Position: Registered Nurse

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

Benefiting Your Future!
• Competitive pay of $104,000.00 – $135,200.00 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 Registered Nurse will provide high quality nursing care and clinical management support working with a multidisciplinary team in a Family Practice medical clinic serving adult, pediatric, and prenatal patients who may have complex medical conditions. The position involves care coordination and case management for Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT), behavioral health in the Wellness Clinic, and Community Health Program as well as triage of clinical questions and urgent same day appointments. 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 in nursing required,
• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in nursing is highly desirable.
• Two years of experience in hospital or clinical setting is required.
• Experience with a Tribal Clinic or Native American population is desirable.
• Current, active, full, and unrestricted RN license in Washington State.
• Current Basic Life Support (BLS) certification required or within 30 days of hire.
• Competence in lab draws and administration of immunizations required

Your Responsibilities
• Identify, evaluate, and address disease prevention and health promotion in the practice population while administering quality patient care.
• Responsible for prioritizing and ensuring prompt care and continuum of care for patients.
• Responsible for working with the medical staff and medical assistants to keep provider schedules on time and providing for efficient patient flow and complete patient care during face-to-face encounters.
• Conduct provider ordered diagnostic tests and interprets test results when appropriate.
• Educates patients and/or families about results of laboratory orders and clinical tests, health maintenance and preventive care, wellness, nutrition, medical conditions, diagnostic procedures and treatments, later life medical decision making, and use of prescribed medical treatments and/or medications.
• Follow established clinical protocols.
• Observe, record, and report patient’s condition, including reactions to drugs and treatments, to the physician. Document all patient communications, medical evaluations, diagnoses, procedures, treatment, outcomes, education, referrals, and consultations in Electronic Medical Record (EMR).
• Maintain and review patient records, charts, and other pertinent information.
• Acts as a clinical resource providing patient education, and assist 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.
• Set clear, realistic and achievable goals for patients; actively monitor patient outcomes.
• Coordinate care with interdisciplinary team. This includes supervising and coordinating patient flow including ordering of internal consults and outside referrals.
• Coordinate and delegate care tasks and assignments to ensure the Medical Assistants and/or LPNs function at optimal capacity and working well together in support of the patient and medical staff.
• Communicate effectively between multidisciplinary clinical staff and programs to address patient needs.
• Demonstrates commitment to professional growth and competence. Attends required trainings and recommended conference calls.
• Ensure GPRA measures are gathered and reported as mandated.
• Participate in quality improvement activities.
• Be available for committees and administrative meetings as needed.

Qualifications You’ll Bring
• Technical Skills – Assesses own strengths and weaknesses; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others.
• Customer Service – Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Responds to requests for service and assistance; Meets commitments.
• Interpersonal Skills – Focuses on solving conflict, Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting; Keeps emotions under control; Remains open to others’ ideas and tries new things.
• Teamwork – 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.
• Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.
• Ethics – Treats people with respect; Keeps commitments; Inspires the trust of others; Works with integrity and ethically; Upholds organizational values.
• Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports program goals and values; Supports and respects diversity.
• Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives.
• Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
• Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
• Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
• Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
• Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent.
• Dependability – 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.
• Working knowledge of and proficiency in desktop software and Electronic Medical Records.
• Verbal, auditory, and written proficiency in English language

What to Expect
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to sick and potentially infectious patients, sharp objects, and blood and body fluids.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
• 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 see with corrective lenses to 20/20.
• Must be able to hear at normal ranges for medical diagnostics.
• 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.