Job ID: 289502771  |  Last Updated: 8/31/2017

Nurse Practitioner

Employer
Blackfeet Service Unit
Location
Browning, MT
Applicant Contact
Helen Laughing-Hoskie
HR Specialist
(505) 726-5896
(505) 726-1386

Job Description

Become a part of an innovative, dynamic, nationwide organization of dedicated health care providers working to meet the individual health care needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives. Indian Health Service (IHS) employees are considerate in our care, creative in our approach, enthusiastic about our work and compassionate with our patients.

Our lifestyle is adventurous, community oriented and focused on service and problem solving as part of a professional interdisciplinary team. Join us in improving the health outcomes of 2.2 million American Indians and Alaska Natives.

The position of Nurse Practitioner is located at the Blackfeet Service Unit, Branch of Medical Staff Services, Division of Professional Services, Browning, Montana or Heart Butte, Montana. This position reports to the Supervisory Medical Officer or designee. Selectee(s) may be eligible for recruitment and relocation incentives, credit for annual leave, and/or loan repayment opportunities.

Duties
Analyze and interpret patients' histories, symptoms, physical findings, or diagnostic information to develop appropriate diagnoses.

Develop treatment plans based on scientific rationale, standards of care, and professional practice guidelines.

Diagnose or treat acute health care problems such as illnesses, infections, and injuries.

Prescribe medications based on efficacy, safety, dosage and frequencies.

Counsel patients about drug regimen and possible side effects or interactions with other substances such as food supplements, over-the-counter (OTC) medications, and herbal remedies.

Educate patients about self-management of acute or chronic illnesses, tailoring instructions to patients' individual circumstances.

Involves the knowledge of human behavior and performance, individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological methods; and assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

Job Announcements are posted via usajobs.gov.
Job Announcement Number: IHS-17-BI-1897886-DH

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