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Nurse Practitioner - Indian Health Service (IHS)

Albuquerque Area Office: Acoma Canoncito Laguna Service Unit (ACLSU), Acoma, NM

Hours: M-F

Argent Technologies is seeking a Nurse Practitioner to fill a Primary Care-Same Day Clinic opening in the Indian Health Service Acoma Canoncito Laguna Service Unit (ACLSU) in Acoma, NM.

It is anticipated that there may be a rotation of providers based on the availability of providers for coverage of various clinics during the contract year.


  • Performs clinical duties, responsibilities and functions of a physician, including history taking, physical examination, the ordering of appropriate laboratory and x­ray procedures, the interpretations and synthesis of clinical data, formulation of therapeutic programs, conveying of information to patients and their families, support of patients and families in times of illness, and the timely maintenance of adequate records detailing these activities.
  • Determines when the services of a specialist are needed to treat unusual cases
  • Makes necessary arrangements for the admission of patients to the appropriate hospital
  • Renders care as needed, and as scheduled for the same day clinic
  • Maintains patient records in the Electronic Health Record
  • Participates in Quality Assurance/Risk Management activities of the clinic. Participate in activities to support AAAHC accreditation as assigned
  • The practitioner will participate in ongoing educational programs for all categories of health professions
  • Participates in medical staffing meetings as requested
  • Observes and abides by all by-laws of the Acoma Canoncito Laguna Service Unit (ACLSU) including rules and regulations of the medical staff
  • May participate in Service Unit meetings and in-services
  • Performs other related duties as assigned
  • Work assignments will be defined by the Clinical Director (or designee) to include shifts within the hours of operation of the facility. The work hours/shifts cannot be changed/traded/switched without prior approval from the Clinical Director (or designee).
  • Contract physicians shall generate and maintain proper medical record information on beneficiaries to whom treatment is provided in accordance with Indian Health Service, Accrediting Body. The Contractor physician shall prepare all electronic medical record documentation to meet or exceed the established standards of the IHS facility to include but not be limited to: timeliness, accuracy, content, and signature. Contract providers shall complete all third party reimbursement and referral forms. All medical record information and documentation generated in the performance of this contract must be completed at the time of departure and will remain the property of and subject to the exclusive control of the Indian Health Service. The Medical Records Department shall be notified in advance of the contract provider's last workday. The Clinical Director will not sign off on the contract provider's timesheet unless the contract provider is cleared by Health Information Management Systems (HIMS) utilizing the HIMS Clearance Form. Failure to complete medical records before leaving may result in a delay of the processing of all invoices from the contract.
  • To ensure that contract providers are in compliance with all facility regulations, ACLSU shall provide contract providers an orientation on Cultural Sensitivity, Customer Service, Resource & Patient Management System (RPMS), Purchased and Referred Care (PRC) and Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. Each contract provider shall be granted access to RPMS and EHR systems for electronic documentation of patient care services. This orientation will be paid at the regular rate. Many of the IHS patients receiving services may only speak a native language and/or reside on a Native American Reservation, therefore, the Contractor must demonstrate sensitivity to cross­cultural and language differences.
  • The contractor's conformance with the technical requirements of this contract will be monitored for the period of performance. This assessment will include observations of the work system, methods and execution. Examples of monitoring methods include, but are not limited to: compliance with the Indian Health Service credentialing and privileging requirements, appropriateness of candidate placement (e.g., number of removals, number of early termination of assignments due to personality conflict, poor work habits, and inadequate skills for the assignment, unprofessional or discourteous behavior). An assessment spreadsheet with these methods will be monitored by the Clinical Directors and the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR).


  • All providers under the contract must be a Board Certified MD, DO or NP
  • All providers shall possess a current, valid, unrestricted medical or physician assistant license in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the US during the term of this order.
  • Possess and maintain current DEA registration
  • Medical Liability Insurance: Provide proof of current medical liability insurance carried in the minimum amount of One (1) million dollars per occurrence and Three (3) million-dollar aggregate.
  • Education: Physicians to have graduated from an accredited School of Medicine and successful completion of an approved ACGME or AOA approved Family Medicine or Internal Medicine/Pediatric Medicine or Emergency Residency Programs.
  • License: Nurse Practitioner as minimum basic eligibility requirements, must be prepared as nurse practitioner in either a family nurse practitioner master’s degree nursing program or a formal post graduate family nurse practitioner track or program within a school of nursing granting graduate level academic credit (i.e., graduate no matriculating program). Evidence of successful completion will be a certificate or letter from the program director. The educational program must have included both didactic and clinical components.
  • Must have at least 12-months of clinical experience and expertise in the NP area of specialization in the last five (5) years.
  • Hold a full unrestricted and current active Registered Nurse (RN) license in a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States (US) during the term of the term of this order.
  • Certifications: BLS/ ACLS/PALS Certification: Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BLS) Certification or equivalent, and certification of Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)/PALS.

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Acoma Canoncito Laguna Service Unit (ACLSU) Requirements

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We offer competitive rates and flexible time off.

If you or someone you know may be interested, please send your CV and availability to:
Dr Romie Richardson at romie@argenttech.net OR Pamela Patton at pfp@argenttech.net


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