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Community Health Worker

Job Description


Job ID: 1199564
Employment Status: Full-Time
More Information:

Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is the largest hospital in Missouri and is ranked as one of the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Barnes-Jewish Hospital's staff is composed of full-time academic faculty and community physicians of Washington University School of Medicine, supported by a house staff of residents, interns, fellows and other medical professionals. Recognizing its excellence in nursing care, Barnes-Jewish Hospital was the first adult hospital in Missouri to be certified as a Magnet Hospital by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

The Department of Ambulatory Services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital consists of the multidisciplinary staff of BJH Ambulatory Services including responsibility for the GI Labs, Minor Procedure Center, Pain Management Center, Diabetes Center, Resident Clinics, Wound/Ostomy Center and other services as assigned. This department assures that all customers receive the highest level of attention and prompt, courteous service.


Overview


Role Purpose

Community Health Worker provides preventive health improvement services by working closely with interdisciplinary care team, internal/external agencies to address social determinants of health to improve the overall health and well-being of the child and family.


Responsibilities

  • Work daily as a community liaison to identify gaps in care by assisting clients in accessing the necessary resources to remove barriers categorized as social determinants of health.
  • Provide referrals for appropriate services as needed by assisting in assessments/screenings or conducting follow-up care with patients in person, via phone, home visits and/or visits to other settings where clients are accessible.
  • Establish and maintain trusting relationships with clients on a daily basis to effectively work with an inter-disciplinary team, internal departments, and with community organizations.
  • Document and track ongoing activities, care plans, and results in an effective manner while strictly adhering to the policies and procedures in place.
  • Continuously communicate and expand knowledge of community resources, services and in the hospital or community based agencies the programs provided to reduce cultural and socio-economic barriers between the clients and institutions.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • High School Diploma or GED
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    Experience

  • <2 years

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Supervisor Experience

  • No Experience

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer