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A journey that will take you farther. A culture that will bring you closer. - Working Together to Achieve Excellent Health

Diabetes Prevention and Control Coordinator

ID: 4593
Location: Bethel
Department: Diabetes Prevention and Control
Employment Duration: Full time
Temporary Status: Not Applicable
Hours p/Week:


With Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corporation in Bethel, Alaska, you’ll serve the over 50 rural communities in the Yukon Delta Region who come to us for care. You’ll grow your skills and expertise in a challenging environment, and experience a community environment within a community that will embrace you as one of their own.

Serving the people of Southwestern Alaska, the Yukon-Kuskokwim Hospital is a 50-bed general acute care medical facility. Fully accredited by JCAHO, services include adult med/surg, pediatrics, obstetrics, emergency room, as well as outpatient family medicine clinics, pharmacy, lab, and imaging. 

Position Summary:
Responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating YKHC Diabetes Prevention and Control program activities with village services, hospital services, and other educational organizations, as appropriate. Coordinates grant activities and reporting requirements with staff and partners. Conducts data collection and management of information systems, including quality control. Responsible for the day to day management of staff, hiring, and program success.

Will also function as the Program Coordinator for the CVD/Health Hearts grant program. Provides supervision and direction to Case Managers and Data Coordinator of the program. Communicates and reports to the grant Coordinating Center as requested and keeps all grant requirements and timelines current. Monitors program budget, oversees case management activities and ensures program operates in compliance with HIPAA rules and other applicable regulations.

Position Qualifications:

  • Degree in nursing, pharmacy, nutrition . Preferred Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Public Health, Education, Nutrition, or related health field.
  • Two years experience in a cross-cultural diabetes education required.
  •  One year of experience managing two or more professional staff (RD, RN, CDE, NP, CHA/P, etc.)  in a health program required.
  • Preferred experience in the following: successful management of larger groups (8 or more persons) and complex healthcare projects, case management, Electronic Medical Record/ database management, grant and budget management, working in a cross-cultural setting, working in a rural setting, work experience in rural Alaska.
  • RN, RPH or RD required. Valid CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator) certification required or ability to obtain within 2 yrs. Preferred Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of PC computers. Ability to operate digital projector, digital camera, and other technology as it becomes available.
  • Work in a typical office, hospital, field and/or various community settings. Travel to villages via small plane/sub-arctic conditions, moderate lifting of equipment, occasional long working hours.
  • Program planning, grant writing and management, public relations, effective communication skills (oral and written), organizational skills, and ability to chair meetings and teleconferences. Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Office suite software, internet, e-mail, and RPMS/ statistical/ data analysis software.
  • Preferred bi-lingual (Yup’ik/English).
  • Management of Diabetes Program Staff and Healthy Hearts Program Staff.

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 exercises Federal Law (PL 93-638), which allows American Indian/Alaska Native preference in hiring for all positions.

Working Together to Achieve Excellent Health

907-543-6060 or 1-800-478-3321 ext 6060


keyword: IHS, Indian Health Services, Tribal, Diabetes Prevention, Registered Nurse, RN, CDE

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