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Community Health Worker I

Company: Texas A&M University Health Science Center
Location: Kingsville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Job Title Community Health Worker I Agency Texas A&M University Health Science Center Department Coastal Bend Health Education Center Proposed Minimum Salary $14.64 hourly Job Location Kingsville, Texas Job Type Staff Job Description What we believe Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission ( and living our core values ( . Who we are As one of the fastest-growing academic health centers in the nation, the Texas A&M University Health Science Center encompasses five colleges and numerous centers and institutes working together to improve health through transformative education, innovative research and team-based health care delivery. What we want The Health Science Center (HSC) is looking for a Community Health Worker to serve as a member of the Coastal Bend Health Education Center team. We desire an individual who subscribes to and supports our commitment as stated above. The successful applicant will bring an expert level of public health, health outreach, and education experience to the position and understand the demands of supporting executives in a fast-paced environment. This person must be professional, enjoy working in a high-volume environment and be able to apply strong organizational skills while being flexible in their daily routine. If this is you, we invite you to apply to become a member of our team. Required Education: + Associates or equivalent combination of education and experience. Required Experience: + Two years of related experience in public health, health outreach, and education. Required Licenses and Certifications: + Department of State Health Services (DSHS) certification, certified Community Health Worker (CHW), or able to successfully complete the CHW certification within three months of employment. + American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) Diabetes Paraprofessional Level 1 certification, or able to successfully complete the Diabetes Paraprofessional Level 1 certification within three months of employment. Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: + Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications. + Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others. + Ability to perform all tasks and job responsibilities safely without injury to self and others in compliance with A&M System and HSC guidelines. + Excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Other Requirements or Other Factors + Work beyond normal offices hours and/or work on weekends. Verifiable good driving record and reliable transportation. Ability to travel as needed. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. Preferred Education: + Associates Degree Preferred Experience: + Four (4) years medical office or health related field. Experience working with diverse individuals and communities. Preferred Licenses and Certifications: + Certified Medical Assistant + Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: + Ability to speak English and Spanish. Security-Sensitive position and finalist subject to a criminal history background check. + Knowledge of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). + Experience working with diverse individuals and communities Preferred Other Factors + Security-Sensitive position and finalist subject to a criminal history background check. Strong ability to work with diverse low-income population. Job Responsibilities + Provides One-on-one education of targeted population. + Assists patients in reviewing care plans and results in an effective manner while strictly adhering to the policies and procedures in place; motivates patients to be active and engaged participants in their health + Builds and maintains positive working relationships with the patients, healthcare providers and community organizations. + Confers as needed and on a timely basis with HST staff regarding patient care plans. + Evening and weekend hours are required. + Provides culturally appropriate support and information for the patient and their families in a series of structured visits and follow-up phone calls in a variety of settings, including the patient's home. + Assists patients in overcoming barriers to obtaining needed medical care and social services + Facilitates and coordinates services between health care provider + Helps patients in utilizing resources, including scheduling appointments and assisting with completion of applications for programs for which they may be eligible + Follows up on pending applications + Encourages patients to set goal + Identify barriers and challenges and monitor their own conditions. + Accurately maintains daily activity logs regarding client activity and destinations. + Facilitates communication and coordinates services between providers. + Telephones pre and post appointment reminders + Telephones recruitment after outreach/educational events + Follows up with health management/care plans with both patients and providers. + Continuously expands knowledge and understanding of community resources, services and programs provided. + Identifies and applies appropriate role definition and skilled boundaries. + Other duties as assigned. Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application. All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institutions verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institutions procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check. Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity. Texas A&M University Health Science Center is transforming health through innovative research, education and service in biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy and public health. As an independent state agency and academic unit of Texas A&M University, the health science center serves the state through campuses in Bryan-College Station, Dallas, Temple, Houston, Round Rock, Kingsville, Corpus Christi and McAllen. Texas A&M University Health Science Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer. If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact . Useful Links: + Health Science Center Home Page ( + Payroll and HR Services Home Page + Texas A&M System Job Opportunities ( + Campus Crime Statistics + Notice of Nondiscrimination and Abuse ( + Legal Statements + Future Students ( + Current Students + Alumni & Friends ( + Faculty & Staff

Keywords: Texas A&M University Health Science Center, Corpus Christi , Community Health Worker I, Other , Kingsville, Texas

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