Nisqually Indian Tribe
  • 07-Jun-2021 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Olympia, WA, USA
  • Full Time


NATURE OF WORK: The Physician works as part of a multidisciplinary team to provide professional health care services and coordinate care for Nisqually Health Clinic eligible patients.


  • Serve as a medical doctor at the Nisqually Health Clinic medical clinic or designated site.
  • Evaluate, diagnose, and treat medical, psychiatric, and surgical diseases and emergencies per credentials and privileges.
  • Oversee the medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of patients by other medical professionals including precepting midlevel providers as needed.
  • Perform histories, physicals, and direct the evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of Nisqually Health Clinic patients in local hospitals including participation in rounding schedule per admitting privileges.
  • Make referrals to specialists, coordinate care, and follow-up to assure quality care while working with limited resources and following established policies and procedures.
  • Provide electronically on-site health education and counseling to patients and staff.
  • Participate after-hours on-call duty as directed.
  • Provide back-up consultation to other on-call Nisqually Health Clinic providers.
  • Participate in utilization review studies and quality improvement committee as assigned.
  • Coordinate with Health Business Office to perform the highest level of Evaluation & Management (E&M) coding to generate revenue accordingly.
  • Establish procedures for record keeping and ensure filing systems are maintained and current.
  • Ensure security and confidentiality of program data.
  • Design and implement program policies and procedures.
  • Coordinate, lead preparation, and participate in program audits.
  • Fill out and maintain client-related paperwork, including required forms, client diagnostic records and progress notes in order to bill for services at the highest level.
  • Provide outreach and education services to the community by working with tribal programs and community groups in developing and implementing preventative mental health programs and activities that are life skills as well as culturally sensitive.
  • Develop and regularly disseminate outreach and educational materials, articles, pamphlets, and notices concerning mental health issues, topics, and resources.
  • Provide regular consultation and in service training to other tribal programs in order to better identify and respond to mental health growth issues that impact the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge, skill and ability necessary to provide care to specific age groups served in his/her assigned area.
  • Sensitivity to and knowledge of Indian customs, traditions, and culture.
  • Knowledge of current principals and practices of the professional health care and education delivery system.
  • Knowledge of current medical evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment practices and procedures.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use proper protection from blood born pathogens and body fluids.
  • Knowledge of proper use and disposal techniques for sharps.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use proper handling and disposal techniques for infectious waste and bio-hazards.
  • Knowledge of standard office equipment including computer, electronic health records, and backup systems and procedures.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use standard clinical medical equipment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, staff and outside specialty providers both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to educate others under guidance and direction.
  • Ability to act independently.
  • Ability to supervise and train lower level health services program staff accordingly.
  • Ability to ensure properly sterilize equipment, instruments within work area are completed effectively and accordingly.
  • Ability to follow facility policies and procedures.
  • Ability to keep work and patient areas clear and free of sharps and chemicals.


  • Doctorate of Medicine or Osteopathy from an accredited institution.
  • Successful training in a certified family practice residency as required.
  • Board certified in family practice.
  • Must have admitting privileges or be willing and able to obtain.
  • Licensed to practice medicine in the State of Washington and the ability to maintain licensure as required.
  • Current CPR Certification and TB Testing.
  • Must have a valid Washington State driver`s license and be insurable under the Nisqually Indian Tribe`s insurance policy.
  • Must pass a criminal history background check.
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