Position: Family Spirit Home Educator (Regular Full-Time)

Program:  Wind River Family and Community Healthcare

Salary:  Negotiable 

Opening Date:  December 10, 2019

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (with some variations)

Summary:  Wind River Family & Community Health Care is seeking applicants for the position of Home Educator.  Wind River Family & Community Health Care provides ambulatory health care for the service population of the Wind River Reservation. The Clinical Assistant serves as a member of the clinical staff of the ambulatory health care clinic located in Arapahoe, Wyoming.

This position serves as a support member of the Wind River Family Spirit home visiting and the Wind River Family and Community Health Care System, located at Arapahoe, Wyoming.  The incumbent will perform duties under the direction of the Maternal Child Health Nurse, in support of the Family Spirit Program.

Completes tasks that are clerical in nature and provides technical support to the Medical and Nursing staff. Demonstrates effective communication methods and skills, following appropriate lines of authority (chain of command). Communicates with patients, families and team members to ensure the occurrence of effective therapeutic interventions, and to ensure safe patient care.  Maintains and demonstrates knowledge of and adheres to clinic and departmental safety regulations. Maintains knowledge of information management concepts (Health Records) and effectively participates in   implementing the information management principles and maintains security and confidentiality of data and information. Is self motivated and self-directed in scheduling and making home visits

Serves as a family health educator for the Family Spirit Project. The duties will include:

Serves as a Home Educator for the Wind River Family Spirit Home visit program.

Recruits mother, father, and caregivers to participate in the Family Spirit Program.

Participates in outreach visits with mother, father, and caregivers in their homes and teach a comprehensive parenting curriculum.

Provide social support and connects participants to other community resources.

Maintains data forms, data entry, charts, schedules, and tracking logs to document outcomes.

Represent the Family Spirit Program and the organizations other programs during community meetings and in-service presentations for community partners and local service providers.

Recognizes and is sensitive to the cultural dimension inherent in the practices of health education in Native American communities.

Ability to communicate and interact in a sensitive and respectful way in the local community.

Travel to other sites for trainings, meetings, and other duties as needed.

Assist with other organizational activities as needed.

Plans, implements, and evaluates, health education/health promotion services.

Maintains basic reference library, educational material, and audio-visual aids as resources allow.

Must be able to work with minimal supervision.

Must maintain strict client confidentiality and adhere to HIPPA standards.

Attend OB Clinic on a rotating schedule. Responsibilities to include: talking with potential clients regarding the benefits of Family Spirit, recruiting into the Family Spirit program. Using universal precautions, clean the exam room after the patient leaves.  Observed universal precaution.

Other duties as assigned

Knowledge Required:

Education: High school diploma or GED required; CNA certification preferred but not required. 

Requires basic knowledge of principles and practices required to perform clinical assistant duties to deliver direct patient care to all age groups.

Knowledge of filing and medical terminology is important.

Ability to effectively multi-task.

Ability to operate a wide variety of office and computer equipment.

Ability to drive a project vehicle as needed and to follow guidelines on vehicle use. Must have a valid WY Driver’s license, provide a driving history report from DMV and be insurable.

Ability to follow worksite guidelines in regards to work cell phone usage, and must have the ability to work well with others, take direction, and respond positively to feedback.

Knowledge and ability to appreciate cultural differences of the Native American population and their effect on health care delivery to patients and their families.

Personal Attributes:  

The incumbent must maintain strict confidentiality and high ethical standards in performing the position.  The incumbent needs to be respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, be flexible, and demonstrate sound work ethics. The successful candidate must have strong organizational skills, be efficient and detail oriented, and must be able to work efficiently in an independent setting. A mature, self-motivated individual with excellent judgement and discretion is sought.

How to Apply:

Complete a Northern Arapaho Tribal application form and submit it to the Wind River Family and Community Health Care Human Resources Department located  at 120 North 6th St East, Riverton,Wy or at Northern Arapaho Human Resources at 533 Ethete Road, Ethete, WY. 

Submission of completed application to W.R.F.C.H.C. Administration Building in Riverton, Wyoming is preferred.  Indian preference applies

Application forms and the  job description can be obtained on the Tribe‚Äôs website at www.northernarapaho.com and at www.windrivercares.com

For more information please call 307-856-9281 Ext 134.

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