Posted

2 days ago

Location

Sacaton, AZ

Description

Provides general medical care and treatment to patients in medical facilities such as primary or specialty clinics, health centers, hospitals, public health agencies and/or residential treatment locations under direction of Physician(s), by performing the following duties personally.  Responsible for ensuring that all critical tasks are fulfilled on a timely basis.


  • Successfully manages complex and chronic medical conditions to the benefit of patients including diabetes mellitus, substance abuse, behavioral health, seizure disorders, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and/or autoimmune disorders and conditions, etc.
  • Treats secondary conditions of patients such as infections and other medical conditions that may or may not result from earlier medical conditions or treatments.
  • Maintains exclusive focus upon patients and their needs without significant distraction by administrative and non-patient contact activities.
  • Interviews patients, reviews records, and confers with other professionals to evaluate condition of Patients.
  • Provides urgent care treatments and stabilization of patients with acute conditions while referring complex cases to specialized facilities and providers.
  • Orders or performs appropriate medical tests and evaluations.
  • Interprets lab and medical imaging data to the benefit of patients.
  • Performs physical examinations and preventive health measures within prescribed guidelines and per instructions provided by Physicians, of patients of all ages.
  • Performs a broad array of office procedures such as pelvic and rectal exams; ear, nose and throat exams; wound care; pre-operative physicals; medication directions; dietary and lifestyle counseling; providing guidance to family and/or caregivers, etc.
  • Orders, interprets, and evaluates diagnostic tests to identify and assess patient's clinical problems and health care needs.
  • Develops and implements contemporary and proven plans of care.
  • Fully coordinates services to patients with other patient care team members and providers.
  • Records physical findings, and formulates plans and prognoses, based on patient's condition.
  • Discusses cases with Physicians and other health professionals to prepare comprehensive patient care plans.
  • Submits health care plan and goals of individual patients for periodic review and evaluation by Physicians.
  • Prescribes or recommends drugs or other forms of treatment such as physical therapy, inhalation therapy, or other therapeutic procedures and treatment modalities.
  • Refers patients to Physicians for consultation or to specialized health resources for treatment, as well as to hospital facilities and specialized care when necessary.
  • Maintains all necessary and appropriate contact with patients for follow-up care and improved health purposes.
  • Complies with all regulatory requirements and standards of contemporary medical care.
  • Monitors and manages medications for individual patients in the most appropriate and successful manner.
  • Asks all medically necessary questions of patients while utilizing questioning methods that elicit all required information for proper medical diagnoses and treatments.
  • Maintains consistent focus upon patient medical conditions and needs, and continually adjusts scheduling to accomplish that at as high a speed and with the greatest productivity possible.
  • Demonstrates ability to regularly change priorities to accomplish all tasks despite frequent interruptions.
  • Demonstrates ability to clearly communicate, both orally and in writing, while performing all essential functions.
  • Performs other special projects and duties as assigned.

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing, Family Medicine or a very closely related subject.
  • Arizona licensed Nurse Practitioner in good standing.
  • A minimum of 6 years of licensed nursing experience at least 3 of which must be as a licensed Nurse Practitioner.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to diverse cultures and specifically the Gila River Community and/or other Native American cultures.
  • Interest in medical subjects, patient services/care, and customer service.
  • Prior medical environment work experience is preferred.