Provides underserved patients and their families with culturally appropriate non-clinical support and information in the emergency department and primary care clinics. Navigates patients and families to health and social services in the community and coordinates community-based care referrals. Emphasizes the importance of a medical home and proper utilization of the emergency department and outpatient clinics.
High School Diploma or GED required. Associate Degree or completion of a certified Community Health Worker training program preferred. Previous experience with healthcare provider or community-based organizations. Computer literacy. Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) training preferred. Significant experience and knowledge of medical service delivery and community-based health and social services. Knowledge of the uninsured and underserved populations in area. Cultural Competence/Humility. The skill and knowledge competencies identified in the National Community Health Advisor Study, in June 1998, for Community Health Workers. These include communication skills, capacity-building skills, interpersonal skills, service coordination skills, advocacy skills, teaching skills, organizational skills, and broad knowledge about community health issues and social services. BLS certification preferred.
CHRISTUS HEALTH is an international Catholic, faith-based, not-for-profit health system comprised of almost more than 600 services and facilities, including more than 60 hospitals and long-term care facilities, 350 clinics and outpatient centers, and dozens of other health ministries and ventures. CHRISTUS operates in 6 U.S. states, Colombia, Chile and 6 states in Mexico. To support our health care ministry, CHRISTUS Health employs approximately 45,000 Associates and has more than 15,000 physicians on medical staffs who provide care and support for patients. CHRISTUS Health is listed among the top ten largest Catholic health systems in the United States.