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Community Health Worker - Contingent

Company: Trinity Health
Location: Pontiac
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Employment Type:Part timeShift:Day ShiftDescription:POSITION PURPOSEThe Community Health Worker (CHW) is constantly engaged in the community served connecting patients with the Detroit Mercy Primary Care Center and partnering organizations. This position works specifically with a Medicaid, uninsured population as part of MPCC's Direct Primary Care (DPC) pilot. The CHW will help enroll patients into health insurance plans, conduct outreach to help individuals connect to social service organizations as part of a team focused on developing the unique DPC model in the Medicaid population. The CHW serves as a liaison/link/ intermediary between health/social services and the community to facilitate access to services and improve the quality and cultural competence of service delivery. In addition, the CHW builds individuals and community capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach community education, informal counseling social support and advocacy.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIESImproves access to healthcare services through in-person interactions, screenings, telephone contacts, coordination of referrals and services by cross-marking services. Conducts Health screening for each participant in the DPC program 2. Provides health and wellness education targeting DPC or potential DPC patients. Promotes understanding of self-management by the client. Assists in facilitating enrollment into federal, state, and local programs to increases access to DPC services Provides in-service education to service providers relative to healthcare customs/beliefs of the target population and works cooperatively with other community agencies to promote culturally appropriate services. Maintains frequent contact with community agencies serving vulnerable population and participates in health fairs and community meetings. Adheres to all ongoing training and/or updates for application eligibility for healthcare coverage. Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations, Trinity program Maintains good rapport and cooperative relationships. Approaches conflict in a constructive manner. Helps to identify problems, offer solutions, and participate in their resolution. Maintains the confidentiality of information acquired pertaining to patient, physicians, colleagues, and visitors to St. Joseph Mercy Health. Discusses patient and hospital information only among appropriate personnel in appropriately private places. Behaves in accordance with the Code of Conduct, Service Excellence Standards, and the Mission, Vision and Values of SJMH. Assumes responsibility for performance of job duties in the safest possible manner, to assure personal safety and that of coworkers, and to report all preventable hazards and unsafe practices immediately to management.OTHER FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Performs other duties as assigned. REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSURE Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) requiredExperience: One to three years related experience and/or training requiredCertification/Licensure: Valid Driver's license required. Michigan Community Health Worker Alliance certification preferred. REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES Must possess a comprehensive knowledge of the local community. Have the ability to write simple correspondence, effectively interview clients and accurately record medical information. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situation to clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to effectively relate pertinent information with medical and social service professionals. Ability to drive a vehicle or have access to reliable transportation. Must be able to travel to the patients home as needed. Must be able to set and organize own work priorities, and adapt to them as they change frequently. Must be able to work concurrently on a variety of tasks/projects in an environment that may be stressful with individuals having diverse personalities and work styles. Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Trinity Health is a family of 115,000 colleagues and nearly 26,000 physicians and clinicians across 25 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.Our dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention, and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.

Keywords: Trinity Health, Pontiac , Community Health Worker - Contingent, Healthcare , Pontiac, Michigan

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