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To provide comprehensive care to patients with diabetes and/or other chronic conditions. Duties: Administers patient care based on the philosophy and objectives of the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation and within the designated scope of practice.
Keeps immediate supervisor promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual matters of significance coming to his/her attention so prompt corrective action can be taken when appropriate. Participates in planning for appropriate care of patients with gestational diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes mellitus. Provides the initial evaluation and treatment planning which includes outpatient evaluation, history taking, physical examination and patient education specific to diabetes related care.
Provides individual and therapeutic planning for patients utilizing clinical observations, and the medical care plan. Documents observations on the chart utilizing appropriate format. Records significant normal and all deviations from normal.
Formulates a problem list. Confers with physician regarding all significant deviations from normal. Completes patient care documentation within 24 hours of the patient visit.
Refers complicated patient problems to the BBAHC physician for consultation or follow ups of chronic condition. Refers patient needing emergency care to the appropriate resource through the BBAHC physician. Will participate in village travel providing patient care in rotation with the Physicians.
Qualifications: Nurse Practitioner or Board-Certified Physician's Assistant required. Unexpired, unrestricted license to practice in any U.S. State or Territory required.
Must become licensed in the State of Alaska within one year of start of BBAHC employment and maintain unrestricted Alaska license continuously thereafter. Minimum of two years' experience as a mid-level practitioner certified BTLS/ACLS required.
Must have expertise in providing diabetes self-management education/training to individuals and groups according to the current American Diabetes Association (ADA) stan
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