JOB SUMMARY: Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively both written and verbally with homeless clients and system staff and supervisors. To provide eligibility and enrollment assistance for the Medicaid, Medicare, CHIP, and Federal Marketplace health insurance programs to uninsured patients of the health center and homeless community residents. Conduct in-reach, outreach and education activities to existing health center patients and non-health center patients about affordable insurance options and help them enroll, and perform data collection.
Education: High School Diploma or GED
Licenses & Certifications: Basic Life Support from a hospital- based American Heart Association (AHA) approved program, CDL Certificate;Other certificates as required by unit/service preferred.
Work Experience: Two (2) yrs. experience in Public Health, Outreach, Social Work or related field.
Language Skills: Bilingual - Spanish preferred but not required
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact) Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking) Writing /Correspondence Writing /Reports
Proficiencies: MS Word, Personal Computer
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Mathematics, Medical Terms, Research
Work Schedule: Weekends, Flexible, Overtime, Travel
Other Requirements: Must be available by phone or pager after hours. Travel to outreach and worksites in the community. Able to work with little supervision, handle stressful situations and have excellent people skills. Must be able to interact successfully in a culturally diverse environment. Working knowledge of the Texas Medicaid Program, CHIP, and the public assistance benefit application preferred.
Equipment Operated: Copier, Fax, Motor Vehicle, PC/Laptop, Printer, Telephone
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.