Closes: Open Until Filled
Summary: The assigned duties are those designed to provide medical services to Native Americans patients such as diagnosing, treating, and helping prevent disease and injuries that commonly occur in the general population. Refer patients to specialists when needed for further diagnosis or treatment. These services are provided in accordance with Federal and State Law, Indian Health Service Regulations and accepted ethical standards.
- Prescribe or adminster treatment, therapy, medication, vaccination, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease or injury.
- Order, perform, and interpret tests and analyze records, reports, and examination information to diagnose patients’ condition.
- Collect, record, and maintain patient information, such as medical history, reports and examination results in the electronic health record system.
- Monitor patient’s conditions and progress and reevaluate treatment as necessary.
- Explain procedures and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.
- Advise patients and community members concerning diet, activity, hygiene, and disease prevention.
- Refer patients to medical specialists or other practitioners when necessary.
- Coordinate work with nurses, social workers, rehabilitation therapists, pharmacists, psychologists and other health care providers.
- Direct and coordinate activities of nurses, assistants, specialists and other medical staff.
- Plan, implement or administer health programs or standards in tribal departments or communities for prevention or treatment of injury or illness.
- Use relevent information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
- Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health care measures.
- Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Knowledge of English language, including spelling, rules of compositiona and grammar.
- Knowledge of chemical compositions, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
- Knowledge of principles and methods for teaching and instruction for individuals and groups.
- Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human ethnicity, cultures and their history/origins.
- Knowledge of current healthcare industry Privacy Act and security requirements.
- Knowledge of the Electronica Health Record and willingness to learn new technological systems.
- Other dutes may be assigned.
A doctor of medicine from school in the Unites States approved by a recognizing body in the year of applicant’s graduation.
Subsequent to obtaining a doctor of medicine degree, must have had at least 1 year of supervised experience providing direct services in a clinical setting.
Experience working in Native American communities is highly recommended.
Certificates and Licenses:
Must possess a permanent, current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States.
The position requires standing, walking, sitting, stooping, kneeling, and crouching for extended periods of time.
Specific vision abilities are required such as ability to see up close, good depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Position requires use of hands to finger, handle, reach with hands and arms, feel, talk, hear, and smell.