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Emergency/Urgent Care Department Physician – Lawton, OK (#14441)

Cherokee Nation Operational Solutions (CNOS) provides a complete line of medical equipment and supplies along with innovative office products and services to businesses and health care facilities throughout North America. Wholly owned by Cherokee Nation, Cherokee Nation Operational Solutions is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses’ family of companies.

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Evaluate and treat patients who present themselves to the Emergency Department.


  • Maintain a continuous vigil within the immediate confines of the Emergency Department in order that services are readily and immediately available at a moment’s notice.
  • Obtain a medical history, performing a physical exam as appropriate to the presenting problem, and formulate a diagnosis of the patient’s problem, and secondary diagnosis, as required, to treat the patient.
  • Render immediate medical services to those patients determined as emergent. Render medical services to those patients determined as non-emergent within one (1) hour upon their arrival and reporting to the Emergency Department.
  • Request and interpret laboratory and radiologic tests, as necessary, for diagnosis.
  • Provide and order medically indicated treatment.
  • Prescribe medication.
  • Provide patients with a full explanation of diagnosis, procedures and treatments.
  • Interpret x-rays and electrocardiograms.
  • Suture minor lacerations.
  • Set uncomplicated fractures.
  • Refer patients to routinely scheduled clinics of the Outpatient Department.
  • Render initial assessments of which Emergency Department/Urgent Care patients will require transfer to a tertiary care center, consult the appropriate Indian Health Service physician on call who in turn will render the final decision concerning transfer, and arrange transfer, if indicated.
  • Render the initial assessment of which emergency/urgent care patients may require admission to the on-site Hospital and consulting the Indian Health Service physician on-call who in turn will render the final decision concerning admissions.
  • Chart, record and complete medical care data on Ambulatory Patient Care reports within 24- hours of patient visit.
  • Consult with appropriate IHS specialists on back up call for all complex cases, which, while not requiring admission to the hospital or transfer to another facility, do require further evaluation by the specialty physician, or more than routine follow up.
  • Provide medical advice to patients by telephone when the nurse requests a physician to do so.
  • Respond to in-hospital emergencies while on duty.
  • Provide basic life support in a first responder status for patients requiring resuscitation outside of the hospital on hospital grounds.
  • Evaluate emergency medical service (EMS) calls, i.e. patients en route to the Emergency Department. If the physician is able to determine that the patient will need a higher level of care, then he/she may divert the ambulance to another facility.
  • Contractor’s performance shall be in compliance with CMS and TJC requirements.



  • Emergency department physicians shall have a permanent, current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States. Physicians shall be board certified, or eligible, by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine (with knowledge of pediatric emergencies), Pediatrics (with knowledge of adult emergencies) or other recognized board with adequate emergency medicine experience as deemed by the facility Clinical Director. Physicians shall comply with the policies, procedures and by-laws of the hospital/clinic. The physician shall also be required to perform this service in compliance with applicable standards of The Joint Commission and Quality Improvement.


  • Permanent, current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.
  • Physicians shall be Board Certified in or Board Eligible as stated in section 4.
  • Physicians shall apply and be accepted as clinic/hospital associate member.
  • Shall provide a copy of documentation of physician’s current Basic Life Support (BLS).
  • Documentation of Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) and Pediatric Advance Life Support (PALS) certification is required of physicians not boarded in emergency medicine.
  • Shall speak, understand, read and write English fluently and communicate with sufficient clarity to be understood by IHS personnel and patients.
  • Shall be a United States Citizen.
  • Shall possess sufficient initiative, interpersonal relationship skills and social sensitivity such that he/she can relate constructively to patients of the Native American/Alaska Native communities.
  • Shall maintain standards of personal hygiene and grooming such that his/her image as a physician is compatible with the expectations of the on-site Clinical Director.
  • Shall have a current DEA license.
  • Shall provide a complete IHS Medical Staff Application to include documentation of work history since graduation from professional school to present day in chronological order. Any time period of gaps greater than 30 days since graduation from professional school, shall be explained in writing along with contact information of an individual who can verify the gaps.
  • Shall provide a copy of documentation of current and past insurance carriers and contact information during the past 10 years.
  • Shall provide documentation of and maintain current professional liability insurance coverage in the amount of $1 million per occurrence and $3 million aggregate per provider.


  • Physicians shall be credentialed and have privileges as active members of the medical staff. The physician shall be required to provide completed applications for Medical Staff appointments and privileges, as specified in the By-laws, for all providers to the Clinical Director and at least 30 (thirty) days prior to assignment for periods of coverage.
  • Credentialing activities shall require a minimum of thirty (30) calendar days to insure (1) that written or printed information is received at the on-site Hospital Quality Assurance Department from the National Physicians Data Bank, (2) that three letters of reference for each sub-contractor are received in the Credentials Office and are recent within the last year, and (3) the credentialing package (application for appointment and request for privileges) is completed and received by the Medical Executive Committee and OCA IHS Governing Board.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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