CMA Job Description

Responsible for assisting Health Coordinator in providing quality health assistance on a daily bases, as needed, to children in the CINHS program and following the Head Start Performance Standards and municipality requirements. Promotes preventative health services and early intervention as well as health and safety practices.
• Provides services to children who become sick or injured while attending classes.
• Maintains the first aid kits and supplies in the classrooms and medical office.
• Responsible for ensuring all medication policies and procedures are followed. Administers delivery of medications to students once all documentation/health plans are complete.
• Promotes continuity of care to all children.
• Investigates health problems referred by CINHS staff.
• Ensures timely, accurate and complete documentation for all child health records to include dental, vaccinations, audiology, nutrition and any/all screening and referral follow up with in a timely manner.
• Responsible for ensuring that all paperwork for health is completed in a timely manner partnering with supervisor to complete this task.
• Develop a tracking system to ensure all PIR reports are completed and a monthly status update to be turned in to Executive Director.
• Shares and receives information, opinions, concerns, and feedback in a supportive manner.
• Works collaboratively by building bridges, and creating rapport with team members within the program.
• Participates in fulfilling the mission, vision, goals and objectives of the program.
• Must be familiar with Alaska Native/American Indian heritage and culture and must be able to serve and effectively communicate with the children and families enrolled in the CINHS program.
• Knowledge of medical issues dealing with the health care of children, i.e. growth assessment, immunizations, childhood disease and prevention.
• Working knowledge of medical, dental, mental health and social services delivery systems in Alaska.
• Familiarity with state and federal laws.
• Knowledge of agencies that provide assessment, diagnosis and services for children.
• Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with SCF providers, governmental agency personnel, and other providers in the community.
• Ability to maintain quality, safety and infection control standards.
• Basic Computer proficiency.
• Flexibility with respect to time and days able to work, as well as work tasks.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Minimum requirement of National Certification as a Medical Assistant.
• Current First Aid and CPR certification.
• Must successfully complete TB and hepatitis screening exams and any required vaccinations.
• Must be able to pass a criminal background check as required by state and federal law.

Would you like to work with children? Are you a current or former Head Start parent? We encourage you to apply! Cook Inlet Native Head Start is a non-profit corporation established solely to operate the Tribal Head Start program, providing early childhood education services as well as quality family related services for the Native population in Anchorage, AK. All position descriptions can be located on our website at or stop by to pick up an application. You can apply electronically at our website or turn in your application to the front desk (6901 E. Tudor Rd). Cook Inlet Native Head Start is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The employee is frequently exposed to communicable diseases. Safety precautions for employees such as blood drawing for screening of various diseases such as hepatitis, required immunizations, etc. are necessary. The work involves considerable standing, bending, lifting charts, and walking. Also involves lifting, transporting, positioning, and restraining patients. May be at risk for injury from combative or uncooperative patients.
Must be able to work under physically and emotionally stressed conditions. The employee is occasionally subject to verbal abuse, threats, and physical violence from
frightened, angry, hostile, or disgruntled patients and /or family members.

Employee must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to the age of the patients served in this case, children 6 weeks to 5 years of age. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span, and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his or her age specific needs and to provide the care needed as described in the assigned unit's policies and procedures.

Employment Application

Please email completed application for employment to, or fax completed application for employment to 907-433-1641. Thank you.