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Public Health Management Corporation
Published
May 24, 2024
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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PHMC is proud to be a leader in public health. PHMC requires that all employees are fully vaccinated with the Covid-19 vaccine before the first day of employment. We will offer the vaccination via our Health Centers at no cost.

JOB OVERVIEW:

A Community Health Worker is sought to support a Complex Care Management Team through an integrated approach to care management and community outreach. The Community Health Worker will report to the Sr. Director of Behavioral Health Integration and the Director of Social Services and will be responsible for the identification and engagement of high-risk Health Network patients in the community. The position will be responsible for connecting identified patients to the Complex Care Management Team and initiating targeted outreach in Philadelphia to patients who have had a lapse in care, especially persons with specified chronic conditions.

The Community Health Worker will also work closely with staff across six PHMC FQHC sites and with stakeholders in the community to engage and link patients to Health Network services. The position will additionally be responsible for assisting patients in understanding and advocating for their health needs and in navigating and accessing health and social services relevant to their primary care. The full-time Community Health Worker position will require frequent, local travel and may include home visits and program screenings, where appropriate. It may also include escorting patients to appointments, as necessary.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work in the community and with local stakeholders (e.g. hospitals, social services) to locate and engage Complex Care Management and PHMC FQHC patients.
  • Provide outreach to patients by eliminating social, cultural, linguistic, and educational barriers.
  • Ensure that patients obtain timely access to appropriate Health Network services by promoting and modeling advocacy skills.
  • Engage patients in the community, at home, or at medical and social service agencies to better connect them to care.
  • Ensure contacts with identified Complex Care Management patients are made and documented.
  • Work closely with the Complex Care Management Team to help ensure patients have comprehensive and coordinated care.
  • Provide consistent communication to the Complex Care Management Team and PHMC FQHC sites to evaluate patients.
  • Provide referrals for social services, as appropriate.
  • Help patients connect with transportation resources and receive appointment reminders as necessary.
  • Comply with all regulations under HIPAA regulations and the PCMH Program.
  • Maintain appropriate records of outreach activities, participants, and outcomes.
  • Document all services and contacts in a timely manner in the electronic health record system and other tracking systems.

SKILLS:

  • Thorough knowledge of community resources, including health systems and social services
  • Excellent time management skills and attention to detail to attend to program target goals and to ensure timely documentation
  • At least two years of experience with vulnerable populations, including incarcerated, substance use and/or mental health disorders; knowledge of Philadelphia is a plus
  • Ability to adapt to fast-paced medical environments and demonstrate flexibility in operating within different work and community settings
  • Knowledge of medical (especially chronic diseases) and behavioral health conditions
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to represent the agency and facilitate a relationship with the community and other providers
  • Ability to maintain client confidentiality
  • Written and oral fluency in Spanish and English preferred

EXPERIENCE:

  • Understanding of how to engage diverse populations (i.e. race, ethnicity, diagnoses, age, economics)
  • Experience working in a community-based setting for at least 1 to 2 years preferred
  • Familiarity working as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of some medical terminology preferred

EDUCATION: High school diploma/GED required

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Position requires standing/walking 2/3 of the time and sitting approximately 1/3 of the time, use of hands 2/3 of the time, reaching with hands and arms under 1/3 of the time, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling under 1/3 of the time, and talking or hearing over 2/3 of the time. Position requires lifting up to 10 lbs. up to 1/3 of the time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic). Exposure to blood-borne pathogens that requires use of personal protective equipment.

PHMC is an Equal Opportunity and E-Verify Employer.

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