CHAP Program Coordinator
Job Details
Home Office - Oklahoma City, OK
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$46,400.00 - $69,600.00 Salary/year
Up to 25%
Admin - Clerical

Summary of Duties:
With rising demand for comprehensive, quality health care, communities are increasingly looking for innovative approaches to health service delivery. Recognizing the success of community health aides for Alaskan Tribes, Congress authorized the creation of a national federal Community Health Aide Program (CHAP). CHAP is a multidisciplinary system of mid-level behavioral, community, and dental health professionals working alongside licensed providers to offer patients increased access to quality care. The use of paraprofessional health care workers, like community health aides, is a proven strategy for increasing access to much-needed health services and improving the quality of those services in Indian Country, as well as other rural and frontier areas.

The CHAP program at the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board (SPTHB) aims to

  • Assess the feasibility of implementing CHAP in tribal communities in the Oklahoma area
  • Establish and facilitate workgroups to help guide implementation
  • Establish and maintain partnerships to develop CHAP training curriculum

Initial activities will focus on data collection, analysis, and reporting associated with key implementation factors. These key implementation factors shall include clinical infrastructure, workforce barriers, certification of providers, training infrastructure, cultural inclusion, and implementation costs. The results of initial activities will be used to guide, inform and facilitate future implementation. 
The CHAP Program Coordinator will collaborate with the tribal advisory group, Indian Health Service (IHS) Oklahoma City Area Office and other partners to facilitate and lead qualitative/quantitative data gathering activities, CHAP trainings, and other outreach activities. Additionally, the CHAP Program Coordinator will aid in the creation and management of 
an area certification board (ACB) and academic review committee (ARC) as outlined in the CHAP policies and procedures. The CHAP Program Coordinator will also assist in the creation and delivery of CHAP Continuing Education activities. 


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in health-related field

2+ years professional experience in related field

Preferred: Master’s degree in public health from an accredited university with three to five years of experience in project management. Experience working with tribal health facilities and the Indian Health Service (IHS) highly preferred, specifically working within IHS and tribal health systems as a licensed healthcare provider or administrator. 

Special Skills/Qualifications: Personnel and project management. Demonstrate knowledge and skills in event coordination and planning, data collection, management, and analysis. Must have and be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills; presentation skills; decision making and time management skills; excellent problem solving skills; leadership and team building skills; ability to prioritize multiple projects; self-motivation skills; work effectively under pressure; ability to build positive work relationships with internal and external partners; ability to interact professionally with the public; maintain confidentiality; and computer skills and knowledge of technical and applicable software programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) is required.

Program and Personnel  Supervision and Management

Selected individuals for this position must possess the capacity for supervision, coordination and management of both staff members and organizational programs and projects within the program.

Program management responsibilities include but are not limited to;

  1. Program planning and development
  2. Decision making with concurrence from supervisor
  3. Fiscal planning and development and budget responsibilities
  4. Reporting program activities/progress to supervisor on a regular basis
  5. Accepting responsibility for program performance and meeting goals/objectives

Personnel management responsibilities include but are not limited to;

  1. Candidate evaluation and selection
  2. Discipline, as needed, of subordinates
  3. Communication of duties, responsibilities, and expectations to subordinate(s)
  4. Consistent communication of progress and feedback regarding performance
  5. Communication to supervisor regarding subordinate(s) performance
  6. Coaching, training and skills development
  7. Responsible for monitoring and correcting attendance and punctuality problems
  8. Accepting responsibility for subordinate’s performance where reasonable

Travel: In and out of state travel may be required in the fulfillment of job requirements and training.

Equal Employment: Except for Indian Preference, consideration will be made without regard to any non-merit factors such as race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, politics, disabilities, marital status, age, membership or non-membership in any employee organization.

Reasonable Accommodations: Reasonable accommodations will be made for qualified applicants or employees with disabilities, except when so doing would impose an undue hardship on the SPTHB.

Conditions of Employment: 1. Full-time grant funded appointment (Subject to grant continuation); 2. Applicants must possess and maintain a current State Driver’s License; 3. Climbing, walking, standing, bending, and occasionally long hours.

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