OPENING DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT: July 27, 2022
CLOSING DATE OF ANNOUNCEMENT: Until Filled
POSITION TITLE: Registered Nurse/Clinic Manager
STARTING SALARY: Negotiable
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
NUMBER OF POSITIONS: 1
HOURS: Full Time
BENEFITS: Highly competitive package *See below
SUBJECT TO P.L. 101-630: Yes – This position works with and around our children and youth and is therefore subject to P.L. 101-630.
GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Registered Nurse/Clinic Manager, preferably a Public Health Nurse, oversees the nursing operations, community outreach, and diabetes programs of the Lassen Indian Health Center (LIHC). This individual is responsible for the promotion and preservation of health in the local Indian community.
SPECIFIC AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Manages, supervises and coordinates services for the Medical Clinic and Outreach Department.
· Holds Security Level 1 key and security codes.
· Prepares reports as requested and in a timely manner.
· Prepares, updates, and implements Medical Clinic and Outreach Department policies and procedures.
· Supervises maintenance and production of immunization and diabetes records and reports on all patients as required by Indian Health Service (IHS) Contract Scope of Work, as well as other audits and reports required by GPRA/IHS.
· May administer immunizations, injections, oral medications, and certain treatments.
· May perform venipuncture for obtaining blood samples.
· Discusses patient problems by telephone when appropriate and directs the patient to proper care.
· Supervises the ordering and inventory of medical supplies by medical staff.
· Serves on Infection Control Committee, Quality Improvement (QI), Diabetes Team, Case Management, and the Health Resources Management Team (HRMT). Chairs meetings and facilitates progress and activities for each committee to meet goals. Participates in other committees or sub-committees as assigned.
· Acts as Infection Control Officer for LIHC and is responsible for updating the Infection Control Manual.
· Evaluates staff in a timely manner.
· Assists the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer (CEO/COO) with scheduling peer reviews for dental and medical providers.
· Provides patient education in groups, one-on-one, or at patient homes.
· Learned and becomes proficient with practice management software and other computer programs as needed, especially the IHS Resource Patient Management System (RPMS), and Electronic Health Records (HER) programs.
· In collaboration with the Director of Medical or medical providers, ensure programs are in place that addresses community health needs.
· Responsible for the day-to-day management, supervision, and operation of the Outreach Department’s visits, activities, and assignments.
· Selects health education materials for distribution to the Lassen County Indian community.
· Develops and updates home visit protocols for the Certified Medical Assistant/Community Health Representatives (CMA/CHR).
· Trains Outreach staff to ensure proper utilization of home visit protocols and community education methods.
· Makes initial home visits to evaluate patients’ needs who have been referred by the Doctor, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), or other requests. Determines what approaches and monitoring procedures the CMA/CHR will utilize. Makes home visits to patients as requested.
· Supervises and writes all required reports related to areas of responsibility.
· Works with Human Resources and the Safety Officer to review, plan, and schedule staff training programs.
· Plans, prepares, and participates in community education classes, health fairs, events, and health screenings.
· Complies with all pertinent HIPAA regulations and related policies and procedures.
· Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
A. Must possess excellent customer service skills.
B. Must possess excellent written and oral skills.
C. Must have knowledge and experience in clinic operations, administrative functions, and clinic management.
D. Ability to multi-task.
1. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent from an accredited high school.
2. Must have a valid California driver’s license or license from the current residence state.
3. Must pass P.L. 101-630 background check OR pre-employment background check.
4. Must pass a pre-employment drug test.
5. Must have a valid CPR card or be able to obtain one within ninety (90) days of hire.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION
6. A college degree in a technical discipline or a master’s degree (non-technical) or non-technical degree plus professional certification.
7. Five to eight years of similar or related experience.
8. Must possess a current and valid California RN license (Public Health Nurse Certificate preferred).
9. Must have supervision, management team, and leadership skills.
10. Must be flexible and take the initiative to correct deficient areas of responsibility.
1. PHYSICAL SAFETY: The work requires minor physical exertion, such as short periods of standing, walking over rough uneven surfaces, some recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities. The job may require recurring lifting of lightweight objects with infrequent bending or stooping alternating with the lighter activities. The job requires minimal agility and dexterity.
2. WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Regular exposure to unfavorable environments such as weather, body fluids, toxic laboratory, and industrial chemicals, or confined, dirty, and noisy locations. Employees may be required to use personal protective equipment such as masks, coats, gowns, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields.
Uphold all principles of confidentiality.
Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards.
Interact in an honest, trustworthy, and respectful manner with employees, visitors, and vendors.
Participate in departmental staff meetings, quality management activities, and cultural and educational programs.
Comply with policies and procedures.
Display respect and understanding of Susanville Indian Rancheria’s traditions and values.
The way the employee relates to fellow employees, customers, and visitors is considered parallel in importance to technical knowledge and ability.
Any attitude or behavior that will tarnish the name or reputation of the Susanville Indian Rancheria will not be tolerated and is subject to disciplinary action.
1st Preference: Enrolled member of a Federally Recognized Tribe.
2nd Preference: Documented proof of Veteran Status, i.e. DD-214, Veterans Benefit Card.
3rd Preference: All other applicants.
SIR BENEFITS PACKAGE:
The Susanville Indian Rancheria offers its full-time employees a highly competitive benefits package, including annual cost-of-living increases (based on SSA COLA); eligibility for annual merit increases; twelve paid holidays; thirteen days paid sick leave; up to twenty-six days paid annual leave (depending on the length of service); maternity leave; paternity leave; affordable group health, dental, vision, and life insurance; and 401(k) retirement plan.
HOW TO APPLY AND APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
All applicants are required to submit a Susanville Indian Rancheria/ Lassen Indian Health Center application. Applications can be found on our website at: www.sir-nsn.gov/human-resources/ (SIR – LIHC – Gaming Commission Application for Employment P.L. 101-630 Requirements) or picked up at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, CA.
Only complete applications will be considered. For your application to be considered complete you must attach the following:
1. Completed Susanville Indian Rancheria/Lassen Indian Health Center Application.
2. Copy of your High School Diploma AND College Degree or transcripts documenting your graduation or completion of your Degree.
3. Copy of your valid Driver’s License.
4. Copy of any other certifications required.
5. Copy of Tribal Card, if claiming Indian Preference.
6. Copy of DD214 or other proof of Veteran status, if claiming Veteran’s Preference.
Complete applications can be dropped off in person at the Human Resources Office at 745 Joaquin Street, Susanville, California, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. They may also be faxed to (530) 251-1895 or mailed to the above address. All applications must be received by 5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.
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