Nisqually Indian Tribe
  • 16-Sep-2021 to Until Filled (PST)
  • Olympia, WA, USA
  • 24.35 - 32.65
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits: Yes- Employer Paid Medical, dental, vision, Life Insurance and 401K contribution 4% paid by Tribe (Employee Only)


NATURE OF WORK: This position provides practical nursing care and treatment services in the Nisqually Health Department.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Screen, assess, and evaluate patients and their conditions to ensure that they are well, safe and their health care is continuous.
  • Collaborate and triage with other members of the interdisciplinary health care team to develop comprehensive plans to provide continuity of care.
  • Deliver services which promote health, foster healing and support coping and adjustment to various health conditions.
  • Plan transition, make referrals and arrange follow-up when patients transfer or return to the community.
  • Assist patients to improve their skill and ability to provide care for themselves and their family.
  • Counsel, consult, teach, advise, and provide health information that improves quality of health services and/or enhances safety and security.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of practical nursing.
  • Knowledge of health laws and regulations and of their application to the Nisqually Health Department.
  • Knowledge of physical and mental effects caused by the use of drugs, alcohol, and other controlled substances.
  • Knowledge of the specialized behavioral, emotional, and physical problems of all patients.
  • Skill in the use and care of medical equipment, supplies, and related materials.
  • Ability to provide practical nursing care to all patients.
  • Ability to understand and carry out technical medical instructions in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Ability to observe, record and report medical data accurately and concisely.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff, other agencies, patients, and the general public.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands required and work in stressful conditions with patients who may be hostile or physically volatile.
  • Ability to work a varied shift schedule.
  • Ability to foster a positive attitude and openness toward the constantly changing social and cultural makeup of the workplace.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals of different perspectives, abilities, disabilities, races, religions, ages, lifestyle preferences and social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to respectfully acknowledge people's differences and recognize these differences as important and valuable.
  • Ability to promote inclusiveness.
  • Ability to be culturally sensitive and appropriate.
  • Ability to respect and value diverse backgrounds and traditions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must hold a valid unrestricted Washington State license to practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse AND one year experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
  • Must possess a valid CPR card or have the ability to obtain upon hire.
  • Be available to work all shifts (day, swing and graveyard) including weekends and holidays as requested.
  • Must have a Washington State driver's license and be insurable under the Nisqually Indian Tribe's insurance policy.
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
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