The Native American Rehabilitation Association (NARA) is private non-profit that provides culturally appropriate physical and mental health services and substance abuse treatment for American Indians, Alaska Natives and other vulnerable people. We are seeking a motivated and dynamic individual who preferably has prior experience with Native American communities/people and vulnerable populations.
The Family Nurse Practitioner is responsible as a provider of primary health care services who coordinates and refers clients for health care and health education.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
- Provide comprehensive primary health care.
- Coordinate patient care with other providers and agencies and advocate for client within health care systems.
- Provide services in prenatal integrated health care of high-risk chemically dependent pregnant patients, in consultation and/or collaboration with obstetrical health care provider.
- Perform initial and ongoing health risk assessments and counseling for high-risk lifestyle behaviors and/or familial diseases: ongoing drug and alcohol assessment and HIV screening.
- Encourage family participation in health care of patient as deemed appropriate by patient and other clinic providers.
- Develop and document plan of care and outcomes evaluations.
- Coordinate with contractual pharmacy, primary care providers, hospitals, and laboratories for required diagnostic procedures and delivery/births.
- Provide health education to individual patients as needed, such as birth control, safer sex, and high risk behavior and health consequences.
- Provide staff development education as requested by Clinic Administrator.
- Engage in ongoing education and specialized training in order to maintain a high quality of care to Clinic’s patient population.
- Attend meetings, as required.
- Participate in on-call service coverage, as needed.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Evidence of experience sufficient for successful performance of duties noted above.
- Ability to maintain professional boundaries with clients, the community, and other staff members.
- Work collaboratively with clients, other NARA staff, team members, and to treat everyone with respect and dignity at all times.
- Experience working within the Native American/Alaska Native community is considered a plus.
- If in recovery, must have a minimum of two years sobriety/clean time.
- Ability to pass a pre-employment or for cause drug tests.
- Ability to pass criminal background and DMV checks.
EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE (includes licenses or certifications):
- Nurse Practitioner, unencumbered licensure with State of Oregon as Certified Nurse Practitioner and prescriptive authority.
- Basic Life Support within introductory period.
STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:
Each of these are considered an essential function:
- Mission & Vision: The mission of NARA, NW is to provide education, physical and mental health services and substance abuse treatment that is culturally appropriate to American Indians, Alaska Natives and other vulnerable populations. Our purpose is to achieve the highest level of physical, mental and spiritual well being for American Indians and Alaska Native people.
- Service Commitment: Demonstrates competency by placing a high priority on service to everyone encountered. Consistently shows the characteristic of service excellence.
- Team Member: Demonstrates competency by maintaining positive, constructive interpersonal relationships, and by understanding and practicing the principles of effective teamwork.
- Confidentiality/Privacy: Protects confidential/private information related to clients, members, employees, and others.
- Environment of Care/Infection Control/Safety: Consistently demonstrates and incorporates principles of safety and infection control into daily activities and complies with policies and reports unsafe conditions.
- Attendance and Punctuality: Demonstrates performance by adhering to established policies and procedure and exhibiting the defined characteristics associated with attendance and punctuality.
- Respect for Diversity: Demonstrates competency by knowing and applying the principles of care for clients assisting in all behavioral health services for adults with serious mental illness and with severe and persistent mental illness.
This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position’s activities and requirements, the agency reserves the rights to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary.
To apply for this position please respond to this post with your resume or fax your resume to 503-224-4494.
EEO/AA Employer/Vets/Disabled/Race/Ethnicity/Gender/Age. Within scope of Indian Preference, all candidates receive equal consideration. Preference in hiring is given to qualified Native Americans in accordance w/the Indian Preference Act (Title 25, US Code, Section 472 and 473).