Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Registered Nurse (community Health)

Posted over 1 month ago

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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 patient.

  • Assess health status through face-to-face contact using nursing practice standards.

2. Inform, educate, and empower people regarding their health.
  • Participate in 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 patients within the population served.

3. 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).
  • Participate as a member of multi-disciplinary consultation and review teams for case assignments.

4. Provide case management oversite and mentoring for patients empaneled with Community Health Services.
  • Work with providers and services within the SRPMIC and providers outside the Community to improve the health of patients.
  • 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.
  • Advocate for effective, accessible, and quality health services within the Community.
  • Systematically analyze health data, resources, care plans, and health education to improve the quality of care for patients.
  • Recommend changes to process when necessary and lead change projects.

5. 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.

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

7. 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's Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university and certification as a Registered Nurse (RN) 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 Home/Community 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 Bloodborne 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 Veteran, Community Member, Spouse of Community Member, qualified Native American, and then other qualified candidate.

In order to obtain preference, the following is required: 1) Qualified Community Member Veteran (DD-214) will be required at the time of application submission 2) Qualified Community Member (must provide Tribal I.D at time of application submission),3) Spouse of a Community Member (Marriage License/certificate and spouse Tribal ID or CIB is required at time of application submission), and 4) Native American (Tribal ID or CIB required at time of application submission).

Documents may be submitted 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.