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Company Name :
Maniilaq Association
Company Location :
Kotzebue, AK
Job Position :
Health Program Associate
Job Category :
Jobs in Kotzebue, AK

Job Description :
Maniilaq Association is a P.L. 93-638 Native/Indian Preference/EEO Employer

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Health Program Associate

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Kotzebue, Alaska


Public Health Nursing

FT/PT Status:

Full Time

Job Responsibilities:

Maniilaq Association

Title: Health Program Associate Range: 17
Program: Public Health Nursing Status: Non-Exempt
Housing Priority: None Covered: Yes

Health Program Associate assists higher-level staff administer, deliver, promote, and maintain health and social service programs. Health Program Associate is an advanced paraprofessional level class. Incumbents in this class assist managers and professional staff ensure programs meet their missions and obligations by providing support with substantive program and project elements that require a high degree of technical knowledge and skill in health and social service programs, their delivery, compliance, development, and maintenance. This class is distinguished by the variety and scope of advanced paraprofessional level support for health and social services. Utilize Cerner or organization’s approved electronic health record system, and participates in Task Forces, interdisciplinary, interagency and community action groups and promotions, as assigned. Exercise appropriate caution and safety in the work place and provide consultation and education to public on diseases, vaccines, health promotion etc. Collaborate with other staffs, maintaining work space, clinic coverage and adequate supplies. Travel to villages as assigned to provide impact services. HPA must work under close supervision and travel with a PHN II/III for the duration of work plan. Reports Directly to PHN Program Manager.


Promotes health of infant and young children by screening and assessing children through village clinic visits with the following priorities:children of teen parents, children of parents with little or no social or economic support, low birth weight or otherwise ill infants, evidence of bonding alteration, parents with history of substance abuse, family violence, child abuse/neglect, handicapping conditions, stillbirth or families with previous Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, multiple birth, child/children in foster care.

Counsel parents/caregivers re; growth and development, nutrition, normal behavior, safety, discipline and parenting and educate to promote healthy behavior in parents and children.

Report and refer identified or suspected child abuse/neglect and track families with continuing risk factors, provide monitoring and focused education. Documents information during initial and ongoing assessments in accordance with policies and procedures.

Prioritizes assignments in accordance with program manual guidelines and standards and community public health needs.

Provide care coordination, management, receive referrals and perform case finding through EPSDT, WIC, child health encounter etc. and refer to appropriate treatment and support resources.

Coordinate with medical staff and providers to plan, deliver and follow up specialty clinics, assist in scheduling and notification of periodic medical appointments resulting from referrals made during specialty clinics.

Provide parental support, explain policies and procedures, interpret medical recommendations, encourage compliance, assist in planning, provide liaison between families and care providers and refer to other resources as appropriate.

Participates in epidemiological investigations to identify and locate persons who have, or are suspected of having, infectious diseases in order to encourage and ensure their treatment; counsels involved persons on examination and treatment needed to prevent further spread of the disease and treat the existing condition.

Promotes collaboration and dialogue between the agency and community-based organizations in order to identify public health needs within the community.

Provide and assist with Adult Health in the areas of; Chronic Disease and Family Planning.

Provide information to Community Health Aides (CHA) about clinical services and public health topics as requested.

Provides public health education and training to various groups through public speaking, multimedia presentations, and written materials to explain the function of public health and its roles and services in order to improve individual, family, and community health outcomes and encourage community members to become more responsible for the community’s health.

Leads and participates in group discussions with other health professionals and community members in order to provide guidance and support toward improving the health status of the community.

Involves the population of interest and other health professionals, organizations, and stakeholders in formulating expected public health outcomes. Integrates and applies current standards and emerging trends, statutes, regulations, policies, and research in nursing and public health-related fields during the planning process.

Participates in systematic and ongoing criterion-based evaluations of expected goals and outcomes concerning the population of interest.

Participate in public health emergency response as needed.

Participate in group discussions with patients and stakeholders on matters concerned with the health status of the population.

Travel to other communities to provide impact PHN services as priorities, communicable disease outbreaks, or if special client needs should occur

Seek and participate in continuing education opportunities to enhance and update skills directly related to assigned duties. Researches and reviews current trends and practices in the field of public health in order to identify appropriate nursing interventions.

Perform other duties as assigned

Job Qualifications:

Advanced public/community health education – MPH, etc. Must maintain a Basic Life Support card. Must demonstrate; knowledge of sound public health principles and practices, ability to learn and apply philosophy and principles of community (public) health practice, cooperative working relationships with patients and professionals. Must be willing and able to travel in small planes and be able to lift at least 40 pounds.

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be considered an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel in this job, and the employer reserves the right to revise or change this description. This description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the above essential duties and meet physical demands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to meet those conditions.

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