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Nurse Practitioner

Indian Health Service

This is a Full-time position in Fort Defiance, AZ posted April 1, 2021.

Summary: Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board is one of the oldest and most respected Indian Health Services’ affiliated hospitals.

FDIHB is an integrated healthcare system committed to providing healthcare to 16 surrounding communities, structured around 3 entities Tshootsoo Medical Center (TMC), Nihi Dine’ B Wellness Center and Nahat’a Dziil Health Center (NDHC), located in Sanders, AZ.

FDIHB health system provides inpatient and outpatient services and is affiliated with University of California San Francisco’s Heal Fellows Initiative, transforming the healthcare needs of the Navajo Nation.

This position serves as an Advanced Practice Clinician at Nahata’ Dziil Health Center in Sanders, Arizona providing comprehensive health care and medical care services to chronic and same-day patients in a primary care setting.

DISCLAIMER: SALARY IS DEPENDENT ON EXPERIENCE (DOE).

Must pass an extensive background check as required by the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act, as amended.

Applicant must meet the criteria for Credentialing and Privileging in accordance with FDIHB Medical Staff Bylaws.

For full consideration, completion of an online application is mandatory, click on hyperlink provided and give as much details as practically required.

Please send an updated CV to Ophelia.Anthony@fdihb.org.Duties: Provides diagnostic, preventative, and therapeutic health services to patients and family members with the ability to function as an independent practitioner or with appropriate physician supervision.

Secures a health and developmental history from the patient or parent and perform a detailed physical exam, records findings and makes critical evaluations.

Performs or requests special screening and developmental tests and diagnostic tests and procedure and interprets the results.

Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings to recognize early stages of serious physical, emotional or mental problems.

Makes decisions concerning medical care needs of patients which may involve various treatment modalities, prescribed medications, consultation and referral when appropriate.

Provides direct and independent medical care in the presence of illness or disability in order to maintain life, provide comfort, reduce distress and enhance coping ability.

Provides surveillance or medical practices applied to stabilize chronically ill persons; adjusts treatments within established standing orders recognizing when to refer the patient to the physician or other health team members.

Works collaboratively with physician in management of selected complex medical problems.

Participates with other professionals and agencies involved in providing health care and services required to include immunization and disease control, environmental health and health education.

Evaluates the medical aspects of treatment plans periodically, recognize when reassessment by a physician or other health professionals is appropriate.

Evaluates total health care needs of patients and develops or initiate plans to meet these needs.

Provides medical care and preventive services to health individuals, including guidance in nutrition, common illnesses, accidents, child growth and development and child rearing, and immunizations.

Maintains knowledge and proficiency in medical practices through continuing education, staff meetings, and workshops, and home study.

Teaches patients and family member’s ways to maintain or improve their health status.

Maintains records and reports on patients, personal activities and other required information for use in program operation, quality assurance and other purposes.

Participates in Quality Assurance (QA) and Performance Improvement (PI) review processes.

Provides full range of emergency services or crisis intervention including lifesaving emergency procedures in order to stabilize a patient sufficiently until a higher level of care is available.

Maintains knowledge and proficiency in medical practices through continuing education, staff meetings, and workshops, and home study.

Teaches patients and family member’s ways to maintain or improve their health status.

Maintains records and reports on patients, personal activities and other required information.

Assumes responsibility for medical, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, interns or residents assigned for training at NDHC.

Required to learn new skills and procedures.

Performs other duties as assigned.Qualifications: EXPERIENCE: ONE (1) YEAR OF DIRECT WORK EXPERIENCE as an Advanced Practice Clinician.

NURSE PRACTITIONER EDUCATION: Completion of an Advanced Nurse Practitioner School in any of the following areas: Accredited Family Nurse Practitioner, Accredited Adult Nurse Practitioner OR Accredited Adult-Gerontology.

Active unrestricted Advanced Nurse Practitioner license in any U.S.

State or Territory in any of the following areas: Family Nurse Practitioner, Adult Nurse Practitioner OR Adult-Gerontology.

National Certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

Active unrestricted Nurse Practitioner license from any U.S.

State or Territory.

MANDATORY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS: Excellent customer service skills.

Must have knowledge of established concepts, principles and practices related to Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant training.

Ability to perform a full range of comprehensive health and medical care.

Ability to provide a full range of emergency services or crisis intervention including lifesaving emergency procedures in order to stabilize a patient sufficiently until a higher level of care is available.

Ability to be responsible for developing a full treatment regimen with ongoing continued education in order to provide the most up to date medical care.

Ability to work as a team member and develop productive and cooperative working relationships with all members of the health care team.

Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

Competent in the use of an Electronic Health Record (EHR).

Ability to meet the criteria for Credentialing and Privileging in accordance with the FDIHB Medical Staff Bylaws.

A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.Work Type: Permanent, FullAnnouncement #: MED-20-047Who May Apply?

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