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Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians
Suttons Bay, MI
  • Expired: November 08, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

SUMMARY The Physician will provide primary care to Grand Traverse Band (GTB) Tribal Members, as well as other IHS-eligible members of federally recognized tribes and employees, within the six county service area with priority established for services directed to those who suffer chronic illness and/or Elderly. Assist with providing overall medical supervision for the Clinic in conformance with Grand Traverse Band policy and procedure, and collaborates with Clinic Administrator.


  • Must have an active State of Michigan Physician License, State of Michigan Controlled Substance License, and Federal DEA License, with Board Certification in Family Practice.
  • Must have Community Staff Privileges at Munson Medical Center or obtain within a reasonable time.
  • Must have a valid Michigan Driver's License and be insurable by the GTB insurance carrier.


  • Must have the following active licenses: Current or ability to obtain and maintain an unrestricted Michigan Medical License.
  • Must have Community Staff privileges at Munson Medical Center.
  • Provides comprehensive clinical care (educative, curative, preventive, and rehabilitative) at a primary care level.
  • Provides direct clinical supervision to the nurse practitioner staff via a collaborative agreement in conformance with the Grand Traverse Band's policies and procedures as established by the Grand Traverse Band and federal, state and local laws and regulations. This includes overseeing review of quality of care, prescribing, providing training, and being available to answer questions.
  • Using a multi-disciplinary team approach, implementing processes and provide overall direction to ensure maximum use of available GTB services (educative, curative, preventive, rehabilitative, etc.) and cost effective utilization of referral services.
  • In conformance with the principles of Evidence Base Medicine, current guidelines, accreditation standards, and current IHS standards of practice, develops and implements standards of care, standing orders, and policies and procedures to ensure an efficient, safe, and cost effective practice.
  • Consults with fellow staff (Physician, Nursing, Allied Health, Mental Heal Professionals, etc.) to develop educational programs that will benefit the practice.
  • Participate in committees and staff meetings, as appropriate, to promote a seamlessly integrated clinical practice, quality outcomes, optimal patient flow, and patient satisfaction.
  • Assists the Health Administrator in the recruitment of key program staff and assist with providing leadership toward the development and enhancement of the overall health program, including maximizing access to care, maximizing the efficient use of EHR and functionalities, maximizing the use of telehealth, and maximizing the use of best practices. .
  • Oversees vaccines for children program, lab services, and maintenance of CLIA certification.


  • Must have outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Good time management and organizational skills are critical.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with demonstrated patience, tact, and respect.
  • Exceptional detail and follow-up skills.
  • Ability to effectively establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Work requires proficiency in computer literacy, preferably in Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and other Microsoft office products and database applications. Must be proficient in Medisoft and RPMS software.
  • Ability to quickly evaluate alternatives and decide on a plan of action.
  • Uses good judgement in interpreting guidelines, in adapting department procedures, or in recommending approaches or solutions for specific problems.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and accounting.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of business organization and management.
  • Knowledge of the organization and functions of a business operation with emphasis on departments to which assigned.
  • Basic knowledge of business, budgeting, accounting, purchasing and planning.
  • Advanced knowledge of applicable laws, regulations, rules, procedures, and administration is required.
  • Must have computer experience.


  • Must have an active State of Michigan Physician License, State of Michigan Controlled Substance License, and Federal DEA License, with Board Certification in Family Practice.
  • Experience with Native American health issues is preferred.
  • Must have Community Staff Privileges at Munson Medical Center or obtain within a reasonable time.


Physicians will be subject to quality assurance/peer (QA/PR) process as determined by GTB in conformance with IHS standards


Collaborate with other medical provider staff and Health Director for direct and indirect supervision of clinic staff and functions.


General office equipment such as, calculators, computers, modem, copiers, fax, phone systems, etc., and other clinic equipment required to perform necessary tasks.


Work requires sitting, lifting, reaching, walking, and lifting heavy objects, such as a case of paper or several books at once. Should have corrected normal range of hearing and sight.


The employee uses judgement in identifying and selecting the most appropriate procedures to use, or in determining which of several established alternatives to use. Some deadlines are involved, so there is time pressure on occasion.


A good deal of work is performed in an office and clinic environment, but it is important to realize that some of the work is on the floor and in the various other offices in the Medicine Lodge, and that you are expected to go on-site on a regular basis.


Native American preference will apply. Must be willing and able to pass a background investigation and a drug and alcohol urinalysis as a condition of employment. Adherence to strict company policy in regard to confidentiality is a must.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. Management retains the right to add or to change the duties of the position at any time. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents in lieu of stated minimums require prior approval of the Director of Human Resources

Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians


Suttons Bay, MI
49682 USA



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