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Clinic Field Instructor/Supervisor - Advanced
Norton Sound Health Corp Nome, AK

Clinic Field Instructor/Supervisor - Advanced

Norton Sound Health Corp
Nome, AK
  • $70 to $82 Hourly
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Position Title: Clinic Field Instructor/Supervisor – Advanced Practice Provider

Department: Village Health Services

Reports To: Director of Village Health Services

Position Code:






Effective Date:

Rev. 4/12/2021



Barrier Crimes:







Job Summary: Job incumbent demonstrates leadership by providing work direction, motivation, instruction, medical skills training and performance evaluation, corrective action, supportive services and supervision to Community Health Aides/Practitioners in the village clinics. Incumbent will provide direct clinical services within NSHC.

Essential Functions:

Under the general supervision of the VHS Directors and Medical Director, job incumbent will:

  • Perform leadership functions including selection, scheduling, training, performance management and discipline; Instill passion in assigned staff for NSHC’s mission, vision, and values, paying particular attention to the maintenance of a safe and productive work environment; Assure that the village clinic is properly staffed at the village level.
  • Assess, plan and provide patient care under the supervision of a physician.
  • Perform clinical teaching and administer in a professional manner that demonstrates exemplary customer service, cultural competency and fosters a team environment.
  • Manage health aide staff according to VHS policy and interact with the local IRA and/or City Council to achieve maximum effectiveness and assistance for the clinic staff as well as a safe environment for patients
  • Support the Community Health Aide/Practitioners (CHA/P) the delivery of health care services in conjunction with the NSHC medical staff, Sub-Regional Clinics, other health services programs and other patient care entities state of Alaska public health and State of Alaska Medicaid.
  • Provide training and medical evaluation to CHA/P’s through on-site visits, video teleconferencing technology, clinical observation, review of patient encounter documentation, classroom instruction, preceptorships and re-entries.
  • Review and monitor the medical activities of the CHA/P in the villages according to standards of the NSHC CHA program, NSHC personnel policy and applicable regulatory agencies.
  • Work in cooperation with VHS Directors and Medical Director, training center staff and referral physician to address all medical and training issues for each CHA/P under their supervision.
  • Assist in pre-session training, village based training and CHAP training to keep certification up to date.
  • Work with the CHA/P(s) to identify and articulate clinic facility issues to director and appropriate regulatory entity.
  • Recommend Medical Standing Orders [or revocation of] to VHS Medical Director.
  • 62.5% of time working in villages served by the Norton Sound Health Corporation
  • All other job duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Must be able to obtain and maintain license for unrestricted practice in the State of Alaska or hold unrestricted license in another state allowing practice in Alaska as a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner.
  2. Experience working in a cross-cultural setting.
  3. Primary care experience in a rural setting.
  4. BLS required; ATLS, ACLS, PALS preferred but not required.
  5. Eligible for DEA registration.
  6. Experience in teleradiology, including proper positioning for x-rays preferred.
  7. Experience in telemedicine preferred.
  8. Experience in Cerner preferred.
  9. Clinical teaching experience preferred.
  10. Must pass background check pursuant to federal Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act requirements.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to have general knowledge of typical office technologies such as computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, and typical office software.

  1. Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  2. Administrative skills involving supervision, planning and project implementation.
  3. Experience managing stress and working multiple projects/deadlines at one time.
  4. Computer skills required with familiarity with MS Office programs.
  5. Experience with clinic workload prioritization and patient triage with limited ancillary support.
  6. Knowledge of Community Health Aide Training and Eduation Requirements listed in "Community Health Aide Program Certification Board - Standards and Procedures"
  7. Skill at practicing Community Health Aide Competency Requirements listed in "Community Health Aide Program Certification Board - Standards and Procedures"

Summation: This position has high public contact, which makes strong interpersonal skills a necessity.

Personal Traits:

All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to consistently demonstrate the organization’s values: integrity, cultural sensitivity and respect for traditional values, continual learning and improving, compassion, teamwork and pride. Employees are expected to demonstrate integrity, professionalism, accountability, cooperation with and consideration of others.

Required Skills and Abilities:

All Norton Sound Health Corporation employees are expected to have a broad range of skills and abilities centered around a strong patient focus, efficient performance, and teamwork. All employees should have patient/customer service skills, interpersonal skills and good communication skills. All employees should have the ability to manage their time and organize their work to ensure efficient performance. In addition, all employees should have the ability to follow policy, procedure and instructions, actively communicate with their supervisors to ensure understanding and manage their work accordingly. Finally, all employees should have the ability to understand and manage patient/customer confidentiality.

Minimum Requirements




Master’s Degree

Family Practice preferred


General (Non-supervisory)



5 year(s)

working in a community health practice or setting

0 (years)

supervising, managing, or directing the work of other employees


Must have both general and supervisory experience if indicated.


Licensure, Certification, Etc.

Certified Physician Assistant;Certified Nurse Practitioner

Physical Requirements:

∙Use hands and arms to operate office or clinical equipment

∙Sit more than half the workday

∙Stand and/or walk less than half the workday

∙Bend, stretch, twist, crouch and/or reach

∙View electronic monitors for prolonged periods of time

∙Use hands and arms for repetitive motion tasks

∙Lift or carry unaided between 25 and 50 pounds

∙Push or pull using up to moderate force

Working Conditions:

∙Work is conducted in a standard clinical environment to include exposure to latex, biohazrd or other harmful substances

∙Minimal travel required (less than 25% of the time)

∙Travel is done via large aircraft

∙Travel is done via small (less than 16 passenger) aircraft

∙Travel is done using snowmobile, all terrain vehicle, or boat

I attest that I do not have any physical, mental or medical impairment or disability that would limit my job performance.


Norton Sound Health Corp

Nome, AK
99762 USA

Posted date

Over a month ago

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