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Community Health Worker

Posted July 13, 2017

The Community Health Worker (CHW) is responsible for supporting the mission of the Tri-County Community Action Agency and the Health Center in the community by acting as a liaison between the Health Center and wider health professional community.  

Responsibilities include reviewing the medical history of the patient including relevant family members and illnesses; assessing the patient’s need for support services; promoting health, prevention, wellness informational activities for patients, families and other significant informal caregivers relevant and specific to the health status needs and high-risk behaviors of the patient; working with patients with chronic conditions or other healthcare needs while assisting to ensure access into appropriate programs; ensuring that referrals for specialty services are made promptly, monitored and documented; completing reports as required by the funding source and/or Tri-County; assisting with panel management to aid in health promotion; assisting patients with applying for the Health Center’s sliding scale program, including helping patients to understand how they qualify for the program, their responsibilities for payments when on the program, and assisting patients in gathering the necessary documentation to support their application to the program; orienting patients to the full array of programs offered by Tri-County Community Action Agency including those that are offered by the Health Center (i.e. Title X, Women’s Cancer Screening, SCUP, Health Care Collaborative, etc) as well as orienting them to programs aimed at assisting them in accessing low cost or free pharmaceuticals, and assisting them in participating in those programs (e.g. 340B/Walgreens Program, Indigent Patient Programs, etc) which will include eligibility criteria, services provided, and other relevant information; participate in the planning, organization, and implementation of a community health fair during the month of August in celebration of Community Health Center month; developing and maintaining good working relationships with area community health providers, schools, legal, welfare and other social/human service and mental health personnel and agencies; completing all written work, evaluations and reports in a timely manner; participating in weekly supervision (group and/or individual); managing the clinical record in accordance with Tri-County policies and procedures; participating in quality improvement committees or other committees as assigned; Participating and assisting in departmental studies/projects as required; Participating in professional responsibilities and activities including departmental statistical generation and analysis of information for program development; Cultural sensitivity necessary to work with a diverse patient and staff population.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor degree in Community Health; Social Work; Sociology; Psychology or related field (or currently pursuing degree). Experience in Community Health Center preferred.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Cover letter and resume due to Tri-County Community Action Agency at apply@tricountyri.org; fax to 401-351-6611; mail to Tri-County Community Action Agency, 1126 Hartford Avenue, Suite 201, Johnston, RI 02919.

For more information on the application process, click here.

Tri-County Community Action Agency is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Tri-County does not discriminate in employment practices on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or veterans’ status.

Tri-Town Community Action Agency  ·  1126 Hartford Avenue, Johnston, RI 02919  ·  P: 401-351-2750  ·  F: 401-351-6611
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