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Mid-Level Clinic Provider Psychiatry ARNP PA-C Chronic Pain Management 

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Category Healthcare  


Job Description

Psychiatry ARNP/PA-C, Chronic Pain Management

OVERVIEW: The ARNP or PA-C provides comprehensive health care to all patients of the Lower Elwha Health Clinic, including management of psychiatric medications and chronic pain. He/she may be required to provide acute medical treatment at other times including evaluating patients in the hospital or nursing homes on weekdays and weekends.

WORK LOCATION: Lower Elwha Health Clinic

SUPERVISED BY: Medical Director

POSITION STATUS: Full Time, 40 Hrs/week

SALARY LEVEL: Minimum $42.00/hour

WORK SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday 8 AM to 5 PM


Current PA-C or ARNP Licensure in Washington State

Current ACLS and BLS certification, or obtain with 6 months of hire

Knowledge and competence in family medicine, minor orthopedics and minor surgical procedures

Knowledge and competence in management of psychiatric medications, addiction medicine and pain management

DATA 2000 waiver training; or ability to complete within 3 months of hire

Ability to work successfully with other health care professionals, patients and community

Demonstrated ability to be a team player

Knowledge of cultural sensitivity issues and ability to work with entire patient population

Ability to handle conflict and crisis in a professional manner

Demonstrated oral and written communication skills

Professional manner and appearance in all work activities

Documentation of and maintenance of CME requirements

Must be able to pass Washington State Patrol background check

Must be able to pass drug screen


Experience working within a Native American or Tribal health care system

Experience working with patients with substance use disorders

Working knowledge of cultural sensitivity issues involved in tribal health care

Familiarity with NextGen and Electronic Health Record data systems

Ability to work flexible hours and provide cross-coverage for physician if needed


Provides comprehensive health care to all patients of the Lower Elwha Health Department

Provides health care, including medication management, to substance use disorder clients at Klallam Counseling Services, which is part of the Lower Elwha Health Department

Primary responsibility will be patient care with limited administrative duties

Triage, evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic injuries and illness within scope of training

Management of patients' psychiatric medication

Management of patients with chronic pain on opioids, including DATA 2000 waiver training capabilities

Consultation with staff physician(s) when clinically indicated

Orders and interprets lab and x-ray data appropriately within scope of training

Initiates appropriate referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate

Adheres to Contract Health Services managed care guidelines and priorities

Documents all patient encounters immediately via NextGen Electronic Health Record

All chart notes to be documented in E.H.R., such as addendum notes, recording outside medications, prescription refills, chart reviews and all other pertinent medical information that may be scanned into the record since last visit

Attend clinic staff meetings and health department meetings as assigned as well as participate in team drills, codes and promotion and participation of quality improvement activities

Perform all clinic activities within CLIA and OSHA standards with appropriate education and monitoring of other staff personnel as appropriate

Adhere to all approved policies and procedures of the clinic and the tribal organization

Participate in policy development, committees and projects as assigned by the Medical Director

Work in coordinated manner with other providers of the clinic and the health department to provide comprehensive quality care to all patients


The mid-level provider will be under the medical and administrative supervision of the Medical Director/Clinic staff physician


Requires prolonged standing and sitting, stooping and bending

Use of basic office equipment such as computers and clinical equipment


Work is performed in a primary care outpatient clinic environment

Involves extensive interpersonal contact with staff and patients

Possible flex of shift for evening hours required

As with all positions of the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe, this position is Indian Preference in hiring

Position Requirements  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 2/7/2020  
Location Lower Elwha Tribal Center  
About the Organization Information ---- about Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe  

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