Provides uninsured and underserved patients with non-clinical support and directreferrals to health and social support services in the community. The CHW works as part of an interdisciplinary team in the hospital setting. Primary focus is on finding medical homes for the emergency room patients that are utilizing the ED as the primary care facility.
Minimum of High School Diploma or GED, with Associate Degree preferred
Significant experience and knowledge of medical service delivery and community resources
Knowledge of the uninsured and underserved populations in area
The skill and knowledge competencies identified in the National Community Advisor Study, in June 1998, for Community Health Worker IIs. These include communication skills, service coordination skills, capacity building skills, interpersonal skills, capacity-building skills, advocacy skills, teaching skills, organizational skills, broad knowledge about the community health issues and social services
Basic computer knowledge
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Bilingual ( Spanish preferred)
Skilled in gathering and reporting information
Strong organizational skills
Community Health Worker II Certification and or skills to qualify for certification (see core competencies) within 1 year of hire
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.