Show global header from modal

My goal is to use a modal for the search results such that anytime I enter a search item into the header, it will pull up the search results. Modal makes sense here instead of trying to use ng conditionals on an ion-nav-view.

I’ve gotten it to the point that I can see the header by putting top: 50px on the .modal instance, however, all clicks to the header are ignored. Is there a more graceful way to achieve this?