Position Summary: The Community Health Worker works primarily within the integrated health care team with the goal of improving access to care and patient outcomes.
Great benefits with full medical, dental, vision, 403(b) with a 3% match, STD, LTD, Life, EAP, paid PTO (14 days accrued per year), and paid Sick days (5 days accrued per year).
Key Functions & Responsibilities:
- The Community Health Worker is a frontline public health worker who has a close understanding of the community served.
- Enable non-clinical services that facilitate access to timely and appropriate care, such as referrals to transportation, case management, and education.
- Engage in community outreach activities as directed by Integration Manager / Leadership which may include participation in community health fairs, working on the Mobile Medical Unit, within clinical teams on outreach activities, and other activities as assigned.
- Assist patients with completing brief applications and registration forms.
- Assess for eligibility of DES benefits and coordinate benefits enrollment through follow-up with uninsured patients to ensure timely referral to DES and/or other community eligibility service providers.
- Provide education and support to patients with chronic health concerns.
- Assist patients in understanding care plans and instructions; document activities, progress toward care plans, and barriers in an effective manner while strictly adhering to the policies and procedures in place.
- Serve as a liaison between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery.
- Work within the integrated health team to achieve comprehensive and coordinated care.
- Attends daily team huddles in clinic, clinic staff meetings, and team meetings.
- Completes all required documentation within established organizational timeframes.
- Occasionally works in the community under the supervision and direction of the Integration Manger.
- Build and maintain positive working relationships with the patients, providers, nurses, medical support staff, case managers, agency representatives, supervisors and office staff.
- Other duties as assigned.
- High school diploma required; BSW (or similar) preferred;
- Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to work effectively with a wide range of people, teams, managers, supervisors, and vendors;
- Experience in working with culturally diverse, chronically homeless, and medically needy individuals preferred;
- Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Bilingual skills – Spanish highly desirable;
- Must demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving, and organizational and time management skills;
- Possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver’s license and has use of privately owned vehicle; and
- Requires a current Arizona Department of Safety Clearance Card.
Physical and Mental Requirements
- Demonstrated interest in working with an underserved population.
- Position requires extended periods of sitting and standing.
- Position requires regular bending and reaching, including transfer of patients.
- Must be able to lift, carry and push 20 pounds on a regular basis.
- Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All resumes will be reviewed for education and experience. Employment practices will not be influenced or affected by an applicant’s or employee’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other legally protected status.
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