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 Juneau, AK, USA
Nov 25, 2020
Performs a variety of complex tactical and analytical patient accounting functions related to: insurance billing, self-pay billing, remit analysis & cash posting, accounts receivable management, claims follow up, charge capture and analysis, denials analysis & resolution and tasks to support the Consortium’s month end close processes. This role is vital to ensuring the timely and complete conversion of the Consortium’s net patient accounts receivable into cash to fund day to day operations and growth initiatives that benefit the communities we serve.  Responsibilities: Customer Service: Answer patient billing questions and take necessary action to resolve the account. Validate balance, bill and follow-up on patient self-pay accounts consistent with the Consortium’s discount, bad debt and charity policies.  Locate and monitor delinquent patient self-pay accounts, notify patients of delinquent accounts by mail or telephone, and arrange for debt repayment.  Collaborate with...
SEARHC Wrangell, AK, USA
Nov 23, 2020
Under the supervision of a Registered Nurse, the Student Nursing Assistant will provide general nursing care in Acute Care/Long Term Care to non-acute and/or acutely ill patients/residents while maintaining a safe and clean environment.   Must have the ability to react in a calm functional manner and make sound judgments within scope of duties when taking care of ill patients/residents and in the event of emergencies. Job requires the use of a Hoyer lift patients/residents who are non-ambulatory on a regular basis.  Mentally requires a caring attitude in dealing with both acute and non-acute patients/residents and families on a routine basis.  Job pace is rapid and there is constant pressure on the job to complete staffing assignments and answer patient/resident call lights. Maintain accountability for all actions taken. Accept delegation from supervising Registered Nurse.  This position is covered under the Indian Child Protection Act. Responsibilities: Actively participating...
SEARHC Wrangell, AK, USA
Nov 23, 2020
Primary function of this job is to assist the Acute Care Nursing Department in their daily duties by providing daily clerical support, coordination of patient flow from the nursing station and assisting with basic patient care under close supervision of a Registered Nurse in a responsible, respectful and caring manner to promote effective staff relationships.  Maintains patient confidentiality.    There is a risk of constant exposure to illness, injury, and disease.  Multi-tasks efficiently and maintains organizational skills during frequent interruptions throughout the day. Work requires standing and walking in a small station with heavy people traffic.  Phones ring frequently, with many interruptions.  Concentration is required in a chaotic environment.  Very fast paced position with pressure and multiple demands being placed upon incumbent.  Position is interspersed with occasional periods of calm that require independence to seek out and do tasks as outlined....
SEARHC Wrangell, AK, USA
Nov 23, 2020
Primary function of this job is to assist the Acute Care Nursing Department in their daily duties by providing daily clerical support, coordination of patient flow from the nursing station and assisting with basic patient care under close supervision of a Registered Nurse in a responsible, respectful and caring manner to promote effective staff relationships.  Maintains patient confidentiality.    There is a risk of constant exposure to illness, injury, and disease.  Multi-tasks efficiently and maintains organizational skills during frequent interruptions throughout the day. Work requires standing and walking in a small station with heavy people traffic.  Phones ring frequently, with many interruptions.  Concentration is required in a chaotic environment.  Very fast paced position with pressure and multiple demands being placed upon incumbent.  Position is interspersed with occasional periods of calm that require independence to seek out and do tasks as outlined....
SEARHC Sitka, AK, USA
Nov 23, 2020
This position provides a variety of treatment services including individual counseling support to any and all patients from birth to elder as part of the social services department. This position provides clinical services such as intake/diagnostic evaluations, case evaluations, and crisis intervention; as well as acts as a liaison with other agencies as required. This position is a member of the hospital interdisciplinary treatment team and provides direct brief inpatient and outpatient counseling, ensures proper maintenance of clinical records in accordance with insurance regulations and established SEARHC policies and procedures.   This position adheres to the organization mission and provides sound chemical dependency/mental health clinical care and interventions to individuals and families.  This requires: Ability to provide clinically sound treatment services based on client needs and treatment plans. Demonstrated understanding of diagnostic evaluation methods, mental...
SEARHC Sitka, AK, USA
Nov 23, 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
Nov 23, 2020
Coordinates a variety of nursing care procedures for residents of various ages which requires professional knowledge and consideration of specific resident conditions and treatment. Participates in patient and family teaching and provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other members of the healthcare team to maintain standards for professional nursing practice in the long term care setting.  Guidelines include physician’s orders, standards of care, nursing policies and procedures, manuals, hospital and long-term care policies.   Clinical decisions are made initially independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken.  Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor in difficult situations requiring additional input. Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergency environment.  Accountable for proper delegation and supervision of CNA/Tech, LPN, and/or Ward Clerk on unit...
SEARHC Sitka, AK, USA
Nov 23, 2020
Coordinates a variety of nursing care procedures for residents of various ages which requires professional knowledge and consideration of specific resident conditions and treatment. Participates in patient and family teaching and provides leadership by working cooperatively with ancillary nursing and other members of the healthcare team to maintain standards for professional nursing practice in the long term care setting.  Guidelines include physician’s orders, standards of care, nursing policies and procedures, manuals, hospital and long-term care policies.   Clinical decisions are made initially independently during the scheduled shift; maintains complete accountability for all actions taken.  Consults with the appropriate manager/supervisor in difficult situations requiring additional input. Able to react in a calm manner and make sound nursing judgments in an emergency environment.  Accountable for proper delegation and supervision of CNA/Tech, LPN, and/or Ward Clerk on unit...
SEARHC Sitka, AK, USA
Nov 23, 2020
Primary function of the Patient Safety Attendant (PSA) is to assist the Nursing Department in their daily duties by constantly monitoring the activity and movement of high-risk patients. The fundamental goal is patient safety and decreasing negative outcomes. The PSA will assist with basic non-invasive patient care under close supervision of a Registered Nurse in a responsible, respectful and caring manner to promote effective staff relationships. The PSA always maintains patient confidentiality; both in and out of the work environment.  Responsibilities: In collaboration with the patient care team, the PSA ensures that patient environment is free of obstacles and minimizes risk of falls and accidental or intentional self-harm. The PSA may also assist with basic non-invasive activities of daily living. Recognizes activities and actions that require prompt intervention and alerts staff appropriately. Transport patients within the facility as needed. Demonstrate ability to smoothly...
SEARHC Sitka, AK, USA
Nov 23, 2020
The Specialty Services Operations Manager is responsible for the management, coordination and supervision of all day to day clinic operations at Mount Edgecumbe Medical Center (MEMC) Surgery and Specialty Clinics. This position must also coordinate services with other SEARHC locations outside of Sitka, multiple ancillary departments (facilities, laboratory, radiology, pharmacy, IT, infection control, etc.)  as well as our strategic partners (ANMC, Swedish and Seattle Children’s) under the guidance of the Director of Specialty Services to provide seamless continuity of care throughout the spectrum of clinic services.  Responsibilities: Directs staff in the planning, development, and implementation of day-to-day clinic operations; implements administrative policies and procedures ensures appropriate communication with staff at all levels. Carefully monitors financial operations of clinics departments and ensures effective revenue cycle management. Collaborates with other SEARHC...
SEARHC Sitka, AK, USA
Nov 23, 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 Sitka, AK, USA
Nov 23, 2020
To consistently and accurately register patients at the SEARHC Patient Housing facility and ensure that the best customer service is provided to guests of all ages.  Provide transportation to the Patient Housing Facility.  Responsibilities: ADMINISTRATION General office duties such as answering telephone, copying, faxing, and scanning appropriate information to various facilities and MEH departments; Check mail on a daily basis; Maintain a current Occupancy list by entering guest/escort into appropriate room; Update Innovations and the Occupancy List daily; Monitor room availability and determine room assignments; Provide copy of Occupancy List to communications, Patient Experience Manager and Housekeeping Manager at end of evening shift; Provide list of late arrivals for dietary on weekends; Provide list of occupants to dietary daily; Check every room for readiness prior to guest coming or confer with Housekeeping on room readiness; Upon arrival of guest/escort, complete...
SEARHC Sitka, AK, USA
Nov 23, 2020
This position provides a variety of treatment services including individual, group, family, and marital therapy to any and all clients from birth to elder. This position also provides clinical services such as intake/diagnostic evaluations, case evaluations, and crisis intervention; as well as acts as a liaison with other agencies as required. This position is a member of an interdisciplinary treatment team and provides regular clinical supervision, ensures proper maintenance of clinical records in accordance with insurance regulations and established SEARHC policies and procedures. A clinician ensures that clinical productivity standards as established and followed. This position is available for after-hours telephone contact for clients in crisis when needed and as assigned; in addition to providing clinical support in person or by phone as needed at any SEARHC location within the Behavioral Health Division.   There is no specific responsibility to managing an operating budget....
SEARHC Klawock, AK 99925, USA
Nov 23, 2020
This position is responsible for the provision of a full range of clinical pharmacy services as well as supervisory and managerial responsibilities related to the day to day operation of pharmacy services provided at Mt Edgecumbe Hospital and the rural clinics. The primary purpose of pharmacy services is to assure efficacious, safe, and cost-effective drug therapy and appropriate outcomes in the use of drugs and medicines; to procure, store, prepare and distribute medications according to Federal and State laws; to provide patient and staff drug information, counseling and education; to evaluate and maintain an appropriate drug inventory and to participate in quality improvement activities.    This position ensures that the pharmacy department provides optimal services; meets all legal, accreditation, and certification requirements; and complies with all applicable policies, procedures, codes, and standards of our organization. The performance of this department has a direct and...
SEARHC Kasaan, AK, USA
Nov 23, 2020
Supports the Primary Care Team by providing assistance with coordination of telehealth visits, troubleshooting, data entry and general assistance to connect with patients. Responsibilities: Assists in telehealth visits by ensuring all parties have the right connection information, contact information and any patient data needed in advance of the visit. Alerts clinics when they find missing information or become aware of any issues that may negatively impact the visit. Communicates with all parties as needed for coordination and reminders.  Provides prompt, courteous response to phone and messaging inquiries. Performs clinical data collection and entry to ensure complete and current data resources for billing and clinical purposes. Verifies and corrects information when errors discovered. Performs a minimal clinical intake for patients including basic vital sign collection using automated machines, and confirms adequate connection between the patient and provider for the telehealth...
SEARHC Juneau, AK, USA
Nov 23, 2020
To provide a safe and secure environment for patients, visitors and staff at the hospital and other assigned facilities. Responsibilities: Patrol campus to monitor for conditions or situations which pose a risk to the safety of people or property. Provide routine comprehensive security services including, but not limited to and in no particular order: assistance with patient restraint; intervention in disruptions by patients; traffic control; guarding and patrolling physical property; escort for visitors and employees; monitoring systems; orienting and monitoring of personnel working in high-risk areas; investigation of incidents; access control; enforcement of visitor policies; respond to emergencies; respirator fit testing; hazard surveillance surveys; participation in emergency drills; and public assistance requests. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Education/Experience High school diploma or equivalent. 6 months of relevant security-related experience or...
SEARHC Juneau, AK, USA
Nov 23, 2020
The Clinical Informatics Dental position supports the Dental staff in the use and adoption of the Electronic Dental Record (EDR) applications and systems. As a Clinical Informaticist, the position works collaboratively with all dental staff to leverage technology to increase efficiency and improve patient outcomes in the dental office. This position must have excellent customer service skills, be able to work alternative schedules in order to support staff and be comfortable with computers and computer applications.  Additionally, this position will be required to learn the medical electronic health record, as support and training overlap within the dental practice for medical and dental records.  Travel will be required. Responsibilities: Drive the adoption and efficient use of Electronic Dental Record applications and systems through training and coaching of clinical and non-clinical dental staff within the patient care setting. Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot dental...
SEARHC Juneau, AK, USA
Nov 23, 2020
This  Juneau Downtown position functions within the Front Street integrated care model to assist patients and medical staff within the ambulatory care setting by providing a variety of nursing services to all ages (cradle to grave) of patients.   This position works within an integrated care team which consisting of RN’s, Clinical Assistants, Behavioral Health Clinicians, Primary Care providers, and various social support providers.  This position serves a population of patients experiencing chronic and acute medical and behavioral health problems, substance abuse, and homelessness. They are responsible to perform full assessments, prioritize patient needs and patient flow, and perform skills and coordinate care as ordered by providers.  In addition, the RN is expected to use critical thinking to work within standing orders to expedite care patient services. As necessary, the RN may work in other nursing roles, so that departmental functions are covered on a daily basis. Performs...
SEARHC Haines, AK 99827, USA
Nov 23, 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 Juneau, AK, USA
Nov 23, 2020
This position is responsible for managing the HR central call center and providing general and clerical support to the Human Resources Division. This assistance includes data entry, project support and clerical duties. This position interacts with the general public, staff, and management. Responsibilities: Responsible for answering phone calls that are received to our central call center. Responsible for having the general knowledge of HR processes and policies for each relevant area in order to answer general inquiries from external and internal customers. Provides general administrative/clerical support to the division including filing, scanning, faxing, copying and greeting visitors in assigned work area. Collects and distributes all incoming and outgoing mail. Prepares personnel files for new hires and timely filing of all personnel documents. Prepares orientation packets for new employees. Prepares, processes, and maintains all forms and personnel files for assigned work area...