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Posting Title Community Health Worker Department HSC-SaferCare TX-330080 Job Location Fort Worth Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Retirement Eligibility TRS Eligible Additional Retirement Information
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Salary Information Commensurate with experience Department Summary
Our team is committed to creating a new culture of safety in health care for Texas by challenging traditional thinking to eliminate preventable harm. We are focused on reducing medical errors and assuring Texans receive the highest quality of health care through extensive education, community outreach initiatives, and quality improvement programs.
The Community Health Worker will work closely with clients, medical providers and staff, and social services agencies to provide care coordination and connections to resources for the older adult who receives care through the Center for Older Adults House Calls program to improve their health and well- being.
Additional Posting Details
Bachelor's degree in social work or related field and one (1) year case management and social service experience in working with the diverse communities; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Preferred Qualifications
Bilingual in English and Spanish. -Must have reliable transportation, a current Texas driver's license, and evidence of auto liability insurance. -Must have a cell phone. -Ideal to have experience with electronic medical records
Required License / Registration / Certification
Texas State Certified CHW certification and at least 1 year of healthcare- related work. A high school diploma or GED is required, Bachelor's Degree is preferred.
Driving University Vehicle No Security Sensitive This is a security sensitive position. EEO Statement
The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.
Classification Title Community Health Worker Physical Requirements Carrying, Cleaning, Driving, Kneeling, Lifting up to 25 pounds, Pulling , Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Squatting, Stooping, Bending, Standing, Walking, Writing, Grasp, Talk or Hear, Ability to communicate
Performs outreach calls, engages in face-to-face encounters, performs home visits or other community-based visits when necessary
Communicates relevant information to providers in a timely manner and documents appropriately in the electronic health record
Participates in local community engagement activities with local agencies as appropriate
Counsels patients with appropriate and relevant educational materials
Identifies patterns of concern that surpass neighborhood capacity for health and engages diverse outside resources accordingly
Enhances patient's individual and community capacity by growing health knowledge and self-sufficiency through a range of activities such as outreach, informal counseling, social support and advocacy
Assists patients in connecting to appropriate health care information and services, addressing barriers to receipt of follow-up services as well as treatment
Provides patient reminders to upcoming appointments and next steps of treatment
Serves as liaison between patients, health/social services, and the community to enable access and improve the quality and competence of service delivery
Posting Detail InformationPosting Number S6367P
Position End Date (if temporary) Special Instructions to Applicants Quicklink for Posting https: // jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/72351Supplemental Questions
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