compensation: $26.00-$30.00/hr DOE DOQ employment type: full-time non-profit organization
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The Alaska Primary Care Association (APCA) is a private, 501(c)(3) membership organization of Alaska's "safety-net" primary care providers. The APCA's mission is "helping to create healthy communities by supporting vibrant and effective community health centers" in Alaska. Our membership includes federally-designated §330 Community Health Centers (CHCs) that serve all Alaskans, and focus particularly on providing primary care services to those who are underinsured, uninsured, and live in medically underserved areas.
Position Summary: This position is responsible for assisting the quality improvement coordinator with the provision of clinical quality development and support services, technical assistance and training. This position is responsible for providing Azara DRVS support and training to clinicians, clinic administrators, staff and boards of Community Health Centers (CHCs) and other safety net providers. It is expected that this position will become a superuser of the Azara DRVS system.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned as necessary.
• Assist with the coordination and facilitation of the implementation of the APCA's clinical quality strategic initiatives as set forth in the strategic plan and the annual work plan.
• Assist with the provision of clinical quality program development assistance and support services to new start and existing health centers and other entities seeking funding through §330 of the Public Health Service Act (42 USCS § 254b).
• Provide Azara DRVS training and support to CHC staff. Become an Azara DRVS Superuser.
• Provide improvement coaching around clinical workflows to CHC staff.
• Assist with project reporting requirements.
• Gain and maintain knowledge of current resources relevant to PCMH, medical home recognition programs, and quality improvement initiatives, including peer-reviewed articles, websites, local agencies, and national efforts.
• Provide CHCs with a high level of customer service and support.
• Develop effective relationships and ensure communication with partners and other key stakeholders.
• Support department-wide communications efforts.
• Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications / Knowledge / Skills and Abilities
• Bachelor's Degree preferred. At least 5 years of relevant experience will be accepted in lieu of a Bachelor's Degree.
• Community Health Center experience preferred.
• Strong E.H.R. system and clinical applications skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge about health care services and quality improvement.
• Excellent organizational skills and strong written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work as a team member and work effectively with diverse people. Demonstrated awareness of and value for cultural competence.
• Experience with the provision of training both virtually and in-person.
• Strong computer skills, particularly Microsoft Office, Outlook and the Internet.
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Strong interpersonal and listening skills.
Received: Works under the direct supervision of the Quality Improvement Coordinator. Supervision is received through review of work and observation of work in progress.
Language Skills: Fluency in written and spoken English required.
Travel Required: Extensive statewide travel required.
In-city travel by personal vehicle to community sites, meetings, and outreach locations. In-state travel required. Some out-of-state travel may also be required. Must possess a valid driver's license and automobile in good repair. Must provide proof of auto insurance. Mileage is reimbursed per APCA policy.
Hours per Week: This is a full-time position, 40 hours/week
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk and hear, and be able to operate a personal computer, printer, telephone, calculator, fax machine and photocopier.
Work environment: Duties will be performed in an office setting and within communities in the field.
*Qualified candidates may apply by submitting a completed cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Sarah Johnson, 1231 Gambell Street, Suite 200, Anchorage, AK 99501, or to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax to 907-929-2734.
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