The Community Health Worker (CHW) will be responsible for helping patients and their families to navigate and access community services, other resources, and adopt healthy behaviors. The CHW supports providers and the Care Management Coordinator through an integrated approach to care management and community outreach. As a priority, activity will promote, maintain, and improve the health of patients and their family. Provide social support and informal counseling, advocate for individuals and community health needs, and provide services such as first aid, and blood pressure screening. Community outreach, such as home visits and health screenings will be required.
Essential Job Functions:
Be knowledgeable about community resources appropriate to needs of patients/families.
Be responsible for providing consistent communication to the Care Coordination Manager and to other members of the team as appropriate, in order to evaluate patient/family status, ensuring that provided information, and reports clearly describe progress.
Act as a patient advocate and liaison between the patient/family and community service agencies (i.e. schools, Department Human Services, Heath Care for Homeless, hospitals, support groups, etc.).
Record patient care management information in the EMR (training provided) and other software no later than 24 hours after patient contact.
Attend regular staff meetings, trainings and other meetings as requested.
Manage assigned caseload of patients.
Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement and motivation to patients.
High school diploma and minimum of 3 years of health or social services experience.
Job Type: Full-time
How to Apply
Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington