LifeLong Medical Care

Community Health Worker - Health Homes

US-CA-Oakland
3 months ago(9/20/2017 11:02 PM)
ID
2017-1556
# of Openings
1
Category
Healthcare

Overview

Supporting Community Healthcare is a rewarding role, come join a wonderful organization! LifeLong Medical Care is looking for a Community Health Worker to work in our TRUST Health Center in Oakland under the Health Homes grant. This is a full time, hourly, benefit eligible position. 

Trust Health Center’s diverse and unique care team supports health through encouragement, and by blending medical, mental and social care under one roof. We help people experiencing homelessness in the Bay Area through an intentionally created community where people without their own safe space feel welcomed and accepted.

 

The Health Homes grant is an innovative program to support and empower identified high risk-high needs patients to improve their health outcomes. The multidisciplinary team (RN, MD, MSWs, LCSWs, and CHWs) works together to support patients and address the social determinants that impact health. Activities include outreach and engagement, development of the care plan, linkage of the patient with resources (food, housing, transport, financial) as well as linking the patient with care within the clinic. Ideally, the CN CHW will be a trusted member of the community in which they will work. This relationship will enable the CHW to serve as a liaison between health and social services and the clinic. Much of this work will take place in various settings – medical office, specialists, hospitals and patients’ homes. This position functions in partnership with Community Health Center Network (CHCN) in San Leandro. There will be a period of orientation with the central team at CHCN; after that the CHW will be based out of LifeLong TRUST Health Center with weekly meeting time at CHCN. 

 

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.

 

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. LifeLong Medical Care is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Responsibilities

  • Advocates for patients and helps them achieve their best health.
  • Functions as a trusted member of the community.
  • Conducts outreach and enrollment assessments.
  • Meets with patients in various settings – medical office, specialists, hospitals and patients’ homes.
  • Creates a care plan that reflects patients’ needs and connects patients to resources to meet these needs.
  • Communicates with patients, documents clearly in the medical record and interfaces with medical providers to advocate for the patient.
  • Serves as a liaison between the community and health and social services.
  • Interfaces well with clinic staff, community and the Health Homes team.
  • Responsible for data collection, entry and generation of reports.
  • Builds and maintains appropriate relationships on behalf of CHCN and LifeLong Medical Care.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Qualifications

  • Strong organizational, administrative and problem-solving skills, and ability to be flexible and adaptive to change while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, work under pressure and complete assignment in a timely manner.
  • Ability to effectively present information to others, including other employees, community partners and vendors.
  • Ability to seek direction/approval from on essential matters, yet work independently with little onsite supervision, using professional judgment and diplomacy.
  • Work in a team-oriented environment with a number of professionals with different work styles and support needs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills and ability to effectively work with people from diverse backgrounds and be culturally sensitive.
  • Conduct oneself in external settings in a way that reflects positively on LifeLong Medical Care as an organization of professional, confident and sensitive staff.
  • Ability to see how one’s work intersects with that of other departments of LifeLong Medical Care and that of other partner organizations.
  • Make appropriate use of knowledge/ expertise/ connections of other staff.
  • Be creative and mature with a “can do”, proactive attitude and an ability to continuously “scan” the environment, identifying and taking advantage of opportunities for improvement.
  • Commitment to working directly with low-income persons from diverse backgrounds, in a helpful, supportive manner.

 

 

Job Requirements

 

  • High School diploma or GED.
  • At least three (3) years of progressively responsible work experience in a community-based health care or social service capacity.
  • Knowledge of East Bay health and social service resources.
  • Previous work providing services to persons who are disabled, homeless, substance users, and/or psychologically impaired.
  • Proficient in Microsoft office word with ability to manage databases.
  • Access to reliable transportation with current license and insurance.

 

Job Preferences              

 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Health or Human Services field.
  • Bilingual in English/Spanish a plus.

 

 

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