Employment Opportunities

Director of Nurses (DoN) Registered Nurse

This position has been filled.
Reports To: 
Medical Director
Type of Position: 
Regular Full Time
Little Axe Health Center / 15951 Little Axe Dr. / Norman, OK 73026
General Description
The purpose of this position is to lead professional nursing care as a clinical leader to a patient population exhibiting a variety of illness and injury within scope of licensure. The incumbent is subject to the administrative supervision of the Health System’s Administration component (Deputy Director of Health, Executive Director of Health, and functional/operational supervision of the Clinic’s Medical Director). The incumbent supervises the all activities of assigned nursing staff (other RNs, Licensed Practical Nurses, and other assigned personnel in the Department as identified), as well as nursing students conducting internship, field training, or practicums in the Public Health Nursing Department and/or within the Health System.
Responsibilites & Duties
Maintain full compliance with: the Absentee Shawnee Tribe's Administrative Manual, and the Federal, State, the Absentee Shawnee Tribe and any of their agencies laws, licensing and certification requirements for a Tribal Health System.
Maintains reasonable assurance that employees located at clinic are knowledgeable of the goals and objectives of the Tribe's Health Care Program, Strategies, and Strategic Goals; the overall services available through the Health Programs; and the Tribe's various other treatment programs and services. Completes assurance that such employees have the working knowledge and ability and following the appropriate methods that will allow such health care issues to be appropriately addressed upon presenting to clinic.
Demonstrates high level of interpersonal and communication skills necessary to consistently receive and greet visitor, patients, and staff members in a professional manner.
Perform selected nursing and administrative duties.
Manages and responsible for the staffing and nursing scheduling as well as provider support including coverage of shifts when necessary to continue operations.
Order and maintain clinical and office supplies and equipment.
Aggressively works towards sustaining AAAHC Accreditation with Health System.
Maintain patient files, records and other information; complies with E.H.R. policies and procedures.
Work closely with the Professional Staff (i.e., Physician, PA, or NP) to receive guidance and instruction for treating patients including patient education and staff education.
Perform direct patient care as instructed by Licensed Independent Practitioners.
Assures all equipment for use at all times, is in a clean and safe and certified operational condition (as appropriate). Reports/replaces defective equipment and/or assures appropriate coordination with administration.
Makes suggestions to improve work flows and process improvements. Actively engages and supports performance improvement efforts.
Assures Patient Satisfaction, Safety, and Quality of Care.
Ensures training and orientation for new employees, and maintains evidence of completion of nurse competencies.
Assures congruency with all of the health system’s resources; maintains knowledge of services and coordinates access to other services provided to patients regarding follow-up of primary care, dental, optometry, behavior health, diabetes wellness, purchase referred care, etc., to ensure patients are appropriately followed/referred when necessary.  Integrates with health system clinical staff and case management team and actively works with Group Practice Manager and Chronic Care Programs.
Provides assistance to the Medical Director and Medical Staff with medical care and treatment of patients to assure quality and continuity of care within the parameters of appropriate professional nursing standards. 
Promotes continuity of care by providing medically relevant health care instructions and patient education. 
Provides assistance in emergency situation as described in the Clinic Emergency Preparedness Plan or as directed by the Medical Director or designate.
Participates in continuous quality improvement activities including quality assessments, surveys, checklist assessments, and entering into the electronic system at the beginning of each month. May be tasked with Environment of Care Surveys of Health System.
Supervises the Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Certified Nurse’s Assistant, Medical Assistant and any student nurses assigned to the Clinic.
Provides assurance of Confidentiality of Medical Records and HIPAA programs.
Is willing to travel to all other AST Health System clinics to help out as needed, and to ensure proper staffing is maintained.
Works as a team member to complete all daily duties assigned within the clinic.
Completes all duties assigned by supervisor and actively supports the patient experience program.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education Requirements and Qualifications
Native American Preference/EEO/Drug Free /Smoke Free Workplace
Prefer a master's degree in health related field or equivalent graduate degree program that emphasizes health administration in a clinical setting; however a bachelor's degree with some graduate degree credit may be acceptable. A minimum of three (3) years management experience in a clinical setting with supervisory responsibility over a minimum of 5 employees. A minimum of 3 years’ experience is required in the following; (i) Federal and State laws and regulations concerning health care, including Medicare and Medicaid and (ii) the business aspect of effectively and efficiently operating an ambulatory health care clinic, including without limitation, the financial and cost accounting functions, the statistical gathering functions and all possible revenue generating functions. Knowledge of Joint Commission and/or AAAHC Accreditation bodies essential for the success of the incumbent.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Effective management and supervisory skills that will include professional and non-professional staff.
Excellent public relation skills, including ability to interact with the person's immediate management, the Tribe's elected officials, the Tribe's citizens, and Federal and State officials.
Excellent problem solving skills including the problems inherent to a health clinic setting.
Strong business skills and working knowledge of accounting and database systems. Computer literate.
Requires daily communication with supervisor.
Graduate of an accredited institution in nursing and certified as a Registered Nurse.
Must have a professional knowledge of nursing care principles, practices and procedures, working knowledge and application of proper nursing protocols, training and knowledge of pharmaceuticals and their side effects and complications of use.
Ability to observe and react to adverse signs exhibited by patient and the ability to respond appropriately in emergency situations.
Able to educate and counsel with patient regarding their medical care and treatment as ordered by a physician.
Must be a certified American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR
Must be able to effectively relate within local community.
Must be able to respond effectively to oral and written directives.
Must have a valid Oklahoma Driver’s License.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Must have valid OK RN nursing licensure and maintain nursing license within good standing yearly.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
May required various shifts to assure continuity of operations and delivery of services. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Native American Preference/EEO/Drug Free /Smoke Free Workplace
Posted Date: 
3 months 3 weeks ago