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Community Health Nurse 

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Category Healthcare  

OVERVIEW: Promoting and protecting the health of the community. Coordinates and performs patient care in collaboration with interdisciplinary treatment teams for acute and chronic illness and issues; intervenes at key points to maintain optimum, independent, healthy lifestyles; assists/promotes healthy lifestyle changes and medical follow-up as necessary. Duties include home visits for health assessments and monitoring; community health education and public health.

WORK LOCATION: Lower Elwha Tribal Clinic

SUPERVISED BY: Medical Director

POSITION STATUS: Full-time w/benefits


WORK SCHEDULE: Full time 40/hrs. week


  • Plan and deliver a community health program, taking into account the physical, social, spiritual, mental, and environmental factors that influence each individual, family and the community at large.
  • Provide nursing services and treatments to patients in the home, clinic, and/or the community setting. Determine patient needs and develop care plans that include a holistic and comprehensive approach.
  • Develop and monitor programs, activities and trainings that support health promotion, disease prevention, and community development.
  • Receive training in the Health Home program and deliver care within this service.
  • Coordinate and supervise Community Health Representatives.
  • Provide care management and skilled nursing visits in collaboration with the patients Primary Care Provider (PCP) to eligible individuals within the service area.
  • Identify high-risk patients and reach out to this population to promote health and wellness.
  • Participate in department wide planning, priority setting, and program evaluation.
  • Maintain professional standards; follow treatment policies of the Health Services Department, tribal, federal, state and local regulations.
  • Perform accurate and timely documentation of all patient interactions in the electronic health record.
  • Work with Lead Clinical Nurse, Triage Nurse and Medical Director to coordinate immunization events for children, adults, and document these efforts.
  • Provide assistance to other Tribal Services in direct care, coordination of referrals, and contract compliance issues.
  • Be aware of and collaborate with Tribal Social Services, Clinic Mental Health and Substance Abuse programs as well as other outside agencies. Make referrals as needed to these agencies for patients and/or patient family groups as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or needed.
Position Requirements


  • Ability to comply with department and tribal policies and procedures
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to effectively meet and communicate with the public
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients and their families
  • Ability to problem-solve in a team environment
  • Ability to prioritize and shift priorities in changing environment
  • Ability to organize the multiple demands of the job
  • Ability to work independently with sound judgment
  • Knowledge of medical and nursing care standards
  • Knowledge of patient education and disease management processes
  • Knowledge of services and specialties within the continuum of care
  • Knowledge of healthcare reimbursement systems
  • Ability to work with personal computer


  • Possession and maintenance of a current valid license as a Registered Nurse in Washington State
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred
  • Five (5) years experience in care coordination, internal case management or Community Health Nursing preferred
  • Current CPR and First Aid certifications
  • Basic knowledge of and adherence to HIPAA and other related federal laws and regulations


  • Must have insurable driving record and a valid Washington State driver’s license within 30 days of hire
  • Must sign an oath of permanent confidentiality covering all client-related information
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Must have no history or evidence of alcohol or other drug misuse for a period of three (3) years prior to the date of employment within the department, and no misuse of alcohol or other drugs while employed within the department
  • Must maintain CPR and First Aid certification
  • The Health Services Director shall sign and date the job description to affirm the validity of the information herein. The employee shall also sign and date the job description to signify compliance with the conditions of employment, minimum qualifications, and an understanding of the job responsibilities.


  • Often physically demanding, including lifting occasionally up to 30 pounds
  • Must be able to work in a wide range of areas up to 8-10 hours per day, including but not limited to kneeling, stretching, squatting, sitting, standing, walking, and stooping


  • Must be able to comply with the Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe Drug Free workplace.
  • Must be able to travel as needed.
  • Observe and apply strict confidentiality for patient care.

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


Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Shift Days  
Close Date  
Number of Openings 1  
Open Date 6/21/2021  
Location Lower Elwha Tribal Center  
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