their entire career as emergency room nurses, or to sample many of the different specialities.

“Here in our clinic, we’re a specialty clinic so we do just that,” Dimoff said. “We have all the specialties here. Now granted, you have to have a certain type of skill set to come work in those clinics, but, for the most part, we can offer those types of jobs and experiences here.”

Dimoff said, civilians nurses wishing to transition to government nursing can face many challenges including different atmosphere, pay, and patients.

“The challenge is there,” Dimoff said. “You have to dig deep and figure out who you are and where your skills are, but more importantly it’s motivation for you to want to do better, to study harder.”

Pushing members to study harder is something common for the military. Military nurses are strongly encouraged to have certifications.

“Having a certain specialty skill that’s nationally recognized is something the military is pushing,” she said. “Coming from the the civilian world, it’s offered, but here in the Air Force it truly is embraced.”

Since the change to a medical center, the Mike O’Callaghan Medical Center has pushed for excellence in many ways, Dimoff said.

“When you transition from a hospital to a medical center, basically what you’re telling the public is you can offer more. We can provide more to our community. You have to look at what types of nurses and position we bring to our community here. As a medical center we’re looking at our different service lines and how we can improve on them.”As a medical center we’re looking at our different service lines and how we can improve on them.”




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle

LRS fuels Nellis’ mission success

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Staff Sgt. Mike Radcliff, U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron crew chief, and Airman 1st Class Patrick Fields, 99th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels mobile distribu...
 
 
U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty

Creech heats up

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Adarius Petty The Nellis-Creech Fire Emergency Services Flight’s Fire Station 6 personnel applaud the speaker during the Fire Station 6 ribbon cutting ceremony at Creech Air Force Base, N...
 
 

Aviation pioneer in Las Vegas

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — During World War II, aviation opportunities literally exploded as the military trained hundreds of thousands of individuals to fly, opening the door to many who might never have had the chance before. Among this group were women pilots, many of whom trained and flew as civil service pilots with...
 

 

Rosie the Riveter and me

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — As we recognize Women’s History Month this March, I am struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is especially relevant. During World War II, many women opted to...
 
 
DT1-(10)

Ground broken for new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Thomas Spangler Col. Richard Boutwell, 99th Air Base Wing commander, speaks at a ground breaking ceremony for a new solar array at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., March 24. The new array will ...
 
 
Photo courtesy of retired Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros

Darkest before dawn: Retired master sergeant, active duty wife share struggle of overcoming TBI

Photo courtesy of retired Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros Then Master Sgt. Phillip Sisneros, 99th Communications Squadron comm focal point chief, lays in a coma following a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas on Aug. 13, 2011. Sisner...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin