Community Health Worker
The Community Health Worker (CHW) is responsible for assisting patients and their families to navigate and access community services, other resources, and adopt healthy behaviors. The CHW supports providers and the Care Coordinators through an integrated approach to care management and community outreach. Activities will promote, maintain, and improve the health of patients and their families. The Community Health Worker (CHW) behaves in a professional manner and consistently demonstrates and promotes the values of respect, exceptional service, continuous improvement, safety, trust, and transparency for the patient and all members of the healthcare team. The CHW is committed to the constant pursuit of excellence in improving the health status of the community.
CNA is preferred.
Med Tech is preferred
Demonstrates sensitivity and empathy in dealing with patients and families under stress.
Uses knowledge and judgment in assisting patient and families in problem solving.
Utilizes decision making skills in evaluating alternatives and determining best plan of action.
Works under pressure of time and shifting priorities.
Ability and willingness to self-motivate, prioritize, and be willing to change processes to improve effectiveness and efficiency.
Adapts to changing patient and/or organizational priorities. Ability to drive to and from a variety of settings in varying weather conditions.
Excellent organizational skills.
Knowledgeable of local community resources.
Previous experience as a CHW and knowledge of community resources highly desirable.