This part-time job is part of a HRSA grant for Sickle Cell Disease. The primary duties will be to identify persons diagnosed with sickle cell disease, get them into a medical home, identify resources, educate on hydroxyurea and Endari, and conduct seminar to assist with empowering patients to advocate for themselves.
The job involves travel. You will be attending health faires, support groups, hospital clinic hours, etc in an effort to get patients signed up into the registry.
The Community Health Worker (CHW) is responsible for coordinating access to services by assisting clients in utilizing available resources, including scheduling medical appointments, accompanying clients to appointments as needed, assisting clients with obtaining a medical home, providing instruction on appropriate use of the medical home, educating clients about available community resources and referring clients to local social service agencies, coaching clients on self-management, conducting home visits and communicating client related information back to the Care Coordination Team (CCT).
The CHW assists clients with completion of medical program applications in order to build individual and community capacity and to serve as an advocate for clients and the community to assure they get needed services. The Community Health Worker is also responsible for identifying clients, completing initial needs assessments and maintaining follow-up with clients to ensure appropriate guidance to health services.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Minimum Qualifications (REQUIRED):
Preferred Qualifications: B.A. or upbove would be preferred, Bilingual Spanish-English would be preferred. Nurse, Nurse Practitioner or Social Worker preferred.
Previous experience working in/with local community-based organizations or agencies is preferred. Training will be provided if you are not a Community Health Worker. Training begins Feb 19, 2018.
This part-time job is part of a HRSA grant for Sickle Cell Disease. The primary duties will be to identify persons diagnosed with sickle cell disease, get them into a medical home, identify resources, educate on hydroxyurea and…
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