Case Manager - Healthy Hearts

Job Description

Position located in Bethel, AK

A commitment that will enrich a culture. An opportunity that will touch your spirit.

Your commitment to healing is a gift that empowers you to touch the lives of our patients in a way that leaves a positive and lasting impact on an entire community. As a member of Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, Alaska, your skills and compassion are the keys to a world of opportunity; a chance to unlock a new adventure while ensuring the vitality of a people with a rich and storied culture. With over 50 rural communities who come to us for care, your spirit will be fulfilled by the promise of a new and exciting life healing the lives of the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta Region. Join us and discover a world changed by your commitment to exceptional care. 

Position Summary:
Provides case management services to patients with Type 2 Diabetes who have joined the Healthy Hearts Program. Case management includes health coaching, behavior change theories, clinical disease management, reward systems, and providing case management above and beyond the ordinary as allowed by the study guidelines. Case management is provided by telephone, VTC, computer, and face to face. This position assists the team in fulfilling grant requirements and participates in recruitment and retention efforts. This position is a Napartet goal oriented person who contributes to the mission of YKHC.

Job Requirements

  • Associate degree in nursing/ Bachelor’s degree in Nursing, Dietetics, or pharmacy
  • Two (2) years experience in patient education and/or case management preferred. Background in Diabetes and/or Cardiovascular Disease preferred.
  • Registered nurse or Registered Dietician eligible for licensure in the state of Alaska, Valid Driver's License and CPR certified.
  • Work in a typical office, hospital, and village clinic setting. Comprehensive knowledge of PC computers. Ability to operate technology such as digital projector and digital camera. Ability to operate diabetes care medical equipment such as glucometer, ht./weight scale ,blood pressure, etc. Requires some travel to villages via small plane/sub-arctic conditions, moderate lifting of equipment, occasional long working hours, evenings, and weekends.
  • Grant conditions and policies, study requirements
  • Strong knowledge base in the field of diabetes and cardiovascular disease
  • Point of care testing: Blood glucose, cholesterol, etc.
  • Knowledge of educational principles of adult learning theory, behavior change concepts, empowerment models, motivational interviewing techniques, learning styles and teaching strategies.
  • Experience working in Alaska Native/American Indian communities. Bi-lingual (Yup’ik/English) preferred.

Benefits Include:

  • Generous PTO – beginning at 4.5 weeks
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Retirement plans
  • Employee Wellness Center

YKHC applies Alaska Native/American Indian (under PL 93-638), EEO, and Veteran Preferences.  Under federal and state laws, YKHC performs criminal history and background checks to ensure customers are protected.

Company Overview

The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation administers a comprehensive health care delivery system for 58 rural communities in southwest Alaska. The system includes community clinics, subregional clinics, a regional hospital, dental services, mental health services, substance abuse counseling and treatment, health promotion and disease prevention programs, and environmental health services.

YKHC is a Tribal Organization. Each of the 58 communities in its service area is a federally recognized Tribe. Each Tribe’s governing council has authorized YKHC to act in its behalf in negotiating with the Federal Indian Health Service to provide health care services under Title III of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975.

YKHC, along with 12 other Tribal Organizations, is a co-signer to the Alaska Tribal Health Compact, a consortium which negotiates annual funding agreements with the IHS for federal money designated for health care services to Alaska Natives and Native Americans throughout the state.

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