Community Health Worker

Silver Spring, MD
Nov 07, 2019
Dec 10, 2019
Full Time

Purpose of Position:

The ED Community Health Worker reports to the Manager of Care Transitions and Management within Adventist HealthCare.

The ED Community Health Worker works in the Emergency Department (ED) to identify and provide resources necessary to allow patients to manage their health outside of the ED. The ED Community Health Worker supports ED patients and staff to coordinate medical and social resources to promote safe and efficient discharge plans.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Identify patients who are vulnerable, high risk for readmission within 30 days of discharge, and/or high ED utilizers requiring additional support and connections to community resources.
2. Collaborate with patients, ED staff, ED physicians, and community providers to develop a comprehensive plan of care for safe discharge. Completes required documentation in a timely and accurate manner.
3. Collaborate with behavioral health team and other community groups to ensure patients are connected to the most appropriate mental health programs in the community.
4. Make follow up calls for recently discharged patients to ensure they are following through with the discharge plan.

Required Qualifications:

Emphatic 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


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; experience in the ED is preferred

Work Schedule:

Work every weekend

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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