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Community Health Worker

Apply now Job no: 496279
Work type: Full-Time
Location: Other - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: Drexel University, College of Medicine

About Drexel

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.

Job Summary

The Community Health Worker (CHW) is an integral component of the patient care team for the family planning program in the Section of Adolescent Medicine at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. CHW’s serve as liaisons between health educators, communities, social services and other healthcare professionals. CHWs advocate for the reproductive healthcare needs of individuals ages 13 through 21, educate on the availability of healthcare services and conduct outreach and linkage to resources for teens and young adults. CHW’s help patients with complex health conditions navigate healthcare systems.

Essential Functions

  • Adherence to HIPAA.
  • Able to deal with patients who experience adversities and handle confidential or discreet diagnosis.
  • Represent a positive and professional image of the practice to patients, families, community institutions and external customers.
  • Responsible for establishing trusting relationships with patients and their families while providing general support and engagement.
  • Providing ongoing follow-up, basic motivational interviewing and goal setting with patients/families.
  • Skilled in identifying problems and recommending solutions.
  • Helping families to coordinate appointments as well as encourage patients/families to attend appointments.
  • Knowledgeable about community resources appropriate to needs of patients/families
  • Sensitivity to unique/non-traditional life circumstances and the ability to support members to improved healthcare outcomes.
  • Updates and documents in electronic patient record and electronic patient management system, in an accurate, timely and efficient manner.

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1-2 years of healthcare experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some college credits preferred
  • Certification as a Community Health Worker preferred

 

Location

St. Christopher’s Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as Non-exempt with a salary grade of G. For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, https://drexel.edu/hr/career/ducomp/salstructure/

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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