Nurse Practitioner (NP) - Hospitalist Job in Warsaw, Indiana

APP: Hospitalist Position for Lutheran Kosciusko Hospital (LKH) Warsaw, IN

Nurse Practitioner (NP)


Job Description


Lutheran Health Network, Medical Group, in Warsaw, Indiana is seeking full time, first shift Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant to provide internal medicine inpatient total care, covering multiple disciplines of wide acuity cases, organized communication between different physicians caring for patient and serve as the point of contact for other physicians and nurses for inquiries, updates and delineating comprehensive treatment plans, and admission processing.  Position will join an existing team of 4 Hospitalist Physicians & 3 APPs. Something to keep in mind, Indiana implemented malpractice reform almost 30 years ago and is considered one of the friendliest in the nation: ranking in the top five (5) of all States!

Kosciusko Community Hospital (KCH):

Located on a 30 acre medical campus, KCH is a 72 bed, medium rural size facility, with all private rooms, offering general and surgical services.  Women’s medical services extended include labor, delivery, nursery, breastfeeding support, eLearning Childbirth Education and mammography.  Refer to:

Comprehensive Compensation Package May Include:

Commencement Bonus

Competitive Salary Base

Relocation Assistance

Medical Education Debt Replacement

Full Benefit Package - Health, Life & Retirement Programs

Warsaw, Indiana & Surrounding Area:

County population – nearly 80,000 (surrounding area 198,000), with 50% female/50% male, median age 38 / Excellent public, private, & parochial schools / Serving 11,050 students, higher diversity score than Indiana average / Student: teacher ratio 17:1.

Cost of living cheaper than US and Indiana average

Outstanding colleges and universities within county.

Top industries; agriculture and world headquarters of orthopedics

Rural area, close-knit communities

Close proximity to Chicago (2 hrs.), Indianapolis (2 hrs.), South Bend (1 hr.) Fort Wayne (40 mins.)

Multiple miles bike, walking, running trails

100+ lakes, within county, lending to swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, sailing, snowmobiling.

11 golf courses and tennis & racquet club.

Cultural, arts and educational exhibitions, museums, and live performing theaters.

Shopping, boutiques, antique stores, locally owned restaurants, wineries, and breweries available.

Key Responsibilities:

Provide medical care services, on continuous basis, to emergency department and for non-assigned patients admitted to hospital. 

Ensure patient admission is properly assessed, orders placed and diagnostic reports readied for review and continuity of patient care.

Provides medical consultations on inpatients, at request of other employed specialties.

Collaborates with referring primary care physicians on patient medical condition.

Establish & maintain good communication and working relationships with members of the hospitalist, nursing, and case management personnel and other hospital department staffs.

Work closely with sub specialties, radiology, laboratory, social services and other required areas in the total care plan of patient.

Accepts and manages patients in the Intensive Care Unit and/or consult with medical support.

Responsible for overseeing ventilator support, weaning and overall proper utilization.

Assigned case load of approximately 1:6, with admission assignments.

Utilization of EMR – Cerner.

On site work schedule: (10 hour first shifts) with various of rotational consecutive days off.

Experience Required:

Minimum experience of 1 - 3 years as Hospitalist APP ~ or ~ entertain a new APP graduate with extensive RN background in ICU/ER.

Internal Medicine experience, acuity, ICU, hospital focused

Keen communication skills

Team player

Fast paced environment.

Multi-task skills a must.

License Requirements:

Valid Indiana State Medical License

Valid Indiana Driver’s License

Job ID:
Employment Type: Full Time
Accepts J-1 Waivers: No
Accepts H-1b Visas: No
Accepts Search Firm Solicitations: No

Location Description

Kosciusko Community Hospital is located in Warsaw, Indiana and is centrally located between Fort Wayne, Indiana and Chicago. This 72-bed facility is a member of the Lutheran Health Network and has achieved 100 Top Hospital status from Thomason Reuters as recently as 2011. KCH offers a newly renovated 14-bed intensive care unit and an 18-bed emergency department. Services include cardiology, women’s services, oncology, orthopedic surgery, diagnostic services, wellness and weight management, wound care, ophthalmology, obstetrics, inpatient and outpatient surgery, occupational health, urgent care, ENT clinics and rehabilitation services.

In addition to being “The Orthopedic Capital of the World,” the Warsaw community is also known for its outdoor recreation including golf, hiking trails, lakes, parks, fishing and hunting. Housing is very affordable and the public and private schools are excellent. Warsaw is also home to Grace College, a private Christian college.

Lutheran Health Network, whose members are owned by subsidiaries of Community Health Systems, is an integrated healthcare delivery system and the largest healthcare provider in the region with eight separately licensed hospitals and nearly 1,000 licensed beds including 793 in Allen County alone. The foundation of Lutheran Health Network is a strong team consisting of more than 7,000 associates. Each network entity offers a wide range of services and specialties. LHN facilities had more than 41,500 inpatient admissions and more than half a million outpatient visits in 2012.  

Lutheran Health Network continues to provide patients with extensive access to specialized care through its hospitals, patient care centers and physician practices. The strength of Lutheran Health Network allows it to recruit highly skilled physicians, innovate with the newest technology and participate in clinical research. These attributes enable it to sustain and grow its spectrum of services, and most importantly, deliver the choice, support, care and patient experience that have long been its hallmark.  

Network members include Bluffton Regional Medical Center, Dukes Memorial Hospital, Dupont Hospital, Kosciusko Community Hospital, Lutheran Hospital, The Orthopedic Hospital, RediMed, Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne, St. Joseph Hospital and Community Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of the network located in northwestern Ohio. 

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