Position: Licensed Practical Nurse

Department: Tribal Health Clinic
Classification: Full-time, salaried



Benefiting Your Future!
• Competitive pay of $62,400.00 – $83,200.00 per annum / DOE
• Employee Medical, Dental, Vision premium
• $50,000 Basic Life Insurance, Long Term Disability
• Voluntary Flexible Spending Account, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability
• 401(k) and up to 5% Employer Contribution Match
• Paid Leave: Annual, Sick, 13 Paid Holiday Observances, Jury Duty, Bereavement, Closure

The Licensed Practical Nurse will provide high quality nursing care working with a multidisciplinary team in a Family Practice clinic serving adult, pediatric, and prenatal patients who may have complex medical conditions. The position involves assisting with care coordination and case management for Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT). There will be a daily variety of both routine and complex professional tasks that require high level organizational skills, critical thinking, and exceptional patient care experience. The ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment and effectively react to patient emergencies is critical.

Your Education / Experience
• Associate Degree, Licensed Practical Nurse.
• 1 year of experience working in an ambulatory clinic, preferably a Tribal or IHS facility, is desirable.
• Current, active, full, and unrestricted LPN license in Washington State.
• Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required or must be willing to complete within 30 days of hire.

Your Responsibilities
• Gathers patient’s medical history takes vital signs, and records information into electronic health record (EHR) for review by medical provider. Reports abnormal vital signs or concerning symptoms promptly to nurse or provider.
• Liaison between patients and providers: Reviews incoming patient messages, questions, records and triage to provider appropriately. Conveys results and recommendations from provider to patient.
• Prepares examination/treatment rooms before visits: ensures rooms are clean and stocked with usual supplies, prepares trays and instruments for procedures using sterile technique as indicated, provides patients with gown/drape coverings.
• Assists in room as stand-by, and in handing instruments and materials to provider as directed.
• Cleans and sterilizes instruments according to infection control standard policies.
• Assists with clinic inventory control: Orders and/or completes purchase orders for medical supplies, medication, materials, and vaccines. Stocks exam and supply rooms as indicated.
• Independently operates electrocardiograph (EKG), and other in-house diagnostic testing equipment as ordered by the provider.
• Administers oral, respiratory, and injection medication or treatments per scope of practice under the supervision and orders of licensed provider.
• Collects phlebotomy, oral, nasopharyngeal, and urine specimens for on and off-site analysis.
• Follows established clinical protocols.
• Documents all patient communications, medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatment, outcomes, education, referrals and consultations in Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
• Acts as a clinical resource, providing patient education and assistance with management of MAT: program expectations, inductions and maintenance.
• Assist with ensuring the MAT program is in full compliance with local, state, tribal, and federal standards and clinic policies and procedures.
• Coordinate care with interdisciplinary team. This includes supervising and coordinating patient flow and collaboration with internal consults and outside referrals.
• Coordinate care tasks and assignments with Medical Assistants and/or RNs in support of the patient and medical staff.
• Communicates effectively between multidisciplinary clinical staff and programs to address patient needs.
• Demonstrates commitment to professional growth and competence by attending required trainings.
• Ensure GPRA measures are gathered and reported as mandated.
• Participates in quality improvement activities.
• Be available for committees and administrative meetings as needed
• Assists as needed with clinic cleaning.
• Participate in Quality Improvement (QI) activities.
• Other duties as delegated by the medical staff, RN, and Clinic Director. Performs duties in a professional manner independently and as needed under the direction and supervision of the medical staff and as a collaborative part of the clinic staff using problem solving methods.
• Is knowledgeable of and adheres to clinic protocols to and uses sound judgement to ensure appropriate intervention by self and the team for the health and safety staff and of community members.

Qualifications You’ll Bring
• Currently immunized (or proof of immunity in the case of MMR and Hepatitis B) or willing to be immunized for MMR, Pertussis, Hepatitis B, and COVID-19. Annual Influenza vaccine highly recommended.
• Must be able type on a key board and use word processing programs at an intermediate level. Knowledge and experience with an EHR.
• Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
• Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
• Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
• Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
• Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
• Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
• Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others’ views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone’s efforts to succeed.
• Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; Conserves organizational resources.
• Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment.
• Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
• Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organization’s goals and values; Benefits organization through outside activities; Supports and respects diversity.
• Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
• Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
• Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles;
• Prioritizes and plans work activities; keeps work area clean and organized
• Appearance is appropriate for an LPN. Demonstrates reliability through task completion, attendance, phone etiquette, email etc. Maintains poise under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position
• Work is accurate, documentation is appropriate for medical record; Seeks to improve and promote quality and efficiency; works to improve performance;
• Adheres to safety and security procedures; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
• Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
• Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives at meetings and appointments on time. Requests time off as directed and uses leave for intended purpose.
• Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan; Accepts responsibility for own actions.
• Volunteers readily; Shares ideas; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and asks for and offers help when needed; seeks out ways to improve professional growth.
• Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.

What to Expect
• Frequent moving, walking, sitting, grasping small objects is required for this position.
• Must be able to maneuver physically though hallways.
• Must be able to stoop and bend over to assist patients and take vitals.
• Must be able to lift 25 lbs.

• Federal, State, and Tribal Background check
• Valid WA State Driver’s License
• Pre-Employment drug testing
• Native American Preference
• Random Drug Testing
• Suquamish Tribe Vaccine Requirements

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About The Suquamish Tribe

About The Suquamish Tribe
The Suquamish Tribe believes that our employees are one of the most important assets to the success of Tribal Government operations. We have a strong commitment to provide employees with a positive, productive work environment with opportunities for personal satisfaction and growth in a safe, healthy, and harmonious work environment. The Suquamish Tribal Government currently employs staff in the areas of Administration, Human Resources, Community Development, Early Learning, Education, Finance, Fisheries, Human Services, Health Benefits, Indian Child Welfare, Information Systems, Legal, Maintenance, Natural Resources, Public Safety, and Tribal Court.