Community Health Aide

Salary $24.68 Hourly
Job Type Full time
Job Number 05-19-038

Closing date and time 2/7/2020 at 5:00 PM Alaska

Location  Barrow, AK
Department Health & Social Services

Summary of PurposeCommunity Health Aide

Provide a variety of healthcare services, within the scope of authority, in the examination and treatment of patients in the Village Health Clinics to support the goals of the Community Health Aide Program. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Community Health Aide

The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification.  Shown are duties intended to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Provides and documents medical assessments, treatments, medicines, and procedures to patients in the Village Health Clinic as outlined in the Community Health Aide Manual (CHAM) provides health care services to residents within the scope of authority.

Observes patients’ conditions and behaviour; reports significant issues to the supervisor or physician; records notes on a patient chart; give first aid as needed.

Interviews patient and takes thorough patient history; reviews health records, perform a physical exam, orders appropriate laboratory tests and other evaluation tools; formulates diagnosis, prescribes appropriate treatment, and develops a plan of care in accordance with consulting a medical practitioner.

Monitors patients, follow established safe practices and safety protocols, and calls for assistance as required; maintains Clinic inventory of supplies and drugs as authorized and performs chart reviews.

Evaluates patient care continually and revises the plan of care to meet the individualized patient needs.

Confers and consults with supervising physicians as needed; collaborates with other professionals to provide continued care outside the limitations of the clinic.

Updates and maintains a variety of Clinic records; prepares reports as required.

Assist in performing home visits to patients who are too ill to come to the Clinic.

Maintain a clean, orderly, organized and appropriately supplied clinic in accordance with Department and OSHA regulations.

Be available to provide coverage and/or obtain training in another village or location.

Coordinate activities of clinic staff as needed.

Develops and implements patient and family teaching programs based on identified health care goals.

Assist as necessary to cover the Village Clinic for after hour and weekend emergencies.

In the event of an emergency, I will follow responsibilities as outlined in the North Slope Borough and program policies and procedures and the CEMP manual.

Respect clients by recognizing their rights and maintaining confidentiality, including HIPAA requirements.

Protect self, co-workers, and consumers by following policies and procedures to prevent the spread of bloodborne and/or airborne diseases.

Travel to the villages within the North Slope Borough.

Obtain and maintain Collection Personnel Training Certificate.

Administer drug tests, utilizing federal drug testing procedures.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Community Health Aide

Knowledge of Department and Borough policies and procedures.

Knowledge of professional protocols and practices in healthcare and patient treatment as defined in CHAM.

Knowledge of the principles of medical records management, and patient file documentation procedures.

Skill in providing effective patient care services.

Skill in evaluating public health problems, and making recommendations based on observations.

Education, Experience, Certifications, and Licenses RequiredCommunity Health Aide

High school graduate or G.E.D/or a combination of 12 years of education and related work experience.

Name-check criminal background investigation conducted by the Alaska Department of Public Safety, or the state from which the individual is currently residing;

Documentation that the individual is free from active pulmonary tuberculosis;

Demonstrated ability to lift 35 to 50 pounds regularly;

Ability to obtain ETT (Emergency Trauma Technician)  or EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) certification within the probationary period;

Obtain the qualifications within six months to attend Session I training.

This is a career ladder position. Please contact North Slope Borough Human Resources/Recruiting Division for questions regarding the career ladder


This Job Description reflects North Slope Borough’s best effort to describe the essential functions and qualifications of the job described.  It is not an exhaustive statement of all the duties, responsibilities or qualifications of the job.  This document is not intended to exclude an opportunity for modifications consistent with providing reasonable accommodation.  This is not intended to be a contract. 

Benefits: Community Health Aide

The North Slope Borough offers the following benefit packages to all permanent full time and permanent part-time employees who work at least 15 hours a week.

Health care is provided at no cost to the employee (no premiums).  Our Health Care package covers major medical, preventive care, vision, dental and prescription drug benefits.

Benefits do not apply to temporary employees.

Agency North Slope Borough
Phone 907-852-0364
Address P.O. Box 69, NSB HR

Barrow, Alaska, 99723-0069



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