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Job Announcement: Susanville Indian Rancheria – Family Nurse Practitioner

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Susanville Indian Rancheria/Family Nurse Practitioner
POSITION TITLE: Family Nurse Practitioner
STATUS: Permanent
HOURS: Full Time
SUBJECT TO P.L. 101-630: Yes
BENEFITS: Highly competitive package *See below

The Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), under the direction of the Medical Director performs health care services by performing appropriate diagnostic tests and implementing treatment therapeutic measures. This person works as an integral part of the clinical team and participates in clinic meetings and serves on committees. The FNP follows standardized procedures, which were developed jointly by nurse practitioners, physicians and administration in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act (1977) and Business and Professions Code, Section 2725.

This position works with and around our children and youth and is therefore subject to P.L. 101-630.

May perform the following over lapping functions with physicians:
• Obtain health and medical histories on patients; perform physical examinations; order pertinent diagnostics and implement appropriate therapy according to scope of practice guidelines.
• Collect, record, and interpret data according to the SOAP format; utilize EHR as applicable.
• Issues, writes and/or transmits orders from the supervising physician to furnish dangerous drugs and/or devices to patients within their licensure.
• Assesses, consults, and refers patients to other departments and specialists when non-primary care issues arise in the treatment of patients.
• Obtain supervising physician’s consultation when problems presented are outside the scope of practice, or when unfamiliar with an aspect of the patient’s care.
• Communicate effectively with the patients while involved with their health care, including providing appropriate patient education while answering questions and in history taking. This includes monitoring and managing medical and emotional changes of clients with chronic disease.
• Demonstrates competent knowledge in delivering health care to patients through peer review processes including chart reviews, by interactions with supervising physician, and by working collaboratively with support staff and all staff of Lassen Indian Health Center.
• FNP is responsible for maintaining current licenses to practice medicine. Copies are to be given to Human Resources.
• Other duties as assigned.

1. Must have a BS Degree in Nursing or related field. Master’s Degree preferred.
2. Must have five to eight years of experience in the medical field as a nurse or provider.
3. Certificate of completion from a nurse practitioner program which meets the educational requirements of the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
4. Must have a valid California driver’s license or license from current residence state.
5. Must pass P.L. 101-630 background check.
6. Must pass pre-employment drug test.
7. Must have a valid BLS card or be able to obtain within sixty (60) days of hire date.
8. Must be willing to travel for training.
9. Credentials:
a. Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California.
b. Credentials consistent with the California BRN ‘holding out” regulations for nurse practitioners.
c. Possession of, or the ability to apply for, a furnishing number from the State of California Board of Registered Nursing.
10. Current DEA license.

1. PHYSICAL SAFETY: The work requires minor physical exertion, such as short periods of standing, walking over rough uneven surfaces, some recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. Job may require recurring lifting of lightweight objects with infrequent bending or stooping alternating with the lighter activities. Job requires minimal agility and dexterity.
2. WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Regular exposure to unfavorable environments such as weather, body fluids, toxic laboratory and industrial chemicals, or confined, dirty and noisy locations. Employees may be required to use personal protective equipment such as masks, coats, gowns, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields.

• Uphold all principles of confidentiality.
• Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards.
• Interact in an honest, trustworthy and respectful manner with employees, visitors and vendors.
• Participate in departmental staff meetings, quality management activities, cultural and educational programs.
• Comply with policies and procedures.
• Display respect and understanding of Susanville Indian Rancheria’s traditions and values.
• The way the employee relates to fellow employees, customers and visitors is considered parallel in importance to technical knowledge and ability.
• Any attitude or behavior that will tarnish the name or reputation of the Susanville Indian Rancheria will not be tolerated and is subject to disciplinary action.

1st Preference: Enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Tribe.
2nd Preference: Documented proof of Veteran Status, i.e. DD-214, Veterans Benefit Card.
3rd Preference: Non-Native applicant.

The Susanville Indian Rancheria offers its Full-Time employees a highly competitive benefits package, including: annual cost-of-living increases (based on SSA COLA); eligibility for annual merit increases; twelve paid holidays; thirteen days paid sick leave; up to twenty-six days paid annual leave (depending on length of service); maternity leave; paternity leave; affordable group health, dental, vision, and life insurance; and 401(k) retirement plan.

All applicants are required to submit a Susanville Indian Rancheria/ Lassen Indian Health Center application. Applications can be found on our website at: www.sir-nsn.gov/human-resources/ (SIR – LIHC – Gaming Commission Application for Employment P.L. 101-630 Requirements) or picked up at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, CA.

Only complete applications will be considered. For your application to be considered complete you must attach the following:
1. Completed Susanville Indian Rancheria/Lassen Indian Health Center Application.
2. Copy of your High School Diploma or College Degree or transcripts documenting your
graduation or completion of your Degree.
3. Copy of your valid Driver’s License.
4. Copy of any other certification required.
5. Copy of Tribal Card, if claiming Indian Preference.
6. Copy of DD214 or other proof of Veteran status, if claiming Veteran’s Preference.
7. An additional statement on how you meet each minimum qualification.

Complete applications can be dropped off in person to the Human Resources Office at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, California, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. They may also be emailed to nmerkle@sir-nsn.gov or faxed to (530) 251-1895 or mailed to the above address. All applications must be received by 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

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