Job ID: 289752106  |  Last Updated: 6/5/2023

FNP/PA - Aleutian Pribilof islands Association

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

Job Description

The Aleutian Islands region of southwestern Alaska is dominated by volcanic peaks, rugged coastlines, powerful oceans, and severe weather. It is also one with rich resources, so varied and abundant that people have thrived in the area for almost 10,000 years. The Native people of the greater Aleutian Islands region refer to themselves by two names, Unangax^ and Aleut, the former in their own language, Unangam tunuu, and the latter a name applied only after foreigners first came to the region in the mid-1700s.

Our Mission
To promote self-sufficiency and independence of the Unangax^ (Aleut) people by advocacy, training, technical assistance and economic enhancement; To assist in meeting the health, safety, and well being needs of each Unangax^ community; To promote, strengthen and ensure the unity of the Unangax^; and to strengthen and preserve the Unangax^ cultural heritage.

Job Summary: The Advanced Practice Provider position is based in the Oonalaska Wellness Center in the Aleutian Islands Region. The position provides primary care, walk-in urgent care, emergency services, consultation and collaboration to the Community Health Aide/Practitioners (who take 1st call 24 hours per day, may provide 24/7 where no other providers are on site). The Advanced Practice Provider provides the various categories of care as noted above, making independent clinical decisions with consultation and collaboration with physicians from the Southcentral Foundation (SCF) and/or Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC). Provides medical supervision to the Community Health Aides/Practitioners at OWC, Atka Clinic and Nikolski Clinic as applicable.

Qualifications: Graduate of an accredited practitioner program. Requires a registration/license to practice in the State of Alaska. Credentialing process to practice required. Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements. Three to five years experience (two years of supervision preferred) or and equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience. Ability to perform medical examinations using standard medical procedures. Knowledge of patient care charting, patient histories, clinical operations and procedures, primary care principles and practices. Ability to observe, assess, and record symptoms, reactions, and patient progress. Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Up-to-date CPR and ACLS certifications. Knowledge of drugs and their indications, contraindications, dosing, side effects, at proper administration. Knowledge of emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in area of expertise. Ability to clearly communicate medical information to professional practitioners and the general public. Ability to educate patients and/or families as to the nature of disease and to provide instruction on proper care and treatment. Ability to maintain quality, safety, and/or infection control standards. Ability to self-manage assigned patient caseload, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling appointments, services, and work assignments. Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions. Computer literate. Must have the ability to give oral and written reports. Willingness and means to travel on rotation throughout the Aleutian/Pribilof Islands Region and have a valid Alaska Drivers License. Willing to take training and attend workshops and meetings periodically to enhance job performance and knowledge.

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