New Graduate Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner

Fort Smith, Arkansas  | Physicians & Advanced Practitioners


Position at Mercy | GoHealth Urgent Care

Mercy GoHealth Urgent Care is seeking a limited number of full-time Nurse Practitioners/Physician Assistants for urgent care positions that include a 3–6-month urgent care specific training program. This opportunity is especially designed for NPs/PAs who have been practicing less than 12 months or those who lack urgent care/emergency medicine practice experience. This position will provide new and newer NPs/PAs mentoring by experienced providers; in-service training sessions; and online education all while working full-time in an urgent care setting. The positions are based in our Mercy GoHealth Urgent Care centers within Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements: 

  • Master’s degree as an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse –NP or graduate of an accredited Physician Assistant Program
  • Appropriate board certification (AANC, AANP, NCCPA etc.)
  • Appropriate state licensure (active or pending)
  • Certified and trained to see both adults and pediatrics (6 months and up)
  • Certification in BLS required (classes available through Mercy)
  • Available to work a full-time schedule (76 hours per pay period a mix of 12- and 8-hour shifts)
  • Ability to work weekends (every other weekend) and holidays (every other) per schedule
  • Available to work long term in Fort Smith, Arkansas 
  • Emergency Medicine or Urgent Care background is a plus!
  • Commitment and long-term interest in working in an urgent care setting within a faith-based health system (Mercy).

 Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistants will master:

  • The examination and treatment of urgent care patients ages six months and up, within established guidelines and scope of practice  
  • Ordering of routine point of care testing, x-ray studies, EKG's and other diagnostic services as well as select send out labs as pertinent to the patient visit.
  • Interpretation of X-Rays and EKG’s to develop a plan of care or follow up plan for patients as appropriate.
  • Wound care including suturing of uncomplicated wounds.  
  • Assessment and reduction of minor joint dislocations. 
  • Assessment and application of splinting materials for sprains and fractures as indicated. 
  • Other minor procedures such as I&D, fishhook removal, nail trephination, foreign body removal, ear lavage and other necessary procedures.
  • Starting of IVs and draw bloods
  • Utilization of the EMR Epic
  • Gradual autonomy with a goal of working as the sole provider in a clinic (with appropriate collaborating physician)
  • Other duties assigned by the Physician Lead, Lead APP or Medical Director as appropriate
  • Delivering an unparalleled experience to the patients in the community. 

 Compensation & Benefits: 

  • Full-time work schedule and competitive salary as a Mercy Health System employee
  • Bonus programs
    • Daily Volume Bonus: This bonus is paid monthly and based on patient visit metrics met per shift – to reward you on those busier days!
    • Quarterly Bonus: Earn up to 10% of your clinical base salary, based upon customer satisfaction scores, productivity and quality measures.
  • Full benefits through Mercy including Health, Dental, Vision, PTO, extended sick bank, and other amazing benefits
  • CME allotment and days
  • HIPPO Urgent Care Boot Camp, which includes 47.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits
  • Urgent Care training from the Mercy GoHealth Urgent Care team
  • Urgent Care experience that will lead to a career in Urgent Care with Mercy GoHealth Urgent Care!


At GoHealth Urgent Care, we GO above and beyond for our patients, communities and team members to ensure effortless, personal and connected experiences. That's why we partner with the most innovative and integrated health systems, like Mercy, and staff our centers with the most knowledgeable providers.

GoHealth Urgent Care partnered with Mercy, one of the nation's most innovative and integrated care delivery health systems, to create a substantial network of urgent care centers across the Midwest. The partnership provides patients, in the communities we serve, with greater access to innovative urgent care through state-of-the-art technology and unique patient access tools, such as easy online registration.


GoHealth Urgent Care locations have been accredited by the Urgent Care Association. The only program of its kind, this accreditation was awarded for GoHealth Urgent Care's excellence in both certification and quality and safety standards. This accomplishment signifies our continued dedication to the patients we serve.


Mercy, a four-time IBM Watson Health top five large U.S. health system in 2019, 2018, 2017 and 2016, is a faith-based organization and serves millions annually. Located in seven states, Mercy is comprised of 40 hospitals and more than 2,500 Mercy Clinic physicians. They have hospitals in Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma. 


When you join our collaborative teams, you can rest assured that your career growth and satisfaction will be handled with the same care that we put into growing our organization. Our modern facilities and innovations will help elevate the way you practice. And, you’ll have more opportunities to expand your professional experience and utilize your advanced clinical training.