ADVANCED PRACTICE PROFESSIONAL (NP/PA)

Job Locations US-AK-Kake
Job ID
2022-6746
Category
PROVIDERS
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

 

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance, and long- and short-term disability, and more.

 

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Job Overview:

General Description:  Provides comprehensive family medicine services within the scope of training and experience to people of all ages and genders.

Responsibilities:

Key Essential Functions and Accountabilities of the Job

  • Provides comprehensive primary care including, but not limited to, diagnosis, treatment, minor procedures, coordination of care, referral, preventative care, and health maintenance to a dedicated panel of patients.
  • Participates fully in shared local urgent/emergent care on-call rotation.
  • Maintains accurate and timely documentation of services is accordance with SEARHC policy.
  • Provides optimal patient experience using strong listening and communication skills.
  • Builds long-term patient care relationships.
  • Consults SEARHC physician as needed for patient care and uses other access to specialists as needed (i.e., AristaMD, ANMC providers, etc.).
  • Provides medical services at facilities within the SEARHC care network and other facilities and locations listed in SEARHC’s compact and funding agreement with the Indian Health Service.
  • Actively participates in SEARHC quality patient care initiatives and quality assurance programs.
  • Actively participates in provider meetings, clinic meetings, and SEARHC medical staff functions.

Other Functions

  • Depending upon the location and needs of the community served, participates in shared after-hours emergency call coverage.

Qualifications:

Education, Certifications, and Licenses Required

 

  • State of Alaska Medical License as an NP or PA
  • Board-certified in specialty by accrediting body
  • Maintains active, unrestricted DEA registration
  • Maintains active SEARHC medical staff privileges
  • BLS for all positions
  • ACLS, PALS, and ATLS certification within 1 year of start date for providers performing after-hours emergency work in remote clinics (e.g., Haines, Hoonah, Gustavus, Angoon, Kake, Klawock)
  • Training is preferred for providers performing after-hours emergency work in remote clinics

Experience Required

 

  • Two years of experience as a practicing provider
  • Additional clinical experience or training prior to practice as a licensed provider may be considered by the Medical Director of Primary Care Clinics to meet this minimum experience requirement.

 

Knowledge of

  • Primary health care practices and principles
  • Basic emergency care and protocol where appropriate
  • Common disease processes and pharmacology
  • Standards of care, EMTALA, HIPAA, health care risk management principles, medical ethics, and medical malpractice principles

Skills in

  • Effective communication skill and ability to interact with staff and patients
  • Operating essential basic medical equipment
  • Making proper assessments based upon history, exam, lab, x-ray, and other data
  • Incorporating health promotion and health prevention activities into patient care
  • Educating patients and family members about diagnoses, treatment plan alternatives, risks, options, and medications
  • Providing high-quality health care services including the performance of medical procedures appropriate to the outpatient and emergency care setting

Ability to:

  • Promote teamwork and collaboration
  • Resolve conflict
  • Efficiently utilize electronic medical record and other clinically-required technology
  • Carefully listen to patients and family members
  • Clearly express ideas through oral and written communication
  • Efficiently analyze complex situations and solve problems
  • Effectively implement clinical program strategies

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