Job ID: 289752112
Last Updated: 6/5/2023
FNP/PA - Kodiak Area Native Association
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium
Tribal Health Recruiting
The Kodiak Island Archipelago is a large group of islands, located about 30 miles off the coast of southwest Alaska. The archipelago is about 177 miles long and encompasses nearly 5,000 square miles, roughly the size of the state of Connecticut. At 3,588 square miles, Kodiak Island is the largest island in the group and the second largest island in the United States. Only the island of Hawaii is larger.
The City of Kodiak, situated at the northeastern tip of the island, is about 250 miles south of Anchorage. Although the main population center surrounds the City of Kodiak, there are also six small rural communities in the Kodiak Archipelago: Ouzinkie, Old Harbor, Larsen Bay, Akhiok, Port Lions, and Karluk.
The city serves as the major supply and transportation hub for the archipelago's six village communities. Five are located on Kodiak Island and one is on Spruce Island, on the northern end of the archipelago. Each of the rural communities can be reached by aircraft or boat.
Quality-team based care with the focus on the patient, family, and community.
Provide healthcare to infants, children, adolescents, adults and geriatric patients in the outpatient setting.
Perform routine general medical and specialized duties that fall within a Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants technical and educational expertise to Alaska Natives and other Beneficiaries of KANA, as well as other patient populations served by KANA at any designated clinic site.
Travel to remote village communities for monthly multi-day visits to provide care to the residents of those communities within the village clinic setting.
Consult a supervising or designated physician when any unfamiliar, uncommon, or unstable conditions arise.
Remain current in improvements in the field of medicine and strive to incorporate those improvements into the program when appropriate, maintaining licensure and other credentials as required.
Participate as an integral member of the health division in the provision of medical services by collaborating with other health professionals to provide the KANA patient complete and comprehensive care.
Follow established protocols for patient referrals within and outside the Alaska Tribal Health system.
Actively participate and embrace KANAs quality improvement activities.
Monitor and share necessary information to facilitate risk prevention activities with management. Participate in peer review sessions with other providers.
Supervisory Responsibilities This position may assist in the clinical supervision of medical students, residents, and Community Health Aide clinical practice.
Graduate of an accredited NP or PA program. Current Certification by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners or American Nurse Credentialing Center, (NP) or current Certification by the National Commission of Physicians Assistants. Post training clinical experience in specialty preferred. Current Alaska license or ability to obtain license upon hire. Basic Life Support (BLS) certification is required. ACLS, NRP, ATLS, ALSO and PALS as required for specialty.
Physician Assistants must have collaborating agreement with current member of KANA medical staff.
Must successfully pass the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention (ICPA) background check.
Knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Spreadsheet software, and Word Processing software. Must have the computer skills needed to access and document in computerized medical records.
Ability to travel to remote communities by small plane.
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