Baylor Scott & White Health PRN Diabetes Peer in Dallas, Texas
The Diabetes Peer will have a deep understanding of their community and its cultural mediator between their church/faith community, Dallas Health Wellness Institute (DHWI) and the Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH). The Diabetes Peer will work closely with the Community Health and Diabetes Educators to provide basic diabetes and health education, informal counseling and self-management support that is culturally appropriate to their specific setting. The Diabetes Peer will be required to successfully complete State of Texas approved Community Health Worker (CHW) training program and obtain the Texas CHW certification within 6 months of hire. Responsibilities of the Diabetes Peer role includes, is not limited to, the following:
Assists with the tailoring of a faith-based diabetes educational program that is relevant to the unique beliefs of the Diabetes Peer's faith community.
Promote the provision of culturally competent care by educating DHWI staff about beliefs and practices within their faith community.
Recruit fellow parishioners who have diabetes to participate in a diabetes education program.
Collaborates with Community Health and Diabetes Educators in supporting prescribed therapies.
Promote the provision of culturally competent care by educating DHWI staff and others within the health care system about beliefs and practices held by their faith community.
The ideal Diabetes Peer will be committed, dependable, adaptable, creative, resourceful, and will have a strong desire to help the community.
Location/Facility Dallas, TX
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Shift/Schedule PRN - hours as assigned by the department
Benefits Our competitive benefits package includes*:
Immediate eligibility for health and welfare benefits
401(k) savings plan with dollar-for-dollar match up to 5%
PTO accrual beginning Day 1
*Note: Benefits may vary based upon position type and/or level.
Baylor Scott & White Health (BSWH) is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. With a commitment to and a track record of innovation, collaboration, integrity and compassion for the patient, BSWH stands to be one of the nation's exemplary health care organizations. Our mission is to serve all people by providing personalized health and wellness through exemplary care, education and research as a Christian ministry of healing. Joining our team is not just accepting a job, it's accepting a calling!
High School diploma/GED Equivalent
Knowledge of the geographic area, the community and its resources.
Cultural competency related to health practices.
As a health care system committed to improving the health of those we serve, we are asking our employees to model the same behaviors that we promote to our patients. As of January 1, 2012, Baylor Scott & White Health no longer hires individuals who use nicotine products.
We are an equal opportunity employer committed to ensuring a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.