Community Health Aid IV

Grand Ronde, OR
Community Health
Community Center
92,425.90  Annual
72,053.40  Annual
Full Time
40 Hours Per Week
Until Filled

Job Summary:

Provides proactive, preventative care through an integrated team approach to improve the overall health and wellness in partnership with other health professionals; extends access to health services delivery in tribal community, including primary care, public health, disease management, prevention and wellness, mental health, and dental health; and performs other duties as required.

Essential Functions:

  • Expands access to non-urgent health care through in-home patient visits and/or community-based services.  Common services will include:  assessment (vital signs, blood pressure, labs such as glucose levels, diagnostic cardiac monitoring, clinical use breathalyzer, medication compliance and reconciliation, weight checks, adherence to discharge instructions, etc.), prevention activities (home safety checks, health teaching and as needed immunizations), and referral (mental health, social services etc.).

  • Works with other key healthcare providers to offer coordinated and integrated care including but not limited to physicians, hospitals, care facilities, behavioral health, public health, social services etc.

  • Serves as a trained navigator of community resources both inside and outside of the tribe.

  • Functions as clinic extender by utilizing advance protocol and procedures as directed by Medical Director.

  • Provides training and identified education to various health and wellness staff to include CPR/AED.

  • Provides outreach education to community (i.e. helmet safety, hands-only CPR, car seat safety etc.)

  • Acts in the capacity of a Traditional EMT-Paramedic or Registered Nurse as needed. Maintains all knowledge, skills and competencies to perform this role. This includes responding as needed to Natural or Manmade Disaster(s), such as incidents of multiple casualties to include adverse weather conditions, mass immunizations or hazardous materials incidents in accordance with established disaster response plan. May also include providing medical oversight during Emergency Shelter Operations as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

  • May perform moderate or waived point of care testing per CLIA guidelines.

  • May assess activities of daily living and complete fall risk assessment.

  • Supports a safe work environment by performing all duties in accordance with Tribal safety policies and procedures.

  • Participates in Disaster Planning.

  • Ensures compliance with HIPAA

  • Participates in Incident Command as necessary.

  • Identifies and assists in grant procurement in conjunction with other department members and the Tribal grants staff.

  • Provides clinical oversight to Health Promotion Coordinators and other community health worker staff.

  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Education, Experience, and Licenses:

  • Minimum 3 years Paramedic or Nursing experience.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Community Health Education, Nursing or a combination or education, training and experience that produces requisite knowledge and abilities.

  • OR equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

  • Must possess Community Paramedic Certification or CHAPs training within 6 months of hire

    Driving Requirements:

  • This position may require driving.

Qualifications, Registrations, and Certifications:

  • Oregon Certified or National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedic or Oregon State Board of Nursing Registered Nurse.

  • Preference: Community Paramedicine Certification is preferred for EMT-P.

  • Current CPR/First Aid is required at the time of hire.

  • Incident Command System ICS 100, 700 within 3 months of hire.

  • Requires ability to deal with high levels of stress.

  • Requires ability to deal with life and death situations, and on occasion life threating situations and provide support to families.

  • Requires ability to organize and coordinate multiple activities.

  • Requires demonstration of knowledge of Microsoft Office, NextGen electronic health records, phone, copy and fax machine.

  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Native American culture required.

Environmental Factors and Conditions/Physical Requirements:

  • Continually requires the ability to express or receive detailed information or important instructions through oral communication.

  • Continually requires working with fingers rather than the whole hand or arm. Requires repetitive movement of wrists, hands and/or fingers.Often requires walking or moving about to accomplish tasks.

  • Requires standing and/or sitting for sustained periods of time, raising objects from a lower to a higher position and/or moving objects horizontally.

  • Occasionally requires lifting of up to 50 pounds.

  • This position is frequently subject to inside environmental conditions which provide protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from temperature changes, and is occasionally subject to outside environmental conditions.

  • Supports a safe work environment by performing all duties in accordance with Tribal safety policies and procedures, and Emergency Management Plan. 
  • Due to the nature of the interactions with other employees and the public we serve, employees may be required to provide documentation of, or receive, certain health vaccinations.

  • May be called upon to serve as a Disaster Reservist during emergencies, or when the Tribal Emergency Operations Center is opened.

  • Local travel is occasionally required. Travel outside of the state is infrequently required.

Background Check:

  • Candidates for this position will be subject to criminal and character background checks and may be subject to fingerprinting.


The individual must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation efficiently and accurately without causing a significant safety threat to self or others.  The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of all personnel so classified.