Community Health Worker, FT Days - Behavioral Health

Location
Rockville, MD
Posted
Sep 12, 2019
Closes
Sep 23, 2019
Ref
R-6307
Function
Nurse
Industry
Healthcare
Hours
Full Time
Job Responsibilities

In collaboration with the Transitional Care RN, coordinate patient care with patient, family, and ancillary/community services to promote quality and cost-efficient care for assigned caseload.

Completes required documentation in a timely and accurate manner.

Assist patients with enrollment and/or referring them to various health and social service programs. May include meeting patient in community to assist with connection when needed.

Assist patients to schedule medical appointments to include connection with transportation resources.

Provide follow-up to patients, by phone, home visits and visits to other settings where patients can be found.

Conduct home visit to ensure that the patient has what is required to recover safely at home.

Visit to include safety checks (e.g., check for fall risks) and preparation for follow-up appointments with provider.

Qualifications:
Behavioral health experience preferred
Empathetic toward individual's complex health needs and their families
Strong communication and customer service skills
Knowledge of community resources
Strong writing skills
Strong organizational skills; able to develop workflows to create more efficient processes
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while managing multiple priorities and maintaining professionalism
Excellent time management skills
Ability to problem solve and exercise good judgment

Required:
Bachelor of Science in health education, health promotion, or related field
1 - 2 years' experience working in a community-based setting with knowledge of local resources and system navigation
Licensed driver and able to operate a motor vehicle as well as maintain automobile insurance

Work Schedule:

Position may require holiday, weekend, evening rotation when needed to support patient care

Tobacco Statement

Tobacco use is a well-recognized preventable cause of death in the United States and an important public health issue. In order to promote and maintain a healthy work environment, Adventist HealthCare will not hire applicants for employment who either state that they are nicotine users or who test positive for nicotine use.

Adventist HealthCare will withdraw offers of employment to applicants who test positive for Cotinine (nicotine). Those testing positive for cotinine are given the opportunity to re-apply in 90 days, if they can truthfully attest that they have not used any nicotine products in the past ninety (90) days and successfully pass follow-up testing.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Adventist HealthCare is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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