CLINICAL NURSE - HEALTH
The Clinic Nurse (CN) assists the Health Director, other physicians, nurse practitioners, psychologists and other direct care providers in the implementation of health programs and operations of the Wampanoag Health Service (WHS). Participates in the development of a comprehensive community health program, which is based upon assessed community needs with the Health Service’s mission of health prevention, education and wellness with the health priorities of Indian Health Service (IHS). Acts as the Special Diabetes for Indians (SDPI) Coordinator and oversees the duties of the annual SDPI Grant in conjunction with Health Director.
- Serves in a nursing capacity to assist the direct medical/mental/dental providers in the delivery of patient care in the WHS.
- Participates and assists as needed in the maternal child health program, child health care conferences, school physical and other health screening clinics as directed by the Health Director.
- Performs all functions of the Immunization Program as defined by the Indian Health Service and assures compliance with all of the program guidelines and regulations.
- Maintains an adequate stock of basic supplies, cleanliness of exam room and medical instruments and equipment.
- Assists with patient referrals to other health facilities and Purchased /Referred Care, as needed.
- Triage patients when necessary, schedules all appointments for Tribal members and screens and prepares patients before being seen by Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Psychologists, etc…
- Participates in the program of on-going patient education consistent with the utilization of the Community Health Representative (CHR) and guidance provided by the Health Director.
- Assists in the medical records of Tribal Clinic patients and maintain strict patient confidentiality relative to all medical information.
- Makes home visits and assessments as directed by Health Providers.
- Coordinates activities for the Prevention Health Program to include community outreach, patient education and child services.
- Does diabetic screenings on all patients older than three (3) years old, seen in the clinics who have not had diabetic screening when requested.
- Participates in the Case Management Program of the WHS and WTGH (A).
- Assist PRC with nursing and medical knowledge of proposed treatment plans by external providers and practitioners.
- Visits Tribal members admitted as an Out-Patient or In-Patient to local health facilities (MV Hospital, MV Community Services, MV Dental Center, etc.) to coordinate care and follow-up. Serves as the liaison between the Tribal client (individual, family, Tribe) and the health care provider (facility, Tribal, State, Federal or private agencies) insuring optimal care services are being provided and received.
- Provides routine health care screenings and baselines with the annual registration process.
- Assists in the clinical implementation and development of the WTGH (A) and IHS requirements.
- Ability to travel frequently within the Service Delivery Area.
- Ability to travel for continuing education with IHS and WHS.
- Must be able to work effectively in a cross-cultural setting.
- All other duties as assigned.
- Registered Nurse with current licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Bachelor Degree in Nursing or 3 year Diploma from a professional, certified nursing program approved by the legally designated State accrediting agency.
- Current CPR Certification up-to-date.
- A minimum of three years’ experience.
- Must be able to pass both a CORI and background check.
- Master of Science in Nursing.
- Native American Community experience of three years.
SALARY RANGE: $44,170 - $70,718