Community Health Aide Trainee – Nanwalek, Alaska

Location:  Nanwalek, AK                   

Opening Date: August 23, 2017

Salary: DOE                                                   

Number of Positions: One                                                      

Closing Date: Until Filled                                           


Position Summary:


This is a Trainee level position that is part of the Health Services Team in the village based clinic.  This position will work with the Community Health 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.


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 physician, 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
  • Willingness to attend and successfully complete all required training for CHP Certification.



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:


 Work Conditions:

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.



You may e-mail your application to         


Mail or fax to:                Chugachmiut

Attn: Human Resources

1840 Bragaw Street, Suite 110

Anchorage AK  99508-3463

Fax: 907-563-2891


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


This description is intended to describe the essential job functions and the essential requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements of a person so classified.  Other functions may be assigned and management may, with or without notice, add or change the duties at any time. Employees are employed “at will”.