Job Summary The Community Health Worker will serve as an integral member of Harris Health's interdisciplinary care team, partnering to help patients improve their health holistically. The CHW will work directly with patients to assess needs across all aspects of their lives, including economic and social challenges alongside their physical and mental health needs. The information gathered will support the development of a team-based action plan, and the ongoing work with the patient will include establishing the patient's priorities and working together on goals. The CHW will be the point person for a panel of patients, available and accessible to provide assistance.They will work alongside, and will be supported by, a care team associated with each patient in order to help improve patients' total health.
School Education: High School Diploma or GED
Licenses & Certifications: Texas DSHS CHW Certification required within 1 year of employment
Work Experience: Three (3) Years Work Experience with patient navigation, care management, or any kind of direct service provision to patients in a community health/outreach, social resource agencies and/or health care setting
Language Skills: Bilingual Skills (preferred): Spanish/English; English/Vietnamese
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) ,Writing/Correspondence
Proficiencies: Personal Computer
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical Abilities, Electronic Medical Record - Average skills achieved upon training
Work Schedule: Flexible, Travel, Weekends, Eligible for Telecommute
a. The CHW must have access to reliable transportation to travel to worksites throughout Harris County. b. Have a passion for working within the community they are a part of, or have been a part of in the past. c. Want to improve the health of patients and communities. d. Is a self-starter and a thinker who is eager to learn, improve, and grow.
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.