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EWL Layman- Breast Care Center (Wage)

Company: UVA Health
Location: Charlottesville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The Community Health Worker (CHW) will work in partnership with Clinical Patient Navigators at Health Center sites. The CHW will work in community settings to refer individuals eligible for colorectal, breast & cervical cancer screenings, and who are at-risk for other chronic conditions including heart disease, diabetes, prediabetes, hypertension to the Health Center. The CHW will also refer eligible patients to appropriate community resources. The CHW may be involved in the following roles: providing culturally appropriate health education and information, linking community members to the services they need, providing social support and informal peer coaching, advocating for individuals and community health needs.

  • Establish positive, supportive relationships with patients work in the surrounding community (e.g. local health department initiatives, faith based organizations, community health fairs, etc.) to refer individuals eligible for colorectal, breast & cervical cancer screenings, and who are at-risk for other chronic conditions including heart disease, diabetes, prediabetes, hypertension to the Health Center.
  • Responsible for establishing a trusting relationship with patients that include families and natural support systems, while providing general support and encouragement
  • Coordinate and schedule appointments for patients at the clinics
  • Conduct intake interviews with patients to assess their needs
  • Utilize tracking mechanism to follow patients adherence to established goals
  • Follow up with patients via phone calls, text messages and emails
  • Help patients set personal goals and decrease barriers to ensure adherence
  • Help patients coordinate transportation to appointments (if needed)
  • Follow up with health management/care plans with both patients and providers
  • Assist patients in understanding care plans and instructions
  • Work collaboratively and effectively within a healthcare team
  • Assist patients in utilizing resources and assist with completion of applications for programs for which they may be eligible
  • Assist patients to overcome barriers to obtaining needed medical care and social services
  • Exhibit excellent working relationship with patients, visitors and staff
  • Facilitate communication and coordinate services between providers
  • Motivate patients to be active, engaged participants in their health
  • Effectively work with people (staff, clients, doctors, agencies, etc.) from diverse backgrounds in reducing cultural and socio-economic barriers between clients and institutions
  • Become familiar with the policies, procedures and resources of the provider/health system as it relates to CHW project duties
  • Advocate for participants internally and externally in the community
  • Attend staff meetings
  • Adapt to processes and procedures instituted by the local health district and clinics
Position Compensation Range: $16.31 - $25.28 Hourly

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education: High school diploma or equivalent
Experience: None
Licensure: None

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Keywords: UVA Health, Charlottesville , EWL Layman- Breast Care Center (Wage), Other , Charlottesville, Virginia

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