Community Health Center

  • Community Health Worker - Meriden - Full Time

    Job Locations US-CT-Meriden
    Posted Date 1 week ago(8/10/2018 7:40 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-5996
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Access to Care
  • Overview

    Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) is one of the country’s most creative and dynamic providers of primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services, and a leader in practice-based research, health professionals training, and use of innovative technologies to advance health and healthcare. CHC is designated as a federally qualified health center and a patient-centered medical home by HRSA, the Joint Commission, and NCQA, respectively. We deliver more than 500,000 patient visits per year from primary care hubs and community clinics across the state of CT, all connected by technology and common standards for quality. We employ several hundred medical, dental, and behavioral health providers who are engaged in practice, teaching, and research. Our Weitzman Institute is devoted to research and practice transformation and is recognized around the country as one of the premier research institutes focused on improving health care and health outcomes for special and vulnerable populations. In addition, the organization has developed three wholly owned subsidiaries from the original pilot developments within the Weitzman Institute: the National Nurse Practitioner Residency and Fellowship Training Consortium (NNPRFTC), the National Institute for Medical Assistant Advancement, and the Community eConsult Network.

    Responsibilities

    Responsibilities

    The Community Health Worker will be part of a pilot program at CHC of Meriden and deliver culturally-competent services to help patients navigate and access community services, other applicable/appropriate resources, and adopt good health behaviors. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

     

    • Attend a paid training program.
    • Meet patients in a clinic or in the community to conduct a social determinants of health needs assessment.
    • Assist patients to set health management goals; address issues with social determinants of health that are impacting their ability to reach their goals.
    • Collaborate closely with the patient’s healthcare team (including appropriate community resources), to assure that the patient is adhering to referrals and recommendations developed around their health goals.
    • Make recommendations back to the health care teams, based on level of care needed to optimize outcomes and minimize risk
    • Make follow-up calls and visits to patients as needed, on a case by case basis.
    • Assist patients with organizing their records, making follow-up appointments, and filling prescriptions.
    • Help patients fill out applications for benefits to obtain additional assistance, such as SNAP.
    • Attend weekly meetings with supervisor and other CHW’s for patient case reviews.
    • Document each patient encounter in the patient’s electronic health record.
    • Communicate regularly with patient’s primary care team.
    • Attend CHC site specific meetings, as needed.
    • Other duties as reasonably assigned.

     

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Long- term Resident of community served by CHC, with strong knowledge of the resources in that community.
    • Associates Degree
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to carry out written and oral instructions
    • Demonstrated experience in the area of obtaining community resources/advocating on behalf of the patient.
    • Comfortable with computer data entry
    • Able and willing to work full time
    • Two references
    • Prior experience as an outreach worker preferred
    • Bilingual- English and Spanish

    Qualifications

    Languages
    SPANISH

    Education
    High School Diploma/GED

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