As part of the CHAP support team, assists in administrative support of the Community Health Aide/Practitioner program by collaborating with CHAP, Medical Staff and other staff as appropriate with the development and maintenance of the CHAP Training program.
- Licensed in Alaska as a Board Certified Physician’s Assistant or Family Nurse Practitioner, OR
- Alaska licensed Registered Nurse with:
- strong physical assessment, diagnostic, and teaching skills, and
- experience in a community health care setting preferred, OR
- A Certified Community Health Practitioner preferred with:
- A.A.S. or higher college degree preferred
- demonstrated organizational skills with multi-task management
- demonstrated computer skills
- Experience in providing training highly recommended.
- Prefer knowledge of the history and development of the Community Health Aide Program in Alaska, and the duties, responsibilities and vital role of the CHA program in the rural Alaskan health care system.
- Cognizant of, and able to adjust to the culture, lifestyle and challenges of rural Alaska.
- Able to use English effectively for both written and verbal communication.
- Prefer ability to speak local native language.
- Dependable, and maintains confidentiality.
- Commitment to the job for a minimum of two years.
- Able to leave for periods of 1-6 weeks or more at a time for training and job assignments.
- Able and willing to perform the job functions, including travel, year-round.
- Able to perform the physical demands of the job.
A. Adheres to and enforces BBAHC and CHAP policies and procedures.
Consistently adheres to and enforces BBAHC and CHAP policies and procedures.
Maintains confidentiality concerning corporate business and finances, employee relations, and patient information.
Is punctual, reliable, and maintains ability to perform the duties of the job.
Complies with and enforces standard infection control precautions.
B. As Training Coordinator, defines the direction of, and develops, implements, and evaluates all training for Community Health Aides/Practitioners.
Coordinates planning and preparation for pre-session, emergency, and advanced training courses, and preceptorships.
Coordinates training information and corresponds with agencies, trainers, and other individuals within the Bristol Bay region and around the state.
Coordinates Community Health Aide/Practitioner attendance at CHAP statewide training centers. Collaborates with the staff of the training centers and Field Coordinators to facilitate CHA preparation for training and in providing clinical instruction and evaluation to facilitate completion of CHA Post-Session Learning Needs contracts.
Responsible for the monitoring and facilitating the evaluation and interpretation of CHA skills, capabilities, and clinical progress by overseeing the following: visits to assigned village clinics; telephone contacts, monitoring medical traffic; discussions with other CHAP Field Coordinators and health care professionals; and through review of Patient Encounter Forms, clinical records and other reports.
Assists with instruction to CHA/Ps in new skills as a means of expanding patient care available in the villages.
Helps coordinate instruction to CHA/Ps in methods of presenting health education and patient education.
Assists in coordinating CHA/P attendance at appropriate continuing medical education classes.
Facilitates further education and training opportunities for CHA/Ps beyond certification.
Participates in the selection, updating and purchase of educational equipment/materials.
Coordinates the documentation of all CHA/P training and education.
Tracks the documentation of annual competencies of CHA/Ps.
Maintains and provides an ongoing list of billable Health Aides, as it changes to Patient Accounts or other BBAHC entities that may need it.
Continuously updates the CME (continuing medical education) spreadsheet for Health Aides and posts it electronically so it is available to those who need it.
C. Participates with other CHAP staff to make the department run smoothly and efficiently.
Effectively communicates and collaborates with other CHAP staff and BBAHC Community Services departments, Traditional Village Councils, village residents, staff from other local and statewide agencies, and visitors to the workplace.
Facilitates a progressive level of teaching by participation in CHAP performance improvement planning, monitoring and interventions, and in policy and procedure development.
D. Maintains and enhances healthcare skills. Successfully completes the ongoing education programs associated with employment by BBAHC and CHAP. Keeps CHAP Director supplied with documentation of completed training and education.
Attends and successfully completes BBAHC training sessions in the annual mandatory review of BBAHC and Personnel policies and procedures.
Maintains current certification in Basic Life Support Provider (BLSP). If a MLP, maintains Advanced Coronary Life Support (ACLS), and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). Has successfully completed at least an Emergency Medical Technician-I (EMT-I) class within 5 years prior to employment or within 1 year after employment.
Maintains valid licensure in compliance with applicable State of Alaska or Federal regulations.
Attends and successfully completes continuing education classes as arranged with the CHAP Director.
Makes satisfactory progress toward achieving development plan and work plan recommendations.