Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

Scottsdale, Arizona, United States

Registered Nurse (public Health)

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description



Under general supervision from the Clinical Services Manager in the Health Services Division of the Health & Human Services (HHS) Department, provides nursing services to SRPMIC Community Members with the goals of promoting and restoring health, preventing disease and disability as well as improving the quality of life. 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. Promotes and encourages healthy behaviors.
  • Informs, educates, and empowers patients regarding health issues.

2. Obtains health histories and performs physical assessments.
  • Initiates preventative health measures within the scope of practice for a professional Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Evaluates and carries out medical providers' orders.
  • Initiates appropriate interventions according to health care priorities identified in assessments.
  • Adheres to established policies and procedures and standing orders.
  • Monitors clients' condition and reports to medical providers.

3. Documents client health histories accurately, legibly and completely in patient charts which includes subjective and objective data, treatment provided, evaluation of treatment effectiveness and patient education provided.
  • Develops and documents nursing care plans and interdisciplinary treatment plans.
  • Establishes and maintains documentation and communication flow at each program site.
  • Appraises quality and effectiveness of documentation and education materials and equipment as needed.
  • Recommends changes when necessary and follows through to ensure that agreed upon changes are implemented and maintained.

4. Participates in case management meetings with all programs servicing assigned clients.
  • Works with families, Community programs and medical personnel to arrange for additional services including convalescent and rehabilitative care as well as medical specialty services.
  • Participates as a member of multi-disciplinary consultation and review teams including case assignments.
  • Attends staff meetings as requested.

5. Monitors medications, efficacy of medication, side effects and drug interactions.
  • Provides medication education to clients.
  • Sets up and monitors medication administration.

6. Oversees care coordination for individuals and families including coordination of all health-related appointments.
  • Provides referrals for clients with social and emotional problems or any other needs, beyond the scope of the RN, to other community agencies and services for assistance.
  • Oversees all client transitions to other facilities, programs or homes.

7. Coordinates programs, services and other activities to implement targeted health promotion and disease prevention activities.

8. Collects comprehensive data pertinent to the health status of the population and community served.

  • Maintains and analyzes program data to make suggestions for program enhancements.

  • Prepares and submits required reports as necessary.

9. Leads, teaches and facilitates health education and health skills training opportunities for the Community and employees of the Community, including CPR, diabetes education, and bloodborne pathogens.

10. Collaborates with representatives of the Community, service organizations and HHS professionals in providing for, and promoting, the health of the population.

11. Actively reaches out to all who might benefit from an intervention or service.

12. Identifies and investigates health risks to the Community by working with other health professionals as assigned.

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

14. 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, public health and social service resources available to Community members including, but not limited to, Indian Health Service (HIS), 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.
  • Knowledge of occupational 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 or 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 MS Office along with a variety of standard office equipment including cellular phones, photocopiers, FAX machines and calculators.
  • Ability to bend, lift, and move in a manner consistent with the duties assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education: An Associate Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university and certification as a Registered Nurse(RN) required. Bachelor Degree preferred

  • 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 Employee Health Nursing preferred.
  • At least One (1) year experience in Community Health Nursing preferred.
  • Experience working with Native Americans preferred.
  • Working knowledge of infection control, immunizations, wound care, 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 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.
  • 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.

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