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Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Job ID 
2017-12813
Posted Date 
10/5/2017
Closing Date 
10/29/2017
Location 
US-OK-Tahlequah
Salary 
Based on Health Salary Scale
Group 
Health - Hospital Services - Clinical Services
Position Status 
Temporary Part-Time
Childcare/Law Enforcement Position 
Yes

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Job Summary

Please no outside agency solicitors.

 

Provides medical care and treatments according to credentials and privileges in either a clinical setting or through public health services.  Maintains records, participates on committees, and upholding ethical standards are also required.

 

Job Duties

Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.  Examines patients, performs comprehensive physical examinations, and compiles patient medical data, including health history and results of physical examination.  Administers or orders diagnostic tests, such as x-ray, electrocardiogram, and laboratory tests, and interprets test results for deviations from normal.  Performs therapeutic procedures such as injections, immunizations, suturing and wound care, and managing infection.  Develops and implements patient management plans, records progress notes, and assists in provision of continuity of care.  Instructs and counsels patients regarding compliance with prescribed therapeutic regimens, normal growth and development, family planning, emotional problems in daily living, and health maintenance.  Evaluate emergency situations and renders life-saving procedures as appropriate.  Screens patients for appropriate referrals.  Prepares and makes arrangements for referrals.  Performs triage as necessary.

Consults with Physician as necessary.  Participates or chairs assigned committee meetings. Participates in community health fairs.  Provides education to schools and/or community organizations.  Maintains educational requirements.  Assures Cherokee Nation Health Services objectives are met.  Adheres to professional ethical standards.  Other duties may be assigned.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES   

None.

Qualifications

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT 

Must be a graduate from an accredited Masters of Science program. Must have graduated from an accredited Nurse Practitioner's program and meet the Oklahoma Board of Nursing's requirements for licensure.

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT 

No additional experience required.

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Contact Management systems; Database software and Spreadsheet software.

 

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS 

Must possess and maintain an Oklahoma State Nursing license with prescriptive authority preferred and National Nurse Practitioner Certification.

 

Must possess a valid driver's license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating. 

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

None

 

 

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