Clinical Support
2019-R0260715 Requisition #
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The Community Health Worker (CHW) will be responsible for helping patients and their support team to navigate and access community services, other resources, and adopt healthy behaviors. The CHW supports primary care providers and clinic staff through an integrated approach to care management and community outreach. The CHW will provide social support, informal counseling, and advocate for the health needs of individuals and their community. Community outreach such as home visits and visits to community agencies may be necessary.

• Responsible for establishing trusting relationships with patients and their support team while providing general support and encouragement.
• Provide referrals for services to community agencies as appropriate.
• Help patients connect with transportation resources and give appointment reminders in special circumstances. Transporting patients is strictly prohibited.
• Exhibit excellent working relations with patients, visitors and staff, effectively communicating the mission of CHI Saint Joseph Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
• Work collaboratively with the health care team. Establish positive communications and partnerships with providers, services, the patient, and the team.
• Continuously expand knowledge and understanding of community resources, services, and programs which could be beneficial to patients being navigated.
• Act as a community advocate between the patient/family and community service agencies.
• Attend regular staff meetings, trainings, and other meeting as requested.
• Other duties as assigned by management.

Required Education for Staff Job Levels: High School Diploma

Required Licensure and Certifications: Valid Driver’s License

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of Microsoft Word/Excel programs. Written and oral fluency in English. Ability and willingness to provide emotional support, encouragement and motivation to clients to fully participate in service programs. Ability to demonstrate cultural awareness and humility. Ability to exert/lift up to 20lbs force occasionally, and/or up to 10lbs frequently.

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