JOB SUMMARY The Community Health Worker 2 is responsible for providing cultural mediation between the health care system, social services and the community. This position assists the community in gaining access to needed services and builds individual, community and system capacity by increasing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, patient navigation, follow-up, community health education and information, informal counseling, social support, advocacy and participation in clinical research.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE ROLE Conducts needs assessments and develops patient plans. Obtains basic vital signs, measures height and weight and conducts point of care testing.
Navigates patient to appropriate interventions designed to improve access to health care and health status. Provides referral and linkage to follow-up services within the community and within the Organization.
Conducts culturally appropriate skills building self-management education sessions on different topics for groups and individuals.
Teaches basic concepts of health promotion, disease prevention and self-management.
Provides informal leadership to other community health workers including peer observation. Participates in mentorship program, as assigned.
Promotes the provision of culturally competent care by educating staff and others within the health care system about beliefs and practices unique or relevant to specific populations.
Documents plans, goals, education and follow-ups in a timely manner, utilizing agreed upon documentation standards.
Represents program on councils and committees at various levels within the organization. Lead at least one process improvement initiative each year.
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 effectively mentor a new community health worker.
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 - 2 Years 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!