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SOONER CARE COORDINATOR

TITLE:  SOONER CARE COORDINATOR

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: PRC/PATIENT BENEFITS SUPERVISOR

CONTROLLING SUPERVISOR: chair

STATUS: Regular, full-time

LOCATION: Newkirk, OK

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum of (1) year experience in a clinical environment and related field. Ability to relate and interact with patients assisting them in programs that are available to Native Americans. Possess interpersonal skills in reading, writing, and speaking which would include good communication skills. Must be able to multi task and work with minimum supervision. Prefer candidate to have some knowledge of Medicaid/Sooner Care and RPMS (resource Patient Management System). Must have proficient computer skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  1. Interview and identify/determine if patients are eligible for alternate resources such as Medicare, Medicaid/Sooner Care, Affordable Care Act, Indian Health Programs and Private Health Insurance programs and/or any other alternate resources that might be available.
  2. Assist and educate patients with the application and the benefits of the alternate resources.
  3. Advocate on behalf of patients to obtain alternate resources.
  4. Abide by the HIPAA Privacy Act of 1974 to maintain confidentiality of all records.
  5. Help maintain updated patient information in patient registration.
  6. Send out SoonerCare referrals, follow up to obtain notes, and maintain accurate referral information.
  7. Cross train with PRC Coordinator.
  8. Maintain statistics as needed for reports requested by supervisor.
  9. Any other duties as assigned by immediate/controlling supervisor.

All new hires will be required by the Kaw Nation to submit to a pre-employment drug screen.  Failure to pass the pre hire drug screen will lead to withdrawal of the job offer or termination of employment.

 

 

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LICENSING INVESTIGATOR SUPERVISOR

TITLE:  LICENSING INVESTIGATOR SUPERVISOR

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: CHAIR GAMING COMMISSIONER

QUALIFICATIONS: (FULL TIME)

The Candidate must have a high school diploma or GED. The candidate should possess good computer and communication skills and strong ethics and the ability to maintain confidentiality. The candidate must have report writing skills and be familiar with Tribal, Federal, and State laws regarding Indian Gaming, and criminal records. The applicant must have one year of office experience. The applicant must not have a criminal record and be able to pass pre-employment drug screen and background check.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

College coursework or an associate degree preferred. Possess some knowledge of the criminal and civil court systems and previous experience searching databases.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  1. Oversee the licensing department.
  2. Complete background investigations on all employees hired at the gaming facilities including board members, gaming commission employees, vendors and any other individuals deemed necessary. Search databases and perform electronic fingerprinting following all CJIS regulations.
  3. Coordinate Employee license application schedules – new and renewal
  4. Write Investigative Reports for Casino Gaming Licenses per NIGC standards.
  5. Complete and Submit the Notice of Results for Commission approval and submit to NIGC.
  6. Submit Notice of License to NIGC upon NIGC approval (notice of no objections) of licensure
  7. Maintain current & inactive license files per NIGC regulation either electronic or hard copies.
  8. Submit and receive fingerprints.
  9. Maintain all gaming license applications and renewals pursuant to the Kaw Nation Gaming Ordinance, Tribal-State Compact, and NIGC regulations.
  10. Maintain sign-in logs in the office for monthly reporting and other purposes.
  11. Keep an accurate list of amounts due to the KNGC for licensing and do licensing invoicing.
  12. Prepare and verify Bank Deposits.
  13. Prepare for and be the liaison for audits of licensing files.
  14. Maintain intent to do business files.
  15. Ensure the destruction of files, devices, or any other record is according to CJIS policy.
  16. Enter PO’s/API’s in the Microix system for approvals.
  17. Complete any other duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

 

 

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KHDD OFFICE MANAGER

TITLE: KHDD OFFICE MANAGER

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: KHDD DIRECTOR

CONTROLLING SUPERVISOR: CHAIR

STATUS: FULL TIME/REGULAR

LOCATION: PONCA CITY, OK

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have a High School diploma.  Preferring a Degree in Business Administration, or related field. At least two (2) years’ experience in administration with at least two (2) years supervisory experience required. Must have excellent computer and communication skills.

Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable. Ability to work independently and maintain strict confidentiality.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Experienced with directing and leading staff in an office setting.
  • Organizing several moving components of a busy direct service department.
  • Managing multiple programs and staff with diverse needs and diverse clients.
  • Able to initiate and complete tasks with little to no supervision.
  • Experience in a social work setting is a plus.
  • All other duties as assigned.

All new hires will be required by the Kaw Nation (post hire) to submit to an employment drug screen. Failure to pass the post hire drug screen will lead to withdrawal of the job offer or termination of employment.

 

 

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HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR/MECHANIC

TITLE:           Heavy Equipment Operator/Mechanic                                                                                                          

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:           Transportation Director

 

CONTROLLING SUPERVISOR: Tribal Chair

TYPE: Regular/Full-time                                               

LOCATION:  Kaw City, OK                          

QUALIFICATIONS:

High School Diploma or Equivalent. 5+ years’ related experience and/or training required.

Driver’s license. Must be 18 years of age or older.  Knowledge of materials, methods, and tools involved in construction.  Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions common to heavy equipment operations and construction sites.  Knowledge of trenching and shoring standards.

Ability to operate equipment safely and efficiently under a variety of working conditions. Ability to read and understand repair manuals, understanding and ability to complete/fill tags and repair orders, Ability to use and learn various diagnostic software used on auto, or heavy equipment. Sit for extended periods; twist at the neck and trunk; bend and reach at, below and above shoulder level, repetitive use of fingers and hands to grasp and/or operate equipment; lift/move up to 50 pounds. Walk, reach with hands and arms overhead, above shoulder and horizontally; Close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, ability to adjust focus. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assures adequate maintenance and repair records are maintained for Tribal vehicles and equipment.

Maintains the ability to diagnose, repair, rebuild, and make necessary adjustments on all vehicle systems.

Maintains a thorough knowledge and ability to repair components on all systems, including the ability to operate shop equipment.  Performs trouble shooting and related repairs on Tribal vehicles.  Starts engine, moves throttle, controls, and levers to operate equipment, and attachments including tractor mower, tractor and bush hog, riding mowers, trencher, skid loader and Mini Excavator.

Performs daily inspection of equipment, grease, oils, and performs maintenance and minor repairs.

To ensure continuity of services, remote work may be necessary in the event of a health crisis or disruptive situation that requires the closing of school and/or office buildings. Performs all other tasks as supervisor may assign.  Sets up safe work zones and follows safe operations procedures. Provides assistance to other departments as needed.

All new hires will be required by the Kaw Nation to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and background check.  Failure to pass the drug screen or the background check will lead to withdrawal of the job offer or termination of employment.

Excellent benefits are available including BCBS Medical and Dental, VSP, Prudential Life, 403b and IRA plans.  Generous paid sick, and vacation leave.

EEO & Drug Free work place employer
Indian Preference considered with verification of Indian Heritage

 

 

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IT SPECIALIST

TITLE: IT Specialist

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Executive Director

CONTROLLING SUPERVISOR: Chair

QUALIFICATIONS:

Requires an Associates or computer background in related field. Must have experience in Windows applications, configuring and troubleshooting with software and hardware. Strong problem-solving skills. Excellent communication skills. Pro-active, self-starter requiring minimal supervision. Must possess excellent administrative assistant skills (i.e. computer functions, typing, filing, copying, fax, and telephone systems) Confidentiality is at all times a must.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Installing and training of software applications.
  2. Installing, administering, and repairing hardware.
  3. Maintaining office equipment (i.e. copier, printers, fax machines, phone, etc…)
  4. Maintain security at all levels (employee, application, internet)
  5. Assists user to resolve computer-related problems such as inoperative hardware or software.
  6. Read technical journals and manuals and attend vendor seminars to learn about new computer hardware and software that will benefit the Nation.
  7. Install new / rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
  8. Evaluate the compatibility with existing systems, ease of use, and if software meets the needs of the program or department with the Nation.
  9. Develop and maintain installation, configuration, security/access and backup procedures
  10. Administer, support and troubleshoot software / hardware and overall network infrastructure including but not limited to: Windows 2003/2008, Exchange 2003/2010, Terminal Services, VMware, firewalls, routers, broadband connectivity, database servers, performance monitoring, back-ups, third party application support, etc.
  11. Create and upkeep network documentation including but not limited: network assessments, monthly maintenance plans, etc.
  12. Responsible for the installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of all managed switches, routers, storage arrays, and servers with the position supervisor. Physically installs all new network equipment. Typically performs the initial installation and maintenance of all network-based software. Performs ongoing installations of new software and hardware and maintains existing Windows network.
  13. Be aware of departmental budgets for procurement objectives.
  14. Complete any other duties assigned by the immediate or controlling supervisor. 

All new hires will be required by the Kaw Nation (post hire) to submit to an employment drug screen and background check.  Failure to pass the post hire drug screen or background check will lead to withdrawal of the job offer or termination of employment.

 

 

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LAND MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST

TITLE: Land Management Specialist

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Land Management Director

CONTROLLING SUPERVISOR:             Chair 

QUALIFICATIONS:

A bachelor’s degree in resource management, planning or related field and four years experience in land management. An additional four years of professional experience in land management may be substituted for the formal education requirement. A demonstrated ability to read maps as well as knowledge of legal property descriptions. This individual must be able to physically lift at least 50lbs. Must be able to set priorities, organize, coordinate work efficiently, and establish good personal relations with other office workers and work independently and creatively.  Must be able to communicate well, both verbally and written format, and prepare and present technically correct and detailed material through presentations.  Must be at least eighteen years of age, possess a valid driver license and be insurable.

 OVERVIEW:

The land management officer is responsible for the Nations land inventory and classification program, land disposal program through sale, lease or exchange, and land acquisitions. Additional responsibilities involve coordination with federal, state and local governments on land management issues. Land Managers, maintain and develop forests, rangelands and other natural sites for conservation or resource development

RESPONSIBILITIES AMD DUTIES:

  1. Other duties as may be assigned and required by the Director.
  2. Work with private landowners and government agent
  3. Maintain current knowledge of pertinent legislation and land use regulations
  4. Design and implement ways to improve the land with minimal environmental impact
  5. Design, implement and evaluate programs to sustain the land and its wildlife
  6. May supervise harvests
  7. Choose and prepare sites for planting trees and other crops 
  1. Monitor grazing lands for signs of disease, insect infestation and over grazing

 Indian Preference considered with verification of Indian Heritage

Veteran Preference considered with verification

 All new hires will be required by the Kaw Nation to submit to a pre employment drug screen and background check.  Failure to pass the pre employment drug screen or background check will lead to withdrawal of the job offer or termination of employment.

 

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DENTIST

TITLE: DENTIST

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: HEALTH DIRECTOR

CONTROLLING SUPERVISOR: Chair

QUALIFICATIONS: D.S. or D.M.D. from a school accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) and American Dental Association. Licensed to practice in the state, Certified in CPR,

Accurate and precise attention to detail.  Compassionate and caring of patients

Excellent written and verbal communication skills, Able to work in an intense, concentrated environment.  Complies with all office, local, state, and American Dental Association regulations, protocols, and procedures.  At least two (2) years experience in general/family practice is preferred.  Experience providing healthcare to Native Americans preferred.  Applicant may not have any unresolved malpractice suits pending against him/her and shall not have any unresolved complaints on file in any state where he/she has a license to practice medicine.  Experience with computerized medical records systems preferred.  Computer literacy required.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Educate patients on good oral hygiene habits
  • Prescribe antibiotics and pain-relieving medications
  • Provide patient care for cracked or fractured teeth
  • Perform procedures to treat decay and cavities
  • Prepare and place fillings
  • Examine patients for dental and jaw diagnoses
  • Create models for dental appliances
  • Perform general dentistry
  • Interpret x-rays and diagnostic tests
  • Sedate patients and administer anesthetics
  • Perform tooth extractions and root canals
  • Diagnose and treat oral diseases
  • Create detailed treatment plans for patients
  • Perform surgical procedures on teeth, bone, and soft tissues
  • Educate patients on aftercare and answer questions

 

All new hires will be required by the Kaw Nation to submit to a pre employment drug screen.  Failure to pass the drug screen will lead to withdrawal of the job offer or termination of employment.

 

 

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ASSISTANT PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT/GRANT WRITING SPECIALIST

KAW NATION POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE: ASSISTANT PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT/GRANT WRITING SPECIALIST

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: GRANT AND CONTRACTS/PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR

CONTROLLING SUPERVISOR: CHAIRMAN/CEO

QUALIFICATIONS:
Educational requirements include a High School diploma with at least one (I) year of experience in the grant writing/development field. An Associates Degree in Business, Accounting, or Office Administration is preferred. Additional experience may be substituted for educational requirements. Must possess and demonstrate excellent communication skills (verbal and written). Demonstrated organizational ability and an ability to meet deadlines. Must be familiar with funding research, identification of potential funding opportunities, federal grant program organization, and reporting methods. Must be able to process and disseminate information to the Program Development Specialists and/or Director. Must be able to multitask in a fast paced environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Responsible for proofreading grant applications prior to submission and recommending changes to Director.
  2. Responsible for researching potential funding sources.
  3. Responsible for maintaining/obtaining statistical information to use in support of grant applications and progress reports.
  4. Maintain Grant Status Report spreadsheet.
  5. Assist the Director in developing/maintaining the Program Development/Grants and Contracts policies and procedures manual.
  6. Must hold all information regarding the Nation in the strictest of confidence in all matters, responsibilities, and duties performed under this position.
  7. Assist with/complete any other job duties that might be assigned by immediate/controlling supervisor.

 

 

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DENTAL HYGIENIST

TITLE: Dental Hygienist

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Health Director

CONTROLLING SUPERVISOR: Chair

STATUS: Full Time

LOCATION: Kanza Health Clinic, Newkirk

QUALIFICATIONS:

Dental hygienists are required to earn a minimum of an Associate’s degree or certificate from an accredited dental hygiene school and hold a State license in order to practice. Dental hygienists are expected to be competent in multiple areas of dental health including: completing dental prophylaxis and non-surgical periodontal therapy; providing oral cancer screening and radiographic studies; charting conditions of dental caries and disease; providing preventative care, and performing procedures in compliance with the Dental Practice Act.

RESPONSIBILITES AND DUTIES:

  1. Prepare treatment room for patient, ensuring adherence to all clinical and infection control protocols.
  2. Prepare patient for dental hygiene treatment by welcoming, seating, and draping patient. Explain and demonstrate oral hygiene instructions (tooth brushing, flossing, nutritional advice, and smoking cessation) and answer all patient questions.
  3. Manage instrumentation for dental hygiene treatment by sharpening, sterilizing, and storing instruments in an organized manner.
  4. Complete oral assessments including: reviewing the patient’s dental history; evaluation of the gingival condition, dentition, and intraoral/extraoral tissues; oral cancer screening; and periodontal and dental charting.
  5. Take and interpret dental radiographs; ensure diagnostic quality of radiographs.
  6. Complete dental prophylaxis and non-surgical periodontal therapy by removing calculus and stains from the dentition and beneath gingival tissues; place subgingival antimicrobial agents as indicated by the patient’s periodontal condition.
  7. Apply anti-caries agents such as fluorides and other preventative agents as indicated by the condition of the patient’s oral health.
  8. Administer local anesthetics and/or nitrous oxide analgesia as indicated by the patient’s oral health needs or as directed by the dentist.
  9. Fabricate temporary restorations, clean and polish removable appliances, remove cement from crowns and bridges.
  10. Serve as an active participant in the management of medical and dental emergencies by following instructions from the team leader, maintaining BLS certification, locating and bringing emergency drugs and oxygen delivery systems, and alerting first responders.
  11. Maintain accurate and detailed treatment notes including vital signs, medical and dental histories, dental and periodontal charting, and treatment rendered.
  12. Ensure compliance with HIPAA regulations and maintain all confidential information.
  13. Protect patients and employees by maintaining a safe and clean work environment and complying with all OSHA, CDC, ADA, and clinic procedures, rules, and infection control regulations and guidelines.
  14. Ensure functional operation of dental equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements, following manufacturer’s instructions, troubleshooting malfunctions, calling for repairs, maintaining equipment inventories, evaluating new equipment and techniques.
  15. Maintain dental supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level, anticipating needed supplies, placing or submitting orders for supplies, and verifying receipt of supplies.
  16. Conserve dental resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish dental treatment.
  17. Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
  18. Contribute to the clinical team by participating in team meetings, assisting colleagues with clinic duties, and disseminating information as indicated.
  19. Primary dental clinic personnel in charge of community outreach including the initiation and organization of outreach activities and programs.
  20. Complete any other duties as assigned by immediate/controlling supervisor and/or dentist.

All new hires will be required by the Kaw Nation (post-hire) to submit to an employment drug screen. Failure to pass the post-hire drug screen will lead to withdrawal of the job offer or termination of employment. All new hires must be able to stand, walk, stoop, bend, kneel, pull, push and lift a minimum of 25 lbs.

 

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401K – Health – Dental – Vision – Life – Competitive Pay – Annual Leave – Sick Leave – Holidays Off

Below are the generous benefits of full-time employment when working at the Kaw Nation Tribal Government, Gaming Commission or Business Services:

  • Free AETNA Medical (includes Pharmacy) Insurance
  • AETNA of Oklahoma Dental Insurance optional for purchase by employee
  • VSP Vision Insurance optional for purchase by employee
  • Prudential Life Insurance optional for purchase by employee

Also included are generous Annual Leave Days and Sick Leave Days accruals.

  • Four (4) hours of Annual Leave begins accruing with the first paycheck and each full check during employment. As the employee’s length of service increases the 4 hours accrued increases to 6 (after 3 years), 8 (after 10 years), and 10 (after 15 years) hours per paycheck.
  • Four (4) hours of Sick Leave begins accruing with the first paycheck and each full check during employment. This amount remains the same throughout employment.

If you have questions regarding these or any other benefits of Kaw Nation Tribal Government, Gaming Commission or Business Services, please contact the Human Resources Department at (580) 269-2552.