Job ID: 289402247  |  Last Updated: 6/5/2023

NP / PA - Norton Sound Health Corporation

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Nome, AK
Applicant Contact
Tribal Health Recruiting
(907) 729-2893
(907) 729-3638
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

Norton Sound Health Corporation

JOB TITLE: Midlevel Med Staff

Position Summary: Nome is known for its finish line for the 1,049 mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race that is held in Alaska every year. The race begins on the first Saturday in March in Anchorage and the first sled dog team to cross the finish line in Nome wins. Nome is only accessible by plane or boat. Over the flower filled tundra you can see musk oxen and reindeer gazing off the road. While out there you might also come across bears, moose, fox, beaver, wolves, and much more. In the summer months fishing is the thing to do. Nome is also home to The Norton Sound Health Corporation (NSHC), a tribally owned and operated, independent, not-for-profit health care organization. NSHC operates the Norton Sound Regional Hospital in Nome and clinics in the 15 villages within the 44,000 square miles that comprise the Bering Strait region. The majority of staff in the department are community health aide practitioners local residents who have been trained at the Health Aide Training Center in Nome. These front-line primary health care providers are a critical link between doctors in Nome and patients in villages. Five villages Brevig Mission, Savoonga, Gambell, Stebbins, and White Mountain also have a full time physician assistant or nurse practitioner. Shishmaref and Unalakleet each have a dental health aide practitioner, and a larger sub-regional clinic in Unalakleet provides additional services. This facility is in need of a Midlevel Medstaff for the Nome, AK location.

Purpose of Position:
Provide patient and family focused medical care to area residents in accordance with NSHCs mission, philosophy, medical staff bylaws, policies and procedures while applying standards for medical professionals in the clinical/hospital setting. Coordinate patient assignments, monitor care and provide back up for physicians.
Uphold the organizations vision, mission, and corporate values. Demonstrate understanding of and compliance with organizations policies, procedures, code of conduct and work rules.
Essential Functions:
Assess, plan and provide patient care under the supervision of a physician
Examine patients, perform comprehensive physical examinations, and compile patient medical
data, including health history and results of physical examinations
Ensure proper illness and injury care and disease prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery
Use the appropriate process of assessment, diagnosis, planning, intervention, and evaluation
when: assessing the patients condition and needs, setting outcomes, implementing appropriate
actions to meet the patients/familys physical, emotional, spiritual, social, intellectual and safety
needs, and evaluating patient progress
Ensure patient care is accomplished effectively and efficiently in a cost effective manner,
discharge planning is carried out, and the medical regime for each patient is implemented as
prescribed by the physician
Participate in facilitating patient and family learning, reinforcing continued patient health care through
teaching and/or referral to community agency
follow-up, explaining the patients' disease process and planned interventions to patient/family
Demonstrate ability to care for medical, critically ill, traumatically injured, mental health,
emergency, maternal/neonate, and pediatric patient populations according to policy and procedure
when medically necessary using the appropriate process for assessment
Perform other duties as assigned

Personal Traits:
All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to consistently demonstrate the
organizations values: integrity, cultural sensitivity and respect for traditional values, continual learning
and improving, compassion, teamwork and pride. Employees are expected to demonstrate integrity,
professionalism, accountability, cooperation with and consideration of others.

Required Knowledge:
All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to have general knowledge of typical
office technologies such as computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, and typical office software.
Knowledge of compliance (state, federal and corporate)Required Skills and Abilities:
All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to have a broad range of skills and abilities
centered around a strong patient focus, efficient performance, and teamwork. All employees should have
patient/customer service skills, interpersonal skills and good communication skills. All employees should
have the ability to manage their time and organize their work to ensure efficient performance. In
addition, all employees should have the ability to follow policy, procedure and instructions, actively
communicate with their supervisors to ensure understanding and manage their work accordingly. Finally,
all employees should have the ability to understand and manage patient/customer confidentiality.
Job specific skills and abilities are listed below:
Ability to perform a high level of customer service
Ability to manage the stresses and pressures of providing services in a fast paced environment

Minimum Requirements
Masters Degree
Licensed to practice as a Midlevel in the State of Alaska; NCCPA, PALS, Medivac, ACLS and BLS certification/registration; DEA#. In addition, must maintain a current collaborating agreement with Physician or Physicians on NSHC Medical Staff.

Physical Requirements:
Use hands and arms to operate office or clinical equipment
Sit less than half the workday
Stand and/or walk more than half the workday
Bend, stretch, twist, crouch and/or reach
View electronic monitors for prolonged periods of time
Lift or carry unaided 25 to 50 pounds
See and hear with normal acuity

Working Conditions:
Work is conducted in a standard office environment and a standard clinical environment
to include exposure to latex, biohazard or other harmful substances
Moderate travel is required (between 25% and 50% of the time)
Travel is required via large aircraft
Travel is required via small (less than 16 passenger) aircraft
Travel is required via snow mobiles, all-terrain vehicles or boat

Loan Repayment Site:
National Health Service Corps
Indian Health Service
State of Alaska - SHARP

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