Community Health Worker

Lebanon, PA | Allied Health | Tracking Code: 60517

Position Summary:

 

General Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Director-Community Health Improvement, establishes trusting relationships with identified disparate population groups that strengthens the patient-provider relationship and improves patient care. In addition, disseminates health information in a culturally relevant manner and builds individual and community capacity to address health care needs.
Duties and Responsibilities:

1 Assesses needs of population, patient or individual on an ongoing basis. Identifies barriers to care and makes appropriate recommendations for follow-up or referral.
2 Educates community members, either individually or in groups, about how to access and/or use the health care system. Shares relevant concerns from community members with medical providers or others within the health care system.
3 Identifies and utilizes culturally appropriate outreach strategies to provide specific health promotion and disease prevention education to specific population groups. This may include, but is not limited to: developing and coordinating a network of community lay leaders; implementing community education and screening events, and; conducting relevant follow-up with participants.
4 Assists, as requested, in the coordination of care for clients/patients. This may include, but is not limited to: facilitating enrollment in public health insurance and charity care; conducting site visits with at-risk patients/clients, and; providing a cultural context for effective medical care and behavior change as part of a clinical care team.
5 Evaluates program outcomes/service effectiveness through tracking participation levels, conducting participant surveys, reviewing chart records, and engaging patient in regular follow-ups.
6 Documents and maintains accurate and confidential records of client interventions.
7 Actively participates on community coalitions and boards as an advocate for specific populations and as a liaison for WellSpan Health

 

 

Required Skills

 

High School or G.E.D.

One year in a community related position

 Basic knowledge of disease prevention/health promotion

Travel required Makes home visits, must provide own transportation. Must possess a valid PA driver's license; Residency in service area preferred

Work hours vary; need to be available evenings and some weekends

Good communications and interpersonal skills; ability to make meaningful observations and reports; proven organizational and motivational skills

Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team and with minimal supervision; ability to communicate in Spanish preferred

 

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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,500 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 19,000 employees and 170 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Know, Respect, Include

WellSpan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected and valued, while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Formed in 1813, Lebanon is a quaint city of 25,700 residents. The area, rich in heritage and the small-town charm of yesteryear, features sites on the National Register of Historic Places, museums, scenic parks and recreation facilities, performing arts theaters, artists' studios, a farmers' market and dining establishments for all tastes.

Life in Lebanon County offers affordable housing and options for pursuing higher education. Residents can find local employment in manufacturing, retail, arts and entertainment, healthcare and service sectors. Located in southcentral Pennsylvania, Lebanon is within an easy driving distance to Harrisburg, Lancaster, Reading and York. (Patient population: 140,000)