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Community Health Worker

Company: Saint James Health Inc
Location: Newark
Posted on: September 24, 2022

Job Description:

Overview: Saint James Health Community Health Center (SJH) is seeking a Community Health Worker . Saint James Health Community Health Center (SJH) offers comprehensive, community-based, preventive, primary care, and wellness services for New Jersey residents of all ages at three convenient locations in Newark, NJ. Health care services are designed to meet the specific needs of the entire family - from annual check-ups and immunizations to sick visits and mental health counseling. MUST BE BILINGUAL- English/Spanish or English/Portuguese Responsibilities Assists patients and families with accessing, navigating and connecting with internal providers and services, outside community resources and programs Promote COVID-19 Vaccinations in the community, and assist outreach coordinator Provides education and outreach when appropriate and needed to improve patients' quality of life, health and wellbeing Assists patients in accessing community resources upon provider referral to, but not limited to, food pantries, clothing, shelter, transportation, education, parenting or other services as needed Assists patients in accessing health care by assisting in the completion of Medicaid, Child and Family Health Plus and Sliding Fee Scale applications Connects patients to appropriate facilitated enrollers Conducts community outreach to identify people who are experiencing homelessness and educate about health needs Supports people who are experiencing homelessness in accessing health care services at the Health Center Serves as health and community resources coordinator for patients and providers Consults with providers regarding patient needs and making appropriate referrals or linkages Advocates for patients when interacting with community agencies and services Provides outreach and speaking to community groups Assists in developing Health Center staff in improving patient navigation, decreasing barriers for patients in accessing care, and connecting patients to care as appropriate Qualifications Experience in Community Health, Patient Resource Coordination or equivalent experience Some local travel may be required Exceptional attention to detail and follow-through Strong skills in utilizing Electronic Health Records (EHRs), Microsoft Office Suite, and other computer software Superb organizational skills Strong influencing skills Self-starter with the ability to work proactively and take initiative Results-oriented; creative and persistent in accomplishing tasks Solutions-driven with a systems orientation Highly responsive, timely, accurate and thorough in follow-up and follow-through Highly flexible, positive and results-oriented attitude Excellent in managing shifting priorities and timelines Excellent oral and written communication skills Strong ability to diplomatically and effectively manage interactions with individuals at all levels and job functions, both inside and outside the organization Excellent judgment and discretion

Keywords: Saint James Health Inc, Newark , Community Health Worker, Healthcare , Newark, New Jersey

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