LifeLong Medical Care

  • Community Health Worker - Prenatal

    Job Locations US-CA-Berkeley
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/5/2018 4:11 PM)
    ID
    2018-1778
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Healthcare
  • Overview

    LifeLong Ashby Health Center seeks a compassionate, collaborative person to provide health education, referrals, and follow-up to our pregnant and postpartum patients. This is a full time benefited position working Monday through Friday. The Community Health Worker - Prenatal (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. The ideal candidate is someone who likes to work with a team, is familiar with local community resources, and has experience working with women or in a community health setting. High school diploma or equivalent is required. Spanish and or Arabic 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 16 primary care health centers and deliver integrated services including psychosocial, referrals, chronic disease management, dental, health education, home visits, and much, much more. LifeLong Medical Care 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. LifeLong is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    Clients will receive care that addresses psychosocial, health education, and nutritional needs. Care will be in compliance with the guidelines of the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP).

     

    Key Responsibilities: Clinical

    1. Provide orientation and complete assessments on pregnant clients.
    2. Create plan and provide appropriate interventions following Steps to Take guidelines.
    3. Provide health education, support, referrals, and follow-up to clients on caseload.
    4. Seek donations of car seats or other items for individual clients as appropriate.
    5. Identify high risk clients and refer to psychosocial services.
    6. Meet all mandated reporting requirements and report to CNM within 24 hours.
    7. Provide home visits for clients as needed and appropriate.

     

    Key Responsibilities: Administrative

    1. Document all interactions with clients within 24 hours.
    2. Complete all paperwork required for CPSP.
    3. Keep accurate client tracking data.

     

    Key Responsibilities: Administrative

    1. Participate in meetings and case conferences.
    2. Communicate and solve problems using appropriate channels.
    3. Consult with midwives and psychosocial services to ensure appropriate services.
    4. Keep supervisor current on caseload.

     

    Required Competencies

     

    Affective:

    1. Interest in ability to work with a diverse population.
    2. Commitment to team approach.
    3. Commitment to LMC mission.

     

    Behavioral:

    1. Maintain strict confidentiality.
    2. Communicate effectively with staff and community contacts, especially if under stress.
    3. Dependable in attendance and work tasks.
    4. Interact to foster an understanding of and appreciation for diversity.
    5. Flexible and able to accomplish priorities in a challenging work environment.

     

     

    Qualifications

    Minimum Qualifications:

    1. High school diploma or GED.
    2. One year work experience with women and/or adolescents.
    3. Knowledge of or ability to learn community resources.
    4. Ability to interact effectively with community agencies and to advocate for clients needing services.
    5. Comfort with discussing sensitive topics such as sexuality, interpersonal violence, financial issues, and substance abuse.

     

    Desirable Qualifications:

    1. Experience working with a diverse population.
    2. Experience with non-profit clinic or hospital setting.
    3. Experience with birth.
    4. Spanish speaking and or Arabic speaking.

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