Job Title:                     COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE

Department:              Health and Human Services

Reports To:                 HHS Assistant Director

Location:                     Health and Human Services Building

Level/Status:             Non-Exempt (NE13)/Full-Time

Salary/Wage:            $28.54 – 33.54 – $38.53

Open:                           July 6, 2018

Close:                           Open Until Filled


The focus of the Community Health Nurse is to promote the health and well being of the Gun Lake Tribal (GLT) community with health promotion and disease prevention. The Community Health Nurse also provides culturally competent and age appropriate holistic care for the Gun Lake Tribal (GLT) community.



·   Registered Nurse with current Michigan license (BSN) OR

·   Registered Nurse with Associates Degree in Nursing (ADN) with current Michigan license plus three (3) years experience in a clinical setting and/or acute care setting


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to the following:

·   Utilizes nursing process in order to assess, plan, implement and evaluate health needs in providing nursing care to individuals and families including interventions designed to prevent complications and minimize disabilities

·   Teach and supervises patients and families and groups in techniques of positive health measures

·   Makes home visits and accompanies patients to health care appointments to provide assistance and advocacy as necessary and appropriate

·   Records and documents individual and community health related data according to Gun Lake Tribe’s established standards and procedures

·   Gathers and reviews data for Community Health Program improvement and quality assurance, makes recommendations, plans and evaluates the Community Health Program. Conducts epidemiological and community surveys, field investigations and research studies to appraise health needs

·   Work with an interdisciplinary team, maintains proper lines of communication so that responsible parties are adequately informed; works with Tribal, State and County agencies in planning health related activities

·   Collaborates with health care providers and agencies both within and outside the Tribal community on behalf of the GLT patients

·   Supervises and assists Community Health Representatives

·   May participate in all aspects of the GLT and HHS grant activities including carrying out the grant activities, timely reporting, monitoring budgets, making recommendations, preparing annual budget and grant workplans



·   Understands, learns and incorporates Anishnabek values, culture and customs into activities and services

·   Effective verbal and written communications skills

·   Effectively manage multiple priorities and tasks and demonstrate solid time management skills

·   Ability to read, analyze and interpret a variety of reports, including epidemiological reports, medical data, financial summaries and legal information

·   Critical and strategic thinking and ability to function independently and as part of a team

·   Self-motivated and organized

·   Exercise good judgement, discretion and respectful treatment of others



·   Must possess a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation and be insurable

·   Occasional non-traditional hours including working evenings, weekends and holidays as required to meet program needs and deadlines

·   Must travel for meetings, continuing education and to meet patient needs. May require overnight stays, to attend various conferences, trainings and meetings.



Has supervisory responsibility to direct daily activities of the Community Health Representatives and other community health staff.



This position will have access to information that is security sensitive and thereby subject to additional provisions. All information obtained will be protected under IHS/HIPPA policy rules and regulations.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by persons assigned to this job. These statements should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate their US work authorization during the employment verification process. The pre-employment process also requires the ability to pass a criminal background investigation and drug/alcohol test.



The Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians recognizes Native American preference in its hiring and employment policies.



The Gun Lake Tribe offers a competitive base salary and benefits package that includes:

·         Medical, dental, vision, telehealth, short and long term disability

·         Life insurance for the employee, spouse and their dependents

·         401K/Roth retirement plan with employer matching contributions

·         Defined Benefit Plan

·         Voluntary Benefits: AFLAC and Flexible Spending Account, additional life insurance

·         Paid Time Off and Holidays

·         Employee Assistance Program


Please submit a cover letter, resume and application, to be considered for this position. Applicant information may be submitted via mail, fax, in person or by e-mail. Letters may be sent through U.S. Postal Service, must be postmarked no later than the closing date of the posting period. Please submit your applicant information for the position to one of the following:


Applicant information can be brought in person or mailed to:                                                                                                                           Gun Lake Tribe                                                                                                                                                                                                     Attn: Human Resources                                                                                                                                                                                         2872 Mission Dr.                                                                                                                                                                                           Shelbyville, MI 49344

E-Mail:  jobs@glt-nsn.gov

Fax:        (269) 397-1786



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About Gun Lake Tribe

We, the members of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians of Michigan, will maintain our elders’ vision, integrity, spirituality, culture, and economic self-sufficiency by protecting our sovereignty, treaty rights, traditions, land and natural resources for our future generations.

We are very proud of how far the Gun Lake Tribe has come in recent decades. From humble beginnings with only a few key employees, to a fully-functioning Tribal Government housed at our beautiful government campus in Bradley, MI, that serves as our Tribal Nation’s Capital. Each day, the employees of the Gun Lake Tribal Government and the Tribal Council work toward improving the lives of Tribal Citizens and their families. We are also focused on continuing to provide education and information about the history and culture of the Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Band of Pottawatomi Indians so that these traditions and beliefs may continue to be passed down to future generations.