Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Registered Nurse (community Health)

Posted over 1 month ago · Full time

Job Description



Under general supervision from the Community Health Services Manager in the Health Services Division of the Health & Human Services (HHS) Department, provides public health nursing services to SRPMIC Community Members with the goals of promoting and restoring health to the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community, preventing disease and disability as well as improving the quality of life in the Community. This job class is treated as FLSA Exempt. This is a driving position.

Essential Functions: Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.

Examples of Tasks

1. Monitor health status to identify individual, family, and Community health problems.
  • Collect comprehensive data pertinent to the health status of the Community.
  • Review infectious disease reports daily and locate identified cases and contacts.
  • Use various resources including, but not limited to, the electronic health record, to monitor health status.
  • Observe health status through face-to-face contact using nursing practice.

2. Investigate health problems and health hazards in the Community.
  • Participate as a member of multi-disciplinary consultation and review teams for case assignments.
  • Seek out opportunities to work with various teams to investigate and identify Community health needs.

3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
  • Implements specialty programs, such as, diabetes self-management education
  • Collaborates with representatives of the Community, service organizations and HHS professionals in advocating and promoting the health of the population.

4. Develop strategies that support individual, family, and Community health efforts.
  • Initiates preventative health measures within the scope of practice for a professional Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Initiates appropriate interventions according to health care priorities identified in individual and Community assessments.

5. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
  • Work with providers and services within the SRPMC and outside the Salt River to improve the health of individuals and the Community as a whole.
  • Connect those who don't have access to care with direct health care services, such as screening services, preventative care, medical specialty, social work, behavioral health, convalescent, and rehabilitative services.

6. Provide health-related instruction to individuals, families, and groups.
  • Coordinate programs, services and other activities to implement targeted health promotion and disease prevention activities.
  • Present health-related instruction at conferences, staff-meetings, Community events, and to Community leaders and stakeholders.
  • Educate individuals one-on-one as needed for situations when group education is not appropriate.

7. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of individual and population-based health services within the Community.
  • Monitor client and Community condition and report to appropriate entity.
  • Systematically analyze health data, resources, care plans, and health education currently available.

8. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems within the Community.
  • Recommend changes to process when necessary and follow through to ensure that agreed upon changes are implemented and maintained.
  • Reviews quality and effectiveness of documentation and education materials and equipment as needed.

9. Record and report activities, subjective and objective data, interventions, and outcomes for individual, family, and population-based assessments and services provided within the Community.
  • Establish and maintain effective communication between stakeholders.

10. Updates professional knowledge and proficiency in nursing through continuing education, staff meetings, training and conferences, etc.
  • Must retain Arizona Nursing License in good standing.

11. Performs other job-related duties as assigned to maintain and enhance departmental operation.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics:
  • Knowledge of the history, customs, culture, traditions and government of the Salt River Pima- Maricopa Indian Community.
  • Knowledge of medical, behavioral, public health, and social service resources available to Community members including, but not limited to, Indian Health Service (IHS), Medicare, Medicaid, ALTCS, SSI, etc.
  • Knowledge of assessment, diagnostic, preventative and therapeutic procedures used in a community health program.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and SRPMIC laws and regulations governing professional nursing practices.
  • Knowledge of theory, principles and scope of practice for a professional Registered Nurse.
  • Knowledge of theory and practices of management in nursing services.
  • Knowledge of counseling theory and techniques as well as learning principles and strategies.
  • Knowledge of health systems and disease processes.
  • Knowledge of data collection and analysis.
  • Knowledge of public health practices and concerns.

  • Skill observing, assessing and documenting the behavior and progress of patients.
  • Skill assessing client needs and developing care plans.
  • Skill applying professional Nursing methods and techniques as well as emergency medical procedures including First Aid and Basic Cardiac Life Support.
  • Skill with verbal and written communication and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people, clients, families, community groups and health professionals.
  • Skill maintaining accurate records and compiling timely reports.
  • Skill with program planning.

  • Ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with colleagues, subordinates, supervisors, health care professionals, Tribal officials, representatives of resource agencies, patients and Community members.
  • Ability to work as a productive member of a team.
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues and maintain appropriate, professional and confidential relationships.
  • Ability to incorporate cultural differences, health beliefs and learning styles.
  • Ability to develop and implement program protocols as well as identify and address programmatic problems.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and related software, including Microsoft Office along with a variety of standard office equipment including cellular phones, photocopiers, FAX machines and calculators at an intermediate of expert level.
  • Ability to bend, lift, and move in a manner consistent with the duties assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: A Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited School of Nursing is required.

Licensure: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Arizona required.

Experience: Three (3) years professional Nursing experience required.
  • At least one (1) year experience in Public Health Nursing preferred.
  • Experience working with Native Americans preferred.
  • Working knowledge of public health, infection control, immunizations, diabetes education and chronic disease management preferred.

Equivalency: Any equivalent combination of education and experience that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered when filling the position except for completion of a BSN program, three (3) years professional nursing experience, and the possession of a license to be a Registered Nurse in Arizona.

Underfill Eligibility: An enrolled Community Member whom closely qualifies for the minimum qualifications for a position may be considered for employment under SRPMIC Policy 2-19, Underfill

Special Requirements

May be required to work beyond normal work hours including nights, weekends and holidays.

Must have current Basic Life Support, First Aid, and blood borne pathogens training or complete within 30 days of hire.

Employees in, and applicants applying for, jobs providing direct services to children are subject to the "Community Code of Ordinances", Chapter 11, "Minors", Article X. "Investigation of Persons Working With Children".

Must possess and maintain a Valid Arizona Driver's License.

Prior to hire as an employee, applicants will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. Will be required to pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check. Employees are subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

"SRPMIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer" Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain consideration for Community member/Native American preference, applicant must submit a copy of Tribal Enrollment card or CIB which indicates enrollment in a Federally Recognized Native American Tribe by one of the following methods:

1) attach to application

2) fax (480) 362-5860

3) mail or hand deliver to Human Resources.

Documentation must be received by position closing date.
The IHS/BIA Form-4432 is not accepted .
Your Tribal ID/CIB must be submitted to HR-Recruitment-Two Waters.