Job ID: 289752116  |  Last Updated: 6/5/2023

Physician Assistant - Copper River Native Association

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

Job Description

Copper River Native Association is located in the beautiful Copper River Basin, home of the Ahtna people. We are approximately 150 miles east of Anchorage in a region encompassing approximately 23,000 square miles. We have the Chugach National Forest to the south, the Alaska Range to the north, Wrangell Mountains of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve to the east, and the Talkeetna and Chugach Mountains to the west. The Copper River is 300 miles long, flows through the Copper Basin, and empties into the Gulf of Alaska. It is fed by 13 major tributaries, including the Klutina, the Gakona, and the Gulkana Rivers.


This position is responsible for providing comprehensive medical, preventive, and therapeutic health care services by delivering primary care in a clinic-centered approach with home visits and community outreach.

Manage the overall medical needs of patients. Assess health status and health practices of individuals and families through health histories, observation, and physical examinations. Identify health needs, develop, and implement health care treatment plans with periodic follow-up.
Prescribe specific drugs and treatment for common health problems.
Order and perform laboratory tests and evaluate results. Order other laboratory/diagnostic procedures and interpret results.
Assure coordination of patient follow up with Community Health Aides and the RN Case Manager.
Establish and maintain patient medical records and charts in the E.H.R, ensuring compliance with Indian Health Services directives.
Establish and maintain a network of collaborative relationships with private physicians, IHS, and tribal and non-tribal health service providers.
Provide referrals to local providers and specialty clinics when services are not available within the CRNA clinics.
Provide guidance and coordination of the organizations vaccination program.
Provide guidance and support to the Community Health Aide Program.
Schedule the workload, assure the adequacy of supplies, aid in maintaining clinic procedures, coordinate medical services, plan and evaluate clinic services, and implement necessary care.
In conjunction with medical, pharmacy, dental, and behavioral health staff, assist with the development of the appropriate formulary for the Health Services Department.
Provide home visits as needed.
Implement community programs and function as a consultant for tribal programs.
Perform other duties as assigned.

Graduate of an accredited program.
Licensed in Alaska.
ACLS, BLS, and PALS certification required within one year of hire.
Maintain DEA number.
Strong physical assessment, oversight, and teaching skills.

Two years of experience in a rural health care setting.
Two years of experience as a Mid-Level Practitioner (MLP).

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