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Community Health Worker

Job ID: 11180
Location: Springfield, OR
Work Type: Full Time
Shift: Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 1.00
Benefit Eligibility: Full-time benefits

Job Description

Description

Must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 including 2 doses of a 2-dose series or 1 dose of a 1-dose series plus 14 days beyond the final dose prior to start date.​

PeaceHealth is seeking a Community Health Worker for a Full Time, Day position.  Hourly compensation starts at $21.30, more depending on experience.

JOB SUMMARY

Responsible for trying to improve access to healthcare and social services for uninsured and disadvantaged patients who are seeking medical care from the Emergency Department, Urgent Care, or discharging from the Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit. The goal is to partner with patients in finding stable, consistent and coordinated healthcare support.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Screens patients’ eligibility for primary care, including private providers and safety net providers; public or private healthcare coverage; participation in the United Way 100% Access MAP and PAP.
  2. Coaches patients in how to effectively use a medical home and self-management of their chronic health conditions.
  3. Reduces cultural and socio-economic barriers between patients and health providers.
  4. Monitors and follows-up on service plans with clients via telephone and home visits.
  5. Educates patients about self-care and habits that can impact health.
  6. Coordinates patient transportation and accompaniment as needed to scheduled appointments.
  7. Assures patients receive appropriate and timely services by making referrals and motivating/teaching patients to seek care.
  8. Conducts risk assessments and assists in developing care/action plans. Coordinates patients care with other medical personnel.
  9. Documents, tracks and reports program data and statistics.
  10. Conducts outreach and collaboration with community social service agencies and health providers in order to improve patient access.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

  • Minimum of two years experience working in human services.
  • Experience working with healthcare systems and multi-cultural communities preferred.
  • Spanish language competency preferred.

LICENSE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Valid driver’s license, personal vehicle and safe driving record required.

OTHER SKILLS:

  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office applications.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ability to motivate others.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to openly address and acknowledge issues of substance use and mental illness.
  • Ability to understand and communicate the concepts of the interrelatedness of body, mind and spirit to health and wellness.
  • Knowledge and involvement of community issues enhancing wellness and health by participating with appropriate agencies to facilitate change.

REGION/LOCATION SPECIFIC NOTES

  • Behavioral Health: Additional requirements/Essential Functions
  • Provides a bridge from a psychiatric acute care setting to patients’ aftercare providers; also assisting patients to integrate with a peer community support
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology, or related field preferred.
  • Complete ProACT training within six month of hire.
  • Peer Support Specialist training preferred.
  • Crisis Intervention training preferred.

PHYSICAL/COGNITIVE REQUIREMENTS

  • Work requires fairly light physical exertion from 34 to 65% of the time.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 30 lbs. or less.
  • Work is performed under normal working conditions with adequate lighting and ventilation.
  • Job duties frequently require intense concentration and attention to detail (34-65% of work time).

See how PeaceHealth is committed to Inclusivity, Respect for Diversity and Cultural Humility.

For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.  EEO Affirmative Action Employer/Vets/Disabled in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws.  

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