The Fresh Food Farmacy program is a program designed at using food as a way to manage health. The goal of the program is to decrease medication needs, increase nutritional education, create access to fresh food and manage health needs thru the support of a multidisciplinary care team. The Wellness Associate I for the Fresh Food Farmacy is an instrumental member of a multidisciplinary team, working within the community providing outreach to patients with medical and social needs. This position acts as a resource to coordinate and manage the Central PA Food Bank Food Pantry (CPFB) distribution as well as acting as a potential resource to support expansion in other regions. Facilitates linkages to community and Geisinger resources that will enable the patient to obtain optimal health outcomes and remain safe in the community
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Ability to motivate and engage patients and the Health Care Team. Exercise hospitality, sensitivity and compassion for those in need and possess a commitment to serving them.
Demonstrates excellent organizational ability, self motivation and ability to motivate others.
Demonstrates excellent communication and customer service skills. Recognizes and respects the dignity of all people, maintaining client confidentiality at all times.
Demonstrates the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds and experiences
Ability to openly address and acknowledge observed issues and concerns
Demonstrates proficiency in basic computer skills, including accurate keyboard entry of data into relevant computer based databases and spreadsheets. Demonstrates proficiency in the Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Attention to detail, and ability to be flexible in performing a variety of tasks
Demonstrates ability to complete projects within designated timelines and the ability to prioritize duties is required
Demonstrates ability to work independently, set priorities, multi task and provide problem resolution.
Demonstrates ability to use basic office equipment, computer, fax machine, copier, calculator, etc.
The specific statements shown above are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in healthcare field or health promotion/wellness required or 6 years experience in wellness related field may be accepted in lieu of degree.
Experience with computers and use of software including Microsoft Office (includes: Visio, Access, PowerPoint, etc.) required.
Additional computer experience (i.e. word processing, spreadsheets, and databases) required.
Minimum one year healthcare/wellness work experience preferred.
Valid Pennsylvania driver's license for travel to company locations required
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Duties require exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally (approximately 10-33% of shift) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push and pull articles such as files, boxes, and bags of food.
Varied settings including but not limited to office, patients home, hospital, and community centers.
Travel required; personal vehicle with mileage reimbursement.
Day shift with some evening hours required.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
About Geisinger: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.