Community Health Aide II, III, IV or CHP – Nanwalek Alaska

Location:  Nanwalek, AK           
Opening Date: May 22, 2017
Salary: DOE                                                    
Number of Positions: One                                                       
Closing Date: Until Filled       

Position Summary
This is a level II position or higher.  This position will work with Community Health Aides and Practitioners to provide health services to beneficiaries and be responsible for successfully completing all training sessions required to obtain certification as a Community Health Practitioner.  This position is responsible for clinic administrative duties as assigned, purchasing/inventory, schedule patient appointments, patient check in, assist with patient care.

Primary responsibilities include provision of primary health care services in the village and urgent/emergency services within the village boundaries.  Job requires emergency patient escort at physician request, and traveling via small, single engine aircraft.

Health aides are to follow their medical standing orders (MSO) from the summary sheets and the Community Health Aide Manual. Health aides are to communicate with the regional physician, referral physisian, or ANMC ER physician on-call when difficult, questionable or problems arise that are outside of the CHP’s medical standing orders (MSO) during an emergency.

All Health Aides are regional providers and are expected to provide an annual minimum of 2 weeks clinical coverage in a village clinic other than their assigned village clinic.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • TABE test scores equivalent or exceeds grade 7 level in math, reading and writing
  • Must pass a state and federal background check due to close contact with minors and vulnerable adults
  • Minimum of CHA II certification & willingness to attend and successfully complete all required training for CHP Certification

Work Conditions
Chugachmiut employees strive both for excellence in the services they provide and, through our Employee Values Statement, to serve with integrity. This requires working in an environment where blame and shame are not tolerated. Instead, we use quality improvement tools such as Lean Administration and Training With-in Industry for managing processes. Effective communication is essential and employees must learn how to share problems with fellow employees with a purpose of solving them.

Full benefits paid: health, Rx, dental, paid half dependent coverage, short and long term disability, life, 12 paid holidays. Personal leave: 1st -3rd years 20 days per year, 4th year 26 days per year, 5th year 29.5 days per year. Retirement: 401(a) Pension Plan 8% by employer & 403 (b) TDA & Roth contributions. Wellness Benefit: A subsidized gym membership, among many other benefits.

Moving Expenses: Up to $5,000.00 for legitimate moving expenses per IRS regulations, for additional information on moving expenses please visit the following:

Hours of Work:
Hours of work are Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or a flex schedule when available with an hour for lunch, 37.5 hours per week. Chugachmiut maintains a drug/alcohol free and non-smoking environment. Travel by small aircraft to remote locations may be required.

Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the hiring manager for review. You may not write see resume. 

Mail or fax application to:
Attn: Human Resources
1840 Bragaw Street, Suite 110
Anchorage AK  99508-3463
Fax: 907-563-2891

Applications can be emailed to

Chugachmiut is an equal opportunity employer, and in accordance with Federal civil rights law and Chugachmiut policies, qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, and political beliefs. However, as a tribal organization, Chugachmiut applies Native Preference under P.L. 93-638. Certification must be attached to the application for preference consideration.

Resumes not accompanied by Chugachmiut’s Application for Employment will not be accepted. Applications & position descriptions may be obtained by contacting Chugachmiut on-line at or phone (907) 562-4155.