Type of Position:
GENERAL DESCRIPTION The individual filing this position is assigned to the AST Li Si Wi Nwi- Primary Care Clinic for the purpose of providing professional nursing care to a patient population exhibiting a variety of illness and injury. The incumbent is subject to the administrative supervision of the Clinical Services Director, Deputy Director, Executive Director of Health and functional supervision of the clinic’s Medical Director. The incumbent will also be responsible for providing nursing and case management to patients in the primary care area and anything else deemed necessary for the position. Must be willing to go to multiple different locations to care for patients.
RESPONSIBILITIES • Works alongside the primary care physicians to ensure patients are properly cared for and assist patients in managing their care. • Provides screening of patients to obtain preliminary health histories, makes a physical assessment of patients’ condition using proper nursing protocols, recognizes and reports any unusual or abnormal behavior that may indicate a need for urgent care. • Assists the patient, along with the physician, in making goals and a plan of care to aide in improving their health. • Documents within the patient’s medical record any nursing observation and assessments, nursing interventions, therapeutic measure and nursing notes related to the medical care of the patient. • Provides assistance to the medical staff with medical care and treatment of patient along with case management to insure quality and continuity of care within the parameters of appropriate professional nursing standards. • Promotes continuity of care by providing medically relevant health care, instructions/case management, patient education and scheduling of appointments. • Provides assistance in emergency situation as described in the Clinic Emergency Preparedness Plan or as directed by the Clinic Medical Director or designee. • Participates in continuous quality improvement activities including quality assessments, surveys, checklist assessments, and entering into ActionQue at the beginning of each month. • Provides written reports Clinical Services Director and Deputy Director as needed. • Supervises the Licensed Practical Nurse, Certified Nurse’s Assistant, Medical Assistant and any student nurses assigned to the Clinic as needed. • Provides assurance of Confidentiality of Medical Records. • Handle incoming patient calls; triage calls, make decisions with medical staff to ensure appropriate patient care is provided during the call for patient care. • All other duties that may be assigned.
EDUCATION/QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS • Must have at least four (4) years of professional nursing experience, including at least one (1) year of chronic care management or case management covering a wide range of nursing services from screening and assessments to patient education, counseling, and treatment of minor and chronic illnesses. Graduate of an accredited school of nursing with a degree and certification 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 patients regarding their medical care and treatment as ordered by a physician. • Must be able to effectively relate within the 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.
Native American Preference/EEO/Drug Free Workplace/Smoke Free Workplace