Community Health Worker - Full Time Days

Gaithersburg, MD
Oct 02, 2019
Nov 23, 2019
Full Time
As a faith-based organization, with over a century of caring for the communities in the Maryland area, Adventist HealthCare has earned a reputation for high quality, compassionate care. Adventist HealthCare was the first and is the largest healthcare provider in Montgomery County.

Adventist HealthCare seeks to hire a Patient Transporter who will embrace our mission to extend God's care through the ministry of physical, mental and spiritual healing. If you want to make a difference in someone's life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference.

Community Health Worker will be responsible for helping patients and their families to navigate and access community resources. These resources include access to medical and/or behavioral health providers, medication, food, transportation, housing, and insurance. In collaboration with the Transitional Care RN, the Community Health Worker guides patients through their plan of care.

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.

Work Schedule:

M- F 8- 5 pm. Must have reliable transportation. Working in physician practices.

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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