Community Health Worker

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Community Services
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Northern California Region
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63937 Requisition #

Adventist Health is more than an award-winning health system. We provide whole-person care to our communities and champion the greater good - from the operating room to the boardroom, we are driven by our unique passion to live God's love through health, wholeness and hope. From Oregon to Oahu, we have a calling to always do more. Now is your chance to apply your passion to our mission.

We're looking for someone to join our team as a Community Health Worker who:

Assists with helping patients and families navigate/access community services and other resources. Advocates for individual and community health needs and assists with providing direct services such as mammogram and diabetes screenings during community outreach activities. Supports staff in helping patients adopt healthy behaviors. Assists with promoting, maintaining and helping to improve the health of community patients and their families. Works under direct supervision.

Essential Functions:

  • Assists in offering interpretation and translation services, provides culturally appropriate health education and information, assists people in receiving needed care, provides informal counseling and guidance on health behaviors. Establishes trusting relationships with patients and their families while providing general support and encouragement. Conducts intake interviews with patients, including enrolling and/or referring patients into local services.
  • Follows-up with patients via phone calls, makes home visits and frequents other settings where patients can be found. Assists patients with completing applications and registration forms. Conducts eligibility determination, enrollment and follow-up with uninsured patients. Helps patients set personal goals and attend appointments. Applies developing/basic working knowledge and experience to the job.
  • Helps patients connect with transportation resources. Exhibits excellent working relations with patients, visitors and staff, effectively communicating the organization's mission. Works on routine assignments within defined parameters, established guidelines and precedents.
  • Works closely with medical provider/s to help ensure patients have comprehensive and coordinated care. Follows patients from initial identification through closure. Follows established procedures and receives daily instructions on work.
  • Provides consistent communication to management to evaluate patient/family status, ensuring provided information and reports clearly describe progress. Attends regular staff meetings, trainings and other meetings as requested.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

You'll be successful with the following qualifications:

Education:

  • High School Education/GED or equivalent: Preferred
  • Associate's / Technical Degree or equivalent combination of education/experience: Preferred
  • Successful completion of a Community Health Worker formal training program from an accredited college, or other educational institution: Preferred

Required Licenses/Certifications:

  • Successful completion of a Community Health Worker formal training program from an accredited college, or other educational institution: Preferred

Adventist Health is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA and HI) or the option of COVID-19 vaccine or weekly testing (required in OR), etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions may apply.

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