Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
To provide comprehensive care to patients with diabetes and/or other chronic conditions. Administers patient care based on the philosophy and objectives of the Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation and within the designated scope of practice. Keeps immediate supervisor promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual matters of significance coming to his/her attention so prompt corrective action can be taken when appropriate. Participates in planning for appropriate care of patients with gestational diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance and diabetes mellitus. Provides the initial evaluation and treatment planning which includes outpatient evaluation, history taking, physical examination and patient education specific to diabetes related care. Provides individual and therapeutic planning for patients utilizing clinical observations, and the medical care plan. Documents observations on the chart utilizing appropriate format. Records significant normals and all deviations from normal. Formulates a problem list. Confers with physician regarding all significant deviations from normal. Completes patient care documentation within 24 hours of the patient visit. See job description for more.
Nurse Practitioner or Board-Certified Physician's Assistant required. Unexpired, unrestricted license to practice in any U.S. State or Territory required. Must become licensed in the State of Alaska within one year of start of BBAHC employment and maintain unrestricted Alaska license continuously thereafter. Minimum of two years’ experience as a mid-level practitioner certified BTLS/ACLS required. Must have expertise in providing diabetes self-management education/training to individuals and groups according to the current American Diabetes Association (ADA) standards. Ability to deal with people with differing cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Interest and ability to teach paraprofessionals. Experience in Rural Alaska in health services preferred. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span (e.g., pediatric/adult/geriatric) and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the assigned unit's policies and procedures.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive pay with benefits, relocation, CME and student loan repayment.
Internal Number: NP-1001-BBAHC
About Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation
Welcome... Duniggux chin’an gheli... (Welcome in Dena’ina), Cama’i... (Welcome in Alutiiq and Yup’ik),Formed by a consortium of Bristol Bay tribes (Yup’ik, Dena’ina, and Supiak/Alutiiq - the original inhabitants of our region), in 1973 to provide comprehensive health care services. Bristol Bay Area Health Corporation manages Kanakanak Hospital, a critical access facility which is Joint Commission accredited.