Snoqualmie Tribe
  • 06-Jun-2019 to 05-Jul-2019 (PST)
  • Medical Clinics
  • Snoqualmie, WA, USA
  • Full-time

Competitive medical, dental, life and disability insurance benefits; 401k retirement plan after 90 days employment; generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.


The Physician/Medical Director will provide high level healthcare and leadership services to include applying the principles, methods and techniques of medicine throughout all the Health and Wellness Departments. Work closely with all Program Managers to help create efficiencies within the operations of various Health and Wellness Departments. Provide medical supervision and collaboration with other Health and Wellness team members to ensure comprehensive delivery of services and quality patient and client care. Cooperate with management in the direction of all Health and Wellness activities to ensure accomplishment of all key goals and objectives. Evaluate medical procedures and everyday situations to suggest ways to improve delivery of service and profitability.  Provide leadership and direct supervision of healthcare professionals to ensure efficient use of healthcare personnel in the application of multiple health disciplines, maximization of patient/client visits and create improvements to provide enhanced health outcomes. 


  • Adheres to industry standard of practice and ensures those health care standards are delivered by persons under supervision of the Physician/Medical Director
  • Works diligently to identify risk management issues and work collaboratively with other department leaders to resolve those issues
  • Work collaboratively with others with a focus on customer service and satisfaction
  • Works with internal Health and Wellness departments to establish medical necessities as needed
  • Collaborate with internal Health and Wellness departments to assist when medical guidance and direction is needed
  • Demonstrate innovation and alternative therapies in the provision of services. Work in a team environment and establish effective interpersonal relationships with all levels of the Health & Wellness team
  • Effectively address staff and/or patient complaints and concerns while using tact, compassion and empathy
  • Assesses and examines patients, reviews past medical history, and requests and/or performs diagnostic tests and examinations deemed necessary to obtain all possible information for the optimal health of patients
  • Makes preliminary diagnosis, directs, prescribes or provides treatment or arranges for specialized care or patient referral as required. Ensures the provision of timely follow-up care and services as required
  • Makes accurate notes of treatment and observations into the EHR clinical record. Provides emergency care as appropriate.  Provides total patient care including prevention, health maintenance, early diagnosis, treatment and follow-up services to patients under his/her care
  • Refer patients to appropriate recognized medical or other government facilities as necessary, providing complete clinical information for care and diagnostic procedures that cannot be adequately provided onsite
  • Ensures preparation of appropriate medical records for all patients seen to ensure the accumulation, compliance and organization of all pertinent clinical data needed to provide comprehensive medical care
  • Collaborate with other Health and Wellness departments to create goals and objectives, participate in the designation of priority objectives for the Health and Wellness with reference to implementation of the Health and Wellness goals and objectives
  • Analyze and evaluate Health and Wellness processes, procedures, standing orders and operations to maximize scheduling and patient/client flow
  • Assist the Health and Wellness team with operations planning, policy and procedure development as well as referrals and/or coordination of care
  • Assist in securing high quality health professionals by actively participating in interviews
  • Work with Health and Wellness administration team to assist with the documentation of job references including the delineation of privilege and re-credentialing process for providers
  • Oversees the Health and Wellness's quality assurance program. Periodic review of supervised provider's patient files to promote quality assurance and regulatory compliance. Conducts annual performance audit of providers to review and ensure the confidentiality of files for each medical provider, develops remedial plans as needed for staff performance improvement
  • Facilitate monthly provider and clinical support staff meetings and provide any other meetings/trainings deemed appropriate and necessary to increase efficiency of operations and improve upon health outcomes of patients
  • Collaborate and advise Contract Health Services Team regarding priority level services appropriate referrals and related expenditures
  • Other duties to be performed as assigned



  • Degree of Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) from a U.S. accredited institution.
  • Unrestricted medical license to practice medicine in the State of Washington
  • Active and unrestricted DEA License with no current or prior claims
  • Board certified in his/her specialty
  • Member of the American Academy of Family Physicians


  • Must possess at a minimum 5 years work clinical and excellence in patient care required, in community clinic or public healthcare center environment
  • Experience working with American Indian and/or Alaska Native organizations including an excellent understanding of AI/AN health disparities and needs beneficial
  • Experience as a Medical Director including personnel management of healthcare professionals preferred.
  • Experience and/or working knowledge of RPMS software packages including RPMS, EHR, PIMS, Patient Registration, etc. beneficial
  • Experience serving as a liaison between groups of an organization and as an effective member of organizational teams
  • Knowledge and understanding of patient care activities in an ambulatory care setting and how services and functions interact


  • Good public speaking and presentation skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of professional medical practices related to treatment of work-related illness and injuries.
  • Knowledge of organizational and medical policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Knowledge of medical equipment and instruments.
  • Knowledge of common safety hazards and precautions to establish a safe medical environment.
  • Skill in developing and maintaining records, writing reports, and responding to correspondence.
  • Skill in developing and maintaining medical quality assurance and quality control standards.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with patients, medical staff and the general public.
  • Ability to react calmly, objectively and effectively in emergency situations.
  • Ability to communicate clearly with patients, staff and clients.
  • Good telephone manners and etiquette.
  • Strong organizational skills; orientation to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to motivate and work effectively with others.


  • Microsoft Office Programs
  • Electronic Medical/Health Records experience required; RPMS-EHR experience preferred
  • Web-based patient services (i.e.-labs, medications, vaccinations, etc.)


  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Accurate - Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Analytical Skills Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Communication, Oral/Written- Ability to communicate effectively with others using written and spoken word.
  • Confidentiality Able to maintain and enforce patient confidentiality and adherence to HIPAA privacy laws.
  • Decision Making - Ability to make critical decisions while following company procedures.
  • Diversity - Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type. Ability to be culturally sensitive.
  • Empathetic - Ability to appreciate and be sensitive to the feelings of others.
  • Ethical - Ability to demonstrate conduct conforming to a set of values and accepted standards.
  • Friendly - Ability to exhibit a cheerful demeanor toward others.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
  • Working Under Pressure Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.


    Current & Unrestricted:

  • License to practice medicine in the State of WA;
  • Current certificate to supervise Physician Assistants, if required;
  • Current controlled substances registration certificate from the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice free of any limitations, restrictions or claims.
  • Board Certification in Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine or Family Practice preferred
  • Ability to be credentialed by third party insurers for billing purposes without restrictions or limitations.


  • Must be able to pass pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing.
  • Must pass background check.


  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) training, certification and compliance.
  • Must be able to work independently to plan, coordinate, implement and complete projects on a schedule.
  • Ability to problem solve, resolve conflicts and have successful interpersonal relationships in the workplace.
  • Must be able to speak in front of groups for training, presentations and discussions.


  • Pay DOE
  • This is a full-time, salaried position and employment is at-will.
  • Competitive medical, dental, life and disability insurance benefits.
  • 401k retirement plan with employer matching contributions after 90 days employment.
  • Generous paid holidays, vacation, and sick leave.


Work generally takes place in an office environment within a controlled atmosphere building. Noise levels are typically low to moderate. Health and Wellness Department setting which may include some space restrictions to include performing duties in and outside of the tribal community.


The Snoqualmie Indian Tribe follows the Tribal Hiring Preference as outlined in tribal policies, which allows hiring preference to qualified individuals that are enrolled in a federally recognized Indian tribe. The Tribe has reviewed this job description to ensure that essential functions and basic duties have been included.

It is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills, and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Tribe reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Tribe may deem appropriate.

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