Advanced Practice Registered Nurses / Physician Assistants
Advocacy / Non-Profit
Sign on: 10k
EXPERIENCE COMPENSATION BY YEAR (as may apply): $1,500 up to 10 years
p to $5,000 in funds and ten paid 8-hour days provided annually plus 2 paid 8-hour travel days, which may be taken in
half day increments, to be used to travel to CME's in accordance with the CME policy
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 2022-01
Housing Priority: 2 Covered: Yes
Provides women’s health care and education, with an emphasis on family planning and prenatal care services in Kotzebue and the surrounding villages. Provides care to intrapartum and post-partum women and babies in the hospital. Participates directly in program planning, policy and procedure development, continuous quality improvement, and program evaluation.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
Provides family planning services including counseling and education, patient history and annual exams, pap smears, contraception methods and post-partum examination.
Provides initial prenatal assessment and follow-up plan of care including FAS/drug education.
Provides care interdependently with other health care providers to intrapartum and post-partum women and babies in the hospital.
Provides tracking of prenatal patients including patient chart review and risk identification of all new prenatal patients, village clinic calls, recording of lab reports, etc.
Conducts prenatal classes and participates in school health education as needed.
Travels to villages to perform exams, provide information to the communities and health aides.
Coordinates services with other health care providers and programs to ensure patients’ needs are met and patients are satisfied.
Participates in staff meetings and Family Service Team and multi-disciplinary work groups as needed.
Participates in program planning, development of policies and procedures, continuous quality improvement and program evaluation.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be considered an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in this job, and the employer reserves the right to revise or change this description. This description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the above essential duties and meet physical demands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to meet those conditions.
Current license as an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Certified Nurse/Midwife, or Physician’s Assistant, with emphasis in prenatal and family planning services. Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, to ensure that sensitive information remains private. Must demonstrate knowledge of the principles and growth and development over the life span 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 their age-specific needs, and to provide the care needed as described in the unit’s policies and procedures.
Maniilaq Association provides health, tribal and social services to residents of Northwest Alaska. A non-profit corporation, Maniilaq Association represents twelve federally recognized tribes located in Northwest Alaska. Maniilaq manages health, tribal and social services for about 8,000 people within the Northwest Arctic Borough and the village of Point Hope. With approximately 550 in its workforce, Maniilaq Association is also the largest employer.
In 1966, the Northwest Alaska Native Association (NANA) was founded to help settle the Native’s land claims issues. This non-profit organization soon became an advocate for all Native issues, including health, housing, and political rights. With the passing of the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) in 1971, a for-profit Native corporation was established and named the NANA Regional Corporation. To avoid confusion, the non-profit Northwest Alaska Native Association was renamed the Mauneluk Association, later changed to the more traditional name, Maniilaq.
The Kotzebue Area Health Corporation (KAHC) was formed in 1973. This corporation was established to care for the health needs, and it soon became appa...rent that Maniilaq and KAHC were performing similar functions. In 1975, the two organizations merged.
Maniilaq began the construction of a new health facility in 1980 in order to house and consolidate its rapidly expanding public service programs. By the time it was completed in 1981, the Association had grown from a handful of programs and staff to a multi-million dollar organization.
Maniilaq assumed management of the Indian Health Service (IHS) hospital programs and services and renamed it the Maniilaq Medical Center. Today Maniilaq Association manages the 80,000 square foot, $42 million hospital as well as the clinics in all the villages. The organization also added to the facility a Long Term Care wing to offer nursing home services to the elders.