JOB SUMMARY The Community Health Worker 1 delivers community health services in the areas of needs assessments, referral services, client education, documentation and diversity education.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE Assists clients in gaining access to needed services and increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency while also learning how to best utilize available tools and services (e.g., outreach, patient navigation and follow-up, community health education and information, informal counseling, etc.) in order to effectively serve our clients. Assists with referrals and linkage to follow-up services within the community and within the Organization.
Assists with needs assessments and the development of patient plans.
Conducts culturally appropriate skills building self-management education sessions on different topics for groups and individuals. Builds understanding of the ethnicity, language, socio-economic status and life experiences of the community served.
Learns and assists in teaching basic concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, and self-management.
Obtains basic vital signs, measures height and weight, conducts point of care testing.
Administers evaluation tools to assess program effectiveness.
Assists in documenting plans, goals, education and follow-up in a timely manner, utilizing agreed upon documentation standards.
KEY SUCCESS FACTORS Knowledge of the community to be served.
Strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing.
Strong interpersonal skills that encourage relationship building with a diverse group.
Requires the capacity building and advocacy skills.
Teaching skills preferred.
Good organizational skills.
Skilled in the use of computers and related software applications.
Ability to administer evaluation tools to assess program effectiveness.
Ability to conduct needs assessments, develop patient plans, conduct and navigate patient to appropriate interventions.
Our competitive benefits package includes the following - Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits - 401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5% - Tuition Reimbursement - PTO accrual beginning Day 1 Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level
- EDUCATION - H.S. Diploma/GED Equivalent
- EXPERIENCE - Less than 1 Year of Experience
- CERTIFICATION/LICENSE/REGISTRATION - Community Health Worker (CHW): CHW license by the Sate of Texas.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation’s exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it’s accepting a calling!