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Community Health Worker - Prenatal

Community Health Worker - Prenatal

ID 
2017-1543
# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-CA-Berkeley
Posted Date 
8/31/2017
Category 
Healthcare

More information about this job

Overview

Supporting community healthcare is highly rewarding. Come join a dynamic care team and make a difference. LifeLong Medical Care – West Berkeley Health Center is looking for a Spanish Speaking Prenatal Community Health Worker to provide patient care that addresses psychosocial, health education, and nutritional needs in compliance with the guidelines of the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP). This is a full-time, benefited position.

 

The ideal candidate is compassionate, collaborative and likes to work with a team, is familiar with local community resources, and has a minimum of one year experience working with women. Spanish speaking is a requirement. NextGen and community health center experience is a plus!

 

LifeLong Medical Care is a large, multi-site, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with a rich history of providing innovative healthcare and social services to a wonderfully diverse patient community. Our patient-centered health home is a dynamic place to work, practice, and grow. We have 10 primary care health centers and deliver integrated services including psychosocial, referrals, chronic disease management, dental, health education, home visits, and much, much more. LifeLong is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Benefits

We offer excellent benefits including: medical, dental, vision (including dependent and domestic partner coverage), generous leave benefits including nine paid holidays, Flexible Spending Accounts, 403(b) retirement savings plan.  

Responsibilities

The Community Health Worker’s (CHW) responsibilities include welcoming our patients, making basic psychosocial and nutritional assessments, offering appropriate information, education and referrals, and providing emotional support to a culturally and socioeconomically diverse population. The CHW will work closely with the nurse midwives and medical assistants.

 

Essential Functions

Clinical           

  • Accepts warm hand offs of patients between medical and behavioral health providers to facilitate integration of care.
  • Provides orientation and complete assessments on pregnant clients.
  • Creates plan and provide appropriate interventions following “Steps to Take” guidelines.
  • Provides health education, support, referrals, and follow-up to clients on caseload.
  • Identifies high risk clients and refers to psychosocial services.
  • Conducts brief interventions with patients regarding alcohol and tobacco use and other behavioral health issues as appropriate.
  • Assists in establishing and maintaining smooth functioning throughout the Prenatal Services Department.
  • Provides case management services, including referrals to community resources, liaison with medical and mental health providers, troubleshooting around insurance, medication, or transportation issues.
  • Maintains strict confidentiality.
  • Coordinates operation of special projects.

 

Administrative

  • Documents all interactions with clients.
  • Completes all paperwork required for Comprehensive Peri-natal Services Program (CPSP).
  • Keeps accurate client tracking data.
  • Participates in meetings and case conferences.
  • Communicates and solves problems using appropriate channels.
  • Consults with midwives and psychosocial services to ensure appropriate services.
  • Keeps supervisor current on caseload.
  • Assists with oversight of AmeriCorps and volunteers.
  • Compiles and updates information packets.
  • Facilitates in-house psychosocial referrals.
  • Tracks client attendance and follows up on no-shows to support and improve continuity of treatment.
  • Monitors patients’ progress and alerts providers to need for enhanced services.
  • Responsible for data collection, entry and generation of reports.
  • Facilitates monthly clinical meetings, takes minutes, and follows up with action steps.

Qualifications

Job Requirements

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • One year work experience with women and/or female adolescents.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish
  • Ability to discuss sensitive topics such as sexuality, interpersonal violence, financial issues, and substance abuse in a non-judgmental way.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office word with ability to manage databases.

 

Job Preferences         

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Health or Human Services field.
  • 2 years’ experience with essential duties above.
  • Administrative experience in health or social service setting.
  • Experience providing services to diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of East Bay health and social service resources.
  • Experience collaborating with communities agencies and advocating for clients.