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TRIBAL LIAISON in Anchorage, AK at Beacon Health Options

Date Posted: 1/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

General Summary

We are currently seeking a dynamic Tribal Liaison to lead an exciting opportunity in Alaska.  The Tribal Liaison will be responsible for building collaborative relationships with participants, family, and advocacy organizations, providers, Tribal councils, Tribal Health Organizations (THOs), the Indian Health Services (IHS), Tribal health systems, state agencies, and service organizations. Given the unique role of the IHS, including THOs, in providing care across the state, the Tribal Liaison will be required to work closely with these organizations, honoring the unique government-to government relationship of Tribes with the State of Alaska.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that whenever possible, and consistent with freedom of choice, all Medicaid-eligible Alaska Native and American Indian participants are served by THO providers.

  • Ensure the State’s government-to-government relationship with Tribes and THOs is preserved.

  • Communicate with providers, case managers, and regional healthcare organizations to ensure patient needs are being met such as access to appointments, travel arrangements, lodging, transportation, and other logistical matters.

  • Serve as direct contact point for a subset of Tribal providers and be the “face” of Beacon for those providers.

  • Analyze strategic provider reports around cost, utilization, and outcomes, and prepare reports to share with providers that detail provider performance over time, highlighting key areas of focus.

  • Maintain accountability for the monitoring and interpretation of provider utilization data, to include overseeing data analysis to understand the root cause of any outlier utilization and engaging providers to discuss and help remedy outlier utilization.

  • Identify opportunities for innovative pilot programs, to include program development, implementation, launch, and efficacy and outcomes measurements.

  • Assist with provider orientations and provider-training events in the region; training and orientations will be led by Beacon’s network operations team.

  • Responsible for implementing our regional provider capacity growth strategies, recruiting new providers in areas in which there are service gaps.

  • Work with Tribal providers in the promotion and adoption of Evidence-Based Practices, Promising Practices, and Alaska Values-based Practices.


Education:  Master’s degree in a behavioral health related field required

Licensures:  Not required, however, independently licensed behavioral health clinicians preferred (OR is a plus)

Relevant Work Experience:

Minimum of three to five years’ experience with behavioral health clinical knowledge; Experience working with Alaska Native/American Indian populations required


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