SEARHC was established in 1975 under the provisions of the Indian Self-Determination Act as a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. The intent of this legislation was to have Indian Health Service programs and facilities turned over to tribal management. Our contracting with IHS began in 1976 when we took over management of the Community Health Aides Program. In 1982, we took over operation of the IHS Juneau clinic, now the Ethel Lund Medical Center, and took over operation of Sitka's Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital in 1986. We are one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation.
The Family Practice Nurse Practitioner or Physician Assistant provides comprehensive family medicine services within the scope of training and experience to people of all ages and genders. In addition, depending upon the location and needs of the particular community served, the Provider participates in shared after-hours emergency call coverage. Medical care provided is consistent with SEARHC policy and procedure, Medical Staff Bylaws, and nationally recognized medical standards of care.
Provides comprehensive primary care including but not limited to diagnosis, treatment, minor procedures, coordination of care, referral, preventative care, and health maintenance to a dedicated panel of patients. Participates fully in shared local urgent/emergent care on-call rotation. Maintains accurate and timely documentation of services in accordance with SEARHC policy. Provides optimal patient experience using strong listening and communication skills that build long term patient care relationships. Consults SEARHC physician as needed for patient care, and uses other access to specialists as needed (ie AristaMD, ANMC providers, etc).
Actively participates in SEARHC quality patient care initiatives and quality assurance programs.
Actively participates in provider and clinic meetings, and SEARHC medical staff functions.
Two years of experience as a practicing provider, additional clinical experience or training prior to practice as a licensed provider may be considered by the Medical Director of Primary Care Clinics to meet this minimum experience requirement
State of Alaska Medical License as an NP or PA
Board Certified in specialty by accrediting body
Maintains active unrestricted DEA registration
Maintains active SEARHC medical staff privileges
BLS for all positions
ACLS, PALS, and ATLS certification within one year of start date for providers performing after hours emergency work in remote clinics (e.g., Haines, Hoonah, Gustavus, Angoon, Kake, Klawock)
ALSO training is preferred for providers performing after hours emergency work in remote clinics
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Knowledge of primary health care practices and principles
Basic emergency care and protocol where appropriate
Common disease processes and pharmacology
Is aware of standards of care, EMTALA, HIPAA, health care risk management principles, medical ethics, and medical malpractice principles
Effective communication skill and ability to interact with staff and patients
Capable of operating essential basic medical equipment
Makes proper assessments based upon history, exam, lab, x-ray and other data
Incorporates health promotion and health prevention activities into patient care
Educates patients and family members about diagnoses, treatment plan alternatives, risks, options, and medications
Provides high quality health care services including the performance of medical procedures appropriate to the outpatient and emergency care setting
Promotes teamwork and collaboration and resolves conflict
Ability to efficiently utilize the electronic medical record and other clinically required technology
Carefully listens to patients and family members
Express ideas clearly through oral and written communication skills, analyze complex situations efficiently and problem solve, and effectively implement clinical program strategies
At SEARHC, we see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement. Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it's a fulfilling career.
We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.
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Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium