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Family Nurse Practitioner | Bodaway-Gap (DH9000) 

About the Organization Thank you for your interest in exploring the professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling benefits with Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. We look forward to continuing our discussion about the opportunity and purpose health professionals experience as valued members of TCRHCC team.

A TCRHCC career offers a chance to live and work within or near Native communities, providing clinicians/nurses/administrators with a unique opportunity to learn the heritage of the tribes we serve, discover traditions that have been carried down for generations and gain cultural insight into the beliefs and values of a deserving and appreciative patient population.
 
Description

POSITION SUMMARY

Serves as nurse practitioner at the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation, Tuba City, Arizona, which involves performance of medical care services for patients in the Family Medicine outpatient clinic at Bodaway-Gap and other Tuba City satellite clinics and main campus.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Provides comprehensive diagnostic, preventative, and therapeutic health care services to adult patients.

Direct Patient Care Services

  1. Interviews, assesses, and evaluates patients to determine their physical condition and type of medical services needed, and orders initial diagnostic studies appropriate for the patient’s medical condition.
  2. Performs a basic physical assessment using techniques of observation, inspection, auscultation, percussion, palpation and diagnostic instruments.
  3. Discriminates between normal and abnormal findings to recognize early stages of serious physical, emotional, and mental problems.
  4. Consults and collaborates with other health care professionals at Tuba City to establish health care plans and to review patient progress and response to therapy, including the use of written referrals to Community Health Nurses, specialty clinics, etc.
  5. Adheres to medical regimens to stabilize chronically ill persons and adjusts regimens as clinically appropriate.
  6. Documents visits in the Medical records of patients including updating problem lists, medications, etc.
  7. Makes decisions concerning medical care needs of patients consulting with physicians as appropriate.
  8. Works collaboratively with physicians in the management of complex medical problems as appropriate.
  9. Provides health care and preventive services to healthy individuals including immunizations, guidance in nutrition, common illnesses, accidents, substance abuse, exercise, and depression screening.
  10. Teaches patients and family member’s ways to maintain or improve their health status.
  11. Carries out treatments and procedures as required. Observes and documents changes in patient’s condition, reactions to medications and treatments.
  12. Responsible for prescribing medications including computation of doses.
  13. Completes all electronic health record entries accurately and timely pertinent to patient care role.
  14. Participates in departmental workflow and or testing teams as related to electronic health record or other project initiatives.
  15. Performs other duties as assigned.

Administrative Tasks

  1. Participates in planning, instituting, evaluating, and revising program plan, assists in determining conditions, resources, and policies essential to delivery of health care services.
  2. Participates in performance improvement initiatives which may involve chart reviews.
  3. Keeps abreast of the latest medical knowledge via CME as required by respective licensing agency.
  4. Participates in hospital committees as assigned by supervisor.
  5. Participates in a teaching capacity in the development of other health care workers.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.

PROBLEM SOLVING

Will use a broad range of diagnostic and therapeutic skills as well as social skills to address varied problems associated with rural and cross-cultural medicine, in an Outpatient Clinic setting.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EFFORT

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical:

Must be able to walk several hundred yards quickly, write well, hear well (for cardiac examinations) and see well for complete diagnostic skills. Work is performed in a clinic setting where exposure to infectious disease is common.

Mental:

Interaction with emotionally disturbed patients is common. Also must be able to work evenings on a regular basis and handle the stresses of rural medicine.

IMPACT

Daily performance of duties has an impact on the overall quality of patient care service provided to the customers of TCRHCC.

NAVAJO/INDIAN PREFERENCE

TCRHCC is located within the Navajo Nation and, in accordance with Navajo Nation law, has implemented a Navajo/Indian Preference in Employment Policy. Pursuant to this Policy, applicants who are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation and who meet the necessary qualifications for this position will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position and applicants who are enrolled members of any other tribe who meet the necessary qualifications will be given secondary preference.

APPLICATION DECLARATION

In performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees at TCRHCC are expected to conform to the following:

  • Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the healthcare industry.
  • Interact in an honest, trustworthy and dependable manner with patients, employees and vendors.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.

All employees must uphold all principles of confidentiality and patient care to the fullest extent. This position has access to sensitive information and a breach of these principles may be grounds for immediate termination.

I have read the qualifications and requirements for the position of Nurse Practitioner (Family Medicine).  To the best of my knowledge, I believe I can perform these duties.

 
Position Requirements

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Master of Science in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice

Licensure/Certification:

  • Must possess a valid, current, full, and unrestricted license to practice as a nurse practitioner in any state within the United States, District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • Certification by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Credentialing:

Must meet additional requirements for credentialing and privileging for membership to the Medical Staff

Experience:

Two years of relevant clinical experience

Other Skills and Abilities:

A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers. All employment references must address and indicate success in each one of the following areas:

  • Positive working relationships with others
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally diverse environment
  • Possession of high ethical standards and no history of complaints
  • Reliable and dependable; reports to work as scheduled without excessive absences
  • Must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to optimize the care of patients
  • Excellent clinical skills and judgment
  • Is seen as a staff member who is trustworthy
  • Is a mentor to colleagues and other organizational staff
  • Responds effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Other Preferred Skills and Abilities:

Ability to speak Navajo

 
Close Date 5/15/2021  
EOE Statement The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) is committed to equal opportunity employment. In accordance with the Navajo Preference in Employment Act (NPEA) and TCRHCC policy, preference is given to qualified Navajo and Native American candidates. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodations(s) during the application and/or interview process should notify a representative in the Human Resources Department.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Echo Cliffs Health Clinic  
Navajo/Indian Preference Applicants who are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation and who meet the necessary qualifications for this position will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position.  
Open Date 2/5/2021  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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