POSITION: FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER
RESPONSIBLE TO: Medical Director
SALARY: Step Range: 48 ($110,567) – 67 ($193,881); Full Benefits
CLASSIFICATION: Professional, Regular, Full-Time
LOCATION: Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services Wellness Center, Chiloquin, OR
BACKGROUND: P.L. 101-630 Level
Download Full Position Description .pdf for Family Practice Physician
The Family Nurse Practitioner works collaboratively with the Medical Director to provide
a wide range of primary care services which encompasses health promotion, injury and illness prevention, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of commonly encountered health problems and injuries, monitoring of stable chronic health problems, and community development and advocacy. Performs testing, referral to physicians as needed, writes prescriptions, and performs office procedures within the scope of expertise, protocols, and available equipment. These services are provided within a culturally appropriate, holistic, patient care-centered framework to patients of all ages. Routine duties shall include providing health care related services to individuals eligible for services provided by Klamath Tribal Health & Family Services in homes, schools, clinics, alternate job sites and other community locations within the Klamath Tribes’ Service Unit.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Determines and assesses the health status of patients by reviewing records, taking comprehensive medical histories, and performing physical examinations; and records findings.
- Initiates, performs and directs other nurses to perform screening and diagnostic tests, including blood draws, cultures, skin tests, pap smears, and other procedures appropriate for patient’s condition.
- Performs routine laboratory work and other tests, and interprets results; or arranges for such procedures at other facilities.
- Plans and oversees on-going, culturally appropriate treatment and clinical management and general health maintenance of patients.
- Informs, counsels and instructs individuals and families on their specific health problems, test results, and general health-related matters such as nutrition, birth control, social behavior, growth and development, aging and substance abuse.
- Acts as a clinical consultant to medical, nursing, paramedical personnel; consults and confers with a wide variety of health and related care providers, such as public health nurses, social workers and mental health workers.
- Consults with physicians regarding patient’s conditions, diagnosis, treatment plan, medication orders and need for specialty care; keeps physician advised of patient status as necessary.
- Prescribes medications according to proper clinical care and standards of practice.
- Recognizes situations requiring a specialist referral, and provides a letter of consultation to that specialist to ensure continuity of care.
- Provides emergency medical treatment when necessary.
- Prepares and maintains complete and accurate charts, case files, records and other documents; reviews material prepared by other staff for completeness and accuracy.
- Attends, participates in, and contributes to in-services education and staff training sessions to maintain and increase skills, and to teach others.
- The incumbent will be called upon to accomplish other tasks within their scope of work.