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Certified Community Health Worker

Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

All About Hamilton Health CenterWe are a multicultural, multilingual, family friendly, community health care center in Harrisburg Pa providing Medical, Dental, and Behavioral primary health care services to individuals, regardless of their income status, language or ethnicity. Established in 1969, our vision is that every member of our community, regardless of their ability to pay or their insurance status, receives holistic, quality health care needed to create a healthy community. For over 50 years we have been true to these words. As part of our team, you will work alongside a dedicated team that cares and values those we serve.Benefits offered: In addition to your base pay, you are also eligible to receive:Paid time off, Catastrophic (CAT)/Sick time, Birthday holiday, and 7 paid holidaysMedical, Dental & Vision,Company paid life insuranceRetirement PlanEmployee Assistance Program Job Summary: The Community Health Worker is responsible for identifying low-income individuals and families and assist them with navigating the health care system, including arranging for assistance with obtaining health benefits, connecting to a primary care provider or free medical service, and/or accessing needed mental health, dental, and vision care. The position will educate individuals on the appropriate utilization of the health care system to reduce emergency room visits. This position requires extensive field work requiring the ability to work some evenings/weekends and regular travel throughout the Hamilton service area. Essential duties and Responsibilities: Establish and maintain trusting working relationships with patients and their families while providing general support and encouragement.Identify and connect uninsured or underinsured patients to benefit coordinators or other insurance enrollment specialists.Conduct intake interviews with patients and refer patients into appropriate social programs.Follow-up with patients via phone calls and visits to other settings where patients can be found.Follow-up with patients should be continuous from initial contact through closure.Assist patients in establishing a relationship with a designated primary care provider (PCP), dental, vision, mental health, and supportive service partners.Distribute culturally appropriate health information.Help patients set and attend appointments.Help patients connect with transportation resources. Transporting patients is strictly prohibited.Help patients navigate systems to obtain resources and or connect with services, internally and externally. Minimum Education/Certifications: High School diploma or equivalent with comparable work experience and strong attention to detail. Completion of a Community Health Worker formal training program, preferred. Knowledgeable of some medical terminology and bi-lingual speaking preferred.Minimum Work Experience: Minimum of one year of experience working in a community-based setting performing care coordination /care management in a medical setting, preferred, but not required if other relevant experience can be demonstrated. Ability to clearly communicate issues to all levels of management.Other Requirements: Reliable transportation to travel throughout the service area. Able to work some evenings and weekends.This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities. PI208278657

Keywords: HAMILTON HEALTH CENTER INC, Harrisburg , Certified Community Health Worker, Healthcare , Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

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