With Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, Alaska, youll serve the over 50 rural communities in the Yukon Delta Region who come to us for care. Youll grow your skills and expertise in a challenging environment, and experience a community environment within a community that will embrace you as one of their own.
Serving the people of Southwestern Alaska, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Hospital is a 50-bed general acute care medical facility. Fully accredited by JCAHO, services include adult med/surg, pediatrics, obstetrics, emergency room, as well as outpatient family medicine clinics, pharmacy, lab, and imaging.Position Summary:
Supervise Community Health Aides/Practitioners (CHA/Ps) in overall job performance and ensure quality health care at the village level. Supervises clinic management and on-site instruction of CHA/Ps.
Maintains established corporate department policies and procedures, objectives, Quality Improvement programs, and safety standards.
Acts as immediate supervisor for assigned CHA/Ps and office assistants in all aspects of job performance, including timeliness, customer service, clinic upkeep and maintenance and clinical services.
Functions as a team coordinator and liaison for the village health care team, village council, and the community.
Represents Community Health Aide Program on functional team meetings.
Coordinates Standing Orders for Community Health Aides.
May represent Community Health Aide Program at the state level on CHA/P related committees.
Provides instruction in clinic management, organization and patient care to CHA/Ps in assigned villages, based on identified needs. Refers CHA/Ps to other training resources as appropriate. Coordinates Presession training for CHA/Ps with the Field Supervision Coordinator.
Actively serves as a resource person for CHA/Ps, village councils and communities in matters of YKHC policies and CHAP procedures. Identifies needs, provides information and training as able and/or refers to other resources as appropriate.
Identifies clinic and CHA problem areas and in collaboration with Field Supervision Coordinator, plans, implements and evaluates follow-up with clinic, staff, and village council.
Completes trip objectives based on pre-planning and submits required trip reports and documentation to appropriate programs.
Evaluates administrative and clinical performance of CHA/Ps on an on-going basis. Provides field follow-up training for CHAs at appropriate levels.
Directs Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance activities in assigned villages.
Communicates verbally and in writing with CHA/P, within CHAP, Village governing bodies, community members and with other YKHC health systems participants as needed.
Submits summary reports of activities and projects to include a monthly scorecard.
Participates in designated training to maintain clinical skills using the Clinical Skills List guideline.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Positive work history.
Certified Community Health Aide, session III or higher.
One year (1) experience in providing health care.
Must obtain Alaska Community Health Practitioner (CHP) certification within 2 years of hire date.
Current ETT. EMT I preferred
Current Alaska Drivers License.
Clear Background check.
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Email, RPMS and Telehealth
Good communication skills and basic computer knowledge.
Management and/or supervisory experience in a rural, cross-cultural setting preferred.
Bilingual Yupik/English, Athabascan/English or Cupik/English preferred.
Supervise staff and operations of village clinics, including hiring, evaluation, disciplinary action and terminations.
Generous PTO beginning at 4.5 weeks
Ten paid holidays
Comprehensive healthcare coverage
Life and Disability Insurance
Flexible Spending Account
Employee Wellness Center
YKHC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other basis protected by law. Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly.
Preference is given to Alaska Native/American Indian applicants who meet minimum requirements according to the provisions of P.L. 93-638.
Working Together to Achieve Excellent Health
For more information, please contact YKHC Recruitment at: or