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UT Health Certified Community Health Worker I, II - UT Physicians Pediatric Center Bay Area (Webster/League City) in Southeast Houston, Texas

Certified Community Health Worker I, II - UT Physicians Pediatric Center Bay Area (Webster/League City)

Southeast Houston, Texas

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McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 210000IT

UTHealth - UT Physicians Pediatric Center Bay Area (Webster/League City) is hiring an experienced Certified Community Health Worker (CHW) to join their team! The CHW position consists of working with pediatric patients and parents/guardians to help address barrier to health care and social determinants of health. The CHW will assist with vaccines and other pediatric appointments. The ideal candidate will be someone who is passionate about helping others!

Location: Bay Area - El Camino Real @ 17150 El Camino Real

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Establishes rapport with patients that are enrolled or that are being asked to enroll in a medical home. Motivate patients to be active, engaged participants in their health care.

  2. Responsible for collecting data and reporting back to the care team.

  3. Contacts patient to schedule site and/or clinical visits.

  4. Gather information about patient’s home environment that may be affecting their medical condition. Home visits may be required.

  5. Help patients utilize resources in their area and assist with applications for eligible programs.

  6. Coach patients in effective management of their chronic health conditions and follow-up with healthcare plans and instructions.

  7. Document activities, service plans, results and bill slips.

  8. Continuously expand knowledge and understanding of community needs, resources, services and programs available.

  9. Maintain confidentiality per HIPAA guidelines in regards to patient information.

  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

• Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) – Certified CHW

• Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred

• Must have ability to perform complex and diverse administrative duties that involve application of procedures and demonstrate appropriate judgment within the CHW scope of work.

Minimum Education:

High school diploma or GED.

Minimum Experience:

CHW I: One (1) year of relevant work experience in health, social worker or education. May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

CHW II: Three (3) years of related experience in health, social work or education. May substitute required experience

with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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