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Renown Health Community Health Worker in Reno, Nevada

Community Health Worker

Requisition id: 153614

Department: 200741 Community Care Management

Facility: Renown Regional Medical Center

Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Day

Category: Professional

Location: Reno,NV

Position Purpose

This position is responsible for a variety of activities that support our patient & member populations with Social Determinants. The core focus of each CHW is to support the clinical care team in achieving the health outcomes of patients and to advocate on behalf of the patient and their family. These health outcomes can range from social determinants to clinical utilization, education/prevention. The CHW will help each patient/member and their families navigate healthcare, community resources and benefits. The Renown CHW will be integrated within the care team with responsibilities to appropriately document within the Electronic Medical Record (EMR), effectively communicate in a HIPAA compliant manner, and keep the strategic goals of Renown Health at the core of their work.

*The schedule for this poistion will be Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday – 10 hour shifts.

Nature and Scope

The Community Health Workers will be highly skilled in the following areas:

a. Communication

b. Interpersonal Relationships

c. Knowledge base about the community, health issues, and available resources

d. Service Coordination

e. Capacity Building

f. Advocacy

g. Teaching and Education

h. Organization

i. Creating a high level of service and relationship based experience for patient

k. Organizing and maintaining priorities and schedules to ensure deadlines are met

The Community Health Worker will educate clients and their families on the importance of lifestyle change, including adherence to their medication regimes, recommended treatments and how and when to access the right appropriate level of care.

The Community Health Worker will help patients navigate the healthcare system, which includes making post acute follow-up appointment, assisting them with enrollment eligibility, appointments, referrals, and transportation to their health care appointments. It also includes promoting continuity of care and obtaining the right level of care when needed.

The Community Health Worker will be responsible for non-clinical case management. This includes community and health plan referrals, documentation of activities in the EMR, report management, accurate and detailed note taking, and persistent follow up.

While managing patients, the Community Health Worker will need to conduct non-clinical assessments pertaining to their health determinants: social, environmental, lifestyle and appropriate level of care.

Based on the care plan for each patient and the social determinant gaps needing to be addressed the CHW will connect patients to the appropriate community, social, and medical resources needed to address each gap and need.

In managing each patient, CHW’s will need to meet the patient in-person which may include community visits to help facilitate trust and effective engagement. Maintains a complete and smooth flow of information and communication between the patients, pharmacies, clinical teams and internal and external stakeholders Assists with special projects/duties as requested.There are clinical and community environments that the CHW may work in which could include, but are not limited to: unpleasant odors, uncleanliness, pets, infestations, or uncomfortable climate (i.e. warm or cool temperatures)

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  1. Excellent, effective written and verbal communication skills

  2. Effective “one on one” interaction with the ability to build trust and establish positive connections with patients

  3. Work effectively with people of diverse backgrounds, ages, skills, abilities and interests

  4. Ability to work independently and with teams

  5. Knowledge and understanding of the need for compliance with Renown policies

  6. High standards of professional practice and ethical conduct

  7. Ability to assess, evaluate and problem solve

  8. Computer proficiency in software applications

  9. Knowledge of community, civic, social and social services community resources

  10. Ability to effectively communicate philosophy, goals and objectives of the Department.

  11. Teachable

This position does not provide direct patient care.

Disclaimer

The foregoing description is not intended and should not be construed to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.

Minimum QualificationsRequirements – Required and/or Preferred

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Description

Education:

Must have working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading, writing and speaking English. AA or AS degree in related field preferred. Preference will be given to individuals with degree in health related field.

Bilingual (Spanish) is preferred.

Experience:

1-2 years experience in hospital or outpatient services or practice management; or minimum of 1 year direct experience in health care contact/call center, hospital or outpatient environment preferred. Population Health experience preferred.

License(s):

Valid State of Nevada or California driver's license and ability to pass Renown Health's Department of Motor Vehicle Report criteria.

Certification(s):

Completion of Community Health Worker training program or ability to complete training within 9 months of employment.

Computer / Typing:

Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint. Ability to use the computer to complete online learning requirements job-specific competencies, access online forms and policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.

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