Cherokee Nation

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Physician Assistant

Physician Assistant

Job ID 
Posted Date 
Closing Date 
Based on Health Salary Scale
Health - Hospital Services - Clinical Services
Position Status 
Regular Full-Time
Childcare/Law Enforcement Position 

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Job Summary

Please no outside agency solicitors.


Provides medical care under Physician's direction by performing medical duties according to credentials and privileges.

Job Duties

Routine duties shall include providing audiology testing and related health 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.  Provides follow-up, maintenance care and treatments for patients' placed on a course of therapy as per the Physician's orders.  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.






Associate's degree from 2-year college or technical school; or two years (60 credit hours) coursework from 4-year college or university; or three years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have graduated from an accredited Physician Assistant's program which meets the Oklahoma State requirements for licensure.



No additional experience required. Prefer one year experience in Primary Care.



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



Must be licensed as a Physician Assistant in the State of Oklahoma, possess National Certification, and maintain CPR and ACLS certifications.  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. 



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