My Blog Name http://www.wihcc.com/browse-careers.php My blog description en-us Clinical Nurse http://www.wihcc.com/browse-careers.php?d=101 Under the general supervision of Assistant Nurse Executive and Chief Nurse Executive, the Clinical Nurse provides comprehensive nursing care services in a multidisciplinary program environment for patients.  RN must be able to work as a team member and develop productive and cooperative working relationships in a fast-paced environment. The clinical nurse will receive medical direction from the medical staff in Ambulatory and Urgent Care Centers.
 

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CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

Job Announcement Number: WDH-14-10


Department: Nursing Division

Status: Full-time

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Triage and provide treatment, according to the status of patients and level of care needed within scope of practice and learning.
    • Prepares patients for tests, exams and treatment; administers prescribed mediations via proper route.
    • Maintains health records by proper and complete documentation of nursing observations, interventions, therapeutic measures and patient education.
    • Reviews health maintenance data and actively participates in the implementation of Winslow Indian Health Care Center maintenance objectives.
    • Provides counseling and teaching to patients and families on preventive, curative and rehabilitative measures involved in health care.
    • Maintains professional knowledge and skill in nursing by attending continuing education, staff meetings, workshops and serving on QM/HP Teams/Committees.
    • Assumes Team Leader/Charge Nurse duties as assigned.
    • Exercises excellent interpersonal skills in handling interaction with clinical staff, patients and families.
    • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.
    • Uphold all principles of confidentiality and patient care to the fullest extent.
    • Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the healthcare industry.
    • Interact in an honest, trustworthy and dependable manner with patients, employees and vendors.
    • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
    • Performs other duties as assigned related to clinical field as necessary.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & CERTIFICATIONS:

    • Valid Registered Nurse license from one of the 50 states.
    • Possess practical knowledge of professional nursing principles, AAAHC standards and requirements, and standards of care.
    • Current BLS/CPR is required
    • ACLS, PALS, TNCC, ENPC and ATCN are strongly recommended.
    • Demonstrate leadership skills and creativity in problem solving
    • Bilingual skills in English and Navajo language preferred
    • Must maintain a valid unrestricted and insurable driver’s license

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS

    • Skill to provide comprehensive emergent/non-emergent nursing care.
    • Practical knowledge of pharmaceuticals, therapeutic effects, side effects and complications. 
    • Practical knowledge and skill in operating specialized emergency medical equipments.
    • Practical knowledge of a variety of nursing specializations including but not limited to prenatal, post partum, pediatrics, internal medicine, diabetes, etc. 


Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, to taste or smell and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
 
Work Environment:
Work is performed both in an office and clinical setting with a moderate noise level.  Clinical Work environment may involve exposure to physical risks, such as blood borne pathogens and operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.  Evening and/or weekend work may be required.  Extended hours and irregular shifts may be required.   
 


**The selected candidate must successfully complete Fingerprinting & Background Check.
 

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Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:06:02 -0400 http://www.wihcc.com/browse-careers.php?d=101
EMT Basic http://www.wihcc.com/browse-careers.php?d=100 Under the general supervision of the EMS Manager, the EMT Basic position is to provide comprehensive emergency and basic medical care in a pre-hospital setting by providing inter-facility transports to receiving hospitals. Communicates with patients, ensure they are securely placed in an ambulance, monitor vital signs and accompany patients medical facilities, hospitals, and specialty care clinics.EMT Basic will receive medical direction form medical staff while Nurse Executive maintains Division oversight.  Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information at all times.
 

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CLOSING DATE: May 06, 2014

Job Announcement Number: WDH-14-12


Department:  EMS/Nursing Division

Status:   Full-Time

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:  
 

    • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.
    • Triages and provides immediate/urgent treatment, according to the status of patients and level of care needed within scope of practice.
    • Provides medical care based on scope of practice and online/offline medical direction.
    • Responds to instructions from emergency medical dispatcher and drives specially equipped emergency vehicle to specified location.
    • Administers first-aid treatment to and transports sick or injured persons to medical facility, working as member of emergency medical team
    • Assists in removal of victims from scene of accident or catastrophe.
    • Determines nature and extent of illness or injury, or magnitude of catastrophe, to establish first aid procedures to be followed or need for additional assistance, basing decisions on statements of persons involved, examination of victim or victims, and knowledge of emergency medical practice.
    • Administers prescribed first-aid treatment at site of emergency, or in specially equipped vehicle, performing such activities as application of splints, administration of oxygen or intravenous injections, treatment of minor wounds or abrasions, or administration of artificial resuscitation.
    • Communicates with professional medical personnel at emergency treatment facility to obtain instructions regarding further treatment and to arrange for reception of victims at treatment facility.
    • Assists treatment center admitting personnel to obtain and record information related to victims' vital statistics and circumstances of emergency. Maintains vehicles and medical and communication equipment and replenishes first-aid equipment and supplies.
    • Operates and/or sets up specialized equipment, i.e., cardiac monitors, defibrillators, EKG machines, ventilators, etc.
    • Maintains professional knowledge and skill by attending continuing education, staff meetings, workshops and serving on QM/HP Teams/Committees. 
    • Arranges and/or coordinates needed transport for patients via ground/flight as required. 
    • Assists UCC and clinic staff with patient care as assigned during down periods of no transports.
    • May require on-call as needed.
    • Communicates clearly with patients, families, and co-workers while demonstrating quality customer services.
    • Efficiently performs such tasks as initiation of IV therapy and the operation of biomedical equipment.
    • Interacts closely with patients under a wide variety of circumstances.
    • Adheres to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the healthcare industry.
    • Interacts in an honest, trustworthy and dependable manner with patients, employees and vendors.
    • Maintains and adheres to strict confidentiality of medical information and guidelines in accordance with the Privacy Act, HIPAA, HITECH, AAAHC, EMTALA and OSHA rules and regulations.

   
  MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & CERTIFICATIONS:
 

    • HS diploma or equivalency is required.
    • Possess a valid AZ and National Registry EMT- Basic certification.
    • Must have completed a state approved and accredited training program. 
    • 3-5 years or more of experience in the field of EMS and demonstrated proficiency in areas of Basic emergency cardiac life support, Basic trauma life support, Pediatric emergency care. 
    • Possess current BLS/CPR
    • PHTLS is strongly recommended.
    • Bilingual skills in English and Navajo language preferred 
    • Must maintain a valid unrestricted and insurable driver’s license

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS

    • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
    • Knowledge of the principles and practices of emergency management.
    • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language, both verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to see clearly 20 or more feet and to read printed material.
    • Ability to read, writes, and comprehends the English language.
    • Ability to distinguish subtle changes in auscultation of breath sounds, heart sounds, blood pressure, etc.
    • Ability to develop and maintain a strong team atmosphere of staff with productive and cooperative working relationship in a fast-paced environment.
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
    • Ability to make intelligent and effective decisions in routine and emergency situations.
    • Ability to assess situations and take appropriate course of actions under stressful and hazardous circumstances.
    • Ability to prepare accurate, complete, and legible reports and present detailed, accurate, and objective oral presentations.
    • Ability to safely operate tools, apparatus, vehicles, and equipment used in medical assistance operations.
    • Ability to analyze and react to emergency situations quickly, calmly, and effectively.
    • Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.
    • Ability to work as a team member and develop productive and cooperative working relationship in a fast-paced environment.             
    • Skills in operating specific clinical equipment.
    • Ability to read and see small items, computer screens and biomedical equipment readouts with or without corrective devices.

 
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to walk frequently;  prolonged standing; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee is required to stand; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, taste and smell.  Also the employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds that includes heavy physical effort; lifts, positions, pushes, and/or transfers patients, or lifting of supplies/equipment.
 
Work Environment:
Work is generally performed in an office, clinic, hospital or home setting with exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment and exposure to blood borne pathogens.  Exposure to latex products on a routine basis.  May be required to work extended and irregular hours based on organization’s hours of operation and/or emergency situations, as well as weekends and holidays.  Frequent interactions with the public.  
 
  
**The selected candidate must successfully complete Fingerprinting & Background Check.

 

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Dental Assistant http://www.wihcc.com/browse-careers.php?d=98 Under general supervision of the Dental Assistant Supervisor and/or Deputy Chief, this position supports the Dental Team by performing a range of clinical functions and allows Dental Dept to smoothly function.  The Dental Assistant assists at chair side while the Dentist performs a full range of professional dental treatment of commonly encountered dental disease or dental health problems requiring standard corrective, restorative, or preventive measures. The DA position requires travel to/from satellite clinics: Leupp, Dilkon and on Mobile Van. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

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CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

Job Announcement Number: WDH-14-07


Department:  Dental

Status:   Full-time

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:  
 

  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.
  • Performs chair side assisting in all phases of dental treatment including restorative, prosthodontic, surgical, endodontic and periodontal treatments, which encompass all routine dental procedures. 
  • Receives and routes patients, and schedules appointments. 
  • Accurately records all required data into the patient’s chart using Office Management (Dentrix Enterprise), as relayed by Dentist and accurately retrieve and file dental charts. 
  • Completes dental laboratory work orders in compliance with dentist’s instructions.
  • Responsible for cleaning, packaging and sterilizing all dental instruments and assures proper storage. 
  • Prepares patient and operatory for proper dental procedures including setting up the proper instruments necessary. 
  • Operates dental X-ray equipment to take intra and extra-oral +angle, and accurately process radiographic. In takes radiographs, correctly positions patients and film to achieve proper photographic angle and adequately processes film.
  • Performs routine dental laboratory procedures, including taking preliminary impressions, pouring and trimming models, constructing custom trays, fabricating base plates and bite rims. 
  • Responsible for keeping the clinic operatories cleaned and stocked. 
  • Relays to patient post treatment instructions, motivating and instructing patients in proper brushing and flossing techniques, care of prosthodontic appliances and give information regarding common causes of tooth decay.
  • Maintain the dental clinic in a clean and orderly manner.
  • Places rubber dam isolation as directed by the Dentist.
  • Responsible for replacement of the restoration, after preparation is completed.  This includes selection, contouring and placement of matrices, placements of bases, liners, and packing, carving and polishing routine alloy and composite restorations and also those requiring cusp replacements. 
  • Places and finishes complex composite restorations and places and contours temporary restorations. 
  • Assists the dentist in constructing and finishing a CEREC restoration as instructed.
  • Address all concerns and issues through the chain of command starting with the Dental Assistant Supervisor.
  • Maintains communication thorough the Dental Assistant Supervisor to resolve concerns.
  • Possess a BLS training
  • Uphold all principles of confidentiality and patient care to the fullest extent.
  • Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the healthcare industry.
  • Interact in an honest, trustworthy and dependable manner with patients, employees and vendors.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

   
  MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & CERTIFICATIONS:
 

  • HS diploma or equivalent
  • 2-3 yrs of chair side dental assisting experience
  • 1-2 yr dental assistant program leading up to certification accredited by Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) preferred
  • Bilingual skills in English and Navajo language preferred
  • Valid unrestricted and insurable driver’s license

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS

  • Ability to receive, route and schedule patients.
  • Ability to interact with patients, students, school administrators and families by having excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work as team member and develop productive and cooperative working relationships with the communities.
  • Skills in math, effective communication, and problem solving.
  • Knowledge of proper technique procedures for caring of all dental equipment and instruments as well as proper sterilization and storage. 
  • Ability to use mask, gloves, protective eye wear, hair cover, shoe cover, surgical scrubs and fluid imprecision apron.
  • Knowledgeable in ordering dental supplies and restocking clinic areas, to keep clinic well applied and to perform laboratory procedures necessary for smooth operation of the clinic.
  • Knowledge of dental terminology for proper recording of dental treatment in Dentrix
  • Knowledge of all instruments used in routine dental procedures for restorative, prosthodontic, oral surgical, endodontic and periodontal treatment.
  • Ability to efficiently perform chair side techniques in all phase of dentistry.
  • Knowledge of dental anatomy and operating dental radiographic equipment.
  • Ability to explain to patient, post operative instructions, preventive techniques and care instructions.
  • Knowledge of patient management mobilization procedures.
  • Knowledgeable of computer software and hardware, such as Microsoft.

 
**The selected candidate must successfully complete Fingerprinting & Background Check.

 

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Tue, 25 Feb 2014 16:01:37 -0500 http://www.wihcc.com/browse-careers.php?d=98
Senior Clinical Nurse (Dilkon Satellite Clinic) http://www.wihcc.com/browse-careers.php?d=96 Under general supervision of the Urgent Care Nurse Manager, the SCN assists the Nurse Executive/and Urgent Care Nurse Manager with the coordination, evaluation, and the provision of nursing care services at WIHCC’s satellite clinics. The SCN will develop, initiate, and implement a plan of nursing care, with appropriate interventions or modifications as needed. As a member of the health care team, the SCN provides nursing duties in the care of general medical-surgical, trauma, obstetrical, pediatric and behavioral patients encountered on a daily basis. The SCN works under the direct supervision of the Urgent Care Nurse Manager; however, the Chief Nurse Executive will maintain division oversight and SCN will receive medical direction from the medical staff. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
 

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CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

Job Announcement Number: WDH-14-05


Department:  Nursing Division

Status:   Full-time

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:  
 

  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.
  • In conjunction with the Urgent Care Nurse Manager and Medical Staff, the SCN oversees the operation of the assigned clinic or center, in relation to patient flow, productivity, and health care needs of the population served.
  • Assures staffing and medical equipment meet work demands, safety requirements, and accreditation standards.
  • Act as a liaison between staff, family, and physicians and other patient care team members.
  • Collaborates with multi-departments incumbent develops, implements, evaluates and revises clinic specific objectives, priorities, QI activities and standards of care and practice which are consistent with those for the overall clinical nursing and WIHCC programs.
  • Participates in Nursing and WIHCC programs as well as participating as active Nursing Administration team.
  • Participates in the overall Risk Management activities for the Division of Nursing in collaboration with CNE, NE, UC NM, and Nurse Educator to assure timely follow up and action plan; reports to Risk Management and Safety Officer.
  • Provides orientation to new staff members and students as well as providing guidance, direction and training.
  • Maintains professional knowledge and proficiency in nursing through continuing education, staff meetings, workshops, internal training programs, and serving on nursing committees, teams and functions.
  • Participates in clinical and peer review to evaluate current practice, and modify and improve practice as needed.
  • Oversees direct nursing employees in the performance of nursing tasks related to the care of patients.
  • Provide and perform comprehensive professional nursing care duties for patients with a wide variety of injuries and illnesses.
  • Continually study nursing staff operations to identify areas to improve care, meet patient satisfaction and efficient resource utilization; recommend action and consideration to the CNE, NE, and UC NM.
  • Assists the UC NM in maintaining, updating and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates admissions, discharges, and transfers (intra- and inter-facility) using the patient acuity system as a basis to determine patient needs.
  • Resolve simple, informal complaints of patients or employees and refer other, such as formal grievances and appeals, to the Supervisor or follow the proper chain-of-command.
  • Uphold all principles of confidentiality and patient care to the fullest extent.
  • Adheres to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the healthcare industry.
  • Interact in an honest, trustworthy and dependable manner with patients, employees and vendors.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  
  MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & CERTIFICATIONS:
 

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing is required
  • Requires a valid Registered Nursing license from one of the 50 states
  • 5 yrs clinical nurse experience required
  • Current BLS/CPR is required
  • Lead or supervisory experience preferred
  • ACLS/PALS, TNCC, ENPC and ATCN are strongly recommended
  • Valid driver’s license

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS

  • Ability to read, writes, and follows directions.
  • Knowledge of general nursing principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of specialized techniques of nursing.
  • Knowledge of laboratory medicine, clinical medicine, developmental, and behavioral psychology.
  • Knowledge of patient assessment and evaluation methods.
  • Knowledge of individual and group clinical therapy techniques.
  • Knowledge of patient rights.
  • Knowledge of training and supervisory techniques.
  • Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and regulations of a specific clinical nurse specialist program, and supervisory techniques, personnel policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to coordinate nursing standards, techniques, and practices.
  • Ability to assess the physical and psychosocial condition of patients.
  • Ability to develop a therapeutic relationship with patients.
  • Ability to relate and interpret medical data.
  • Ability to identify normal and abnormal findings and initiate appropriate follow-up.
  • Ability to maintain records, prepare reports, and compose correspondence related to the work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal formats.
  • Knowledge of professional nursing practices.
  • Knowledge of ENA nursing standards of care and AAAHC standards and requirements. 
  • Knowledge of healthcare delivery systems to effectively utilize available resources to provide health care.
  • Ability to analyze effectiveness of health care delivery systems. 
  • Knowledge and skill in operating specialized medical equipment, such as cardiac monitors, EKGs, defibrillators, etc. 
  • Practical knowledge of professional nursing practices, ENA nursing standards of care, AAAHC standards and requirements.
  • Practical knowledge of healthcare delivery systems to effectively utilize available resources to provide health care; the ability to analyze effectiveness of health care delivery systems.


**The selected candidate must successfully complete Fingerprinting & Background Check.

 

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Public Health Nurse http://www.wihcc.com/browse-careers.php?d=90 Under general supervision of the Director of Public Health Nursing, provides comprehensive nursing services to WIHCC’s service community through clinic programs and home health visits.  PHN will work with individuals, families and groups to promote health and wellness. This may include assessment and diagnosis as well as counseling and prevention services. Function autonomously and routinely interact with other area resources and will need to facilitate response by using proactive-interactive skills in order to obtain service for patient(s). Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

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CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

Job Announcement Number: WDH-13-44 (re-announcement)


Department:  Public Health Nurse

Status:   Full-time

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:  
 

  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.
  • Responsible to coordinate, participate in theplanning, implementing, addressing psychosocial issues & concerns.
  • Coordinates and participates in theplanning and delivery of health care services by collaborationwith appropriate resources, i.e. Various MedicalProviders (WIHCC staff and outside providers), Diabetes Program, Perinatal program, WIHCC Case Management, Tribal programs, Community Health Representatives, TB Technician, Women Infant Children (WIC), STD technician, Mental Health, Home Health Care Agencies, CDC, State and County Health
  • Assist/be responsible for the plan,implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive plan of care to meet the health care needs of clients in the communities.
  • Conducts and coordinates epidemiological surveys and investigation with appropriate personnel, surveillance of index case and contacts. 
  • Manages and/or coordinates an immunization/disease-preventable control program for children and adults.
  • Provides and coordinates home care to clients for prenatal, postpartum care, and other gynecological and obstetrical conditions.  Follow-up and family contacts as appropriate.
  • Identifies and prioritizes care to clients with high-risk conditions. 
  • Provides home care that may include physical and health assessments to newborns, infants, and children. 
  • Performs a key component in the segment of home care, which includes children’s immunizations from birth through age 27 months, and including all other children’s immunizations as established in PHN policy.
  • Performs case management of children who are on Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect listing.
  • Participates in a comprehensive school health program to assigned schools with existing Memorandum of Agreements in place, including Grant/Contract schools, Tribal Head Start Programs, and Parochial schools. 
  • Provides primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention activities in the schools to students, dormitory attendants, and faculty. 
  • Participates and coordinates with other community programs/resources in targeting community injury prevention and safety programs.
  • Provides and participates in epi-response/emergency preparedness in the community in collaboration with all local, Tribal, State, County, and National Emergency Preparedness Programs.
  • Assists DPHN and team leader to develop, implement/monitor, and evaluate/revise program policies and procedures, and PHN standing orders.
  • Assists DPHN and team leader to develop short and long-term program goals and objectives based on the community health needs assessment, and National Healthy People Objectives.  Utilize data from needs assessment to target high priority or “at risk” areas in the communities.
  • Participates inquality assurance activities includingevaluation of PHN program activities and improving quality patient-care outcomes.
  • Maintains proficiency and knowledge in trends affecting nursing issues such as treatments, concepts, skills, and theories through continuing education, workshops, staff meetings, and Improving Organizational Performance team committees.
  • Assists in promoting the assessment, planning, and evaluation of a comprehensive community health nursing program in an assigned area to meet the health care needs of individuals, families and communities.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

  
  MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & CERTIFICATIONS:
 

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and (3) yearsexperience in community health nursing required.
  • Must be licensed as Registered Nurse in the state of Arizona
  • Current CPR certification required. 
  • Certification in community health nursing preferred.
  • Previous public health nursing experience preferred.
  • Bilingual skills in English and Navajo language highly recommended.
  • Possess a valid unrestricted and insurable driver’s license.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS

  • Demonstrates professional conduct and uphold the nursing practice standards of care set forth by the State Board of Nursing. 
  • Excellent oral, written and listening communication skills are a must for effectively advocating for patients, their families and the community as a whole. 
  • Knowledge and ability to apply principles, concepts and theories of Public Health Nursing to provide services in homes, schools, and community settings.
  • Knowledge of and awareness of cultural and language differences.  Will have frequent contacts with Navajo speaking clients, therefore must be fluent in the Navajo language and culture.
  • Possess an unrestricted valid driver’s license.  Will be required to travel to homes, communities, schools, etc. including during inclement weather.   Evening hours or after-hour schedules may be required in management of emergent situations.
  • Knowledge of communicable disease outbreak or other medical emergencies, and other unforeseen causes.

 
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee frequently is required to taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
 
Work Environment:
Work is performed both in an office setting with a moderate noise level.  Work environment may involve exposure to physical risks, such as blood borne pathogens and operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.  Maybe exposed to inclement weather conditions, unstable family settings and high-risk neighborhoods. Public health nurses also may be exposed to communicable diseases, blood and other bodily fluids.  Evening and/or weekend work may be required.  Extended hours and irregular shifts may be required.
 

  
**The selected candidate must successfully complete Fingerprinting & Background Check.

 

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Advanced Staff Dentist http://www.wihcc.com/browse-careers.php?d=85 Under general supervision of the Chief Dentist, the Advanced Staff Dentist will be a first line treating Dentist within the clinics, as well as assisting the Chief Dentist, in the implementation and operation of the Dental Program. A practicing Dentist who performs a full range of professional dental duties in connection with the treatment of commonly encountered dental disease or dental health problems requiring standard corrective, restorative, or preventive measures.  Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.

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CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled                     

Job Announcement Number: WDH-13-36


Department:   Dental

Status:   Full-time

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:  
 

  • Regularly encounters, diagnoses, and administers treatment for dental disease and dental health problems of greater than usual difficulty.
  • Deals with dental health cases presenting with behavior and communication problems.
  • Provides clinical dental care including oral and radiographic examinations of the oral cavity, diagnoses pathological or irregular conditions, restorations of simple and compound cavities with standard and prescribed materials (cement, amalgam composites, etc.).
  • Administers local anesthetics, single and relatively uncomplicated multiple extractions of teeth, practices prosthetic dentistry by studying patient’s mouth to determine type of restoration required.
  • Taking mouth impressions and bite registrations for crowns, jackets, dentures, bridges, trying temporary set ups, fitting and inserting finished appliances, uncomplicated root canal therapy, periodontal therapy including the removal of calculus and gingival curettage. 
  • Treats mouth and gum infections and recognized symptoms of an assortment of systemic disease and refers for medical diagnosis.
  • Provides preventive, corrective, and oral health control services, to patients according to the WIHCC priority system. 
  • Preventive services include Head Start, school sealant programs including fluoride varnishes.
  • Corrective services including pedodontia, exodontia and oral surgery, prosthodontia, and other services requiring complex knowledge and skill. 
  • Control services recognition of oral cancer and control of infectious oral diseases.
  • Conducts an integrated oral health program with other health services. 
  • Acts as consultant and advisor to the medical officer relative to oral health matters.
  • Provides technical guidance and direction of Dental Assistants on a one to one basis, and provides feedback to Dental Assistant Supervisor.
  • Provides technical and clinical guidance and direction to all basic Clinical Staff “Dentists”, Hygienist, Dental Students and Residents.
  • Accepts delegation from the Dental Chief to support the dental program.
  • Attends Dental conferences and training on an “as needed” basis and provides input into the decision of materials and methods of providing dental care, in the selection of materials and methods used.
  • Participants and serves as an adjunct professor and instructor for the AEGD Program.
  • Maintains regular attendance and punctuality 
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  
  MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & CERTIFICATIONS:
 

  • Degree in Dental Surgery (DDS) or equivalent
  • Post graduate experience is recommended, including a certificate from an accredited one-year residency program;
  • Certificates from a one-year GPR, AEGD or equivalent of clinical experience required; 2 year residency in AEGD and AGPR also accepted.
  • 3 years of clinical experience in basic dentistry, (preferably with the PHS)
  • Valid Driver’s License

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS

  • Ability to consult with physicians when there is medical problem involved in addition to the dental problem.
  • Ability to independently perform professional dental work in many cases where the dental health problems are of greater-than usual difficulty. 
  • Consults with and/or refers cases to other dentist with extensive experience in specialized areas of dentistry.
  • Possess advanced professional knowledge and experience in diagnosis and treatment of cases presenting with complex dental health problems, and/or handling of patients with behavioral problems.
  • Ability to make mature judgment for evaluation and exercising role.
  • Knowledgeable of and sensitivity to cultural and language differences.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills in handling interactions with staff, school administrators, students, patients and families.
  • Must be able to work as a Team Member and develop productive and cooperative working relationship with health care providers within the facility as well as school staff.
  • Maybe required to occasionally attend meetings in the evenings and on weekends.
  • May be required to represent the Dental Department on a number of committees, or meetings, as a representative of the Dental Director.
  • Required to drive a government vehicle; therefore, must maintain a current valid state driver’s license.

 
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee frequently is required to taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
Work Environment:
Work is performed both in an office setting with a moderate noise level.  Work environment may involve exposure to physical risks, such as blood borne pathogens and operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.  Evening and/or weekend work may be required.  Extended hours and irregular shifts may be required.
 

 
**The selected candidate must successfully complete Fingerprinting & Background Check.

 


 

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EMS Paramedic http://www.wihcc.com/browse-careers.php?d=67 Located in the Division of Nursing of the Winslow Indian Health Care Center, Winslow, Arizona, which provides Ambulatory and Urgent Care Center Services. The EMS Paramedic provides comprehensive emergency and advanced medical care in a pre-hospital setting by providing inter-facility transports to receiving hospitals. Incumbent must be able to work as a team member and develop productive and cooperative working relationship in a fast-paced environment. The EMS-Paramedic will work under the supervision of the EMS-Manager and will receive medical direction from medical staff.

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CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled                     

Job Announcement Number: WDH-13-25


Department:   EMS

Status:   Full-time

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:  
 

  • Triage and provide immediate/urgent treatment, according to the status of patients and level of care needed within scope of practice.
  • Administers life support care to sick and injured persons in pre-hospital setting as authorized and directed by physician.
  • Assesses nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures to be followed or need for additional assistance.
  • Restores and stabilizes heart rhythm on pulse less, non-breathing patient, using defibrillator, or as directed by physician.
  • Monitors cardiac patient, using electrocardiograph.
  • Initiates intravenous fluids to administer medication or drugs, or to replace fluids lacking in body.
  • Performs endotracheal intubation to open airways and ventilate patient.
  • Administers injections of medications and drugs, following established protocols.
  • Administers initial treatment at emergency scene and takes and records patient's vital signs.
  • Observes, records, and reports to physician patient's condition and reaction to drugs, treatments, and significant incidents.
  • May serve as team leader for Emergency Medical Technicians. 
  • Responds to instructions from emergency medical dispatcher and drives specially equipped emergency vehicle to specified location.
  • Administers first-aid treatment to and transports sick or injured persons to medical facility, working as member of emergency medical team
  • Communicates with professional medical personnel at emergency treatment facility to obtain instructions regarding further treatment and to arrange for reception of victims at treatment facility.
  • Maintains vehicles and medical and communication equipment and replenishes first-aid equipment and supplies.
  • Operate and/or set up specialized equipment, i.e., cardiac monitors, defibrillators, EKG machines, ventilators, etc.
  • Maintain professional knowledge and skill by attending continuing education, staff meetings, workshops and serving on QM/HP Teams/Committees. 
  • Arrange and/or coordinates needed transport for patients via ground/flight as required. 
  • Assist UCC and clinic staff with patient care as assigned during down periods of no transports.
  • May be required to be on-call as needed.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information and
  • Performs other duties as required.

  
  MINIMUM QUALIFICATION & CERTIFICATIONS:
 

  • Valid AZ and National Registry EMT- Paramedic certification
  • Must have completed a state approved and accredited training program
  • 3-5 years or more of experience in the field of EMS
  • Current BLS/CPR, ACLS and PALS are required
  • PHTLS is strongly recommended
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in the following areas:
  1. Advanced emergency cardiac life support
  2. Advanced trauma life support
  3. Pediatric emergency care

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, SKILLS

  • Maintains and adheres to strict confidentiality of medical information and guidelines in accordance with the Privacy Act, HIPAA, HITECH, AAAHC, EMTALA and OSHA rules and regulations.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, county and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of emergency management.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a strong team atmosphere of staff with productive and cooperative working relationship in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to make intelligent and effective decisions in routine and emergency situations.
  • Ability to assess situations and take appropriate course of actions under stressful and hazardous circumstances.
  • Ability to prepare accurate, complete, and legible reports and present detailed, accurate, and objective oral presentations.
  • Ability to safely operate tools, apparatus, vehicles, and equipment used in medical assistance operations.
  • Ability to analyze and react to emergency situations quickly, calmly, and effectively.
  • Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines.   
  • Skill in operating specific clinical equipment.
  • Skill in leading others.

 
**The selected candidate must successfully complete Fingerprinting & Background Check.

 


 

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Sonographer/Diagnostic Ultrasound Tech http://www.wihcc.com/browse-careers.php?d=26 This position is located in the Medical Imaging Department at the Winslow Indian Health Care Center.  The Technologist is responsible for the independent operation of the Ultrasound equipment, performs a wide range of highly technical procedures that requires independent thought, judgment, and discretion.  Incumbent serves as a primary liaison between patients, licensed practitioners and other members of the support team.  The Sonographer/Diagnostic Ultrasound Technologist will work under the supervision of the Supervisory Diagnostic Radiology Tech.

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CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled (OUF)

Announcement Number: WDH-12-15

Department:   Medical Imaging Department

Status:  Full-time

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:  
 

  • Receive, relay and document verbal, written & electronic orders in patient record.
  • Corroborate patient’s clinical history, ensuring information is documented & available for use by a licensed practitioner.
  • Maintain records that include patient information, sonographs and interpretations, files of correspondence, publications and regulations, or quality assurance records, such as pathology, biopsy, or post-operative reports.
  • Provide sonogram and oral or written summary of technical findings to physician for use in medical diagnosis
  • Determines that all procedural requirements are in place to achieve a quality, diagnostic exam to minimize patient exposure to acoustic energy.
  • Observe screen during scan to ensure that image produced is satisfactory for diagnostic purposes, making adjustments to equipment as required.
  • Select appropriate equipment settings and adjust patient positions.
  • Prepare patient for exam by explaining procedure, transferring patient to ultrasound table, applying gel, and positioning patient properly.
  • Observe and care for patients throughout examinations to ensure their safety and comfort.
  • Administers first aid or provides life support.
  • Assesses and monitors the patients’ physical, emotional and mental status.
  • Obtain and record accurate patient history, including prior test results or information from physical examinations.
  • Determine whether scope of exam should be extended, based on findings
  • Assist the providers with interventional procedures such as aspirations, etc.
  • Notifies appropriate provider when immediate clinical response is necessary based on procedural findings and patient condition.
  • Meets standards of care for all patients from infancy through geriatric ages. 
  • Performs clerical functions required of the service.
  • Verifies that protocol & procedure manuals include recommended criteria and are reviewed & revised as needed.
  • Evaluate new products and equipment for possible future purchases.
  • Research, develop and formulate new techniques for use in the Ultrasound Department.
  • Assists the Radiology Technologist
  • Ensures strict confidentiality of records
  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required
  • Perform other job related duties as assigned.
 QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Graduate of a formal, accredited Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Program.
  • Minimum of three years experience and/or RDMS certification which provides for a working knowledge of procedures and equipment.
  • Bachelor of Science degree is desirable but not required. 
  • Must maintain active certification by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, current compliance with CME requirements for specialty(ies) as appropriate and basic CPR certification. 
  • Valid Driver’s License. 


Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, and Certifications:
 

  • Knowledge and understanding of human anatomy, physiology, pathology & medical     terminology.
  • Skill in the technical operation, proper maintenance & performance of Ultrasound equipment
  • Ability to effectively operate sonographic equipment.
  • Ability to evaluate sonograms in order to acquire appropriate diagnostic information.
  • Ability to integrate diagnostic sonograms, lab results, patient history and medical records, and adapt sonographic exam as necessary.
  • Ability to use independent judgment to acquire the optimum diagnostic sonographic information in each exam performed.
  • Ability to evaluate, synthesize and communicate diagnostic information to the ordering provider.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with individuals of all backgrounds, experience and educational levels, recognizing the special nature of ultrasound exams and patient needs.
  • Knowledge of physiology and cross sectional human anatomy in all body planes.
  • Knowledge of obstetrics and gynecology.
  • Knowledge of the abdominal viscera.
  • Ability to maintain continuing education to enhance growth.
  • Ability to follow established department procedures.
  • Ability to work efficiently and cope with emergency situations.
  • Ability to work on a regularly assigned or rotational basis to provide continuity of services.

  
Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to lift, stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; must maintain prolonged arm positions for extended periods of time; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel crouch, or crawl and be able to reach out and pick-up and hold small objects. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and talk or hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move heavy equipment on wheels, patients in wheelchairs and stretchers up to 100 pounds. 
 
 
Work Environment:
Work is performed both in an office and emergency setting with exposure to natural weather conditions and various dusts and mists, and in an office setting with a moderate noise level.  The work environment may involve exposure to physical risks, such as blood borne pathogens and operating dangerous equipment or working with chemicals.  Evening and/or weekend work, extended hours and irregular shifts may be required.
 


**The selected candidate must successfully complete Fingerprinting & Background Check.
 

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