Community Health Aide – Itinerant

Community Health Aide – Itinerant

Kodiak Area Native Association
Published
June 10, 2022
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Description

The Community Health Aide - Itinerant provides primary, urgent, preventive and emergent health services in KANA clinics in village communities on Kodiak Island, including responding on an on-call basis for afterhours emergencies. Assume clinic management duties while covering in village clinics to maintain continuity of services and compliance. Participate and lead quality improvement projects for the program as assigned, including peer reviews, documentation audits, clinical and emergency skills training and sign-offs. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by this position. Other duties as assigned.
  • Support the organization’s mission and goals, quality standards, and patient-centered medical home philosophy. Embrace KANA’s culture of serving the whole person through our provision of services. Incorporate KANA’s core values of Courtesy, Caring, Respect, Sharing, and Pride in all activities and decisions.
  • Uphold KANA’s Code of Ethics by conducting professional activities with honesty, integrity, respect, fairness, and good faith in a manner that reflects positively upon the organization.
  • Provide the highest degree of customer service in accordance with KANA mission, vision and values.
  • Be available to travel to provide planned and/or emergency coverage in a Kodiak village clinic up to three weeks per month. Able and willing to travel periodically for training or other required events held in Kodiak, Kodiak Island communities, or off island.
  • Greet visitors, staff and others, in person or on the phone, in a professional, courteous manner; direct visitors as appropriate.
  • Provide primary, urgent, preventive and emergent healthcare services including evaluation, treatment, and follow-up according to the electronic Community Health Aide Manual (eCHAM) within prescribed Standing Orders as authorized under the CHAP Certification Board of the Indian Health Services and under the direction of the KANA medical director.
  • Provide patient education, screening, and follow-up regarding STI's, family planning, and other health related conditions.
  • Complete scheduled population health management interventions including routine exams (prenatal, postnatal, well child, and well adult exams), routine testing (labs, vitals, diabetic checks), track and administer immunizations due, etc. while in the village clinic.
  • Provide on-call emergency medical response after hours per KANA’s emergency response protocol using the eCHAM and acting within the parameters of their EMS training, CHAP training, and standing orders while following provider instruction. Triaging call for other villages may be required on occasion. Transport patients from the scene of the accident to clinic/airstrip using the emergency transport vehicle when assistance is required.
  • Maintain continuity of care for chronically ill patients while covering in the clinic, monitoring their condition, scheduling follow-ups, and making home visits as necessary.
  • Maintain an orderly and confidential system of medical records, clinic logs and submit periodic reports. Enter all patient encounters in the KANA Electronic Health Record (EHR) system at the time of the visit or, in the case of emergencies or following a loss of power or internet access, immediately thereafter.
  • Strictly adhere to the provisions of the Privacy Act, HIPAA and KANA policies. Maintain patient confidentiality and medical chart integrity.
  • Verify release of information (ROI) paperwork is complete before forwarding ROI requests to KANA Medical Records for processing.
  • Review the itinerant binder containing changeover forms, CHAP policies, emergency procedures, medical contact numbers, on-call schedules, current CHAP coverage calendar, EHR job aides, Medicaid travel process, village map and contacts, and other important information needed during your visit.
  • Review the current copy of KANA policy and procedure manuals, clinic MSDS data sheets, and required monthly paperwork for accuracy and completeness. Complete all weekly/monthly compliance paperwork due during your coverage dates and submit to the CHAP office.
  • Monitor clinic and office supplies during coverage period, order and restock standard inventory as needed/directed to maintain clinic operations. Ensure a sanitary clinic environment.
  • May be required to run errands, including mail and package pick-up and delivery between the clinic, post office and airstrip. Transport providers and visitors as needed during coverage period.
  • Keep clinic quarters tidy, keeping personal items separated from the public spaces. Prior to leaving at the end of your coverage discard any perishable food items, wash and dry used linens and put fresh bedding on the bunk, vacuum, wipe down sink, counter and appliances, put away all dishes.
  • Follow up with Clinical Supervisor regarding any outstanding post-session learning needs and paperwork for completion, medical and EMS skills review, continuing education, and additional training needs and create a plan to complete.
  • Maintain current CHAP credentials (board certification) by keeping track of all required certification paperwork including training records (post session learning needs form, skills sheets, clinical evaluations, PEF reviews, medical traffic, encounter log), CME hours for medical and emergency skills, applications, training certificates, CHAPCB provider certificates, EMS certification, BLS/CPR card. Turn in a copy of all completed paperwork to the CHAP office.
  • Assist in the education of other Health Aides as directed including Field Follow-Ups, Post-Session Learning Needs and in daily consulting as needed. 
Supervisory Responsibilities
This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or general education degree (GED). Must have completed CHAP Basic Training
Sessions I-IV and be able to perform competently at a CHA IV or CHP level; or be a licensed Nurse Practitioner or certified Physician’s Assistant. Current Driver's License with acceptable driving record. Current EMT or ETT certification, BLS/CPR certification, current certification as a CHA/P or advanced practice medical provider. 

Application Instructions

Please apply via our website at http://kodiakhealthcare.org/careers in order to be considered.

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