UT Health Community Health Worker - CRT in Texas

Community Health Worker - CRT

Texas

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Clinical Professionals

UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 170000JE

Position Summary:

The Community Health Practice program at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health has openings for two part-time Community Health Workers (CHW). As a CHW, you will work on a CPRIT (Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas) funded project delivering information on viral hepatitis to communities at risk and assist on getting community members tested for viral hepatitis at the HarrisHealth system. Prefer candidates that can work some evening, weekend hours.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Establishes rapport with patients that are enrolled or that are being asked to enroll in a medical home. Motivate patients to be active, engaged participants in their health care.

  2. Responsible for collecting data and reporting back to the care team.

  3. Contacts patient to schedule site and/or clinical visits.

  4. Gather information about patient’s home environment that may be affecting their medical condition. Home visits may be required.

  5. Help patients utilize resources in their area and assist with applications for eligible programs.

  6. Coach patients in effective management of their chronic health conditions and follow-up with healthcare plans and instructions.

  7. Document activities, service plans, results and bill slips.

  8. Continuously expand knowledge and understanding of community needs, resources, services and programs available.

  9. Maintain confidentiality per HIPAA guidelines in regards to patient information.

  10. Complete training(s) on viral hepatitis

  11. Contact community organizations and schedule community outreach trainings on viral hepatitis.

  12. Act as patient navigator for those who wish to be tested in the HarrisHealth system

  13. Administer pre and post session evaluation testing for participants

  14. Maintain logs of organizations contacted, education sessions given, and number of participants

  15. Other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) – Certified CHW

Valid driver’s license required

Minimum Education:

High school diploma or GED.

Minimum Experience:

One year of relevant work experience.

Departmental Preferences:

Bilingual in Spanish or Vietnamese preferred

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215.

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical schiences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center and a growing network of clinics throughout the region. The university’s primary teaching hospitals include Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Herman Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon b. Johnson Hospital.

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