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Family Practice

Indian Health Service

Neah Bay, Washington

Full Time

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JOB TITLE: Medical Officer [Family Practice]


SALARY RANGE: Competitive

OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday 8/31/2016 to Thursday 8/31/2017

WHO MAY APPLY:  All Groups of Qualified Individuals


This position is located at the Sophie Trettevick Indian Health Center, Neah Bay, Washington. The primary purpose of this position is to serve as staff physician. Responsible for providing comprehensive outpatient health care to eligible American Indians, Alaska Natives and other eligible beneficiaries in an Ambulatory setting include the following.

Because of the Tribe’s commitment to community service and the well-being of its members, each employee may be expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties from time to time. Such duties may or may not be related to their regular responsibilities.

PATIENT CARE: Provide professional medical screening, evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of routine illnesses and chronic disease in an outpatient ambulatory clinic. This also includes treatment of general psychiatric problems, outpatient surgical conditions, and emergencies in men, women and children. Orders appropriate diagnostic evaluations in order to make a sound decision regarding treatment for the patient. Think through differential diagnosis determining an accurate diagnosis and plan for treatment. Be sensitive to the patient’s comfort during the exam or procedure. Perform examinations or procedures quickly and efficiently while keeping the patient informed. Shared on-call after clinic hours and weekends is required with a flexible schedule. Utilization of EHR with accurate timely notes to ensure required documentation is entered for billing and referrals.

REFERRAL AND CONSULTATION: Make determination of patient, medical needs which are beyond the limits of the health center and/or beyond the scope of the physician’s expertise. Coordinates referral services with other practitioners and/or medical facilities outside of the clinic when needs arise. Consult with appropriate health center staff to meet patient needs within Contract Health Service resource limitations. Provide medical guidance and instruction to mid-level practitioners and other designated Tribal Health Programs. Adequately addresses issues related to health maintenance, disease prevention, and health education in addition to acute and chronic illness management.


Must have a Doctoral degree [Ph. D.] or Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner or Family Nurse Practitioner. At least 2 years of experience practicing as a Medical Provider is preferred but not required. Knowledge and skill to respond to emergency/urgent care situations preferred. Due to on-call requirement, applicants must have ACLS and PALS certification or be willing and able to obtain within 60 days of hire.

CONTINUING EDUCATION: Improve the quality and scope of patient services rendered by general and specific continuing education, including reading of the current professional literature, attendance at local educational programs and longer periods of full time training targeting specific needs of patient care. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Must have a valid Washington state Driver’s license and be insurable. A certified copy of an individual’s driving records for the past three years of operation, obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles in the state in which the driver’s license is issued will be conduct upon hire. This position is classified as sensitive Tribal position therefore, applicant must authorize a background investigation in order to be considered for an interview. Must possess an unrestricted license to practice medicine and either have a Washington license or be willing and able to obtain one within 6 months from hire date. Board certification preferred.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of theories, principles, and application as necessary to develop and implement a full service medical care program for the health center. Knowledge of professional medical care principles, practices, and procedures required to assess the needs of a wide range of patients in the community. Knowledge of teaching principles necessary to carry out a patient health education program. Knowledge of Management Information System including Electronic Health Records application to clinical care. Knowledge of local communities’ health care needs mental, emotional, cultural, and physical factors and the ability to assess these issues. Knowledge of HIPAA is required as use of patient record is an integral part of the position and privacy of individuals must be protected to the fullest.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Immunization Requirements: Must be immunized against measles and rubella, or provide documentation/proof of immunity prior to employment. Employees are required to provide proof of other immunizations as recommended for healthcare workers by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or of immunity to these diseases. All employees shall have tuberculin [TB] test upon employment and annually thereafter, or have a follow-up plan approved by employee health if there is a positive test. If employee is known to have a positive TB test prior to entrance on duty, no TB testing will be carried out instead the employee shall see a physician to establish an individualized program to assure the absence of active TB in the employee, shall complete and annually system questionnaire, and must report any relevant symptoms promptly. Special Consideration: if you are allergic to any component of the vaccine or have documented history of severe reaction to vaccine or are currently pregnant you may not have to be immunized, however, you are required to provide documentation/proof, in order to be considered for employment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Work in the ambulatory health care setting requires considerable walking between examination and treatments rooms, bending and lifting of patients in and out of wheel chairs and on/off carriers often exceeds 50 pounds. Some travel to CME training is also required. Ability to cope with constant changes in stress a laden environment.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Work is performed in an ambulatory health care setting which requires the ability to cope with constant changes in a stress related environment. There is common exposure to contagious and infectious diseases and Hepatitis B vaccine is offered at no cost. The work may include a certain amount of exposure to hostile and emotionally disturbed patients, families, and visitors.


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