The purpose of the Community Health Nurse is to assist individuals and families in obtaining and maintaining a maximum level of health. Our goal is to encourage and assist toward self-sufficiency and personal empowerment in health maintenance.
Community Health coordinates with outside agencies in providing a variety of health education topics for employees and local community professionals.
Services provided include but are not limited to:
- Health/Medication education and management
- Assessment including vital signs and labs as indicated
- Feet examination with nail care
- Providing emotional support such as listening to the patient
- Coordinating services with other agencies such as Home Health and Hospice
- Communication with primary care physician
- Referrals to family services, housing, Tribal Member benefits, etc. as needed
- Follow up with health issues, medications, nutrition
- Assessing patient’s home for safety issues
- Hospital visits and follows up after discharge from hospital, Rehabilitation,
- Immunizations and injections as prescribed. All tribal government employees are eligible under employee health for required immunizations
- Screening clinics including communicable disease investigation and follow-up
Please note that Community Health does not provide 24-hour Home Health Nursing.