PROGRAM: Fallon Tribal Health Center GRADE: GS-25
SUPERVISOR: Associate Director – Clinical Services RANGE: $39.42 – $47.07 (hourly)
FLSA STATUS: Exempt Non-Exempt Public Safety TYPE: Regular Full-Time
This position works to improve the health and well-being of Native Americans served by the programs of the Fallon Tribal Health Center (FTHC); establishing relationships to ensure the holistic needs of the community are met; implementing health educational and medical/prevention programs, services and activities under the Community Health Program; and is responsible for the supervision of staff, development of policies/procedures and all protocols for the Diabetes Program, Toi Ticutta Wellness Center, and Stillwater Tribal Senior Center.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Develops/implements/coordinates a comprehensive community health/public health program to include conducting home visits, health education, and health services such as specialty clinics, educational classes, health fairs, coordinating patient care with medical and ancillary care resources in the community.
- Provides individualized, and/or group, instruction in self-management of health conditions, to persons with chronic diseases, and their affected families or significant others. Creates and maintains registries such as asthma, cardiovascular, diabetes, etc.
- Maintains and/or develops comprehensive community health promotion disease prevention (HP/DP) plan including maternal/child health, chronic/communicable disease control, health care education, tobacco cessation, GPRA, etc. and revises at least annually for updates and/or needed changes.
- Collaborates with patients and/or families in regards to providing continuity of care and implementing clinician’s directions in relation to health maintenance, home care, prevention of disease conditions etc.
- Use of Electronic Health Record to review patient records, enter documentation for all patient requests, phone calls, and visit encounters.
- Participates in continuous quality improvement activities, surveys, and peer reviews.
- Works to maintain and meet GRPA standards, USDA/FDA standards, IHS Diabetic measures, and other applicable accreditation standards.
- Plans, coordinates, supervises, and evaluates the work of the staff within the Community Health Program (Diabetes Program, Toi Ticutta Wellness Center, and Stillwater Tribal Senior Center), including monitoring and evaluating activities and services.
- Serve as the project managers for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians (SDPI) and AOA Title VI grants overseeing program budget, grant renewals, and goals and objectives.
- Serves as Chairperson of the Health Prevention Disease Prevention Committee and the Special Diabetes Prevention for Indians (SDPI) Committee, etc.
- When needed, operates a variety of medical equipment and ensures that equipment is in working order. Maintain clean work area.
- Performs home visits, holds group and individual educational conferences and teaches, providing demonstration as needed.
- When needed, initiates appropriate treatments such as wound care and immunizations. Administer injections such as vaccinations, Vitamin B12, Depo Provera, etc., in accordance with appropriate protocols for each type of administration.
- Creates and maintains registries such as asthma, cardiovascular, diabetes, etc.
- Provides and assists in the provision of emergency treatment and maintaining a current CPR/BLS/First Aid certifications, as well as ensuring all applicable staff within the Community Health Program have current CPR, BLS, and/or First Aid certification.
- Assists with the FTHC’s communicable and infectious disease management and prevention efforts, including assisting with facilitating Covid-19 test collection, contact tracing, guidance & record keeping.
- Identify the Native American population in the Churchill County area who are senior citizens (55 and over), noting anyone with disabilities as well as shut-ins to evaluate eligibility and access to services under the Community Health Program.
- Develop near-term and long-range planning for services to meet the needs of the senior population.
- In coordination with the Senior Center Staff to plan, develop, coordinate, and publicize detailed and comprehensive programs and activities for the Stillwater Tribal Senior Center, including special programs, as needed, for seniors with disabilities and for any shut-ins.
- In coordination with the Physical Fitness Trainers to plan, develop, coordinate, and publicize detailed and comprehensive programs and activities for the Toi Ticutta Wellness Center, including fitness incentives, cooking demonstration classes, and reach to senior and those with disabilities.
- Other job related duties as assigned by supervisor.
- Minimum of an Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited nursing program.
- Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in Nevada with no restrictions or violations.
- Must have at least three (3) years of community health experience.
- Must have or be able to obtain CPR or BLS certification within 3 months of hire and maintain such.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
(To perform this position, an individual must be able to perform the requirements listed below which are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
- Act as an approved Mandatory Reporter of suspected incidents of child/elder abuse or neglect.
- Assist with after-hours public health and disease investigation response activities and, as needed, communicate with officials from local tribal and state health departments or programs.
- Knowledge of principles, concepts, theories and techniques of public/community health nursing, and community health care management and issues.
- Ability to identify, assess, analyze and evaluate data and information and to independently plan, coordinate programs and manage work load.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Demonstrated ability to work with individuals of different cultures in both home and office settings.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain client confidentiality and adhere to HIPAA requirements.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships and function as a productive member of multi-disciplinary team.
- Knowledge of and competence in community health delivery, home health care, geriatric care, and conducting health education programs.
- Demonstrated abilities to be flexible with a quickly evolving public health situation.
- Experience with electronic medical records (Greenway EHR a plus).
- Proficiency with common computer programs, including but limited to Outlook, Word and Excel.
- Knowledge of grant management and administration.
- Knowledge of community health care management.
- Demonstrated knowledge of Indian Country; experience working in small communities; sensitivity to native culture, history, and values.
PLEASE COMPLETE AN APPLICATION AT FPST.ORG/EMPLOYMENT/ TO APPLY.
POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED.