SEARHC




Founded in 1975, SEARHC is one of the oldest and largest Native-run health organizations in the nation. In 1976, SEARHC contracted with the Indian Health Service under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to assume management of the Community Health Aide Program. In 1982, the contract was expanded to include the operations of the Indian Health Service Juneau clinic, now called the Ethel Lund Medical Center, and in 1986, SEARHC assumed operation of the Sitka Mt. Edgecumbe Hospital (MEH). Today, SEARHC has 964 employees, operates in 27 communities, and has one hospital.

SEARHC is committed to making a difference in the lives of people and bridging gaps in healthcare services to enhance the quality of life for the people in the communities it serves. One of the many ways SEARHC does this is by offering specialty clinics or sending medical specialists to various remote facilities to care for patients who cannot travel to Anchorage or Seattle and need services not available in Southeast Alaska. Additionally, our medical providers make regular trips to the smaller, remote clinics to provide services typically not available.

SEARHC Wrangell, AK, USA
Sep 18, 2020
The Clinical Assistant provides care to infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults and elderly in a rural ambulatory care clinic. Essential job responsibilities include rooming patients, performing clinical duties, maintaining lab and exam rooms, quality assurance activities and demonstrating customer service skills.   In addition, Clinical Assistants perform administrative and data management tasks.  Information is written in patients’ chart along with patients’ medical history.  This position works closely with providers giving support such as rooming patients, perform CLIA-waived laboratory tests, answering phones, processing provider orders, and participation in training processes and staff meetings.  Must demonstrate good judgment and be self-starter, but works under close supervision of provider.   This position directly supports and assists the rural clinic provider. This position is essential in maintaining efficient clinic operations and patient flow in order to...
SEARHC Sitka, AK, USA
Sep 18, 2020
The Patient Access Representative I greets patients and family members in a professional and courteous manner. Obtains and verifies demographic, financial, and insurance information during the registration process, accepts point of service payments or provides guidance for payment options, and clears the patient for service delivery. Responsibilities: Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mission, Core Values, and Vision in behaviors, practices, policies, and decisions. Maintains collaborative, team relationships with peers and colleagues to contribute to the working group’s achievement of goals effectively, and to help foster a positive work environment. Protects confidentiality/privacy in verbal, written, and electronic forms of communication or information sharing. Raises concerns in appropriate manner and according to policy. Ensures that all demographic and insurance information is communicated and properly enter into the electronic health record to provide...
SEARHC Sitka, AK, USA
Sep 18, 2020
The Patient Access Representative I greets patients and family members in a professional and courteous manner. Obtains and verifies demographic, financial, and insurance information during the registration process, accepts point of service payments or provides guidance for payment options, and clears the patient for service delivery. Responsibilities: Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mission, Core Values, and Vision in behaviors, practices, policies, and decisions. Maintains collaborative, team relationships with peers and colleagues to contribute to the working group’s achievement of goals effectively, and to help foster a positive work environment. Protects confidentiality/privacy in verbal, written, and electronic forms of communication or information sharing. Raises concerns in appropriate manner and according to policy. Ensures that all demographic and insurance information is communicated and properly enter into the electronic health record to provide...
SEARHC Juneau, AK, USA
Sep 18, 2020
The Patient Access Representative in Training is an entry level position and will be focused on learning and job development.   There will be time dedicated to job shadowing and working with a trainer/supervisor.  They will learn to greet patients and family members in a professional and courteous manner. Obtains, and verifies demographic, financial, and insurance information during the registration process, accepts point of service payments or provides guidance for payment options, and clears the patient for service delivery.  This position also answers all the incoming calls, and schedules a majority of all appointments. They are responsible for filling provider schedules by following specific scheduling guidelines. This department represents the face of SEARHC and must maintain the highest level for customer service in order to contribute to a positive patient experience. Responsibilities: Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Mission, Core Values, and Vision in...
SEARHC Sitka, AK, USA
Sep 16, 2020
Provides adolescent counseling and treatment in a residential program with challenge wilderness components and maintains the safety of all students in the adolescent substance abuse program.  This position is located in the Raven's Way Program, Community Health Services.   This position requires an increased understanding of working with adolescents in a substance abuse treatment program including basic interventions that are effective in treating this disease. This position also requires increased crisis intervention skills, and effective communication skills for leading educational groups with the clients. This position needs a working knowledge of how to respond to client who is in crisis, in regards to their mental and medical status.   Prolonged, sustained and extreme physical and mental effort: multiple consecutive days of expedition hiking, camping, kayaking.  Activities include living in tents, rainy and cold weather and extended darkness, while maintaining positive...
SEARHC Sitka, AK, USA
Sep 16, 2020
This position provides direct technical nursing care to patients in a boarding school ambulatory care setting.  Initiates nursing actions and provides comprehensive nursing care to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, and socio-cultural needs to the patient and family.  Preserves the patient’s dignity and respects cultural differences.   Must be able to triage situations in a timely manner.  Must be organized and able to coordinate all aspects of patient care to provide the highest quality of health care services and to promote excellent customer service.  Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergency environment.  Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor in difficult situations requiring additional input. Responsibilities:   Provide both basic and technical nursing care (under direct supervision) to acutely ill patients, utilizing the nursing process.  Able to team lead.  Independently performs data collection, teaching and...
SEARHC Sitka, AK, USA
Sep 16, 2020
The clinical nurse coordinates and performs a variety of nursing care procedures for patients of all ages, requiring professional knowledge and consideration of specific patient conditions and treatments; and the ability to work independently in completing assignments.  Guidelines include provider’s orders; standards of care, nursing policies and procedures manuals, hospital policies, and nursing duties include support to individuals of all ages and their families.   Clinical decisions are made independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken. Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor and/or ancillary department in difficult situations requiring additional input or resources.  Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergent situation.  Accountable for proper delegation and supervision of CNA/Tech. Responsibilities: Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence; implements safe, therapeutic...
SEARHC Sitka, AK, USA
Sep 16, 2020
The clinical nurse coordinates and performs a variety of nursing care procedures for patients of all ages, requiring professional knowledge and consideration of specific patient conditions and treatments; and the ability to work independently in completing assignments.  Guidelines include provider’s orders; standards of care, nursing policies and procedures manuals, hospital policies, and nursing duties include support to individuals of all ages and their families.   Clinical decisions are made independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken. Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor and/or ancillary department in difficult situations requiring additional input or resources.  Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergent situation.  Accountable for proper delegation and supervision of CNA/Tech. Responsibilities: Promotes the SEARHC Seven Standards of Excellence; implements safe, therapeutic...
SEARHC 558 W 3rd St, Grove, OK 74344, USA
Sep 16, 2020
The Rural Clinical Assistant I-Remote has a wide spectrum of patient care and administrative responsibilities.  The position provides care to infants, toddlers, children, adolescents, adults and elderly in a rural ambulatory care clinic. The position consistently and accurately registers patients with all demographic and insurance information, coordinates all appointments, answers phones, enters data, participates in training, monitors and orders supplies, fulfills expectations as a pharmacy technician and ETT, and performs CLIA-waived lab testing.  The Pelican Clinical Assistant must demonstrate exceptional customer service, good judgment and be self-starting, working under the supervision of a provider. Responsibilities: Patient Access: Establish and maintain complete, accurate computerized registration for all patients receiving medical services in the Pelican Clinic; schedule appointments; verify all resources including private insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, and VA; placing...
SEARHC Juneau, AK, USA
Sep 16, 2020
This position functions within the pharmacy department and its primary purpose is to assure efficacious, safe, and cost-effective drug therapy and appropriate outcomes in the use of drugs and medicines. To prepare and distribute medications according to Federal and State law, provide patient counseling and education, and to advise the medical, nursing, and village staff on drug therapy. Select and maintain an appropriate drug inventory. Formulate and participate in quality improvement activities. The services directly impact the healthcare of our patients.  Performs in a professional manner, respects confidentiality, and demonstrates qualities endorsed by following the seven Standards for Service Excellence outlined in the SEARHC Human Resources Manual.   Independent professional judgment is used prior to the filling and dispensing of each prescription in order to evaluate it for appropriateness and safety. If any question arises, the prescriber must be consulted and...
SEARHC Sitka, AK, USA
Sep 14, 2020
This position functions within the MEH Outpatient Department to assist patients and medical staff within the ambulatory care setting by providing case management services to an identified patient panel   This position works within a clinical team which consists of Medical Providers, RN’s, LPN’s, Medical Assistants and other clinic staff.  The RN Case Manager is assigned to a medical provider and assumes nursing case management activities for that providers’ panel of patients.  The RN Case Manager assists patients with their short and long term medical needs by collaboratively setting medical goals.   As necessary the RN Case Manager may work in other nursing roles so departmental activities are covered on a daily basis.  Responsibilities: Collaborates with the medical provider and patient to establish individualized medical and nursing goals. As a point of contact for patients, the Case Manager is expected to use problem-solving and critical thinking skills in meeting the needs...
SEARHC Juneau, AK, USA
Sep 14, 2020
Provide overall administrative leadership for the SEARHC Ethel Lund Medical Center. Responsible for achieving strategic goals, guiding performance improvement, and building capacity as needed.  This position assures patient-centered health service delivery of the highest possible quality at ELMC.   The Clinic Administrator will serve as the primary contact for the administrative operations of the ELMC, facilitating collaboration, resolving administrative and financial issues relating to all clinical operations.  The Clinic Administrator exhibits good judgment and administrative skills for effecting positive changes and delegates responsibility to appropriate managers and staff.  Collaborates with the SEARHC Performance Improvement department and the Medical Director to ensure ongoing quality improvement and continuously meeting accreditation requirements.   The Clinic Administrator is responsible for the overall function of the Ethel Lund Medical Center.   Decisions made are...
SEARHC Sitka, AK, USA
Sep 11, 2020
Under close supervision, provides clerical and technical support to laboratory staff through reception, basic specimen processing, and laboratory organization.   SEARHC is not a latex free facility; an employee should expect to work in an environment where latex may be present. May occasionally be exposed to hazardous working environment with hazardous chemicals and infectious disease. Responsibilities: Provides clerical and technical support to the laboratory of the SEARHC laboratory. Answers incoming phone calls and routes callers to appropriate department or personnel. Provides customer services to physicians, nurses, and others contacting the laboratory. Answers questions about laboratory processes, services available and basic technical issues. Assists in specimen processing. Evaluates specimens for integrity, verifies correct labeling and paperwork and resolves discrepancies with specimen documentation as they occur. Assists with processing incoming specimens. Distributes...
SEARHC Klawock, AK 99925, USA
Sep 11, 2020
Interacts with employees, patients, families, and visitors appropriately and professionally. Using excellent communication skills, the Screener will screen all visitors, patients, vendors and public entering SEARHC facilities. The Screener will identify patients, provide masks, exhibit confidence with providing instruction to visitors on hand hygiene and proper replacement/storage of cloth masks during visit, ask screening questions and take the temperature (forehead) of anyone entering the facility. Screeners will provide directions and general information regarding services.   You will be provided the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and social distancing will be adhered to. We will provide education and training on our protocol, equipment and COVID-19 policy and procedures. Responsibilities: Responsible for completing established COVID-19 screening procedures of all individuals seeking entry into the assigned facility. Provide runner services for the site in support...
SEARHC Kake, AK 99830, USA
Sep 11, 2020
Interacts with employees, patients, families, and visitors appropriately and professionally. Using excellent communication skills, the Screener will screen all visitors, patients, vendors and public entering SEARHC facilities. The Screener will identify patients, provide masks, exhibit confidence with providing instruction to visitors on hand hygiene and proper replacement/storage of cloth masks during visit, ask screening questions and take the temperature (forehead) of anyone entering the facility. Screeners will provide directions and general information regarding services.   You will be provided the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and social distancing will be adhered to. We will provide education and training on our protocol, equipment and COVID-19 policy and procedures. Responsibilities: Responsible for completing established COVID-19 screening procedures of all individuals seeking entry into the assigned facility. Provide runner services for the site in support...
SEARHC Juneau, AK, USA
Sep 11, 2020
Under oversight from the Clinic Manager, the COVID-19 Coordinator is responsible carrying out the daily testing functions offered in Juneau.   You will be provided the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and social distancing will be adhered to. We will provide education and training on our protocol, equipment and COVID-19 policy and procedures. Responsibilities: Responsible for supporting self-swab testing for patients, employees and community members Responsible for managing payment options for community members when applicable Responsible for making sure testers have relevant requirements in place for testing i.e orders, demographic forms, payment, etc. Provide monitoring of all activities and reporting requirements as requested by the Clinic Manager Participate in outreach and/ or quality improvement activities as assigned and directed by the Clinic manager Act in a professional manner reflecting the mission and values of SEARHC. Support and abide by all policies and...
SEARHC Hoonah, AK, USA
Sep 11, 2020
Interacts with employees, patients, families, and visitors appropriately and professionally. Using excellent communication skills, the Screener will screen all visitors, patients, vendors and public entering SEARHC facilities. The Screener will identify patients, provide masks, exhibit confidence with providing instruction to visitors on hand hygiene and proper replacement/storage of cloth masks during visit, ask screening questions and take the temperature (forehead) of anyone entering the facility. Screeners will provide directions and general information regarding services.   You will be provided the proper personal protective equipment (PPE) and social distancing will be adhered to. We will provide education and training on our protocol, equipment and COVID-19 policy and procedures. Responsibilities: Responsible for completing established COVID-19 screening procedures of all individuals seeking entry into the assigned facility. Provide runner services for the site in support...
SEARHC Sitka, AK, USA
Sep 09, 2020
This position functions within the pharmacy department at Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium to provide technical support to the pharmacists and the Department of Pharmacy Services. The work requires specialized knowledge, experience and skills to perform the technical work of a pharmacy and a thorough knowledge of the routine and procedures of the pharmacy department. The purpose of this position involves the preparation, review, supply, dispensing and control of medications and other pharmaceutical products. The position is essential to ensure all patients, departments and villages receive the medications they need and store them properly.  All work is performed under the direct supervision of a pharmacist.  Performs in a professional manner, respects confidentiality, and demonstrates qualities endorsed by following the seven Standards for Service Excellence outlined in the SEARHC Human Resources Manual.   Technicians must be able to interact with patients, nurses,...
SEARHC Sitka, AK, USA
Sep 09, 2020
Under the supervision of senior IT staff, position is responsible for supervising the installation and management of the local and wide area network infrastructure to ensure the stable operation of SEARHC’s IT assets. This includes design, planning, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting of new and existing network hardware, software, and communication links. Core responsibilities include advanced TCP/IP routing and switching, network QoS, security planning and monitoring, Internet access and management, network cabling, VOIP telephony and various other communication systems. Position requires frequent travel to remote village locations.   Position requires attention to technical details and the ability to solve complex problems.  Experience within the industry, and familiarity with common IT networking technologies and procedures.  Poorly configured routers, switches, phone systems and cables can cause system outages impacting patient care and business functions. This...
SEARHC Sitka, AK, USA
Sep 09, 2020
The Clinical Dietitian position exists to function within the Medical Nutrition Services department.  This position serves as part of the multidisciplinary healthcare team to provide patient care that is integrated, compatible with the patient-focused medical goals and culturally-appropriate in accordance with SEARHC’s strategic goals.  Performs in a professional manner and respects confidentiality.   Required to make daily decisions on nutritional management about a wide range of clinical problems for both inpatients and outpatients.  This necessitates keeping up-to-date in all clinical areas to manage daily problems as well as on call.  Complex problems may require literature searches, consultation with medical staff, other dietitians, as well as other health professionals to determine a management plan.  They must prioritize their time within the constraints of food service, short term admissions and coordination of nutritional care with other members of the health care team....