CHAP Program Coordinator
Job Details
Home Office - Oklahoma City, OK
Full Time
Graduate 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 Tribal Assessment and Planning (CHAP TAP) program at the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board (SPTHB) aims to assess the feasibility of implementing CHAP in tribal communities in the Oklahoma Area. The CHAP TAP program focuses on five key strategic areas: Tribal Engagement, CHAP Education and Technical Assistance, Community Adaptation and Testing, Community Engagement and Assessment, and Analysis/Reporting. The purpose of this project is centered around a community-engaged/community-informed approach with SPTHB acting as the main facilitator and technical resource. Data collection, analysis, and reporting should focus on key implementation factors that include clinical infrastructure, workforce barriers, certification of providers, training infrastructure, cultural inclusion, and implementation cost.
The CHAP TAP Coordinator will collaborate with the tribal advisory group and stakeholders to facilitate and lead quantitative/qualitative data gathering activities and CHAP trainings. The CHAP TAP Coordinator will coordinate all the CHAP TAP program activities at SPTHB.


Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in health-related field Preferred: 2+ years professional experience in related field and minimum 2+ years' work experience in epidemiology using applicable standards and software systems.
Preferred: Master’s degree in epidemiology or related field from an accredited university; or master’s degree in public health from an accredited university, is desired with three to five years of experience in applied epidemiology and project management.
Special Skills/Qualifications: 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.

Supervisory Authority: Supervisor

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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