Family Nurse Practitioner

The incumbent will work both independently and collaboratively with the H&W clinical providers and the medical providers.


Health& Wellness

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Job Description:

The incumbent will provide primary health care services to individuals of all ages as a member of a health team assigned to the various health center(s). The incumbent will work both independently and collaboratively with the Health & Wellness clinical providers and the clinical medical providers of the Indian Health Service. The incumbent will serve as a clinical supervisor and team member of the Public Health Nurse group and will oversee the direct medical/clinical services being provided by the Tribal Health and Wellness Department, again, working collaboratively with the IHS medical providers. The incumbent will receive administrative and programmatic support and supervision from the Clinical Services Director.


  • Delivers direct primary medical care to children at the San Felipe Elementary School, Head Start program, and to patients of all ages at other clinical sites, developing therapeutic plans of care for prevention, management and maintenance of optimum health for individuals.
  • Collaborates and coordinates services delivery closely with the Indian Health Service medical providers serving the San Felipe Community.
  • Assesses, diagnoses, treats, manages, evaluates and monitors acute and chronic illnesses, administers prevention services, prenatal/postnatal services, family planning and counsels psychologically challenged individuals.
  • Orders, performs, interprets, evaluates, and reviews diagnostic test and procedures.
  • Prescribes and dispenses pharmaceuticals, evaluates outcomes and dictates changes in management levels of therapeutics.
  • Performs minor surgeries and procedures.
  • Provides health education and counseling to those clients seeking family planning services promoting positive health behaviors and self-care skills.
  • Makes referrals to health care providers within and outside of the Indian Health Service system, specialists, other clinics and community agencies.
  • Maintains client records in a systematic format approved by the Health Department with linkage to the Indian Health Service Electronic Health Record (EHR) and RPMS systems.
  • Serves as a consultant and collaborator to and with the health center team, clients and community health professionals.
  • Directly oversees and supervises the clinical services of the Public Health Nurses.
  • Participates as a preceptor and role model for Nurse Practitioner students.
  • May develop and supervise general operations of one or more satellite health center locations including the San Felipe School Based Health Clinic.
  • Assists and instructs other health care employees in the management of client care.
  • May be involved in interviewing and selection of health care employees.
  • May be assigned “on call: responsibility for Health Department clients/clinics.
  • Ensures that client records are kept confidential consistent with the Health Department policies and procedures and HIPAA standards. Monitors HIPAA compliance within the work environment.


  • Education: Master’s Degree in Nursing and relevant Nurse Practitioner
  • Experience/Basic Knowledge: 5 years of Nurse Practitioner/Provider.
  • Required Licenses/Certification: Possession of a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of New Mexico. Certification of Nurse Practitioner in area of specialty by the ANA or NACOG and possession of a license issued by the State of New Mexico as a Nurse Practitioner. Maintain re-certification every three years. CPR certification, CLIA training and may maintain HIV counselor certification.
  • Physical Requirements: Must have manual dexterity to enter and retrieve data from a computer. Ability to sit and stand for long periods. Bends and stoops regularly.
  • Preference: Qualified candidate who is local to the community/reservation and veteran-preference.

Working Conditions:

Works in office and within the community. Requires long hours of standing, moving and sitting. May be exposed to infectious diseases and occupational dangers.

Additional Info:

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions or to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.

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