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The Community Health Worker (CHW) will assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. The CHW will help patients and their families navigate and access community resources and services. The CHW will provide support to the selected practice care coordinators and providers through a team based care model. The CHW will provide social support, informal counseling, education on the various community resources and services, and advocate for individual and community health needs. The CHW will be a liaison between the patient/families and community service agencies. The CHW will also collect data to help identify community health needs. The CHW will oversee and support the JeffMD Clinical Experience Students as they assist patients.
Assists in developing and implementing care plans in cooperation with patients, families, and care providers
Identifies and help enroll eligible individuals in federal, state, and local private or nonprofit health and human services programs
Serves as a liaison between patients/families/communities and healthcare agencies
Provides Guidance and social assistance to patients families and community residents
Enhances patients’ ability to effectively communicate with healthcare providers
Provides culturally and linguistically appropriate health education materials within the scope of training
Provides referral and follow-up services
Assists patients and families in understanding and carrying out their healthcare providers’ advice
Follows-up whether patients are receiving and adjusting well to their care plans, providing additional resources as necessary.
Compiles and tracks community resources available to and used by Jefferson’s patient population
Interacts with co-workers, visitors, and other staff consistent with the iSCORE values of Jefferson.
· High School Diploma or GED
· CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION:
· Certified Community Health Worker training program preferred.
· EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
· Prior experience in community outreach preferred.