Kenaitze Indian Tribe
  • Dena'ina Wellness Center - Primary Care
  • Kenai, AK, USA
  • Full Time


Dept./Program: DWC Primary Care

Division: Health Systems

Reports To: Executive Director of Health Systems

Supervises: Provides Clinical guidance of Medical Providers to include: Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Employment Status: Full Time

FLSA Status: Exempt Professional

Schedule: Exempt

Preference: TERO Ordinance 2017-01, P.L. 93-638

Job Summary

The Physician role coordinates clinical care, in collaboration with the Primary Care Health Systems Administrator for the Dena'ina Wellness Center (DWC) Medical Program to ensure that quality care is provided.   The Physician provides guidance of other providers and also performs direct patient care. Other responsibilities include participating in administrative and clinical leadership staff meetings to help in establishing policies and procedures for meeting quality standards of medical care, in accordance with federal and state regulatory and accreditation guidelines.  Participates in population based care management, public health efforts, and provides guidance in the appropriate utilization of healthcare resources. Promotes, consults, and may champion process improvement initiatives, which may include, but not limited to, the Institutes for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), Chronic disease models, integration of care,  the Indian Health Service (IHS) - Improvement in Patient Care (IPC), and patient centered medical home models.  Provide consultation to the DWC Health Leadership team.

Essential Functions

  • Assumes an administrative and clinical leadership role for a primary care team
  • Supports, consults, and promotes the Dene' Philosophy of Care, which is defined as patient-centered, integrated care
  • Provides medical consultations with other medical providers, PC Health Systems Administrator (HSA), and RN Supervisor
  • Participates in administrative decision making and recommends policies and procedures
  • Participates in administrative and clinical leadership staff meetings to assist in quality care initiatives and accreditation activities
  • Partners with HSA to optimize flow, maximize productivity and ensure patient access while maintaining quality care
  • Participates and completes peer review activities
  • Consults with HSA and RN Supervisor in creating medical protocol standardization and ensure that providers practice to the accepted standards of care
  • Works in partnership with the HSA and other DWC/Human and Community Services departments staff to optimize the integration of programs to improve population health outcomes
  • In collaboration with health leadership staff, recommends new and innovative modalities for treatment of various health conditions
  • Aides in the credentialing and privileging of new providers to the Dena'ina Wellness Center
  • Analyzes and consults with HSA, RN Supervisor and Infection Control Employee Health Specialist on epidemiology data to assess health trends and identify needs and opportunities to improve healthcare
  • Effectively utilizes electronic health record (EHR) to document clinical activity and manage population health appropriate interventions
  • Develops and implements a plan of care and recommends interventions to attain optimal patient function
  • Uses decision support tools when available and as appropriate; e.g., Up To Date, drug interaction tools, clinical guidelines, etc.
  • Performs procedures as appropriate for level of training
  • Confers as needed or when contacted by other providers regarding care and treatment of patients, and assists in examining and treating patients
  • Confers with professional personnel in medical and related fields
  • Plans and implements care/services that recognize age/diversity specific needs/issues of customers served

It is the intent of this job description to highlight the essential functions of the position; however, it is not an all-inclusive list.  The incumbent may be called upon and required to follow or perform other duties and tasks requested by his/her supervisor, consistent with the purpose of the position, department and/or the Kenaitze Indian Tribe's objectives.

Working Conditions

Lifting Requirements

Medium work Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Physical Requirements

Stand or Sit (Stationary position)

Walk (Move, Traverse)

Use hands/fingers to handle or feel (Operate, Activate, Use, Prepare, Inspect, Place, Detect, Position)

Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl (Position self (to), Move)

Talk/hear (Communicate, Detect, Converse with, Discern, Convey, Express oneself, Exchange information)

See (Detect, Determine, Perceive, Identify, Recognize, Judge, Observe, Inspect, Estimate, Assess)

Taste/Smell (Detect, Distinguish, Determine)

Pushing or Pulling

Repetitive Motion

Hazards and Atmospheric Conditions


OSHA Categories

Category I Duties performed routinely require exposure to blood, body fluid and tissue

Equipment and Tools

List Equipment used for job: Computer, copier, fax, scanner, and other office equipment

List Tools: Standard medical office equipment.




Comments: Travel may be required for trainings and meetings



  • Doctor of Medicine degree or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree.


  • Seven to ten years of Family Practice experience.  Experience in evaluation diagnosis and treatment in primary care with special emphasis in cross cultural health care setting.
  • Experience working in a multiple medical provider setting.
  • Medical management experience.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian people preferred.


  • Current United States Medical Licensure as a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy.
  • Current DEA certificate.  BLS certification required.

Special Skills

  • Understand quality improvement methods, such as developing a systematic measurement for evaluating the delivery of services. This includes measure, analyze, improve and control. Complete PDSA cycles.
  • Detail oriented, interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills and technical skills.
  • Dynamic personality with strong leadership and team building approach.
  • Public Health training and/or experience
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with other health professionals.
  • Knowledge of healthcare accreditation standards.
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