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Cherokee Nation Registered Nurse (RN) (Primary Care) in Sallisaw, Oklahoma

Provides care management in the ambulatory health care setting according to Cherokee Nation standing orders, policies, and guidelines. Participates as a crucial member of the care team which may include a provider, licensed practical nurse, medical assistants, and the patient panel.

Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Does pre-visit planning for scheduled patients. Communicates the patient needs and recommended treatment to the staff on their team. Maintains & updates the team's patient panels. Identifies, creates, & maintains panels of high risk sub populations for care management. Tracks performance measures monthly and shares with the team, staff and patients. Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities using the Model for Improvement. Contacts patients for follow up diagnostic tests, referrals, appointments, or medical follow up as appropriate. Schedules nursing visits for follow up. Tracks and follows up on referrals. Provides patient education and self-management support. Triages patients on the team's panels who call or walk in and directs them appropriately. Documents observations, assessments, nursing interventions, treatments, and referrals according to CN documentation standards. Provides direct nursing care back up as the team needs dictate. Other duties may be assigned.


No supervisory responsibility.


Associates degree from 2-year college or technical school in Nursing; no substitutions.


No additional experience.


An individual should have knowledge of Database software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.


Possess and maintain an Oklahoma Board of Nursing approved license. Must be certified in CPR and maintain throughout employment. Must obtain Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification within one year of employment and maintain throughout employment. Must possess a valid driver's license with a driving history verified through a motor vehicle report that meets requirements for Cherokee Nation underwriting rating. Must meet and maintain pre-employment and periodic background investigation and adjudication for child care.


Employee must not and will not be under sanction by the United States Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (OIG) or by the General Services Administration (GSA) or listed on the OIG’s Cumulative Sanction Report, or the GSA’s List of Excluded Providers, or listed on the OIG’s List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE).


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

ID: 2021-20937

Closing Date: 08/01/2021

Posting Salary: Based on education and experience

Childcare/Law Enforcement Position: Yes

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Post End Date: 8/2/2021