We are currently seeking experienced Family Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant
Place of Performance: Chinle, Arizona
Perform Family Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant duties and manage patient’s needs as described and identified in Health Care Facility position description.
• Provide professional medical services or direct patient care services under the terms of this contract, appropriately and timely medical services in accordance with the standards of care established by recognized medical care organizations and in accordance with Health Care Facility policies and procedures, Medical Staff Bylaws and Rules & Regulations, including attendance at department and medical staff meetings.
• Provide outpatient professional medical services or direct patient care service.
• Conduct outpatient clinics, make observations appropriate to the outpatients underlying disease and treatment plan, including current symptoms. Review the patient's medications, diet, therapy course, and adherence to management plan and patient observations. Modify regimen as required. Instruct and counsel patient as required.
• Interview and examine patients, review past medical history and request or perform diagnostic tests and examination deemed necessary to obtain all possible information related to each case. Make preliminary diagnosis, directs, prescribe or provide treatment or arrange for specialized care or patient referral as required. Base decision upon information obtained, professional medical knowledge and skills and prescribed policies and procedures. Make note of observations to be incorporated into EHR. Provide emergency care as required; provide definitive management in all medical categories for cases that do not require referral. Give total patient care including prevention, health maintenance, early diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up services to patients under incumbent's care.
• Refer patients to appropriate contracted medical or other government facilities providing full clinical information for care and diagnostics procedures that cannot be adequately provided at the hospital. Coordinate and integrate information obtained into on-going health care program at the hospital and assures the provision of timely follow-up care as provided.
• Advise the medical officers in other services concerning these operations. Is in complete charge of guiding and directing the assisting medical officer and nurse. Provide consultation on difficult cases to practitioners in the same or other specialties. Work closely with allied health professionals (community health nurses, social workers, health educators, etc.) in the provision of board health program services.
• Provide appropriate documentation on rendered patient care utilizing Health Care Facility system.
• Shall have completed an accredited Family Nurse Practitioner program or Physician Assistant program with a minimum of six months experience in the specialty. There must be no lapse of services of no more than six (6) months prior to beginning tour of duty.
• Shall be board certified with the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Association of Nurse Practitioners or the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants that is appropriate to specialty.
• Shall possess a current, valid, unrestricted appropriate license in any state, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a Territory of the United States.
• Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) License. Shall maintain a valid, current, full and unrestricted DEA license with schedule types II through V.
• Shall maintain a valid and current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) certifications and are mandatory for Family Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.
• Motor Vehicle Operator’s License. If required by the position, you shall possess a valid state driver’s license.
• Medical Evaluation. Shall provide a fitness for duty certificate issued by a licensed physician to perform the proposed job without significant risk to personal health or the health and safety of others.
• Immunization. Shall provide documentation as evidence of immunization as required by NAIHS immunization policy
Language Requirements and Cultural Awareness:
• Shall read, understand, speak, and write English to effectively communicate with patients and other health care workers, and shall be respectful of the local, American Indian and Alaska Native culture.
Information Technology Skills:
• Shall possess basic knowledge, skills, and abilities to use a computer.