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Community Health Worker Apprentice

Company: Geisinger
Location: Valley View
Posted on: July 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job Title: Community Health Worker Apprentice
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Patient Support, Nursing and Nursing Support, Geisinger Health Plan
Schedule: Days
Work Type: Full time
Department: GHP Behavioral Health Team
Date Posted: 06/20/2024
Job ID: R-60380
Job SummaryWorks within the community providing outreach to patients with complex medical and social needs. Acts as a resource to assist patients in navigating the health care system.
Job Duties

  • Assists in the identification and outreach of medically complex patients.
  • Collaborates with the multidisciplinary team in the development and implementation of the care plan.
  • Engages patients by way of phone call, home visit, hospital visit and accompanying patients to Providers appointments as needed.
  • Completes vital signs.
  • Identifies gaps in care and connects members with resources.
  • Facilitates telemedicine visits with members and providers.
  • Performs disease specific education.
  • Conducts Medication Review to ensure medication adherence.
  • Conducts safety evaluations in patients home.
  • Facilitates adherence to treatment plan by early identification and resolution of gaps in care.
  • Communicates all concerns to clinical team and manager as necessary, seeking support and guidance proactively.
  • Provides reinforcement of an established treatment plan under the direction of the Case Manager and Licensed Social Worker.
  • Schedules appointments and performs clerical duties as needed.
  • Builds relationships within the community in order to identify resources that are available to the patients, i.e.: DME vendors, Home Health Agencies, Area Aging Office.Work is typically performed in a home - -environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
    Position DetailsAbout the Community Health Worker Apprentice: The 1-year apprenticeship offers 144 hours of didactic training, 2000 hours of on the job training, and has quarterly milestones. At the conclusion of the 1-year apprenticeship, the employee will be eligible to be certified as a Community Health Worker and transitioned from the Community Health Worker Apprentice to Community Health Worker. -This job will primarily work with the Oncology Social worker to assist cancer members with resource issues. -Hours: typical hours are 8 AM to 4:30 PM Travel: less than 25%- occasional travel for in-person meetings at sites to be determinedEducation: High School Diploma or GED is requiredDriver's License: Valid Driver's License is required
    EducationHigh School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Required)
    Certification(s) and License(s)Valid Driver's License - Default Issuing Body; Basic Life Support Certification - Default Issuing Body
    Our Purpose & ValuesOUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Keywords: Geisinger, Harrisburg , Community Health Worker Apprentice, Healthcare , Valley View, Pennsylvania

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