Cherokee Nation Health Services

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Cherokee Nation Health Services (CNHS) originated with the establishment of the Community Health Representative Program in 1972. Since then, CNHS has grown tremendously and has become the largest group in the Cherokee Nation tribal government, employing over 1,800 health care professionals and support staff. Cherokee Nation Health Services operates W.W.Hastings Hospital located in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, W.W. Hastings Outpatient Health Clinic in Tahlequah, Ok (a 439,000sq. ft. newly constructed facility) and eight outpatient ambulatory health centers located in Salina, Jay, Sallisaw, Stilwell, Nowata, Muskogee, Vinita and the new Outpatient Health Center in Tahlequah. These Outpatient facilities provide quality comprehensive care far greater than that available from typical family practice clinics is provided through the coordination of services rendered by the individual “programs,” which make up our health care system. This is why the Cherokee Nation Health Services has been referred to as the nationwide model for rural health care. These auxiliary services are available at most locations: Behavioral Health Services, Dietitians and Nutrition, Diabetes Program, and Dental Services. Other programs consist of: Adolescent Drug Treatment, Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program, Eye Care Services, Emergency Medical Services, and a wide variety of Community Preventative Services, including active living, healthy eating, smoking cessation and drug and alcohol prevention.

Lastly, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and the Cherokee Nation have established the nation’s first tribally-affiliated college of medicine in Tahlequah, Oklahoma, set to open in fall of 2020.

The new OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation will be an additional location of the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The OSU-COM at Cherokee Nation will be located adjacent to the W.W. Hastings Hospital campus.  

Cherokee Nation Health Services Tahlequah, OK, USA
Oct 08, 2020
Full time
Job Summary: Provides care management in the ambulatory health care setting according to Cherokee Nation standing orders, policies, and guidelines. Participates as a crucial member of the care team which may include a provider, licensed practical nurse, medical assistants, and the patient panel. Job Duties Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Does previsit planning for scheduled patients.  Communicates the patient needs and recommended treatment to the staff on their team. Maintains & updates the team's patient panels. Identifies, creates, & maintains panels of high risk sub populations for care management. Tracks performance measures monthly and shares with the team, staff and patients. Participates in...
Cherokee Nation Health Services Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center, East Ross Street, Tahlequah, OK, USA
Oct 05, 2020
Part time
Job Summary Provides nursing care according to Cherokee Nation's policies, standing orders, and as ordered by the physician or mid-level in the ambulatory setting. Job Duties: Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Rooms patients. Takes and records vital signs. Screens patients according to Cherokee Nation's policies. Orders lab and x-rays according to Cherokee Nation's policies and standing orders. Administers medications, immunizations, and treatments according to standing orders, and/or provider orders. Operates a variety of medical equipment. Documents observations, referrals and nursing interventions according to CN documentation standards. Assists the provider with diagnostic, therapeutic, and...
Cherokee Nation Health Services Cherokee Nation W. W. Hastings Hospital, Bliss Avenue, Tahlequah, OK, USA
Oct 05, 2020
Part time
Job Summary Provides nursing care according to Cherokee Nation's policies, standing orders, and as ordered by the physician or mid-level in the ambulatory setting. Job Duties: Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Rooms patients. Takes and records vital signs. Screens patients according to Cherokee Nation's policies. Orders lab and x-rays according to Cherokee Nation's policies and standing orders. Administers medications, immunizations, and treatments according to standing orders, and/or provider orders. Operates a variety of medical equipment. Documents observations, referrals and nursing interventions according to CN documentation standards. Assists the provider with diagnostic, therapeutic, and...
Cherokee Nation Health Services Cherokee Nation W. W. Hastings Hospital, Bliss Avenue, Tahlequah, OK, USA
Oct 05, 2020
Part time
Job Summary Perform professional nursing duties in the care of patients across the life span, including medical, surgical, pediatric, psychiatric, and obstetrical patients. Job Duties Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.  Utilize the nursing process to:  Assess patients' clinical conditions, recognizing, identifying, and interpreting serious situations, prioritizing, and immediately deciding upon and taking proper action, for example, to inform physicians and take preplanned measures.  Formulate nursing diagnoses to appropriately provide care for patients across the life span, from neonates to geriatric patients, including medical, surgical, psychiatric, and obstetrical patients.  Develop a plan of care...
Cherokee Nation Health Services Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center, East Ross Street, Tahlequah, OK, USA
Oct 05, 2020
Full time
Job Summary Provides nursing care according to Cherokee Nation's policies, standing orders, and as ordered by the physician or mid-level in the ambulatory setting. Job Duties: Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Rooms patients. Takes and records vital signs. Screens patients according to Cherokee Nation's policies. Orders lab and x-rays according to Cherokee Nation's policies and standing orders. Administers medications, immunizations, and treatments according to standing orders, and/or provider orders. Operates a variety of medical equipment. Documents observations, referrals and nursing interventions according to CN documentation standards. Assists the provider with diagnostic, therapeutic, and...
Cherokee Nation Health Services Cherokee Nation W. W. Hastings Hospital, Bliss Avenue, Tahlequah, OK, USA
Oct 05, 2020
Full time
Job Summary: Performs professional nursing duties in the care of patiens across the life span, including but not limited to medical surgical, pediatric, psychiaric, and obstetrical patients. Job Duties: Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Does previsit planning for scheduled patients.  Communicates the patient needs and recommended treatment to the staff on their team. Maintains & updates the team's patient panels. Identifies, creates, & maintains panels of high risk sub populations for care management. Tracks performance measures monthly and shares with the team, staff and patients. Participates in ongoing quality improvement activities using the Model for Improvement. Contacts patients for...
Cherokee Nation Health Services Cherokee Nation Outpatient Health Center, East Ross Street, Tahlequah, OK, USA
Oct 05, 2020
Full time
Job Summary: Provides care management in the ambulatory health care setting according to Cherokee Nation standing orders, policies, and guidelines. Participates as a crucial member of the care team which may include a provider, licensed practical nurse, medical assistants, and the patient panel. Job Duties Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Does previsit planning for scheduled patients.  Communicates the patient needs and recommended treatment to the staff on their team. Maintains & updates the team's patient panels. Identifies, creates, & maintains panels of high risk sub populations for care management. Tracks performance measures monthly and shares with the team, staff and patients....
Cherokee Nation Health Services Stilwell, Vinita, Nowata, Jay, Ochelata
Oct 05, 2020
Full time
Job Summary Provides nursing care according to Cherokee Nation's policies, standing orders, and as ordered by the physician or mid-level in the ambulatory setting. Job Duties Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Rooms patients. Takes and records vital signs. Screens patients according to Cherokee Nation's policies. Orders lab and x-rays according to Cherokee Nation's policies and standing orders. Administers medications, immunizations, and treatments according to standing orders, and/or provider orders. Operates a variety of medical equipment. Documents observations, referrals and nursing interventions according to CN documentation standards. Assists the provider with diagnostic, therapeutic, and...
Cherokee Nation Health Services Tahlequah, Vinita, Sallisaw, Nowata, Muskogee, Ochelata
Oct 05, 2020
Full time
Job Summary Provides care management in the ambulatory health care setting according to Cherokee Nation standing orders, policies, and guidelines. Participates as a crucial member of the care team which may include a provider, licensed practical nurse, medical assistants, and the patient panel. Job Duties Routine duties shall include providing health care services to individuals eligible for services in accordance with the self-governance compact and funding agreement between the Cherokee Nation and the United States executed under the authority of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Does previsit planning for scheduled patients.  Communicates the patient needs and recommended treatment to the staff on their team. Maintains & updates the team's patient panels. Identifies, creates, & maintains panels of high risk sub populations for care management. Tracks performance measures monthly and shares with the team, staff and patients....