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Indian Health Service | Sanish, ND
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Salary Range: $35,360 to $37,440 / Per Year Open Period: 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2019 Summary: The Elbowoods Memorial Health Center is an American Indian Health Facility primarily serving the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation. The Fort Berthold Indian Reservation located in west central North Dakota; is home for the federally recognized Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, also known as the Three Affiliated Tribes. The reservation runs along the banks of the Missouri River and consists of 988,000 acres which is the home base for approximately 15,000 enrolled members. EMHC is a tribally owned P.L. 93-638 and AAAHC accredited Ambulatory Care Clinic with on-site services such as; Lab, Pharmacy, Radiology, Women's Health, Pediatric Care, Behavioral Health, Optometry, and Podiatry. EMHC also has four field clinics each with a provider, nurse, pharmacy technician, and support staff. Other associated clinics include Dental and the Awatii Wellness Center (Diabetes Program). Along with the four field clinics EMHC also provides services to inmates occupying the Gerald Tex Fox Justice Center. The Elbowoods Memorial Health Center serves the MHA Nation and other federally recognized Native Americans and descendants.

The Elbowoods Memorial Health Center Team is a dedicated group of medical and administrative professionals committed to providing safe and appropriate health care, with a respectful and caring attitude, to each individual we serve. Duties: 1) Position serves primarily as Optometry Assistant at the Elbowoods Memorial Health Center. a) Job Summary (position includes, but is not limited to the following): i) Customer Service (1) Field telephone calls from patients and answer questions about Optometry services and policy (2) Direct and transfer patients to appropriate departments when necessary (3) Direct patient lenses and frame dispensing program (4) Distribute and encourage the completion of patient satisfaction surveys ii) Clinical Services (1) Screen and set-up patients for Optometrist. Testing includes intraocular pressure testing; auto refraction; field of vision; and retinal camera. (2) Utilize EMHC electronic health record for patient information when appropriate (3) Participate in the storing and transfer of medical information from Optometry to designated areas in accordance with HIPPA guidelines 2) Represents EMHC in a highly professional manner. 3) Establishes positive communications with all departments of EMHC to assure stable operations. 4) Demonstrates respect and understanding of confidentiality for patients, staff and others according to policy and HIPAA regulation. 5) Maintain required documentation and reporting as assigned. 6) Participates in EMHC staff meetings, assigned committees, community events, and other meetings as instructed or deemed necessary. 7) Actively strives to educate the community on the mission, vision and values of EMHC in a positive approach to assist in the growth of the organization and assist our community in its healthcare needs. 8) Adheres to the Mission, Vision, and Values of the Elbowoods Memorial Health Centers. Qualifications: PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIROMENT The work requires regular and recurrent standing to perform tasks, walking between the different sections of the pharmacy and clinic, and reaching and bending to obtain supplies and operate instruments. Occasionally lifts up to 50 pounds Work has risk for exposure to Blood borne pathogens, along with other infectious/contagious diseases. . QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION - High School Graduate, REQUIRED. Must submit copy of degree or transcripts with application. - Current Certified Para optometric or Certified Para optometric Assistant PREFERRED. - Computer knowledge and proficiency, REQUIRED. - Possess a current, valid North Dakota State Driver's License, reliable transportation, and telephone, REQUIRED. - Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision. - Must be responsible, dependable, and able to maintain confidentiality of information. - Must submit to and clear Criminal Records Background Check. - Must submit to an Alcohol/Drug Screen

About Indian Health Service

The Indian Health Service (IHS) works to ensure all American Indian and Alaska Native people receive comprehensive health care services and all Indian health facilities are staffed with well-trained, compassionate, committed health care professionals. IHS’ Division of Health Professions Support (DHPS) provides for the education, recruitment and retention of health care professionals through the IHS Scholarship Program, the IHS Extern Program and the IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP).

An Indian health career offers clinicians an extraordinary career opportunity to provide comprehensive, patient-centered care in a variety of disciplines and health care facility settings. An Indian health career offers dedicated practitioners a chance to live and work within Native communities, providing them with a unique opportunity to learn the heritage of the Tribe, discover the traditions that have been carried down for generations and gain cultural insight into the beliefs and values of this deserving and appreciative patient population.

IHS is hiring physicians, pharmacists, dentists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health professionals, offering three distinct career paths — the civil service, within a Tribal or Urban Indian Program or through the US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Applicants must be US citizens, board eligible and board certified. For more information, visit www.ihs.gov/careeropps.

The policy of the IHS is to provide absolute preference to qualified Indian applicants and employees who are suitable for federal employment in filling vacancies within the IHS. IHS is an equal opportunity employer.